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in Education, Personal Growth, Health, Relationships, Business and others 

Volume 2 - No. 1 -  2003

Leading Article

Further to the introduction to various models for personality assessment in our last issue, we now provide another five models that help us to understand ourselves and interact effectively with others.  The articles below are all written to an extent with one or other of these models in mind.

Choosing Your Focus - by Amanda Knight

Today's society measures our personal success by the lifestyle that we achieve ~ the size of our house, the cars in the drive, the amount of money we are paying into our personal pension each month, the school we send our kids to, our job title, how many package holidays we can afford each year   But are we measuring ourselves accurately?

Education and Beliefs - by Maite Galan & Tom Maguire

The impact on the student of an isolated analysis will range widely depending on the level chosen, from the Environmental : I cant spell because of the surrounding  noise. to the Identification: I am not intelligent.

Distress Patterns and Co-Counselling - by Joe Sinclair

Most systems of self-help are based on the interruption of patterns of thought or behaviour.  When I interrupt the pattern, I am freeing myself for discharge.  But the act of discharge is taking place in present time; my hurt is being arrested in present time; my past distress is being neutralised . . . in present time.  Unless I can find a way of avoiding a recurrence of the distress pattern, I am condemned continually to discharge it.  I need a formula that will enable me to recognise the pattern in the first place, and to identify what it is that triggers it off.  

The Sceptic's Response

Wherein our columns are opened to the debunking of theories and models presented in the pages of this publication.  As with the models themselves, the views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Nurturing Potential or its editorial staff