The Emergent Knowledge concept: a person’s location can have a dramatic effect on thinking, and aid the stimulation of different attitudes or unlock feelings. This might be simply standing rather than sitting, or moving to a different part of the room, or relocating greater distances.

Activities such as walking, swimming, yoga, and exercising can also produce dramatic shifts in thought patterns. For example, taking exercise is proven to reduce stress levels, especially in countryside or green spaces, and this is certainly beneficial for reflection. So reflection techniques are not restricted to the process of reflection itself – they extend to managing the situations, locations, and the mind/body condition in which you reflect. Both learners and practitioners alike need to make an effort to keep up to date with new developments. Reflective practice done well is an easy and effective way to do this. The concept (see Jootun and Mcgarry) has been well documented as a strategy for personal and professional growth. In its simplest form, reflective practice is the ability to reflect on your actions and engage in a process of continuous learning. For nurses and midwives, it’s also a necessary activity to fulfil the requirements of periodic re-validation.

The language used is ‘Clean’; The language used is for facilitation; Solutions come from within the client; The client uses the space around them; There are three sets of inner worlds/realities; There is a core-self or ‘Pristine’ state that is accessible and attainable Our worlds are held within sets of boundaries.