LNS offers a number of services:
Consulting Seminars/Workshops Presentations
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WHAT HAS LNS BEEN UP TO?
The following is a brief history of various consulting projects, Seminars/Workshops and Presentations:
Ms Jane Cull, the primary consultant and founder of LNS, worked with Dr. Steven Hoath, of the Skin Sciences Institute at the University of Cincinatti in Ohio, USA, on two projects from 1997 to 1998.
The first project entailed a paradigm shift from the cultural, scientific and psychological concepts of time and space to a biological, systemic view. Extensive research was carried out that included: The Laws of Form, The Golden Mean, Dimensional Analysis - The Cartesian Mathematical Co-ordinate System and The Spiral Form of Time. The aims of this project were to bridge and influence various fields of science, that still remain separate and isolated through a shift to the living systems paradigm.
The second project was the development and applications of the living systems paradigm into healthcare and medicine. The primary focus was the skin, the boundary of a living system, that this all important surface was either ignored or trivialised in medicine and healthcare, particularly in topological medicine, nursing and general health/patient care, thus a perceptual shift was needed. The other focus of this project was to carry out research on the cultural perceptions of the skin, particularly in relation to appearance and racism and provide an alternative view from the living systems paradigm. Reports were provided on both of these projects.
In 1999, Jane worked with Manuel Manga from Manuel Manga & Associates, now known as the Centre for Evolutionary Leadership, Boston, USA, on a "Business Paradigm Shift - A Human Model". Research was carried out on the paradigm of business, how the perceptions of the business worldview, based on profit and results, denies and contradicts our humanness and the natural circular systemic worldview. An alternative model of business was provided through using the theories of living systems, a paradigm that is humanistic, recognising our mutual interdependency and systemic interconnectedness in a local and global interconnected world. This approach is a service way of doing business.
Seminars/Workshops & Presentations
1) Presentation - The Human Social Construction of Reality. Diverse range of attendees: ontological coaching, representatives from the Foresight Institute (creating better sustainable futures) and Eco Steps (sustainability consulting),PhD students and an Associate Professor of the School of Geography & Environmental Science at Monash University (Melbourne). Key questions were presented - Is the world independent from us? Is the world a social construction? What are the larger social implications of a human socially constructed world? Held in Melbourne, Swinburne University, Victoria, Australia.
2) Seminar/workshop, Brisbane, Australia. Radical Sustainability: A New Vision - A New World. Based on a perceptual shift to a circular systemic worldview, participants were invited to generate a new vision that would sustain social and environmental systems. Practical solutions were devised. Participants included representatives from several Engineering Firms, Kellogg Brown & Root, GeoLink & PMM Group; Price Waterhouse Coopers, Gold Coast Wastewater Treatment Services, Sala Homes and The Gondwana Centre, an ecological adult learning centre.
3) Presentation - Social Construction of Reality. Forum of PhD students, Senior Lecturers and various Departmental Heads. Green, Wired, Safe Australia - An Educational, Leadership, Policy Action and Research Concentration. Key questions were presented - Is the world independent from us? Is the world a social construction? What are the larger social implications of a human socially constructed world? Held at University of Western Sydney, Bankstown Campus, New South Wales, Australia.
4) Seminar/Workshop, Melbourne, Australia. Radical Sustainability: A New Worldview. A perceptual shift from a linear dualistic western worldview based on separation, to a natural circular systemic worldview that reflects how we, nature and the cosmos are - systemically interconnected and mutually interdependent systems. New social systems, methods and technologies are founded on this paradigm shift as a way to resolve present social and environmental problems stemming from current western worldview. Participants were from a diverse range of fields including academia, local government and community developers.
Internet Workshop on 'Being'. This was an experiential journey on what shows up perceptually and behaviorally when in a biological state of 'trust', being. Exercises were given to trigger this biological state of trust along with how the state can be maintained in daily life. Workshop participants included lay and academic people interested in a paradigm shift from the theories of living systems.
1) Co-presented a Seminar/Workshop with Prof. Fernando Gonzalez on The Ontology of the Observer, The Biology of Cognition and the Biology of Love, in Boston, USA. Participants included people from business, academia, social change and the arts. The workshop was a big success.
2) Internet Workshop on 'The Boundary and Closure of Living Systems'. Applicability of the theories of living systems to daily life. Reflections on the importance of boundaries and closure of all living systems as a way of understanding how living systems are and what they do as a result of their biological operation. Academic audience.
Co-presented with Dr Steven Hoath of the Skin Sciences Institute, a poster on The Boundary of an Autopoietic System - The Skin as a Biological and Psychological Interface, at the International Symposium on Autopoiesis, Biology, Cognition, Language and Society, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Presented the theories of living systems as a paradigm shift at the International Green Left Conference held in Sydney, Australia.
Jane is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Systems Studies, a bi-annual academic journal dedicated to applied systems theory.