Sounds heavy, but these pages are the result of a course I
attended a couple of years back run by a chum and former boss,
Sarah Smith. The course was based on the discipline of
neurolinguistics, which aims to re-address the way we use
language and acknowledges how language shapes our behaviour.
Well. a very simplistic explanation - best I can do. Over a month
period the course encouraged its students to consciously make
attempts to alter old patterns of behaviour by the use of daily set
tasks. The student was required to make a journal of these tasks
and their response to them. I'm not saying that it was this which
motivated me to start a new life in France, but it certainly got me
used to operating outside my comfort zone, which is a big
advantage when that's where I now spend most of my time.