the Training of personal growth. How often have You heard this expression? How often have You wondered what it is? As the essence of their training leading explain? Of course, training of this kind a lot and make some General conclusion for all is not possible. As in many areas, there is a event that many is definitely worth a visit, and those, which are not worth it, even if You pay for it. I only propose to try to clarify the situation.
Quite often, personal growth trainings involve the analysis of topics such as the following: "goal Setting", "time Management", "Motivation", "Ability to "properly" communicate", "Positive thinking", "Confidence", "sign Language". It would seem that even if the training with certain skills and does not lead to the growth of the individual, but allows more efficient to solve a number of problems. Yes? Probably. However, it must be met some conditions. First, the skills should be taught. For example, the Council on the suppression of negative emotions in the study of positive thinking speaks volumes about the level of preparation of "trainer". Secondly, to provide training to people who are not going to hurt. Otherwise, the reinforcement of psychological problems guaranteed. Imagine a man hungry for financial supremacy in attempt to compensate for unmet needs in maternal love, which will be taught hourly time-management and goal setting in the financial sphere of life. A sociopath, who are taught the skills of "effective" communication (which often involves training manipulation). The person with generalized anxiety disorder, student "everything useful", indiscriminately. It happens that those who seek personal growth, is in need of the development of mental health, not training these skills.
the above will Leave the reader to the court and offer some other points of view on the concept of "personal growth" than described above.
Comfort risk. The pleasure and reality.
In my opinion, you will notice a definite logical connection between the concepts of "comfort zone" and "zone risk", as well as psychoanalytic "pleasure principle" (involving the desire to satisfy their needs here and now, out enough focus on the circumstances and prospects) and "the reality principle" (involving orientation to the circumstances and perspectives). According to classical psychoanalysis dosed child learn to replace the pleasure principle by the reality principle, and the more correctly balanced, the process of education, the more successful it is estimated the organization. Child develops, and, in fact, expands your comfort zone. It is reasonable to assume that also the case in adults. Our development involves going in the risk zone and thereby expanding the comfort zone. We can return to the comfort zone for recuperation and go to expand it again. It's like to swim from the shore to the buoy when it is necessary to correctly calculate the forces (to respect the same balance between comfort and risk). If the calculation is correct, that we are developing.
self-actualization of the person.
the humane approach along with psychodynamic and behavioral, is one of the main (of course, with a large degree of conditionality) trends in modern psychotherapy. In turn, Abraham Maslow (who, as far as I know, the pyramid as such is not postulated) is one of the brightest representatives of humanistic psychology. At least it might motivate us to carefully read his work. I would highlight the following work of the author - "Motivation and personality". According to the information (or rather my understanding) person certain needs that can be categorised as widely (for example, we can consider not just the physiological need for food, but to distinguish between the different needs of the body in certain chemical substances, missing him and causing partial starvation) and very narrow (e.g., physiological and non-physiological needs). Likely that should take the breadth of categorization based on the specific purposes for which it is used. Given that for this article, this question is unimportant, refer to the classification of the author.
- Basic needs (physiological, safety, belonging and love, acceptance, knowledge and understanding, aesthetic, self-actualization).
- Needs, leading to the base.
- Neurotic needs (I would say that it needs, which is led by the neurotic because of the dissatisfaction of basic needs).
- Requirements dictated by culture and society (I think here we can draw an analogy with the concept of "value").
I would Like to draw attention to the fact that Maslow writes about the implementation of needs, which makes it possible to shift the focus from one needs to other and not about a certain linearity. He also talks about the relationships of the body and the psyche, and different needs, introducing the man as a single organism.
in this context we can speak about personal growth? As a process of self-actualization (i.e., realizing the basic human needs).
what do You mean by the concept of "personal growth"?