Creation of Life Style in Three Acts
Creation of Life Style in Three Acts is a didactic and experiential workshop based on the psychology developed by Alfred Adler. Each of the three acts represents one component of the development of life style. Act I focuses on family legacy, that is the perception and conclusions drawn about the stories or photographs or artifacts of your family that occurred before your birth. Act II focuses on family relationships, including your arrival into the family and the first five yours of your life including the perceptions, images, and relationships that you experienced. Act III focuses on the creation of life style based on specific elements of childhood and the adaptations necessary as you enter the larger world outside the home. Emphasis will be on the practical application of Adlerian psychology and the workshop will be conducted modeling empathy, encouragement, equality, and ethics in an educational setting.
- Participants will identify the impact of events that occurred in their family of origin before their birth.
- Participants will create a genogram that reflects their family when they were five or six years of age.
- Participants will evaluate the relationships between their family members and themselves when they were five or six years of age.
- Participants will record their perceptions and conclusions about themselves, others, and the world when they were five or six years of age.
- Participants will evaluate their perceptions and conclusions and create meaningful adaptations to meet the challenges of living.