Self Development

There are several key areas of work involving our inner experience of life that lead to the development of greater self awareness, regulation and the ability to overcome suffering. The list below is not intended to be definitive or absolute but rather to provide an overview - a useful map of the work that is usually helpful:

Recognising thoughts and feelings (and repeating patterns)

Labelling or naming thoughts and feelings

Being curious about thoughts and feelings without judgement

Creativity, self expression and communication

Exploring personal values

Meeting basic human survival needs 

Building professional skills in the everyday world

Forming stable relationships and community

Considering self care 

Noticing cycles of day/night, sun/moon and the seasons

Spending time in nature

Allowing forgiveness, gratitude and empathy

Conscious breathing, movement and posture

Meditation, contemplation and spirituality