“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”- Albert Einstein It is a rather common tendency that when we need to solve a problem, we start it with wasting our time, money, and energy on “going round in circles”. The reason may … Continue reading solution building vs problem solving?
Can a truly good person become evil? The key argument is that if you put good people in a bad situation, bad things will happen. It is the power of social situation rather than dispositions of people that leads to evil behaviour. Normal healthy people start to behave according to the social roles … Continue reading Can a truly good person become bad?
Coaching aims to bring out the best in us in order to help us attain our desired goals Coaches provide support, structure and encouragement to help individuals fulfil their potential, make the most of their lives, and move forward in the areas which they want to change--for example in their relationships, careers, fitness/sport, work-life balance … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in a coaching setting
Socialization outcomes are indisputably important for our life as they directly influence our choices and thus, the overall quality of life. Socialization is the process in which we acquire knowledge, skills, and character that enable us to participate in a social life - to learn what we need to learn in order to be integrated … Continue reading Influences of initial socialization should not make our values and morals a fixed quantity
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology, proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper ”A Theory of Human Motivation”. Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans’ innate curiosity. His theories parallel many other theories of human developmental psychology, all of which focus on describing the stages of growth … Continue reading Hierarchy of Needs: what to start with?
Concept of the Self
According to Kohut and Wolf (1978), the self, a psychic structure, is at the core of our personality. Kohut (1971) asserts that the development of self is a process that begins at birth and depends on the environment. Grosch (1994) writes, “As long as the self is imbedded in a social matrix that provides a field of the needed mirroring responses and the needed availability of idealizable values, the self will feel comfortably affirmed in his or her total self with its ambitions and goals” (p. 55). An individual’s “self will emerge as either a firm and healthy structure or as a more or less seriously damaged one” (Kohut & Wolf, p. 20). This emergence is dependent on the quality of the interactions between the self and its self-objects in childhood. Kohut (1984) writes that selfobject relationships form the essence of psychological life from birth to…
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Coaches provide support, structure and encouragement to help individuals fulfil their potential, make the most of their lives and move forward in the areas which they want to change – for example in their relationships, careers, fitness/sport, work-life balance or self-confidence. By observation, listening and questioning, coaches explore with clients their situation, values and beliefs. … Continue reading We hold so much power within ourselves that needs to be released. Sometimes we need just a little direction, a little support, a little Coaching, and the greatest things can happen.