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Treating context-blindness:
How to enlarge people’s perspective

An in-house workshop with tutor: Ezra Hewing

Workshop outline:
Context-blindness (caetextia) is a little appreciated problem yet it is often a major contributing factor behind many of the world's problems – it can aggravate volatile situations and destroy relationships, organisations and even environments.

This inability to see the wider picture arises whenever people operate solely, for whatever reason, from one of two mental modes: logical, straight-line thinking or thinking by random associations.

Having a good understanding of caetextia and what can be done to minimise it throws light on a wide range of often unhelpful behaviours that permeate every important sphere of human life. Strong emotions make us caetextic, for instance, and caetextia is also the one common denominator affecting everyone on the autistic spectrum.

Tutor, Ezra Hewing, originator of the ‘Cannabis Induced Caetextia Theory’, explores the brain-based, cultural and environmental causes of caetextia and, using fascinating exercises, provides activities that can improve our human ability to read context.

You will leave with a better ability to perceive caetextia in individuals and organisations, the knowledge of what is likely to be causing it, and most importantly, what you can do to restore the balance.

  What you will gain from the day:
A solid understanding of 'caetextia' (from the Latin caecus, meaning ‘blind’ and contextus, meaning ‘context’) and why it is so important to know what it means for individuals and society
The three causes of context-blindness
The link between caetextia and autism
Recognising right-brain autism and why an inability to regulate emotions and focus on the concrete causes stress and exhaustion;
Successful strategies that promote the ability to appreciate context for Caetextia sufferers – at an individual level and also in couples, communities and organisations.
Practical ways in which therapists, teachers, managers, policy planners etc. can apply this knowledge to their work.
The opportunity to experience, through exercises, the effects of caetextia.
Ways to improve communication with caetextic people.
Context-blindness in action – the hidden costs.
How an understanding of Caetextia and the REM state point the way to more effective management of Bipolar Disorder.
Why target-driven cultures prevent people getting their innate needs met.
Why the language used by leaders in business, public services and politics needs to be 'unpacked' and made more concrete.
Why cannabis use increases the risk of developing mental ill health.
Why hallucinogens give rise to psychotic thoughts.
What can be done to support drug-induced caetextia
Ways to create a balance between focused states of attention and the ability to appreciate the wider context – a vital skill for the survival and effective functioning of individuals, communities and society
Course notes... and much more

Workshop programme:

The Workshop Day:

Registration: 8.30am to 9.30am (Tea or coffee before 9.25am)

9.30am – Context blindness: Origins and manifestations

11.00am — Refreshment and discussion

11.30am – Context blindess in society and organisational culture

1.00pm — Lunch (provided)

1.45pm – Counselling, psychotherapy and mental health

2.45pm — Refreshment and discussion

3.00pm – From substance misuse to optimum wellbeing


4pm — Day ends


> If you would like to discuss your own inhouse training requirements, please contact Mark Thomas on 01323 811690 or via email — he'll be happy to see how we can best help you.



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