“To have greater self awareness or understanding means to have a better grasp of reality” – Dalai Lama
Self awareness is the capacity to gain an accurate, deep understanding of one’s own behaviors and feelings. It is having a realistic reception of one’s personality including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivations and emotions.
This understanding allows the individual
- To make behavioral changes that can lead to greater intra and inter personal success.
- To adapt their behaviors as the needs of each situation dictates.
- To make appropriate choices based not only on their own capabilities but also by recognizing their limitations.
Got an opportunity to participate in a counseling workshop on “Self Awareness” conducted by Department of Social Work, NISH on 2019 March, 16. The Sessions were handled by Dr. Susha Janardhanan (Trainer and Coundellor Educator and former HOD, Department of Counselling Psychology. Loyola College of Social Sciences, Trivandrum) and Ms. Arolinr K Tom (Psychologist, Trainer and Counsellor Educator, Currently working at the Department of Counselling Psychology).