ERIC Number: ED210581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep-2
Reference Count: 0
Achieving Perspective Transformation.
Perspective transformation is a consciously achieved state in which the individual's perspective on life is transformed. The new perspective serves as a vantage point for life's actions and interactions, affecting the way life is lived. Three conditions are basic to achieving perspective transformation: (1) "feeling" experience, i.e., getting in touch with original truth; (2) internalization of six principles (polarity, causality, force, reality, change, and responsibility); and (3) development and use of abilities which make the principles operational (faith, courage, freedom). Perspective transformation is not a therapy or theory, but rather a personal process for escalating one's development that happens within the individual in response to a particular set of stimuli and reflections right for the individual. The process can neither be taught nor administered, but is accelerated and facilitated by the help of an assistant, or by self-help. Suggestions for achieving perspective transformation include identifying and breaking loose from learned structures that interfere with the human capacity to feel experience, trusting the senses and intuition, and risking change. Differences between this technique and traditional psychotherapy methods exist, particularly in the area of problem resolution. The principal cost of this technique is often misunderstood, but the benefits to the individual include personal harmony and independence. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Information Analyses; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Life Transitions
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, International College, CA.