The Ship Model
When you compare our body to a vessel – a ship – our brain is her complement. And like ship’s crew consists of multiple people, so our brain is not a single entity. Rather it is a bunch of semi-cooperative parts that each have their own tasks and responsibilities within the whole:
- The Captain (our rational mind);
- The First Mate (our emotional mind);
- The Deckhand (our reptilian brain).
As the Model shows, these three Characters have their unique qualities, outlooks and weaknesses. I call them Characters, because these difference give the impression of individual personalities – and indeed, like real people, those personalities can clash!
The Ship Psychology Methode
The different techniques with which you can apply this model in every-day life form the core of the Ship Psychology methode.
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