Born Wise

With few exceptions, human beings are born wise and clever. Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, Alison Gopnik has been at the forefront of the study of babies and little children. Her work, now worldwide, spanning decades and linked to the discoveries of thousands of researchers, shows that you and I are born wise and clever. We come into this world with a neat little set of basic presuppositions and beliefs that drive our own baby-research, enabling us to learn at a stunning rate, love and build relationships with people, and explore and play while staying comparatively safe.

So you are born with a pre-programmed Auto-Response System, and it works brilliantly. However, just like a computer that gets messed up and needs to be rebooted or reset, you do too. As adults we reprogramme our core Auto-Response System many times over, and you’ll probably have experienced moments when you know it just isn’t working as it should. You react badly, behave in ways that don’t work for you, and end up confused and unhappy.

A Psychological Reset Programme

Powerchange now has several ‘Reset Programmes’ that help clients remove psychological confusion and conflict, the thinking that so often causes the mental log-jams and malfunctioning of a person’s life. In just a few hours with one of our team clients identify the bugs, switch off from those things, refresh that core Auto-Response System and trust themselves to think creatively again.