Unit 1: WHY do you think you do WHAT you do?

Length: 90 minutesAuthor: Antoinetta VogelsComplexity: Standard

Unit 1 focuses on getting to the root of your behavior, and explains why that is important: you can solve many, if not all, of your life issues when you know WHY you do WHAT you do. Why do you make certain choices and decisions? Becoming aware of this is especially useful for people who feel they are not completely in charge of their actions and behavior.

Unit 2: Whose life is it, anyway?

Author: Antoinetta Vogels

Unit 2 offers insight into the difference between those people who have a Healthy Sense of Self compared to those who are eternally struggling to find themselves. Being born doesn’t come with a guarantee that you get to live your own life. This unit helps you answer the question: Do you have a Healthy Sense of Self or a Lack of Sense of Self?

Unit 3: Your past shapes your present…

Author: Antoinetta Vogels

Unit 3 helps you understand what went on in your childhood. The early way you were related to by your parents affects how you relate to yourself on a subconscious level and is (in part) responsible for what you make of yourself during your lifetime. If left with an undeveloped Sense of Self, you are set up to fail. Breaking free starts with seeing what really happened.

Unit 4: “Thinks” are seldom what they seem

Author: Antoinetta Vogels

Unit 4 introduces two categories of motivation identified by the Sense of Self Method: Direct Motivation and Indirect Motivation. Understanding your motivations requires awareness of what is going on in your subconscious mind. Discerning which kind of Motivation is operating in the background of your various behaviors is the key to self-knowledge, to healing a Lack of Sense of Self, and to gaining a Restored Sense of Self.

Unit 5: Are you using your life to prove you are okay?

Author: Antoinetta Vogels

Unit 5 addresses why certain things play such a dominant role in your life and what is behind that. When you are unable to develop a (healthy) sense of your Self, you adopt ways of behaving to gain acceptance from the people you believe you need approval from. Two new key concepts—Ego-References and Vehicles—will help you discover how your past is influencing your present.

Unit 6: The need to “Feel-good-about-self” can be compulsive

Author: Antoinetta Vogels

Unit 6 investigates what drives you to crave approval and introduces a few processes that contribute to the subconscious drama at play in those with a Lack of Sense of Self. You will discover how to shift from being focused on gaining approval to focusing on what YOU want your life to be like, based on your own conscious decisions.

Unit 7: “Will I ever outgrow the need for approval?”

Author: Antoinetta Vogels

Unit 7 delves deeper into the role parental judgment can play in your life. Caregivers need not even be present for their opinions to linger in your mind and body. You will learn about the entanglement of parent/caregiver and child that is both the cause and the result of a Lack of Sense of Self, which puts you at risk for a lifetime of emotional exhaustion and suffering.

Unit 8: “Help! I sense my self disappearing when I don’t succeed in making you happy!”

Author: Antoinetta Vogels

Unit 8 brings all the information of the previous units together and clarifies what the Sense of Self Theory—and Method—are all about. Building on what you have learned so far, you will now see a structure you may have unconsciously created that functions as the place holder for the real Self-experience. This unit poses the question: Whose happiness really matters most to you?

Unit 9: Putting it all together

Author: Antoinetta Vogels

Unit 9 leads you through each of the course concepts as they could apply to you. Once you manage to understand the origins of each of these elements, you will be able to effectively create lasting changes and finally break free from your addiction to approval.