Achieving Positive Self Identity and Self-Defined Success (PSI/SDS™):


You learn skills for clarifying your own identity, and separating from those self concepts you internalized from parents, spouses, significant others which are not you own authentic self. You learn to identify your own concept of what success means to you utilizing all six major life areas and achieving a balance so you are "like a Rolls Royce tooling down the highway of life with all six wheels in balance."

Some of the comments made by Dr. Schwab's clients include:

"The skills Dr. Charlotte Schwab taught me have affected in a very positive way both my social and business relationships. In addition, I have been able to transfer much of what I learned from Dr. Schwab to many of the people in my company, making us all more successful."

Richard H. Raboy, EVP, Epstein, Raboy Advertising, Inc.



"At the seminar Dr. Charlotte Schwab presented for the administration, teachers, guidance counselors, and staff of Hunter College High School, Dr. Schwab effectively shared various techniques we needed. She succeeded in helping us to be more effective educators."

Irene C. Dabney, Counselor. Hunter College High School.



"Dr. Schwab's presentation....was very useful for our stand and....I have had much positive feedback since then."

Robert Steinmuller, MD. Director, Dept. of Psychiatry, North Central Bronx Hospital.



"I learned to empower myself professionally and personally. I have realized many accomplishments since working with Dr. Schwab."

Hillary Gal, VP, Systems.



"....Amazed!....Qualified, sales production club....reached my other goals...."

Connie Cohrt, CLU, PCP, Penn Mutual.




The following article explains the process in more detail. While the article was written for women and was published in "ASK WOMEN" magazine, the process is effective for men as well as women.

Process for Achieving Positive Self Identity*

(The process is flexible and depends on each individual's needs and wants; Dr. Schwab is an "active listener" and is supportive, caring, and responsive.)

  1. Learning and knowing my basic and secondary needs, wants, and rights (using the "15 Areas of Common Needs" list); learning to be centered; learning energized relaxation; Conscious, Connected Breathing; breathing deeply; Utilizing "Notebook Technique", Basic Human Rights Checklist; the "Who Am I?" process; Utilizing Self Esteem tools.
  2. Learning my options and choices (gathering information).
  3. Assessing my expectations and applying them realistically.
  4. Discarding dysfunctional, negative beliefs, thoughts, attitudes, habits, behaviors;discarding others' expectations for my identity and "success."
  5. "Thought Stopping" and "Self Esteem Socialization" Techniques (using charts). Learning and making positive Affirmations, utilizing visualization, verbalization, "Positive Seat Technique," "Notebook Technique," Mirror Work, and "Posting Technique". Audiotapes may also be used.
  6. "Getting Off" inappropriate anger. Learning to express anger constructively - physically, verbally, intellectually, emotionally, in writing.
  7. Learning, considering the risks of my inaction or actions; deciding whether I change my behavior or keep it the same as I have been.
  8. Goal Setting and Achievement in all six major life areas - using "Values Clarification Checklist," "Wheel of Life," "Plan of Action."
  9. Acting on my choices by:

          a) making "I statement," not attacking another person (or myself); Learning and practicing assertiveness, utilizing charts.
          b) being direct - not apologizing for my requests of refusals, or giving unneeded explanation; not feeling guilty for my reasonable requests or refusals (using charts).
          c) not saying yes and resenting it later (using charts).

  10. 10. Utilizing VECAM™ and Gender Negotiations™.
* (c) 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2003

1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003


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