Self-help introduction

Noticing

Noticing: Wisdom

In teenage years we grow, discover and advise ourselves, and get advice from others. We also start to notice ourselves, and others. What does this mean? The noticing part of us is a bit of a tricky to put into words. It does not really do anything, or make judgements, it just watches from a bit of a distance. It keeps an eye on what our bodies and mind are doing.

Our noticer sees our emotions rise and fall. Anger, joy, fear, excitement come and go. It sees our thoughts come and go, they change from day to day. It experiences and notices bodies reacting, pain, tiredness, energy, headaches, hunger, relaxation, cold, warmth, feeling safe.

Sometimes our advising and discovering parts of us are disconnected from our noticer. Our noticer is there, in the background, but our advising and discovering parts are not interested.

Sometimes we may not know that we have a noticing part of us. We just listen to our advisor. But if we are aware that we have a noticer, we can stop...

We can stop for a moment….., and be aware of our noticing, {our wisdom perhaps)….., and this may help us choose what we should next do.

Coaching or therapy for skill development in sport, or overcoming depression or anxiety usually involves developing awareness of our noticer.