Chapter 1: Self-Knowledge

Read the first chapter of our book here

‘Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.’

– Bruce Lee –

Who Are You?

The foundation stone of staying sane, and therefore a useful place for
us to start, is with some exploration of who you are and how you came
to be like that.

It’s a topic that has been the subject of fierce debate for as long as
anyone can remember. There are those at one end of the spectrum
who believe that we are pretty much wired up from birth (or even before
that) and others who just as firmly hold onto the notion that we
are completely a product of our environment. All sorts of things are
thrown into the mix along the way: politics, philosophy, ethics – you
name it.

As with so many things, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle:
we are a complex and ever-changing blend of genetics and learning.
Recent advances in neuroscience have shed a great deal of light
on how malleable our brains actually are; experience literally re-wires
us. However, it has also demonstrated that we are most sensitive to
this re-wiring at the earliest stage of our lives.

Click here to download and continue reading the first chapter.



This site is maintained by two individuals who wear more than one hat – be it consultant, psychologist or psychotherapist – so you should expect to find a wide range of materials that are all about how people learn, perform and grow. Chris and Jackie founded Sixth Sense Consulting Ltd in 2010. We provide assessment, leadership development, team building, career transition, psychotherapy, and wellbeing services to individuals and organisations. Our aim is to share materials and resources we use in our day to day work with others in a digestible and practical format.


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