Personal development

Social circumstances that we live in, characterised by competitive interpersonal relations and a mainly aggressive communication style, create a need to protect ourselves from stress and set boundaries for those invading our rights and needs. In order to reduce stress and improve the quality of personal and professional life, we need to master related knowledge and skills.

You can address a psychotherapist even when you do not have any psychic issues but wish to learn to live a better-quality, healthier life and be personally and professionally more satisfied and successful. In addition to individual work with a psychotherapist, group experience-based trainings, where communication skills and emotional intelligence are improved, also contribute to personal growth and development.

The personal development program is designed for adolescents and adults who wish to work on their personal growth and development. As professional and personal are two sides of the same coin, it is also designed for future psychotherapists, expert associates in schools and all those who provide counselling services to clients, as it will enable them to improve personal and professional competencies for better-quality and more successful practice. For your CV, at the end of the training you get a certificate, while for future psychotherapists 16 hours of training are registered as hours of personal work.

Educational experience-based trainings:

- Assertiveness Training – training in communication skills and self-confidence;

- Emotional Intelligence Training;

Assertiveness Training is mainly focused on communication and enabling a person to stand up for him/herself, which contributes to stronger self-confidence and stability. At this training, an attendee learns how to gain a real image of him/herself and others, accept his/her rights and respect rights of others in communication.

In addition to the above listed common goals, Emotional Intelligence Training contributes to better understanding of one’s own emotions and their correlation with life beliefs and behaviour. An emotionally intelligent person has a control over his/her emotions and has an insight into how they affect others, is aware of a positive function of unpleasant feelings, and therefore does not avoid situations which are unpleasant and does not avoid justifiably provoking a feeling of unpleasantness in others. This person likes him/herself and others and expresses it in communication. His/her communication style is mainly assertive, with expressing attitudes and beliefs in a manner that does not threaten others.

Check the video material on "Emotional Intelligence" and "Communication Skills".