Introduction

In this chapter I will define the concept of a mindset. In doing so I will unpack the mix of variables that generate our mindsets. Our mindset shifts throughout the day. In NLP terms, we would call our mindset a nominalization; the conversion of a verb into a noun. There is a tendency to reframe the process of mind that influences our choices of emotional states, cognitive states; and behavioural states from a process of symbolic interpretation and social construction into a thing, a part of us that is somehow fixed and outside our control. In this chapter I will define mindset as a process, as a verb, that is very much under our control and open to our influence if we can access a meta-reflective ...

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