Coming Home: Community, Creativity and Consciousness by Cheryl Charles, Bob Samples

By Cheryl Charles, Bob Samples

In a time of unusual swap and isolation, this booklet makes a speciality of easy methods to create environments the place extra participants can think adored, effective, and fulfilled. recommendations are instructed for tapping into one's inventive strength and placing that expertise to paintings, leading to better health and wellbeing and stability in relations, enterprise, college, social, and civic settings. issues addressed contain the ability of phrases, metaphor, traditional courses to group construction, studying types, intercultural studying, middle personalities, and how one can lessen tension and prejudice.

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Metaphors matter. v Metaphors influence who we are, how we think, and the ways in which we affect others. 24 | COMING HOME: COMMUNITY, CREATIVITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS Activity: My Metaphors Use your journal to keep track of all the metaphors you use during a one-hour period. Keep a list in two columns—one for biological/natural systems metaphors and the other for cultural/mechanical metaphors. Check the tendency to use one kind of metaphor more than another. Reflect on your results within your journal.

Both skills are useful. We often see only the parts, and not the whole. 1: THE CONTEXT | 17 Complex Adaptive Systems ne of the sources of insight available to us is in the O study of complex adaptive systems. Not yet a science, it is an emerging discipline. An interdisciplinary group of scientists and scholars from diverse fields has been working for the past decade to identify and understand the connections within systems of many different kinds—the patterns that connect—in whole and systemic ways in order to make predictions and understand phenomena more fully.

Accountability Communities foster a self-regulating approach to being accountable for individual and group actions. Accountability is essential for maintaining community cohesion. Efficacy Members must be able to accomplish tasks of meaning and worth, and to perceive some sense of their value. Perceived Skill Members must be able to perceive that they are able to accomplish tasks of meaning and worth. Cohesion Communities are coherent—they take individuals, and groups of individuals, and coalesce them into an effective whole.

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