Shame and Power in a Winner/Loser World

In this course, Richard Hill (MindScience Institute) describes the “winner/loser world” of our modern environment and how its externalised evaluation of an individual’s worth engenders chronic stress, which results in both physical and mental illness. Hill proposes instead a curiosity-oriented approach.

About this course

Richard Hill is an international lecturer and keynote speaker on topics related to human dynamics, communication, the brain, neuroscience, and psychosocial genomics. In this course, Hill integrates his thinking about the “winner/loser world” we live in with the work of Jess Hill on power and shame. Hill describes how the prevailing mindset of externalised evaluation of individual worth affects brain functioning and consequent attitudes and behaviours. These, including shame and a felt need for power and control, spawn a “winner/loser world” pattern driven by the opinions and demands of others. It produces a toxic mix of violence, vengeance, and victimisation. Hill proposes instead a curiosity-oriented approach, in which we note phenomena with interest, see problems in a solution-oriented way as messages, and expansively, interactively, reframe to create new possibilities.
Duration 1 hour
Format video
Type specialised
Price Included with Membership
Writer / Presenter Richard Hill

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