Seminar on Meaning
Columbia, TN
Seminar on Self-awareness

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ABOUT THE SEMINARS
THE SEMINARS
MEANING AND PURPOSE
GRACE AND GUILT
SECRETS OF SELF
ESSENCE OF BEING
SELF–AWARENESS


THE LIBRARY
SIMULTANAEITY

Aware of oneself—traits, feelings, behaviors

To be self-conscious bespeaks moments of embarrassment—a chink in the armor, a mask that falls away—displaying a flaw or a weakness, and a sudden feeling of nakedness, shame, fear, and more.

The purpose of this seminar on self-awareness is to move toward an internal sense of self. Honest awareness explores the many faces and masks we wear and what's behind them, as well as the coping tools developed to cover blemishes and survive in today's society.

The seminar looks at:

  • How values are developed from one's view of the world, other people, God, self, things.
  • Vulnerability as the route toward honesty and openness.
  • How fear can actually help us move to self-acceptance.
  • Integrity—the state of living an integrated life—and how that evolves from an internal sense of self.
SUGGESTED READING:

Your Many FacesPeople have many faces - their face of power, fear, love, competence, anger, intelligence and joy. Often we judge our faces to be either good or bad, right or wrong, while failing to recognize the potential of each of them to make us fuller, more balanced human beings. In her own unique and exciting style, Virginia Satir demonstrates that the key to opening the door to new responsibilities in your life rests first in recognizing and accepting that you need all Your Many Faces - and then in learning to manage them for your good. READ MORE

Behind the MasksDr. Oates, a leading pastoral counselor, focuses on eight "ways of life" that are observed in parents, teachers, employers, employees, pastors, and members of the congregation: in short, through all walks of life. He examines the reason why individuals develop as they do and illustrates how personality disorders can result in destructive behavior.
Dr. Oates discusses how the resources of the Christian faith can unmask these disorders so the real person can emerge. READ MORE
I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen, heard, understood and touched by them. The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand and touch another person. When this is done, I feel contact has been made.
Our Many SelvesOut of her individual and group experiences, Elizabeth O'Connor has developed a series of practical exercises to help the reader understand his or her own life and evolve a program of continuing personal growth.

The sections that guide one on the path of self-realization move from confession to identification with those one has criticized, and from there, to creative suffering. READ MORE

Columbia, TN