Plenary Talk C: Friday 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Losing and Re-finding Self/self in Human Systems with Mark Horowitz (46 min.)
When we do not see systemically and are not aware of systemic pressures we can think we are acting from our own volition, when in fact we are simply, unconsciously and reflexively, responding to systemic forces. Mark will focus on the questions: “What are system forces?” “How can we become aware of them?” and “What can we do once we have reclaimed self and remembered we have choice?”
Educational Objectives: Attendees will be able to:
– Understand what system forces are.
– Experientially recognize the effect of system forces on individuals and the system.
– Understand how a balance of love and power can be used to counteract these system forces.
Mark Horowitz, MA, is a leadership and organizational development consultant, an experienced educator, and board certified coach. He trained in Humanistic Psychology with Abraham Maslow, PhD and in Psychosynthesis with Roberto Assagioli, MD. He has studied the field of human systems for over 35 years as a licensed individual and family therapist and as a management consultant and coach for businesses in the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia. He is a faculty member of the International School of Psychotherapy and Group Counseling in St. Petersburg, Russia, and has been an adjunct faculty member at John F. Kennedy University and Antioch San Francisco in California, and at Suffolk and Lesley Universities in Boston. Mark has taught Psychosynthesis at many centers around the world, including the Psychosynthesis Institute in San Francisco, and the Institute of Psychosynthesis, London.