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- managing mind in a complex World
SILM® is an integrative framework that links different theoretical perspectives applied in coaching psychology* practice. It models how mental processes and body systems appear to interact such that our wonderful human minds and the person we are emerge in the World.
Understanding how different mental modes, such as logical thinking and unconscious creativity interact with our emotions, can help individuals and groups develop their full potential and experience of our complex World. The aim is psychological flexibility, the ability to change mode at will.
The SILM® modes are:
It can help to imagine shifting mental mode, from say intuitive (brainstorming solutions), to logic (assessing likely outcomes), as if changing gear in a "mental gearbox" that can move through time and space:
SILM® is a fractal that applies over multiple levels of scale, so it can also be applied in the World:
This can help:
- view the worlds we construct from different perspectives
- appreciate new possibilities for change and development
plan and develop strategies and processes to achieve desired goals
- action ideas and processes to increase material and intellectual wealth for good
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As to Coaching Psychology
It is imporrtant to stress that SILM® is a theoretical foundation to underpin practice and Being-in-the-World. The sportsperson steps out of the game to analyze and perfect skill, but then returns to world of competition in the moment relying on those honed unconscious coping skills.
From the SILM® perspective, coaching psycholgy is concerned with facilitating the coachee to apply psychological knowledge in his or her journey through life on a spiral of personal development toward success and fulfilment with wellbeing.