7.INITIATING—FACILITATING ACTING

There is no understanding without acting! Simply stated, life is a continuous learning process. The source of this learning is feedback from the environment. Most frequently, we see helpees who have received negative feedback from their environments: they are not living, learning or working effectively. We work with them in helping: exploring their experiences and understanding their goals. If they do not act upon their understanding, they have terminated the learning process and attenuated their growth. Moreover, if we do not initiate to facilitate their acting, the helpees take our behavior as the model for their lives—lives of inaction and deterioration!

NON-INITIATING INACTION

Helping initiates a life-long ...

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