1. Do I need training in philosophy to benefit from services
on this website?
Absolutely not. But it will help if you are the
sort of person who asks questions and who wont accept answers that you
have not thought through for yourself.
it new to use philosophy in counselling and consultancy?
kind of counselling and consultancy is based on by an underlying philosophy of
assumptions, ideas, values and intentions. Instead of just assuming one
approach, applied philosophers offer a broader range of methods. Applied
philosophers are explicit about, and questioning of, ideas, methods and
assumptions on offer. Applied philosophy utilises accumulated wisdom from 2,500
years rather than just the last 10, 50 or 100 years.
philosophy just a head-trip. What about feelings and
Philosophy that disconnects ideas from feelings and
actions is shallow pedantry, academic introversion, an avoidance of life. You
have a chance here to integrate what you think with what you feel, want,
intend, hope, commit to and dream about. Each of these feeds, inspires and
informs the other.
4. Why should I
accept your ideas as opposed to anyone elses?
Please dont. In any case I offer choices. I invite you to choose,
explore, and decide, for yourself.
5. What do
I have to learn, to benefit from philosophical counselling?
Philosophers assist you to reflect about aspects of your life. They help you
clarify assumptions, explore options and consequences, look from new angles.
They do not teach you what to think. Philosophy celebrates the diversity of
human ideas and experience. Philosophers do not need to agree with each other
about what to think. They act as catalysts to assist clients to think, decide
and act for themselves.
6. Will applied
philosophy make me happier?
It may help you to be happier to
live with the degree of happiness you find available to you. You may discover
that there is more to life than happiness; and be happy with that.
7. Will applied philosophy give me more
You will gain more control when you are more clear
about what you cannot control - and when you stop trying to control it.