How to come up with a good name

Whats the best way to come up with a good name for something – a product or service, for example? Once something has a name, it really becomes a “something”. For example, if I tell you I can help your team to collaborate more effectively, that’s useful. But if I mention that I can teach…

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How to combine Clean Language with other therapies

The creator of Clean Language, David Grove, used to use it in psychotherapy. By helping his clients to explore their metaphors, he discovered, they became more aware of their own patterns of behaviour. Frequently, as he continued asking lots of Clean Language questions, the client’s metaphors would change “on their own”, and real-world transformation would follow.…

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Are you only feeling your thinking?

You think because you have a physical body. You are not a brain in a jar. And you are not just a disembodied soul or spirit – you might also be one of those (who knows?) but that’s not all you are. I love the fact (and it is a fact) that my thoughts, my feelings, my…

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Has the Tube strike changed your thinking?

What you do with your body fundamentally changes how, and what, you think. When you move, you think different thoughts to when you sit still. I was blogging about this on Monday when I built myself a standing desk. But today it struck me that there might be a larger experiment underway in London this…

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Standing Desks and Thinking Differently

Thinking is fundamentally embodied: human beings think with their bodies as well as with their brains. That means that what you do with your body fundamentally alters what you think. Nowadays there’s an entire scientific field, embodied cognition, dedicated to exploring this phenomenon. Research is discovering such gems as: Holding a hot drink makes you “warm”…

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