Parkour and SF Collaboration
How do metaphors open minds and enrich perspective?
Feb 20, 2021
Introduced by John Teager
Deliberately or otherwise, we all use them all of the time. So how do metaphors open minds and enrich perspective? How do they enhance, amplify and explore a core message by subtly taking a perhaps occasionally closed mind on a wonderful involuntary journey of emerging ideas? Well, allow yourself just an hour of well-earned quiet time to watch this video, and you’ll be amazed at how powerful and thought provoking the use of metaphor can be.
Guided by the skilful, gentle questioning of Wendy Van den Bulck, let yourself be absorbed in this fascinating dialogue between Cédric Broux and John Brooker. Listen as they explore in depth the related characteristics of Free Running (Parkour) - a way of expression through interaction with various obstacles and the environment - and the framework for Solution Focused Collaboration espoused by John Brooker, in his latest book ‘Jump Now’.
You may be pleasantly surprised by not only how well the two activities relate but how much further one could take this metaphor. Perhaps it might encourage you to develop your own metaphors further; that’s certainly where it took me. Enjoy!