Clinical Skills / Psychotherapy Certificate


Those at the degree of Dichotomy-free feel so satisfied, get along so well with others, and feel so confident about themselves and life, that they always do good work. However, the individuals who are at the degree above that, accomplish great work. This is because, at this next level, individuals feel inspired, inspire others, and live an inspiring life. They, therefore, have the urge to do their work, they do it effortlessly, while in the flow, and they tend to create masterpieces. They tend to deliver excellent work, be it a book, a painting, a song, a device, a speech, a presentation, or a lecture. These individuals do everything in life with confidence, and as such, say “Yes” to life, and are always willing to take part, and play an active role. They live life through the process of doing everything with intention and purpose.

This degree of consciousness is known as Purpose-drivenness. Because of this, individuals who are at this degree of consciousness of Purpose-drivenness, tend to have success in everything they do. You may have seen or heard about some individuals who just grow fast, and whom people just love to have around. These individuals have gotten to this degree of consciousness because after having allowed themselves to be open-minded, to explore, learn, and grow, they have stopped seeing life through the lens of dichotomies. This, in turn, leaves them satisfied with life, and confident in life. This also leads them to overcome the struggles and conflicts that most of us have inside us that have been preventing us from saying “Yes” to life.

At this level of awareness, individuals are devoted to take part in life. As already mentioned, individuals at the degree of Dichotomy-free, get along with others easily. This is because they never see anything wrong with anyone or anything. Individuals at the degree of Purpose-drivenness, also see nothing wrong with anyone or anything, and they tend to be very friendly, and friendly just for the sake of it. Just like those at the degree of Dichotomy-free, those at the degree of Purpose-drivenness, are not concerned when things do not seem to be going as desired. [1] They feel empowered, confident, are never afraid to start over if they have to. These individuals are also far enough removed from the degree of Defense-drivenness that they never feel that a certain type of job is beneath them.

We once supervised a physician, who, on many occasions would take patients’ socks off herself, to examine them, help them fill out their HRA housing application, prepare for work interviews, escort them to appointments, advocate for them in Court, while also prescribing medication to them, and checking their labs. That same doctor was also often featured on national television, like The View, and often talked about a variety of topics, both in Medicine and about women. Just like this physician, individuals at the degree of Purpose- Drivenness tend to contribute to others and to society without expecting anything in return. [2] They do so as part of who they are and they are always confident to have whatever they need, whenever they need it. Yet, they don’t cease growing, they are very coachable, they bounce back very quickly, and always learn from their experience. They clearly understand that experiencing is part of the process of learning and growing in life. [3] They also are always ready to learn from others, while the whole community often looks to them for advice.

Levels of Consciousness – Inquiries

  1. What are your overall thoughts on this Level of Consciousness?
  2. What do you see for yourself?
  3. What do you see for your patients, and what does it take for you to help your patients shift?

[1] Bayda, Ezra, et al. Saying Yes to Life: (Even the Hard Parts). 1st ed., Wisdom Publications, 2005.

[2] Schafer, Jack. “Love Is a One-Way Street Love Has No Expectations, so Betrayal Is Not Possible.” Psychology Today, Psychology Today, 13 Nov. 2014, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/let-their-words-do- the-talking/201409/love-is-one-way-street.

[3] Valdez, Lillian. “Are You Coachable? And, Why Does It Matter?” American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, 2 Jan. 2020, www.aaepa.com/2020/01/are- you-coachable-and-why-does-it-matter