Philosophical Counselling?

Nobody said we should live in a Silo. At least it is my belief. Welcome philosophers alike. Please tells us how and what, all ears and open heart.

 

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Counselling seems to have become the property of mental health practitioners. It immediately signals to a paradigm that is their reserved propriety. And yet, the study of the human mind, neither originates with them nor is it their exclusive domain of study. Philosophy in the Western tradition dating back to ancient Greek philosophers finds the birth of all notably intellectual endeavours. Aristotle is credited with having clearly delineated disciplines of study with accompanying methodological domains. Granted we have witnessed huge evolutionary progress in our understanding of the human psyche but this has been a collaborative enterprise, the insights of which can be catalogued amongst neuroscience, philosophy of mind, psychotherapy, psychology, social anthropology, sociology and various schools of thought and intellectual currents within each of these disciplines.

Counseling, consultancy, mentoring, these are all in the widest sense pedagogical activities. Guidance, advise, support and decision making strategies are not specific to mental…

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