Anna Betz
My 30 years of experience working in the public and private sector in health and social care, together with my passion for creating a better world, drew me to the commons movement, where individual, communal, organisational, and social evolution meet. My expertise together with my passion for building sustainable communities, inspire me to co-create with other commoners the 'commons of health and wellbeing'. I have experience as a workshop leader of Living Medicine which aims to inspire people to reclaim responsibility for their health through the use of herbs and food.

Entries by Anna Betz

Dementia - Narrow Perspectives Lead to Poor Outcomes

(0) Comments | Posted 22 October 2015 | (23:39)

"Doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results" - that was Einstein's definition of insanity. But look around you and reflect on how often we find this madness? Why is that we have such a habit of doing the same thing over and over again, even...

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An Evolutionary Perspective on Medicine

(5) Comments | Posted 29 September 2015 | (23:15)

"Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution" is a 1973 essay by the evolutionary biologist and Russian Orthodox Christian Theodosius Dobzhansky.

What this means for medicine is that all organisms are adapted to survive and thrive in a particular environment and when that environment changes faster...

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Empowering Social Workers With Mindfulness and Co-production

(3) Comments | Posted 15 May 2014 | (14:00)

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." (Viktor E. Frankl)
Mindfulness is giving us the power to choose what we pay attention to. Why is that a vital skill...
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Mindfulness, the Entry Point to Co-Production of Our Health

(4) Comments | Posted 13 April 2014 | (00:30)

If you are a bit like me, you've certainly been wondering about the root cause that created our present problems of austerity, spiralling costs in health and social care, compassion crisis, burnout of professionals, neglected epidemic of chronic disease, dramatic rise in depression, and so on?

Even more importantly, what...

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Commons Rising in the Spring

(2) Comments | Posted 8 March 2013 | (15:08)

This Spring something significant is really brewing!

Spring is the season when life, colour and vitality returns, gives new life, restores energy and inspires hope to renew our relationships to ourselves, to each other and to the world.

It is the ideal time to re-examine whether our present way...

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Why We Dont Need to Privatise the Planet in Order to Save it

(1) Comments | Posted 23 November 2012 | (07:36)

The argument put forward at the RIO summit in the summer of 2012 was that we have to sell off mother nature in order to protect her. This kind of market thinking that commodifies and privatises absolutely everything to help business interests is a catastrophe in the making. The financial...

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