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- ItemOpen AccessAn Experimental Opportunity: Using Mindful Stories in the Mindful Consideration of Fear(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2020-02-24) Bell, SimonIn this article the issue of fear management practice is discussed in terms of the discourse around mindfulness and an experiential engagement is provided. The article describes two heuristics and then brings them together in a process which the author invites you to engage with. First, in terms of fear analysis, the heuristic for fear diagnosis called the Paradigm of Fear is introduced. PoF relates to concepts of Weapon, Target, Emotion, State. These are described in overview. Secondly, a heuristic relating to mindful assessments is reviewed, concepts of Meaning, Relevance, Value, Insight and Action are introduced. Following this, readers are invited to engage with a Mindful Story, a story which already contains the fear heuristic. Following reading the Mindful Story, the reader is asked to further engage with it using MRVIA and make their own personal assessment of their fear analysis and any reflections or actions which might arise. A discussion of the likely and useful outcomes of such assessment follows and finally, the paper closes with conclusions on the potential value of Mindful Stories in engaging with fearful situations.
- ItemOpen AccessFake news, paradigm of fear & sustainability: Research report on climate fear(s).(In Search of Fearlessness Research Institute, 2019) Bell, SimonNews manipulation is now a much-discussed reality of the 21st century media ethics. Daniel Khaneman has identified that people have a tendency to respond to complex issues in a problematic manner--often making use of instincts (System 1 or S!) in kneee jerk responses when a more rational (Systems 2 or S2) approach might be more appropriate. Simply put, human beings have a flawed process for problem structuring. In research carried out between 2015-16 with people engaged in and concerned with climate change....