What is this Monkey House about?
The decisions you make are so quick, they happen before you ‘think’ them! The conscious, logical mind is slower than the ‘deep brain’, the ‘monkey brain’, your emotional command centre. The ‘monkey’ inside your head runs your life, and you don’t even know it! How can we face the world and its challenges when we don’t know ourselves? Stress plays a much greater role in our health and wellbeing than we think – suppressed immune system, slower cell regeneration, and it winds up our ‘monkey brain’, causing all the mischief! This is why a key to a better life is Stress Management through improved Emotional Intelligence. Explore and discover some profound stuff about yourself – meet your ‘inner monkey’ and learn to tame it… How ‘monkey’ runs your life is well explained by Prof. Steve Peters in his bestseller book ‘The Chimp Paradox’ – well worth reading… Another excellent resource is the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/theschooloflifetv-
According to E.O. Wilson, father of sociobiology:
“Our problem is that we have paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and god-like technology.”
This is the age of rapid changes: escalation all round, data economy, merger of infotech and biotech, fast increasing role and power of algorithms, and so on. We are ill-prepared for what is coming at us. At times like this, when a pandemic hits, we are under more stress than ever. For effective Stress Management, to survive through highly agitating changes Emotional Intelligence is key – this is the focus of the Monkey House project.
Yuval Noah Harari has much to say about the above, take a look at his website and read his excellent books ‘Sapiens’, ‘Homo Deus’ and ’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’.
There is a lot of useful stuff on the subject at The School of Life
To see what the Monkey House can do for you, contact Ervin for an informal discussion.
What we do / Workshops / Events / Online programmes
- Online live programmes: ask Ervin to send you the link to join us on Zoom.
- Interactive workshops, presentations, seminars on Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management, Non-Violent Communication, and more…
- Individual training programmes, tuition and mentoring.
- Lifestyle / dietary adjustment, support for weight loss
- ‘Therapeutic’ work – Intelligent Movement, Breath Control, Meditation, Yoga