Learn how certain language can trigger certain images, ideas and fears and how to work through them.
Have fun with your favourite texts, films and series while you learn how to make the most of your exposure.
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Drink from your Critical Mind,
Eat your Fears
When Alice went down the rabbit hole, chasing a highly stressed out rabbit, she ended up in a room with many doors trying to get a key that would only fit the smallest one. That little door opened up to a “small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole”.
From where she was standing she could see a beautiful and inviting garden where she wanted to be. In order to achieve her goal she looked around and saw this bottle that said “Drink Me”, and so she did. She shrank to the size of the door but then noticed she had left the key on the table and of course, that was now too high.
Under this glass table she saw a box that said “Eat Me” and so she did, growing again, but now too much. This allowed her to get her desired key, but now she was far too big again, which brought her back to the initial problem: not being able to enjoy the garden on the other side.
Like Alice you probably spend a lot of time falling into rabbit holes, chasing time and being frustrated because you never seem to overcome your fears and therefore meet your targets. Alice in Wonderland is indeed a story for kids that I always thought had some very dark messages. The characters don’t seem friendly, the settings are suffocating and the story is full of strangeness, twists, turns and frustrations that Alice has to face just because of her curiosity.
However, curiosity, empathy and motivation are the three fundamental pillars that will give your Critical Thinking the fuel you need to fully develop it and succeed in life.
My purpose here is to invite you to look into the dark side of things, to going into the Gothic space for you to come out with solutions that work for you.
I invite you to Drink from your Critical Mind because thinking critically will help you know what steps to take during your very personal journey to overcome your mental blocks without dramas.
But I also invite you to Eat your Fears away, by facing your very own pain points when communicating them openly whether this is when you speak or write.
You know you are ready for the journey and so do I.
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This is how I will help you overcome your fears and take yourself to the next level
Find solutions to your daily problems by looking into Gothic texts, films or TV series. Adapt the six Critical Thinking questions to your needs.
Learn how to:
1) Develop self-awareness of your mental blocks.
2) Give voice to your mental blocks, so they are real and you can work on them.
3) Find solutions by creating new mental pathways. Use your brain's plasticity.
4) Make time to take action by creating a timetable that works for you.
5) Execute your plan successfully, replicate it and modify it as you go along.
The Power of Words
Learn all about the power of words in Gothic texts, and how they can change the perception of your oral and written messages.
Learn how to avoid being misunderstood by:
1) Changing your mindset.
2) Exposing yourself regularly to texts of your interest, programmes and podcasts.
3) Participating in small groups with similar interests.
4) Attending worldwide seminars, courses and online events.
5) Learning all the tools of verbal and non-verbal communication.
You Are the Key
Believe in yourself, discover how your identity is your strength and find new brain paths that will open doors.
Learn how to:
1) Use Gothic texts to find solutions to overcome your fears. Gothic is not only found in fiction texts. Gothic elements are everywhere.
2) Deal with all the daily grey areas in your life. Learn how to explain effectively your fears to others.
3) See cultural differences as strengths and not as weaknesses through examples in modern and classic texts.
4) Develop your own voice by learning how to analyse texts, dialogues and their meanings.
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Having worked with Alicia, she is an excellent, warm, intuitive mentor who genuinely interacts with students and makes learning a joyful experience. As an interviewer, she has an extensive knowledge of literature and is a joy to work with; she understands the writing process and asks intuitive, interesting questions. I warmly recommend her classes to anyone who wants to improve their criticality through the study of writing.
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"I have been studying with Alicia since 2011. During that time, she has helped me improve my English in general terms, but especially my pronunciation. She has also encouraged me to watch more films in original version to be able to understand the storylines better."