How to Develop Self-Knowledge (English)
In Ancient Greece, when the philosopher Socrates was asked to sum up what all philosophical commandments could be reduced to, he replied: ‘Know yourself.’
Self-knowledge matters so much because it is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who we are that we can make reliable decisions - particularly around love and work.
Unfortunately, self-awareness is devilishly hard to acquire. Our minds are hugely skilled at hiding the truth about ourselves from our conscious grasp. We start off as children fathoming very little of who we might be, and then must spend a share of our adult lives attempting to understand the often garbled legacy of childhood.
The class How to Develop Self-Knowledge teaches us:
Techniques to explore our own minds.
How to clarify vague and almost-out-of-reach emotions and thoughts.
How to understand the emotional dynamics of childhood.
How we appear to others.
What we are perhaps not easily able to see about ourselves.
We realise the extent to which our minds are squeamish about ideas that challenge our existing comfortable view of ourselves - and acquire tools that combat the tendency to avoid important insights into who we really are.
How to Develop Self-Knowledge takes us on one of the most exciting journeys: into our deepest, most elusive selves. We come away armed with a newly clarified sense of the distinctive nature of our personalities, what we need to watch out for and what our priorities and potential might be.
Our classes and workshops consist of a varied mixture of input, self-reflection as well as one-to-one and group discussions. Our experienced lecturers convey a multitude of ideas that stimulate the mind and offer new perspectives. You can meet exciting and like-minded people and make new friends. No prior knowledge or preparation are required.
18.20 - venue opens
18.30 - welcome & drinks
18.45 - class commences
20.15 - break (times vary)
21.30 - class finishes
Jasminko Kontrec is an experienced facilitator, trainer and college lecturer. Originally from Croatia, he was educated in Belgium and later obtained an MA in Asian Religion from Cardiff University, UK. He has an open mind and a passion for learning, whether about M-theory in physics or the Kaizen Way in business, which has enhanced his ability to critically examine the adopted rules of thumb. He is most inspired by integral personal development, which is also why he loves facilitating workshops, for they give him the opportunity to grow and learn along with the participants.
Standard: 45 € incl. VAT
Double-Ticket (2 persons): 69,50 € incl. VAT
Bring a friend! We offer a limited amount of Double Tickets for a reduced price of 34,75 € per person instead of 45 €.
Reduced: 18 € incl. VAT
We offer a discount to holders of a berlinpass, severly disabled people, apprentices and students with valid ID depending on availability. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 10 days cancellation notice before the original class date.
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