To be an authority in an area that is obscure, one must first understand obscurity.
This will be your attempt to influence your clients on how and why they should build insights into life, themselves, and their place in their world. We see this as the building of the foundation that allows you to guide them to see themselves more analytically and see what areas they need to build or strengthen.
Emotions are obscure, however. We cannot truly measure them. Yet they influence every area of our client’s ability to act, change and action, or recover from an unhealthy one. Emotions are, however, simply the way we feel about ourselves. When we do not feel comfortable, capable, or safe in a particularly situation or state, our emotions become frayed. When we feel capable, comfortable, or safe, emotions are balanced, even if those feelings are delusive.
No one needs to treat a balanced emotional state. We only need to treat the unbalanced one. And we can feel unbalanced or unstable both when the pressures of life seem overwhelming and when we are weakened by personal limitations. Of course, when both are active or are present at the same time, the imbalance is at its peak.
Since you are working with people whose emotional imbalance seems too much, too prolonged, or too frequently experienced, we have to assume or conclude that the combination or too much stress and tool limited capacity is at play. To help, therefore, you have to know what causes too much stress, not only for your client, but for anyone. In other words, you have to be an expert on the nature of stress as an obscure phenomenon until released as life responsibilities, social injustice, rejection, or impositions, and interruptions in personal health or stamina.
This part of the course will lead you to examine life as a perpetually changing paradigm of components that can make any event, any task significantly different from a more familiar state, and thus more stressful. You will see how this can play out both the challenges of social interaction and that of physical health and wellbeing.
It will also examine another obscurity. This is the depth of a person’s capabilities, how this is developed and can be re-energized or re-activated. You will do it by first examining yourself and then others from a theoretical perspective.
Remember, you will be leading them down a path of responsibility and self-realization that is quite unfamiliar and difficult no matter how intelligent or urbane they may seem to be. It is important to see that, when someone is moving from, say 1 to 100 and they reach 5, the observer sees only 4% improvement. Yet the person has improved 400% from 1.