Context and Integration

1 April 2015

Many people are writing a great deal about much. Unfortunately if the motivation for all this writing is self-interest, then the writing about a great deal amounts to very little. We are being buried by an avalanche of self-interest driven information which makes the mining of useful information increasingly difficult. In the world of science it is the ‘publish or perish’ syndrome which drives this self-interest process.

Real value from this unprecedented outpouring of personal wisdom can only be achieved if we aspire to the concepts of ‘context’ and ‘integration’. Context and integration arise initially from an awareness of what others are saying or have said. Thereafter with respect and acknowledgement, the information is incorporated, if appropriate, into our contribution to the expanding collective of understanding.

Self-interest and this associated cathartic outpouring of wisdom is fragmenting the prevailing collective of understanding. As a result, concepts are either lost or repeatedly re-investigated because they were never integrated into context in the first place. I have noted recently a neuroscientist repeating similar studies of an area of neurophysiology that was studied fifty years previously by an individual with the same name! There was no apparent awareness or acknowledgement of this as was reflected in the absence of an appropriate reference. This is the price of self-interest.

In the coaching environment, this unhappy situation is aggravated by unsubstantiated or partially substantiated claims of successes in a multitude of intervention strategies. Further, by excluding an engagement with more deep-seated nurture-based influences, corporate/executive coaching further fragments the prevailing understanding of the whole neuropsychological being. We are after all entities functioning in multiple environments, each having a long history dating back to that early time when limiting beliefs were first established.

The fragmentation of the stand-alone coaching modality is perpetuated by the absence of any regulation of accreditation. To achieve context and integration as a profession, the coaching modality requires a universally accepted curriculum, a psychological evaluation of applicants and an internship. These requirements are essential in ensuring that individuals who engage with the neuropsychological wellbeing of their clients are appropriately qualified and free of their own limiting psychopathology.

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