Hi…and welcome to my Blog.
If you’ve come here via the main web site – www.integratedsociopsychology.net – then you’ll have a pretty good idea what I’m about. If you’ve come another way, then you should know that I have a passion for integrating and aligning the behavioural sciences. I also want to see the aligned and integrated behavioural sciences applied practically to make a real difference in people’s lives. Whether it’s helping someone have greater self-esteem, helping people resolve relationship problems, looking at how to make our education systems more effective or outlining the considerations for minimising international conflict….
As part of wanting to make that difference, I am a founder and ongoing supporter of the Centre for Human Emergence UK, the UK node of the international Centres for Human Emergence set up by Spiral Dynamics co-developer Don Beck to help design natural solutions to local problems in the context of a globalised world.
All in all, I’m a pretty busy guy, being…
- a part-time teacher of A-Level Psychology and Sociology
- a part-time private tutor of Psychology and Sociology, supporting students from AS to third year undergraduate courses
- a part-time therapist, working with individuals and couples on wide range of issues related to psychological well-being
- a part-time coach and mentor
- a part-time trainer, delivering both open/public and in-house courses based around the key concepts of Integrated SocioPsychology
- a part-time organisational consultant focussing on leadership and management styles and other human resources issues
I’m also a sociopsychological theorist in my own right, both maintaining and developing www.integratedsociopsychology.net and having had my first book, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ published in 2006 – described in one 5-star review as “the best Psychology book of the year”.
Somehow I manage to fit it all in…probably because I love what I do – developing and working with sociopsychological theory to benefit people.
This Blog contains sociopsychological commentaries on things that matter but don’t fit too easily on the main site – www.integratedsociopsychology.net – either because they’re too topical or too oddball. Postings range from the geopolitical to the local council’s failings, from big picture educational politicking to ‘ah-ha moments’ from intense and otherwise very private & confidential therapy sessions, etc, etc…sometimes even my own day-to-day experiences!
Some entries are taken down once their immediate relevance has faded; others, though, their immediate topicality has gone, are preserved because they contain valuable learning. (So it’s always worth checking out the older posts!)
Comments in response – provided they are not offensive or libellous –are always welcome. It is often through constructive debate that we achieve even greater revelation! (“Knowledge comes from but a single perspective. Wisdom comes from multiple perspectives.” – Gregory Bateson, 1972) When reading comments, please note that the latest comments are at the bottom and the oldest at the top. Also, please note that , when entering a comment, you will need to complete a very simple, very quick verification (‘captcha’) test. (This is to show you’re human and not a spamming robot!)
I’m always on the look-out for new ‘guest’ contributors both to the Blog and to the ‘features’ sections on the main site www.integratedsociopsychology.net. So, if you’ve got something to say that will fit with the general concepts of Integrated SocioPsychology, then please do get in touch via the Contact page on the main site.
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