Hello, Its time to get back to the studies! although completing a journal (blog) is part of my on-going homework.
As this is a 32 week course condensed into 20 weeks i have a lot of homework to do, the onus is on you to keep up! (meaning me not you!)
This current section is all about Self/Personal development so it is quite hard going because you have to look at yourself in mirror (an all seeing mirror, down to the soul kind) and decide if you like what you see? if not what can you do to change that opinion.
In the counselling book i was recommended to buy ( First Steps in Counselling by Pete Sanders), it has several great quotations,extracts and poems, so here is two that i really enjoyed:
'All they had in them was themselves but they would keep going until they found what was in them to find' Russell Hoban: Turtle Diary, p. 170.
' Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, "Who am i to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine, as children do' Return to Love: Reflections on a Course in Miracles by Marianne Williamson
Have a read of activity one if you haven't already. If at all possible try to do this with a partner (if not there is always me).
- Discuss the value of self development for counsellors (or you).
- Consider openly your own values, beliefs and behaviours about self development.
- Accept feedback from partner- how did you feel? (this could be any situation in which you have received feedback)
- Evaluate yourself in relation to your partner or others in your group. How did their values, beliefs and behaviour compare with yours?
- What is the potential impact of the counsellors self-development on the counselling relationship and the client. ( or how would self development impact on a relationship with a significant other?)
I know this is difficult to do on your own, but have a go.