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Halcyon's 52:52:52 campaign on this site and on Twitter will start in mid 2020. It will help you address 52 issues with 52 responses over 52 weeks.

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

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

Inner

What is inner change?

Inner Change

 

Inner change covers those issues that affect you on a personal, interior level.

Distinct from other advisers, coaches or consultants, Halcyon specialises in helping you understand and deal with both inner and outer change, believing that only by finding such a balance can you thrive fully.

We believe that inner change occurs at three primary levels: emotional, physical, and valuable.

 

What's Changing? - Self-Esteem
Self-Esteem
Halcyon Inspired 29 May 2020

 

Please see below recent self-esteem-related change.

 

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May 2020

On the Parva Carta

Magna Carta

 

This is an evolving manifesto, more modest than great charters calling for widespread political change, or updated commandments for our time, or even simple poems for our time.

Instead, Halcyon's small charter is primarily a call for inner change, leading to outer change.

We want to help people think more about how they can nurture key values, chief amongst them kindness.

For examples of other inspiring charters, see e.g. 

On Human Nature
Human Nature
Halcyon In Kal… 17 May 2020

 

"There are two great forces of human nature......self-interest and caring for others", according to Bill Gates.

If true, then:

(1) What is the approximate balance between the two today - in individuals, organisations and societies?  How much time do we really spend thinking about and then acting on other people's needs?

(2) How can we start an open and ongoing debate about what the balance should be - next year, in 2030 etc? If we don't do this, then how can individuals really know how to lead a "good" life, can organisations know what their wider responsibilities really are and can societies really know how to develop fair policies for all?

On Optimism

Optimism

 

In the long run, the pessimist may be proved to be right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip - Daniel L. Reardon

Prima facie, this "feels" true. However, the BBC's panel show, It's Only a Theory, featured psychotherapist Lucy Beresford who argued that there is a modern epidemic characterised by the "pursuit of happiness" (often fed by pills), and that sadness is actually a normal part of human life which we should embrace rather than shut out.