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Part consultancy, part thinktank, part social enterprise, Halcyon helps you prepare for and respond to personal, organisational and societal change.

A Mundane Comedy is Halcyon's new book. Extracts will appear on this site and on social media during late 2020. Please get in touch with any questions about the book or related Halcyon services.

Halcyon monitors change for more than 150 key elements of life.

Behaviour

On Values

Values

 

Value pluralism (Isaiah Berlin) is linked to fallibility since there is no way to avoid conflict between different values and aspirations - George Soros, The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered - p157

There is a crucial need for society and the world's political leaders to strengthen the role of values - such as love, respect, tolerance and creativity - and finance organisations that teach them.  That could prevent or perhaps reverse the spread of hatred and violence originating from neglect and alienation - Ildi Trencsenyi, Budapest, letter to Time, 28/11/05

On the Self
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Halcyon In Kal… 22 August 2020

 

The Ego Trick looked at the 'bundle theory' of the self, and argued that we don't have a permanent essential self, but instead are a bundle of thoughts, sensations and impulses.

Meanwhile, a Harvard clinical psychologist and Tibetan Buddhist scholar, examined the nature of awareness and self.

 

On Carl Jung
Carl Jung
Halcyon In Kal… 22 July 2020

 

Carl Jung, who founded analytical psychology. was influential in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.

Jung, like Freud, comes under the psychodynamic approach to counselling. He worked a lot with archetypes – recurring images or patterns that represent a typical human experience.

I share below quotes that have intrigued me from my - so far partial - reading of Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections.

What's New? - Behaviour
Behaviour
Halcyon Identifies 1 January 2020

 

Halcyon curates the most significant behaviour-related content from carefully selected sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with behaviour-related challenges.

What's Changing? - Presence
Presence
Halcyon Inspired 30 June 2019

 

Please see below selected recent presence-related change.

 

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October 2018

  • One of the dangers of emotional life, notes The School of Life, is that we find that we don't feel 'in the moment': we're at a funeral, but we don't feel sad. We're making love, but our minds are elsewhere. It's our birthday, but we're not jolly. Why is it sometimes so hard for our true inner feelings to keep pace with events in the outer world? 

 

September 2018

Quote 2171

Behaviour is the mirror in which everyone shows their image - Goethe

halcyon.admin 17 June 2013
Quote 2170

want to do many things, and I would say so if you asked. However the pattern of my behaviour is a better indicator of what I will do in practice - Dave Snowden, http://www.cognitive-edge.com/blogs/dave/2010/04/moving_away_form_the_s…

halcyon.admin 17 June 2013

On Systems

So are we all really being watched over by "machines of loving grace"? If you've never seen the documentaries by Adam Curtis, full as they are of quirky and strangely compelling arguments, patterns and links between the seemingly unlinked, then sit back, ingest a huge pinch of salt, take it all in and think for yourself.

Inspired by Mae West about choices...

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before - Mae West

Halcyon Inspired 24 May 2011