'Be the best you can be' urge self-help books and makeover TV shows, but what kind of self is imagined as needing a makeover and what kind of self is imagined as the happy result? Drawing on recent sociology and psychology, this book explores the function of slummy mummies, headless zombies and living autopsies to creating an idea of self.
Drawing from physics, psychology, aboriginal beliefs, and shamanism, this guide defines, explores, and applies both earth-based psychology and the related idea of path awareness, the innate ability to sense where to turn at a given moment. It presents theory and experimental exercises with diagrams and illustrations.
Using the research in medicine, psychology and social science, this book offers guidelines to the reader and also interesting exercises, quizzes and checklists to enable you to work out what is going wrong. It aims to help you find your own strengths; become an optimist; discover what's holding you back; get yourself onto the right path; and more.