Freedom is the highest value of human life.
Osho ~ Freedom can be seen in three stages:
• The first is “freedom from,” which is a freedom that comes from breaking out of the “psychosocial slavery” imposed by outside forces such as parents, society, or religion.
• The next stage is “freedom for,” a positive freedom that comes from embracing and creating something―a fulfilling relationship, for example, or an artistic or humanitarian vision.
• And lastly there is “just freedom,” the highest and ultimate freedom. This last freedom is more than being for or against something; it is the freedom of simply being oneself and responding truthfully to each moment.
'Man' as a 'social animal' has the ability to consciously invent large and small stories that fellow human beings attach to and believe in. In this way, the fellow man is not only connected to an intensively cooperating whole of individuals, but also gives meaning to existence for the individual. This makes us existentially dependent on how we think others see us, and that in doing so we – under painful emotions – adapt ourselves to others in our quest for social recognition and status. As a result, the identity of the person crumbles and she is ultimately completely deprived of his individuality. The human being is then made into an object, programmed in function of goals that lie outside the person. One is relegated to a utensil or a negotiating object. Our human defence mechanism will alert us by the emergence of physical and psychological discomfort and a feeling of unease. Then all that remains for us to do is survive. Our activated self-regulation system allows us to 'escape' from the story by 'freezing' our emotions and individuality or pretending that they are 'dead'. We are then completely detached from who we are and have given up our inner freedom.
Our ability to be self-aware of our thinking, our emotional and physical perception, the meaning we give to it and thus our actions and to self-regulate them while maintaining individuality in the social environment transforms us from 'social animals' to humans.
Self-conscious self-regulation keeps us grounded, attuned, and focused. It keeps us in balance. The person who is self-aware and self-regulates has a fairly good understanding of how her mental representation works and where bodily reactions come from and how to deal with them. She has explored the reasons why she thinks, feels and behaves as she does, she accepts them and commits to action when necessary. This doesn't mean that the self-conscious self-regulating person has necessarily jettisoned all of her own personal problems and baggage, but she's at a point where they don't control her life.
Our services & programs
In order to live in inner freedom, we work together on the further development of your self-regulation, the point where the real change takes place. The work is aimed at allowing you to take a role in society while maintaining your individuality. We offer you the insights and skills you need to work from your own strength towards balance and well-being in your life.
Individual & group work
Sessions that are specifically tailored to the needs of the client or group.
The social network as support is of great importance in one's life. That is why there are sessions specifically aimed at family, partners and working relationships.
Because human development is not possible without community, there are sessions specifically aimed at creating an environment of cooperation and self-organization.
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