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How to build a 'muscle memory' to release cognitive bias for facilitators of change

holes in tree, as eyes, a metaphor for seeing with fresh eyes, dropping cognitive bias

“What You See Is All There Is” (WYSIATI) is a bias described by Daniel Kahneman in Thinking, Fast and Slow.

Our system 1 thinking, the brain operating system that makes fast, easy decisions, looks at what is in front of it, and makes sense of what is there. We miss the information that might make a difference.

As facilitators, change consultants and leaders, you coach your clients and teams to address their blind spots: what it's like on the front line? what is the customer experience? who else might be impacted by this change? who does this matter to?

"we can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness" (Daniel Kahneman)

How can facilitators and consultants build a 'muscle memory' to let go of 'knowing' and cognitive bias?

System 2 thinking is slow. It is deliberate and conscious, takes effort, and comes with self-awareness.

Embodied movement and awareness can help you, your clients and teams, to stay with the 'unknown', to let go of the idea of 'knowing' based on what you see, and to develop the self-awareness that allows System 2 thinking to kick in. You notice that there may be expedient or easy choices, and allow your cognitive bias to be seen.

light shining, a metaphor for tuning in through embodied movement and awareness, to let go of cognitive bias

Tuning into the physicality of yourself, and of the system or field you are part of, helps slow you down.

You can step into the shoes of a stakeholder or group or person impacted by the change. Stakeholders that were previously hidden can be uncovered and seen.

Embodied movement and awareness can open the door to a fresh self-awareness, that can help you to release the cognitive biases that lead to poor decision making.

Integrating emotional intelligence, thinking mind and body knowing in your leadership and facilitation

In bringing new and fresh awareness to sensation and movement, you can develop a deepening and an integration of your intuition, emotional intelligence, thinking mind, and body knowing.

This is learning from inside the body, that is active, and energetic - listening as body, and following movement as body.

You can build a 'muscle memory' to let go of 'knowing', invite your teams and clients to do the same. You begin to see with fresh eyes.

Come learn how embodied movement and awareness can help you to stay with the 'unknown', to release the cognitive biases that can lead to poor decision making.

Facilitator Edge provides a creative space for change consultants, facilitators, and other catalysts of change, to tune into your body knowing. You will build 'muscle memory' you can take back to your work, and enhance your executive presence.


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