Potential is only a Possibility

Come closer, let me tell you a story. It’s about me and my potential. And how that potential lay dormant for twenty years. What is potential worth, do you think? It’s worth nothing if you don’t do anything with it. See, the problem is that potential does not directly translate …

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L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 28th February 2018

This week Katherine did her presentation about Art Therapy. I thought it was very interesting and enlightening – while I did have some idea that painting and drawing were involved in Art Therapy, I had never considered that physical expression such as dancing or playing music could be classed as …

L2CiCS: Workshop Reflective Diary – 10th February 2018

Today our group had a Personal Development weekend. Our first task once we had arrived and settled in was to learn about the Johari Window, and then to create a mask based on our Open Self. There were tables full of decorating materials for us to use. When I first …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 7th February 2018

This week we looked at some aspects of Transactional Analysis, in particular Stephen Karpman’s Drama Triangle, as well as Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The Drama Triangle was conceived as a social model of human interaction by Stephen Karpman in 1968. In life, people play games. In difficult or tumultuous …

L2CiCS: Learning Log – 31st January 2018

This week, Sue did a presentation on Transactional Analysis; in particular Sue talked about the ego-states, what they are and how they represent us. Transactional Analysis was founded in the late 1950’s by Eric Berne, and is a therapy based on the theory that each person has three ego-states: Parent, …

L2CiCS: Reflecive Diary – 15th November 2017

This week we were asked to write about an experience we had that was interpreted differently by the other person we were with. My wife, my three year old son and I were at a soft-play centre. After a little while I got bored, so I got my phone out …

L2CiCS: Reflective Diary – 8th November 2017

This week, we were challenged to explore our Moral Values, and to complete the Self Puzzle. My Moral Timeline One community that I have been a part of for all of my life is the rather large community of Great Britain, which is governed by laws. These laws are in …

L2CiCS: Notes on my Self Puzzle – 8th November 2017

Today we were given the task of creating a self puzzle to help develop the accuracy of our self-awareness. I clearly interpreted it as a maze-like puzzle, rather than a jigsaw puzzle. To start with, I took the seven virtues that I thought described me best, added love as the …