We are Only Recognizing 10% of Our Potential...and it's not what you think! (part 2)

Last article we got into the idea of modern society’s fascination with the mind and how this narrowed focus of attention can be detrimental to our well-being as it dismisses a large part of our internal experience. This segment extends this further by examining the history of our neuro-biological development, as well as addressing some of the cultural factors we currently are encountering which may be contributing to a deeper estrangement from our bodies. Back to the Basics -- Reconnecting with Our Instincts “Lose your mind and come to your senses.” ~ Fritz Perls (German psychiatrist) This disconnect from our bodies has not always been the case. In fact, back in the hunter-gatherer era of hu

We are Only Recognizing 10% of our Potential...and it's not what you think! (part 1)

It has long been believed that we humans are only using 10% of our brains, and that the remaining 90% lies dormant as untapped potential. I remember the first time I heard this and was wowed by the implications of the statement. “Just imagine what I could achieve if I had access to even a percentage of that extra brain-power!”, I would tell myself. The theory had been attributed to Einstein, who was considered to be a shining exemplar of harnessing this potential and one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. I have spent the greater part of my adult life finding ways to develop my mental fortitude, through reading, writing, and meditating, fascinated by the idea of the power of the mind

How Big is Your Pot? Tending to Your Roots is Critical

Supporting Growth Through Relationships My partner and I have been on a mission. We have a cozy place located in the European-sector of Vancouver B.C, where the streets are always bustling with life and activity...and yet, somehow, for the life of us, we cannot manage to harness that vital-energy to keep our house-plants alive. Ok, in all fairness, my girlfriend has been able to maintain her portion of the flora-kids admirably. I may be overgeneralizing a tad as a result of my bias toward my prized baby—a dieffenbachia plant...also known as a ‘dumb cane’--which seems to be having challenges thriving and growing into its own. I tried everything an amateur indoor-plant grower could think of. I

Leading With Internal Navigation (part 2): principles and benefits

Now that you have a better idea of the philosophy behind Connect-IN, it is time to reveal how these ideas can be put into action and ultimately benefit you. This will be laid out in an overview of the main principles, which include i) Connect-IN’s therapeutic approach and what this approach requires, followed by the results of this labour: ii) What Connect-IN promotes. I) Therapeutic Approach “We are influenced, but not determined.” This is the guiding principle that underlies not only an understanding of how we became the people we are today, but also directs us in where to look as a means of breaking free from restrictive ways of being that are affecting our present-day realities. This sta

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