- Existential healing perspective
- Learning to see change
- Cope with conflict through creative self-empowerment & radical self-responsibility
- What is maturity?
- Mystery of Personal Empowerment
Dr. Paul Joseph Dunion, Therapist, offers individuals an existential healing perspective, which focuses upon four pathways to individual deepening.
The first of these focuses is learning to see change as an ever-evolving process of becoming more of who we were meant to be rather than becoming a better human being. This view of change is not based upon improvement but rather upon deepening a capacity for integrity, whereby we become more acquainted with our own values and beliefs while creating a capacity to make choices which truly reflect what we believe and value.
The second pathway is strengthening our ability and willingness to identify the truth about ourselves, especially as it pertains to how we are wounded, how we are gifted, and what we desire. Individuals learn to hold what they discover about themselves with compassion.
The third pathway is one of reparenting. Here, individuals learn to identify missing pieces from their own childhood or how their parents passed on ineffective ways of relating to themselves, to others, and to life in general.
Dr. Dunion’s BEND reparenting model is employed, emphasizing the roles of Boundaries, Encouragement, Nurturance, and Discipline.
The fourth pathway is learning about the dance between personal will and fate. Individuals deepen their awareness about the power and the limits of their own will while surrendering to the power of fate. The dance of personal will and fate yields the individual’s destiny. This dance guides learning and deepens healing.
Books by Dr. Paul J. Dunion