Dr. William Glasser wrote the book, Choice Theory, A New Psychology of Personal Freedom, in 1998. Almost 20 years ago and this is hard to imagine. What is even more interesting is that it is still the “ new psychology of personal freedom”. It amazes me how little people know and understand about this theory.
Today more than ever we need this understanding of human behavior. It explains the how and why of what we do. Briefly it states that we are driven to satisfy one or more of our five basic needs of love, power, fun, freedom and survival. He stated that we develop pictures of people, places, things and strong values and beliefs that when achieved will satisfy one or all of the basic needs.
He also taught us the most important understanding of human behavior, that all behavior is made up of four components. Those components are feeling, physiology, thinking and acting and we are using these four components very rapidly all day long and they mostly are out of our awareness. When we learn to understand this it helps up to become more aware of certain behavior.
It is a relationship theory and in that end, he taught us about the seven habits that destroy relationships and the seven caring habits that build relationships. More than ever today, we need this understanding. We need also a method of communication.
He gave us the Reality Therapy Process that gives us communication skills that permits us to remove ourselves out of the equation and truly help someone else and in turn help ourselves.
I have been using and working with these ideas the last 28 years and for the first time ever, we are offering the first level of a five level certificate- training program through William Glasser International. This is being offered through our local college and college credits and university credits are available.
This course starts January 24th, 2017 and I am very excited to be one of the instructors for this first every online opportunity. Now is the time to sign up here:
www.choicetheoryonline.ca/en Don’t miss this amazing opportunity! Sign up now!
Yours in growing awareness