Anchors: Connecting with your Captain

The Ship Inside Your Head has three main crew members: the rational Captain, the emotional First Mate, and the primal, reptilian Deckhand. In this series of videos, I’m going to show you how to connect to each of these three using the Pocket Anchors.

Connecting With Your Captain

The Captain is the part of us who thinks in terms of language, of long-term planning,of time at all. They are the ones who look at the clock. They are the ones who plan your day, who plan your weeks, who keep your agenda, and make sure that you stay on time, and you keep to your schedule.

How do you connect to this part of you?

By having a firm token in your hand, that makes it real. Your Captain is not just a figment of your imagination. You can hold it, you can connect with them. You can also see the image.

You look at it, feel it, hold it tightly and think of the part of you that plans, that reads, that understands language. The part of you that thinks logically, that thinks in terms of consequences.

And from that point of view, ask yourself the question that’s bugging you:

Do I want this? What do I think about this?

Whatever your “this” is, your Captain will give you a list of arguments, of consequences of each choice you could make. All the pros and cons, your Captain will make a logical list of both of them.

That is what your Captain does: helping you to make the decisions.

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About the author

Christel Vogels developed the Ship Psychology Method as a playful means to understand your own mind. As coach and trainer, she teaches people how managing their thoughts, feelings and behaviour can help to improve their mental quality of life.

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