What is the course about?
Are we actually the architects of our own destiny? Can we, by taking charge of our own thoughts, feelings and actions, change our lives so that we are happier and more fulfilled? Alfred Alder believed that our perceptions and belief system about Life, the Universe and Everything are formed between birth and the age of seven. Using insights from Adlerian psychology, the course will demonstrate ways of interpreting your early recollections so that you will begin to understand why you think and feel the way you do. Discover some of your fundamental beliefs about yourself, others and the world around you and find ways to move forward towards living a more fulfilling life.
What will we cover?
- Alfred Adler's underpinning ideas regarding the individual and society
- You and your family of origin
- Using early recollections to gain a deeper understanding of yourself
- Ways of reframing experiences in order to move forward and create more useful behaviour.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand the ideas underpinning early recollections
- Have more awareness of your beliefs, attitudes and private logic
- Understand the process of interpreting early recollections
- Identify behaviour patterns that are not useful to you
- Appreciate the organic change that is possible and identify a way forward.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For anyone who has a deep interest in personal development work and wishes to explore further to gain a deeper understanding and awareness of themselves. You will need a fluent level of spoken and written English.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Learning will be through individual reflection, small and large group discussion as well as writing, practical exercises, visualisation and relaxation.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a pen. A paper journal will be provided, and a recommended book list will be given at the end of the day.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We offer further personal development courses that will complement this course, such as: Exploring your dreams (PG687); Creative visualisation (PG649).
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details