I’m learning to scuba dive. Well, that’ll be easy I thought. I’ve been snorkeling for years, I am a strong and confident swimmer, I’m not claustrophobic. My Padi teacher is great. She is calm, funny and instills confidence. But I never feel that I have managed to master anything before we move on to the next skill.
Then I realised when I had this feeling before. When I was learning homeopathy it felt like every day I was learning more and more and I wasn’t sure that what I had learned in the days, weeks, months and even years before had sunk in.
Do you know the four stages of learning?
Unconscious incompetence: When you don’t know what you don’t know or how badly you do something.
Conscious incompetence: When you start to learn something and realise exactly how much you don’t know.
Conscious competence: When you start to be able to do something but you have to think about it.
Unconscious competence: When you something effectively without having to think about it.
I’m thrilled to be able to report that I am now at the conscious competence stage in scuba diving. I can do things, but I have to really concentrate.
What I want for you is to get to a stage of unconscious competence about homeopathy: how to use it, when you need it, how to get the most out of it.