The window of tolerance: Regulating arousal through movement

The window of tolerance: Regulating arousal through movement

Within what is called our ‘window of tolerance’ we feel calm, centred, and content. But when we move outside of that window of tolerance our energy becomes too high and we become hyper-aroused (anxious, angry) or too low and we become hypo-aroused (low, depressed,...
An emotional education: Needs, feelings and behaviour

An emotional education: Needs, feelings and behaviour

The other evening, I was walking in the mountains. It was late in the day and the sun was shining in a slanted way, making the whole world look lovely. Great greens and browns filled the hills and valleys. The air was still, the land quiet. No wind stirred, the only...
Activating the SEEKING system: The basis of well-being

Activating the SEEKING system: The basis of well-being

“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, remembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning; At the source...
Feelings, meanings, and the inner landscape in education

Feelings, meanings, and the inner landscape in education

We live in an emotionally-phobic society. There is a deep distrust and fear of feeling and emotion, such that this essential aspect of our humanity is largely left out of social, educational and organisational life. When someone asks how you are do you reply honestly?...