All involved in the process of health care must review their individual approach to service. The question is to heal thyself first before they venture to heal others. For all the mantra has to be to transform oneself from ‘ I’ syndrome to ‘We ‘ syndrome. Each one of us will have to review our comprehension of education and having done that to take on the developmental training. We provide hereunder the guidelines for doing so
We conceive that the education is to know thy self. It is a facilitating process to grow into a Whole man. The theory of education as it is generally practiced today is summed up in five simple words. The first word is ‘knowledge‘. It is knowledge for awareness. Knowledge is truth, which is intellectually comprehended. ‘Skill’, the second word, has many facets of its own. It may extend from skill in attending to personal health and hygiene to professional skill or skill in grasping fully one’s own academic discipline. Righteous conduct for right action refers to skill in one’s own personal behaviour. It is really an ethical principle of Equipoise or Balance. This is one of the choicest gifts that education has to give. It helps us to steer clear of all controversies and arrive at a synthesis or a reconciliation of opposites. It is a good sign of the culture of a person that he has this balance and that he can bring together and reconcile different points of view. Unhealthy and harmful feelings are eliminated, refined or sublimated. The educated or cultured man always maintains his balance even in the midst of stress and strain. Understanding or awareness of the environment or of the society in which one lives is the third concept in education. The understanding is the product of the joint projection of the thought (intellect) as well as the feeling (heart) in man. Thought and feeling together are man’s responses to his environment and they lead to this particular awareness. The innate cognitive tendency or urge towards action also colours this joint projection. The understanding includes social awareness, which contains an incipient tendency towards action, and in its absolute from is non-violence. Universal Love – the fourth word in education. The cognitive side of love is clearly manifested both in its desistance from violence and in its insistence on an action of expression of Love. Love is unconditional and admits no return. The fifth term is Gentleness or courtesy. It is related to New Man’s definition of an educated man as a Gentleman. A person’s courtesy and affability under all circumstances and in all situations are signs of his culture. What integral Education sets out to do is to strive and infuse an intense desire to become cultured citizens first and then active pilgrims on the path of reality and illuminated volunteers in the service of society and the world. They have first to evolve into citizens with a sense of social responsibility and into seekers with an enthusiasm for wisdom. They have then to develop into illuminative volunteers in the service of humanity and active pilgrims on the path to reality. And this calls for the transformation from being knowledge worker to wisdom worker. Experience suggests that people divest of Omni health remain static at the level of knowledge worker and restoration of Omni health lies in their conversion into wisdom worker. The wisdom does not descend from above, it is all earthly and sensual, The basic issue concerns the ATTITUDE OF THE EDUCATOR- the healer TOWARDS THOSE HE IS TO Heal. First let the healers heal themselves before they take on the task of healing others Developmental training is the answer.
The functional definition of Training is the acquisition of concepts, theories, skills and attitudes; and development is defined as application of acquired knowledge, theories, skills and attitudes in life for increasing effectiveness in performance results in all related areas be it individual; personal; organizational. Training needs can be either functional or developmental. Thus training is the essential input for preparedness for work/job/life. It refers to certain structured courses/seminars but development covers much wider canvas. It includes development through self-study/delegation/counseling/job enlargement/job enrichment/job rotation value orientation programs. All training is for self-development. Training program provides opportunity but development depends on self-motivation and individual commitment. Three major areas that got be addressed are: direct results//value orientation/and reaffirmation/commitment to responsive effectiveness. Without these the subject of intervention will short change himself cheating himself and thus the intervention will fail. Therefore the intimate monitoring and realignment of interventional strategy by the attending interventionist are vital for success of all developmental interventions.