As the solution to the famous Nine Dot problem requires the four connected lines to go beyond the pattern of a box, so too the answers to who we are and how we flourish require connections that go beyond the pattern found in the natural order — specifically beyond the physical “box” of the brain and body.
How does this apply to Character Mentoring?
The Person and Character Level Model of Change expands the paradigm of change beyond the physical box of the brain and body. It includes and connects both natural and supernatural understandings of persons and how we change. Knowing that “I am not my brain,” opens up additional possibilities for character strengthening and for the empowerment of positive change.
What Keeps Us Ticking offers a useful answer to the human nature or personhood question: “Who am I?” We have the experience of being a person and not simply brain and body processes. What Keeps Us Ticking identifies this experiencing as being felt by our real, though immaterial, person who then utilizes the brain and body to function as a whole person. Clearly knowing who we really are has personal applications and benefits. Our immaterial person, living through a brain and body, is not only what keeps us ticking, but is also who can effectively activate our whole person choices. (Available on Amazon)
Person and Character Level Life Coaching and Mentoring is unique in both its starting point and its primary focus. This approach is based upon a structural view of human nature that is informed by psychological and philosophical ideas and a theological perspective. First, we establish the understanding that the immaterial soul is the person. Then we use this understanding to work on virtues and character development related positive change. Strengthened character leads to being better able to: detach from problems (self-distancing), have increased confidence in the ability to succeed with personal changes (self-efficacy), and make choices that positively affect the whole person. (Available on Amazon)
Person and Character Level Life Coaching and Mentoring Training and Practice Resources has been developed as a companion to Dr. Morgan’s Person and Character Level Life Coaching and Mentoring book. This resource contains additional training information and tools for practice. It continues the expanded paradigm of the immaterial soul-person and the material body being two distinct yet connected parts of the whole person. The same Person and Character Level Model of change is utilized, emphasizing a present focus and positive outcomes: character strengthening, improved quality of relating, and the effective use of actions in practical situations — with the naturally resulting improvements to coping and resilience. Though having non-clinical goals and interventions, accepted practice procedures are incorporated to provide a method for intentionally and effectively encouraging others through the process of change. (Available on Amazon)
Life in Process emphasizes that God is our intimate, loving Father, who produces spiritual growth in our lives through grace, repentance, and restoration, by faith in Christ Jesus and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. (Available on Amazon)
The Person and Character YouTube channel is the online location for the Mentor Leader Seminar videos. Watch videos of training seminars for leaders in which Dr. Dennis Morgan is instructing certified Character Mentors who desire to become trainers of other Character Mentors.