Approach to Personal Change
Why personal change efforts often fail
The reason why popular approaches to personal growth typically fail to deliver their promised results is because they rest upon the faulty assumption of radical individualism that is the hallmark of the theories of Modern Philosophy. Arbinger’s work explains why popular beliefs about personal growth and well being are mistaken. Moreover, how the principles of success pushed in popular and academic literature actually undercut success and happiness and even tend to increase feelings of helplessness and dissatisfaction.
What is the real key to personal growth?
One’s “way of being” in the world with others is fundamental to success and happiness, as it is the substance of all of our relationships—with family, with friends, with business associates, and even with enemies.
Since Arbinger’s work illuminates this deeper level of human experience and equips people to improve and change their “way of being,” Arbinger’s ideas give people the ability to transform their personal and professional lives.
Arbinger also prepares coaches, therapists, and other helping professionals to utilize Arbinger’s ideas in service of their clients.
(Click here for a brief history of Western Philosophy that locates Arbinger’s work in response to the assumptions that underlie Modern Philosophy.)
Poisonous beliefs in personal growth
The next tab demonstrates “poisonous beliefs” that are commonly held around issues of personal growth, success and happiness, contrasted with would be Arbinger’s responses to those beliefs.
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