With over 80 books on thinking translated into 41 languages, the Father of Lateral Thinking Edward De Bono discusses education, health care, happiness, the Thinking Club and the 6 Thinking Hats used by top western economists, primitive tribesmen and school children alike.
Interviewed by Charlotte Malycon & Dan Day – Thinking Club Sydney Founders & Our Manly Creative Thinking Partners
The history of thought from the Greeks and Descartes has taught that the mind is master, the body is a machine and the two are separate things. We’ve built our lives, from our education system to our working day, around this idea. But what if it is thoroughly wrong?
Peter Lovatt has the rare perspective of being a professional dancer and psychologist. He has proved through lab experiments what he knows from his own experience: we think with our bodies. He has shown how different kinds of bodily movement can increase our capacity to solve thinking puzzles and creative challenges. The results of his research have wide implications for how we live our lives, from how we teach our children to how we communicate and innovate.
Join us for this playful, surprising and energetic sermon from a seasoned stage performer and provocative thinker. Find out how our distrust of dance developed out of its demotion as a sin, and why the British have a terror of being asked to dance in public. Learn how you can use bodily movement to improve your thinking and freshen your perspective.
Dr Peter Lovatt taught himself to read in his twenties by adapting the learning skills he’d developed as a professional dancer. In the process he transformed his life and developed learning and cognition techniques to help others. He is now a principal lecturer and reader in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire where he set up the first Dance Psychology Lab in 2008. His research focuses on the impact of dance on health, learning, self-esteem, emotion, cognition, creativity and recognition.
This Sunday Sermon took place at Conway Hall, London on 24th June 2012.
Este é um projeto independente com o objetivo de abrir os olhos para o simples fato que para começar uma mudança, é preciso primeiro acreditar que ela é possível. O mundo é de todos nós e precisa do nosso otimismo para que o ímpeto de mudar se transforme em uma mudança real, e acreditamos que isso só é possível começando por uma transformação interna. Mudando nosso jeito de pensar, mudamos nosso jeito de agir e agindo mudamos o mundo. Ainda dá tempo.
(This is an independent project aiming to make people realize that to make a change, we must first believe that it’s possible. The world belongs to all of us and needs our optimism so that our will to change becomes a real change, and we believe this is only possible when starting from within. By changing our way of thinking, we change our way of acting and by acting we change the world. There is still time.)
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