Self Definition

Self Sphere

Definition of Self

Traditionally, the integrity of the Self refers to the entire personality of the individual.

The Lifetrack model of positive mental health developed by Dr. Yukio Ishizuka defines Self more narrowly.  Self is the ability and willingness to be “in touch,” “at peace, ” and “in control, ” of one’s thoughts, feelings and actions.

The Self Sphere does not exist in a vacuum

Self interacts with our Achievement and Intimacy spheres.   What happens in our work day and our close intimate relationships influence our sense of self.   Similarly, our sense of Self affects our experience of Intimacy and Achievement.

To be “in touch,” “at peace,” and “in control” of self requires the capacity to recognize and accept both positives and negatives in life, integrating them into a balanced perspective.  It also includes the flexibility to initiate, modify, and control thoughts, feelings, and actions.  We can do this be observing our Self and remaining present in the given moment.

Self Definition in the Lifetrack Model

The Self Sphere is defined as how well you are in touch, at peace, and in control of “self.”

In Touch: How well you are in touch with your thoughts, feelings, and actions

Positives: The extent to which you are aware of happy or optimistic thoughts, feelings, and actions
Negatives: The extent to which you are aware of pessimistic or unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and actions
Integration: How well you integrate your positives and negatives, while maintaining self-justification

At Peace: How well you are at peace with your thoughts, feelings and actions

Positives: The extent to which you accept, appreciate, and feel comfortable with positive thoughts, feelings, and actions
Negatives: The extent to which you can accept, and come to peaceful terms with negative thoughts, feelings, and actions
Integration: How well you integrate your positives and negatives, while maintaining self-justification

In Control: How well you are in control of your thoughts, feelings, and actions

Decision: Your ability to make choices and decisions
Action: Your ability to act on decisions once they are made
Monitor/Control: Your ability to be flexible, and to modify your thoughts, feelings, and actions

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About Nathalie

Franco-Japanese from New York who writes on individual, organizational, and national health and happiness. Interest in Japan and using Crisis as an opportunity for individual and national transformation.
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