Title: Free association - the other way of thinking

Date: 2012-08-10

The one legacy of Freud, Jung, and the many other psychoanalysts that keeps popping up for me is  the practice of listening to what comes to mind first. These first thoughts are often unexpected  associations that lead me to new connections among ideas I thought I understood.

At one conference a couple of years ago I restricted my note taking during presentations to  writing haiku structured summaries of what struck me as the main point. It helped me listen with  both sides of my brain. I'm thinking that free associating gives me access to more of my mind.

We'll find out ....