"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself."
– Michel de Montaigne
In order to assist the small and start-up business community, the School of Life offers a selection of key business workshops in our public program. These provide a cost-effective way for start-ups or smaller businesses to access the support of developing key emotional skills to thrive in their professional lives and to sustain themselves, others and their business over time.
Self-Awareness is the foundation of emotional intelligence, yet studies show that while most of us think we understand ourselves, we often have little idea how others really see us. This alarming gap leads to misunderstandings, poor teamwork, increased conflict, poor decision-making and a lack of direction.
In this three-hour session, we will:
- Consider how our image of ourself may differ from how others see us
- Take stock of our own unconscious attitudes and beliefs
- Learn to recognise some common barriers to self- awareness, including projection, transference and resistance
- Learn the technique of "philosophical meditation" to begin to get to grips with the hidden beliefs that lie behind our everyday feelings and behaviour
9.15 Arrival, tea, coffee and pastries, meet and greet
9.30 Part 1 commences
10.30 Break (times vary)
10.45 Part 2 commences
11.45 Workshop concludes, reflections & questions