From Therapy & Εnhancement To Learning & PerformanceΣυγγραφέας: Παπαγεωργίου Κωνσταντίνος / Papageorgiou Konstantinos

From Therapy & Εnhancement To Learning & Performance

From Therapy & Εnhancement To Learning & PerformanceΣυγγραφέας: Παπαγεωργίου Κωνσταντίνος / Papageorgiou Konstantinos


Therapy, learning, enhancement, performance: four words that reveal the broad scope of this book; four words that are not just four separate subjects; revealing their interconnections is the main focus of this book. Subjects, ranging from C. Jung's psychoanalysis to K.A. Ericsson's Deliberate Practice, or from R.G. Hamer's "New Medicine" to the author's Distal Method, all these give a deeper meaning to the book's title – a fresh outlook on these overused words.

ISBN: 978-960-597-183-0
Έτος έκδοσης: Αθήνα 2018
Διαστάσεις: 14 x 20.5
Σελίδες: 102
Enhancing or curing
Therapy as Priority
Obstacles in therapy
Priority as therapy
Towards a Distal Method
Learning… distaly!
Epilogue: physical fitness and nutrition
The Distal Method
Practising, feedback and skills
Talent & Motivation

[…] Understanding is an emotion. When the structure is obvious, we call it logic. When the structure is not obvious, we call it intuition. You may train it (understanding, logic, intuition) and, for a successful life, you have totrain it. It is necessary to realize, now, how important understanding is. It is so personal, as much as very few other things are. It is our way of apprehending the world, our compass for navigating within our cosmos. In our educational systems, we let others tell us what we should understand, and they constantly correct what we have understood. That is so unfortunate. How can anyone tell me that what I feel is wrong
- Yes, I may need to work with my emotional world and make it better - whatever this “better” means. But understanding is too personal and too valuable to just reject one’s feelings by “correcting” them. The distal method of “correcting” emotions requires subtle manipulations and years of coordinated efforts within a stable environment under the supervision of inspirational individuals. […]


[…] But what about our performance-addiction
- Improving performance now is not optimal to improving performance in the long term, i.e. learning. People, we, want results fast, and that’s why we like proximal methods. Then, performance does not improve in the long term, and we wonder why. Ah, we know why: we are not talents! Only talents are able to improve so much. Right
- Of course not. The Talent Hypothesis is a double value judgment [6] to cover up our educational weaknesses. If we attempt to influence performance directly, we will fail - at least in the long run. We must create the suitable learning environment in order to achieve non-continuous changes, i.e. changes beyond the individual’s current capacities. Distal Method is based on multi- and intra-disciplinary findings that create such an environment, along with important insights borrowed from major traditions (martial arts, epistemology and music). […]


Konstantinos G. Papageorgiou (PhD in Epistemology and Ethics) was born in Athens, Greece. He is an Epistemologist (BA Philosophy & History of Science) and also holds a BS in Food Science and has completed his Master of Science studies in the Medical School of Athens. Guitar soloist (with one personal album), The main areas of his academic interest also include expertise (sociology of expertise / motor & cognitive expertise), theatre pedagogy, sports science. As the creator of Distal Method for expertise attainment (, he trains and certifies other trainers and educators. For the past few years, he has been working as a teacher in secondary and special needs education, as well as in post-secondary education. He is the publisher of the scientific journal Epistēmēs Metron Logos. Ηe has been a tennis trainer for more than ten years. He is also a writer and a frequent speaker in various philosophical cycles and seminars. He is the coordinator of Lekkas’ working group, a Martial artist (Aikido, Wing Chun) and an athlete. His interests extend to philosophy of religion and volunteering.


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