I thought that the content of the “Services” page of the site of Office Kitaoka Inc., may turn out of interest to the readers of this blog site, which is quoted below:
Guhen has recently been working as a life coach for both Japanese exclusive clients and English speaking executives based in Tokyo, teaching them a set of powerful psychological and meditative tools enabling them to “continually get out of their own boxes (mind, frames of reference, models of the world, presuppositions, etc.) and to expand their own identities and consciousness on a perpetual basis.”
Also, since he came back to Japan in 2001, after having spent some 20 years in the Western countries including the UK, where he stayed for 15 years, he has held 26 Practitioner courses and 16 Master Practitioner courses, as well as three Trainers Training courses – Guhen is the sole Japanese trainer who has held this higest level of training courses – for a total of 1,500 Japanese students, as a top NLP trainer who had been directly trained by the most important four co-founders and co-developers of NLP, i.e., John Grinder, Richard Bandler, Judith DeLozier and Robert Dilts.
Incidentally, Guhen recently had a chance to read two extremely important best seller history books, “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” and “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow” authored by Yuval Noah Harari, on the recommendation of one of his advisers, and was literally flabbergasted by the contents of the books.
In these books, Harari maintains that the modern Western empires like Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, etc., had the spirit of coherent “cognitive expansionism” (this is Guhen’s own terminology) when they discovered the unknown continent of America, went as far as California during the Gold Rush period, and invented electric bulbs, cars, airplanes, telephone, radio, television, nuclear weapons, spaceships including Apollo 11, and so on. This cognitive expansionism further later enabled modern Americans to discover and explore “the unknown territory of altered states of consciousness” during the sixties’ Counter-culture revolution, as well as “the unknown territory of Cyberspace” to start different revolutions in the fields of IT, VR, AI, genetic engineering, molecular biology, etc., from the late nineties.
Guhen thus came to recognize that the cognitive expansionism embraced as their core epistemology by the modern European Empires, which were, say, right wing entities, and the left wing “Counter-culture,” which has been Guhen’s own spiritual foundation since he was a teenager, have the “common spirit” of trying to discover and explore “terrae incognitae” in a successive way, while always challenging the cognitive limitations and seeking to continually expand the human consciousness.
(By the way, in Japan, the term “Counter-culture” has, unfortunately and unbelievably, become a completely obsolete word a long time ago – in fact, it is much nearer the fact to say that Counter-culture has never been imported to Japan, except for T shirts and jeans, in the first place (!) – and nobody can now make head or tail of this term associated with hippies.
Guhen personally cannot help smelling a kind of conspiracy theory behind this strange fact (laughs), all the more because all the CEO’s of modern mega enterprises in the States such as Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Tesla can be said to definitely have gone through the waves of the Counter-culture revolution when they were young. I simply cannot imagine how someone who has not been functioning within the paradigm of “expanded human consciousness beyond the existing limiting frames” expounded by the Counter-culture proponents would possibly come to bear such visionary visions, and not only propose but also realize such unheard-of and pioneering ideas as those entertained by these great entrepreneurs.
Most Japanese people to whom I have mentioned these CEO’s cultural and spiritual background cannot, for some reasons unknown to me, understand this widely held common knowledge, while internationally minded people whom I know of course don’t fail to agree with me. No wonder why there has been practically no international innovator produced in Japan so far, and I firmly believe on the basis of my own experiences with Japanese people for the last 15 years that Japan will never be able to create any innovator of the caliber of these CEO’s, unless high-ranking Japanese corporate people are taught by me “the methodology enabling them to continually get out of their own boxes and to expand their own identities and consciousness on a perpetual basis” (laughs).)
What Guhen would like to thus specifically point out is that what he has been studying and practicing for the last 30 years is “the methodology for getting out of one’s own box and for expanding one’s own identity and consciousness,” integrating the Western psychology with the Eastern mysticism, and that this very methodology is exactly what “cognitive expansionism” stands for (!).
In other words, he will be able to assist his executive clients to continually “cognitively expand themselves,” so that they may contunually discover a new self in order to overcome any problems in the daily life.
I do hope that the above is of interest to you.