Bob Van Oosterhout

Moral Philosophy

Support Opportunity & Service Circles - A Neigborhood Organizing Tool
About Bob (...What about Bob?)
Anger and Impulse Control
Anxiety, Depression, PTSD
Behavioral Health Integration with Primary Care
Bring Truth to Fear: We CAN Work Together
Hard Times Cafe Model of Empowerment
Links to Videos for Online Stress Management at LCC
Managing Chronic Pain and Headaches
Mental Health
Moral Philosophy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Practical Psychology: What Works and Makes Sense
Problem Solving - Responding Effectively to Problems
Slow Down and Lighten Up
Spiritual Writing
Stress Management
What Works
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Comments, Suggestions, Discussion

I am working on a system for making ethical decisions based on perception rather conceptualizing - how we view people and situations rather than what we think about themConceptualizing can distance us from full understanding of many components of problem situations.  Paying attention to how we perceive these situations and the people involved in them helps us see more clearly with an open heart, which, in my mind is the key to ethical decision making.

Specifically, I suggest that viewing people and situations through four “Perceptions that Work” (compassion, hope, personal responsibility, and humility) leads to optimal ethical decision making.