Leading psychologists have identified 3 distinct brain systems: the “Hard-wired” System, the Emotional “Animal” System and the Rational “Human” System. Galileo develops tools to access these different systems, and designs our research protocols to address them in a specific order, to uncover a more complete and accurate mindset map for our clients.
DOWNLOADING THE HARD-WIRED SYSTEM
The brain’s circuitry of hard-wired associations based on formative memories and experiences
Quick-fire, rhythmic, game-like activity that un-guards the subconscious and unlocks hard-wired associations and memories.
Stream of consciousness, time-pressured, free-writing exercise that brings deeply held, hard-wired storylines to light.
CATCH & DISTRACT
Physical activity requiring intense focus that takes the rational brain off-line, so it no longer polices subconscious thoughts.
UNLOCKING THE EMOTIONAL ANIMAL SYSTEM
Primal emotions triggered by deeply held, subconscious sensitivities (or even trauma).
Physical poses express emotions that are difficult to process verbally.
Deep relaxation and art therapy techniques guide the subconscious to illustrate desires, hopes and fears.
Therapeutic technique that rhythmically stimulates both sides of the body/brain to help individuals access and articulate difficult emotions.
DECODING THE RATIONAL HUMAN SYSTEM
Deliberate, conscious, rational thinking that is more “effortful” – also described by Daniel Kahneman as “slow thinking” or “System 2 thinking.”
The use of debate to challenge rational storylines and uncover new meaning and relevance.
Drawing upon behavioral economics, a framework to understand the motivators, triggers and barriers that govern behavior.
Inhabiting different “mindsets,” individuals reconstruct events to illuminate past decision-making.
WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING
“In some cases where the stakes are especially high and the truth is too uncomfortable to inhabit, people’s true motivations are beyond the reach of their conscious explanations. In these cases, it is vital to use methods like those of Galileo to open a conversation with the subconscious mind.”
– Dr. Nick Baylis, Consultant Psychologist, Cambridge University