Toolbox Tip – Charm Bracelet Combinations

By combining techniques, you can unlock new dimensions of creativity and find novel solutions to even the most complex problems.”

-Gary Kasparov

Connect what works:

“Creativity equals connecting previously unrelated experiences and insights that others don’t see”

-Steve Jobs

Whether you classify it as duality or combining techniques, when you associate two coping skills this offers a compounding major superpower to life’s challenges.

We are all different and different techniques and skills have varying outcomes.

Pick what you like and find another skill to work with that skill.

There are three suggestions linked on every skill page.

Consider each skill a “charm” in the charm bracelet you wear to support you through challenges.

The Power of Duality:

Philosophical Duality: In philosophy, duality refers to the connection between two contrasting aspects of existence. For example, it explores the relationship between mind and body, good and evil, or subjective and objective. Duality questions whether these opposing concepts can exist independently or if they are inseparable parts of a larger whole.

Scientific Duality: In science, duality appears in different ways. One example is wave-particle duality in quantum mechanics, which suggests that particles can have characteristics of both waves and particles, depending on how they are observed. This challenges our traditional understanding of the basic nature of matter and energy.

Spiritual Duality: Duality is often explored in spiritual and religious beliefs. For instance, yin and yang in Chinese philosophy represent the interplay between opposing but complementary forces, like light and darkness, masculine and feminine, or creation and destruction. This concept emphasizes the importance of balance and harmony between these forces for overall well-being.

Psychological Duality: In psychology, duality can be seen in concepts such as the conscious and unconscious mind or the ego and the self. It explores the idea that individuals have different aspects within themselves, often with conflicting desires, motivations, or perspectives.

Social Duality: Duality also manifests in social contexts, like the division between individual and collective interests or the tension between freedom and responsibility. It highlights the complex interplay and delicate balance between various societal forces, values, and aspirations.


The Charm Bracelet:

Charm Selection: Pick the charms (skills) that work for you. Consider how they might be enhanced by combining a separate skill.
Complementary Skills: Look at the associated suggestions on the bottom of each skill page. goals, values, or objectives that different practices or processes share. Emphasise your own suggestions of skills that work well.

Embrace Diversity: Look at other toolboxes for other approaches, techniques and skills.

Check out the blog posts for new developments. Experiment with integrating practices.

Foster Open Dialogue: Add in the comments what works and doesn’t work. Your ideas on what works for you are very welcome.

Collaborate with Communities: Encourage other individual to explore innovative combinations and share their findings and insights.Engage with local communities and stakeholders to understand their ideas, aspirations, and existing practices. Seek ways to incorporate their knowledge and practices into broader initiatives for mutual benefit.

Encourage Continuous Learning: Commit to continuous learning and development. It can be cathartic.

Above all, be kind, it’s free!