Dr. Keith discusses how the concept of “normal” profoundly effects our development and functioning.
We all have drives to belong to various groups, which means feeling normal by those groups’ standards. We also have drives to be authentically ourselves, as well as wanting to be deeply known and accepted by others. Vertical development shifts our standards of normal, as well as which groups we value, mostly out of our awareness. Add on the complication that many of us use “normal” as a moral judgment as much as, (or more than) a statistical construct, and we can see how problems and confusion can arise in our understanding of “normal”.
Join us as Dr. Keith explores these issues, how they affect us, and how he has dealt with them over the decades in therapy sessions and groups.
About Keith Witt
Dr. Keith Witt is a Licensed Psychologist, teacher, and author who has lived and worked in Santa Barbara, CA. for over forty years. Dr. Witt is also the founder of The School of Love.
About Corey deVos
Corey W. deVos is the proverbial "man behind the curtain". He is Editor-in-Chief of Integral Life, as well as Managing Editor of KenWilber.com. He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996.