The term self-awareness is both a popular scientific psychological term for learning about and reflecting on the experience and actions of oneself (self ), especially in challenging situations. As part of his training as a psychotherapist, family therapist, coach or supervisor self-awareness on the other hand refers to the process in the context of a role reversal in which the ( prospective) therapist the applicable procedures and methods in the client role experiences in themselves. The instructor or supervisor is the coach.

Self-experience ( non- therapeutic)

Self- experience in non- therapeutic framework is made possible by speaking about himself ( in social and therapeutic interviews ) through which one's self - experience in groups and group dynamics as well as by extreme experiences, such as in the context of survival training, Extreme sports, training to promote team building or intensive surveys. Self-awareness can contribute to make your own patterns of behavior consciously, then letting it go. It is not aimed at the alleviation of disease.

Self-awareness ( therapeutic)

An essential component in the training of psychotherapists, family therapists, psychotherapists group, group Dynamicist and supervisor is the therapeutic or group self-awareness. The Education Candidate experienced in the role as a patient, the method and the effect before applying them directly and personally to himself in clients. Thus he learns all the associated feelings ( hopes, fears ) and recognizes obstructive resistors and supportive mechanisms. It is also essential the relationship experience in the role of the client to the therapist. For all mentioned here qualified training therapeutic self-awareness applies a prescribed number of hours as a criterion for admission.

For consultant - training (coaching ) self-experience is offered in the counseling method.

See also: Training Analysis

Encounter group

An encounter group is a form of group therapy. In small groups ( with a dozen participants ) the experience "of his own " personal gain in knowledge, personal development and social learning is used. This is done with respect to another, and the group, and authority associated with the other of said group.

See also: Encounter Group