Our approach is informed by the wisdom of leading academic psychologists and the practice of therapeutic psychologists.
The wisdom of leading academic psychologists informs our approach
Galileo recognizes 3 distinct Brain Systems
Emotional Animal System
Rational Human System
Based on the work of leading psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Steve Peters, Galileo recognizes 3 distinct brain systems: the “Hard-wired” System, the Emotional “Animal” System and the Rational “Human” System. We have developed tools to access these different systems, and design our research protocols to address them in a specific order, to uncover a more complete and accurate mindset map for our clients.
The practice of therapeutic psychologists informs our techniques
“Often when the stakes are high and the truth is too uncomfortable to inhabit, people’s true motivations are beyond the reach of their conscious explanations. In these cases, it is vital to use methods like those of Galileo to open a conversation with the subconscious mind.”
– Dr. Nick Baylis (Galileo’s consulting psychologist, Ph.D. Psych Cambridge University, Royal Fellow, BBC guest expert, Times columnist)
Hard-Wired System Techniques Include:
Rhythm and Response
Emotional Animal System Techniques Include:
Rational Human System Techniques Include:
Risk vs. Reward Weighting
We are constantly evolving and innovating our approaches
We draw on the latest areas of innovation and focus in academic and therapeutic psychology to inform our ever-evolving approach. Three areas of current focus include Parts Therapy, the Expectation Effect, and the role of Brain Hemispheres.
Parts Therapy, also known as IFS, was the brainchild of Harvard-based Dr. Richard Schwartz, and is becoming an increasingly important focus in the world of psychology. Galileo applies a Parts Therapy lens to separate out the different subconscious catalysts to decision-making for consumers, patients and HCPs.
Another major focus among psychologists is the Power of Expectation and the game changing impact that thoughts and suggestive words can have on our physiology and performance in every arena of life. Galileo helps our clients harness this effect in every dimension of communications, care and education.
Role of Brain Hemispheres
The world of neuroscience has been taken by storm by Dr Ian McGilchrist’s research, challenging accepted wisdom about the purpose and effect of our Left and Right Brain Hemispheres. Galileo is exploring how to profile participants in terms of their Left Brain/Right Brain dominance and how it impacts decision-making and behaviors.