89 minutes | Mar 15, 2021

Journeying #28 with Norah Finn, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Choice Theory Senior Faculty Member of the William Glasser Institute Ireland

Norah Finn is a psychotherapist and faculty member of the William Glasser Institute Ireland. Norah delivered my first introductory session in choice theory psychology and shared with us the ideas and concepts developed by psychiatrist, William Glasser. The training attracts people in psychotherapy and counselling fields, but also educators – teachers & academics, and lead managers – HR & Business leaders. The training is very much a self-awareness and personal wellbeing journey, you cannot help but learn about yourself and how you interact with others in the world. It is designed in such a way, through case studies, journaling, reflective writing, and presentations, to help you apply Glasser’s theories, in practice, to your daily life. Norah is inspirational in that she leads by ‘doing’, or maybe ‘being’ is a better word, a choice theorist. She believes in what she is teaching, and I think that is the magic – to be taught by someone who eats, sleeps, and breathes their subject matter – in a living way and not just an abstract, or academic way. You can’t help but be inspired! TOPICS DISCUSSED:We are internally motivated people living in an external control world"Unhappy people evaluate others, happy people evaluate themselves"The importance of self-evaluation in our lives"The greatest gift we can give to another human being is to help them to help themselves"Choices & consequences: good choices: good consequences..."Nobody can insult me without my consent" - Eleanor RooseveltWilliam Glasser, a trained psychiatrist, never medicated even one of his patients - he said, mental health issues were that person's best response to what was happening to them at that timeWhat are the qualities of a good listener? .... 2 magic words!!!People don't need advice, they just need to be heardThe importance of Fun in our lives Necessary to positively stimulate the learner's mind to release happy hormones in the brain - this allows them to be receptive to the learning Glasser's 'revolutionary' approach to parenting, particularly with teenagers"Children don't do what they're told, they do what they see"We need to equip young adults to make their own decisions and support them to accept responsibility for their choices, without criticism or judgmentTaking on ourselves as a case study: "Who Am I?""Our psychology becomes our biology"Outside of the body, near-death experience, Awareness, and the question, "What is Consciousness?"RESOURCES MENTIONED:Norah Finn on Choice Theory: https://www.alethea.ie/choice-theory/ William Glasser Institute Ireland:https://wgii.ie/Norah Finn Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NorahFinnTherapy/Online Choice Theory for Children: https://www.alethea.ie/online-choice-theory-for-children/_______________________________________________________Subscribe to YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3jLTdaqRate & review Journeying podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/journeying/id1529912826Like Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/33kp4bUVisit the Journeying website: https://journeying.me/Instagram: @journeyingpodcast
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