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neilo

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Mon Mar 9 2015 12:42PM | MsgID: 18095968


Originally posted by: "Duke of Wellington"
...... I like to think that chess unlocks a part of the brain that enables profound and life changing conversations.




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Duke of Wellington

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Sun Mar 8 2015 11:43AM | MsgID: 18093542


Equally fascinating old chap. 😊

I wonder if casual chat over the chessboard is any different from casual chat over a hand of cards, or over the monopoly board? I like to think that chess unlocks a part of the brain that enables profound and life changing conversations.







ockendon

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Sat Mar 7 2015 10:52AM | edited: 10:53:16 | MsgID: 18091340


That's fascinating!

Nothing to do with work, or supporting people, or indeed chess, but similar in a way: several times a year, I get together with my 2 sisters for an evening of playing rummy and drinking wine. The card game is fun, but really it's a 'backdrop' to a chance for a catch-up on what we've all been doing, and interesting conversations on many topics.







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Sat Mar 7 2015 9:11AM | edited: 9:13:02 | MsgID: 18091185


A large part of my work, off the site, is around helping people manage mental health problems, enabling them to take their lives forward.

More and more recently i find myself using chess itself, or chess concepts/analogies in working with this client group. I find myself saying such things as, 'life is like chess, you need to take your time and find the best move, consider the consequences, have a plan.' I have also had major break throughs with clients over the chessboard, particularly with those who find it hard to express themselves or are difficult to draw into conversation. in such cases the chessboard has acted as a safety barrier of sorts, allowing conversation while the focus is on the board.

Was curious if chess had found an application in other workplaces.