Philosophy is an extremely valuable resource that can help you in an abundance of ways. In addition, it is a genuinely fun, exciting, & rewarding activity in-and-of-itself! But what if you don’t know anything about philosophy? Or, maybe you do, but aren’t sure how it applies to your particular situation. That’s where we come in. Our mission is to help you find your way with philosophy.
What Do We Offer & How Do We Help?
We offer philosophical counseling & philosophical consulting services and a variety of philosophy-based community events, all of which aim (in their own ways) to help you achieve your personal & professional goals and live healthier, happier & more meaningful (deeply satisfying) lives.
With respect to philosophical counseling & philosophical consult, we facilitate this process of “finding your way” in two primary ways:
- First, by designing a unique plan (or strategy) to meet your specific needs and goals, and
- Second, by helping you cultivate and apply philosophical skills & dispositions to your particular area(s) of focus.
The services and activities that we offer within these realms are unique & dynamic, ranging from navigating personal challenges in life (philosophical counseling) to program design & implementation for organizations looking to bring philosophy into the workplace and professionals looking for assistance with scholarly endeavors (philosophical consulting).
Similar to our philosophical counseling & philosophical consulting services (though different in terms of scope & design), our philosophy-based community events are geared to spark & encourage the exchange of ideas, to explore important topics from a variety of perspectives, to have fun with philosophy, and to help you apply philosophical thinking to matters of everyday living.
What Philosophy Can Do For You
Philosophy is the art of critical thinking. It is a method, thinking activity & way of life and a valuable compass & navigational tool. It plays an integral role in every aspect of our personal and professional lives & can have a positive impact on how we see, approach & navigate the world. Contrary to popular belief, philosophy is not pointless musings without practical effect. The skills and dispositions it cultivates bear significance in a number of ways and can help you:
- Sharpen your analytical skills
- Help you problem-solve
- Spark your imagination & wonder
- Help you clarify thoughts & feelings
- Address personal challenges
- Create more effective action plans
- Make better (more-informed) decisions
- Change your behavior
- Feel more fulfilled
- Build character & strength
- Encourage creative thought
- Provide perspective
- Develop discipline
- Contribute to dialogue
- And much, much more…
Why A Philosophical Approach is Beneficial
There are many ways to address your concerns and aims. However, we feel that philosophy is a particularly advantageous approach. Why? Because it facilitates and equips you with a unique & valuable vantage point with that “thing” with which you are concerned, thinking about and/or experiencing (i.e., your object of concern). A philosophical approach can help you narrow your focus on a particular issue & broaden your view. It can also provide you with a set of tools to navigate those spaces in between. This comprehensive & robust participatory relationship with the things that matter most to you can help you make better (more-informed) decisions, take action & help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
When you embrace and apply philosophy’s methods & attributes you can achieve a greater level of understanding (conceptual/objective & experiential/subjective) about what you’re grappling with & what to do.
Ultimately, taking a philosophical approach is beneficial because it affords you an opportunity to persist & thrive (reach your fullest potential). Read more about our philosophical counseling approach and our philosophical consulting approach here & our philosophy-based community events here!