Alfred Alder is known as one of the world’s biggest masterminds in psychology.
He started what is today known as group therapy. It is indeed more comforting for someone to share his or her personal experiences in a group than in a personal setting. There was always an agenda for group therapies. People just don’t come in randomly and share their experiences. There will be a facilitator who will dictate what will happen in the session. The session can last anywhere from an hour to an entire day. It depends on how interested the participants are. If they are all willing to get it over and done with, it probably won’t last long. However, if they are all eager to share and hear about each other’s experiences, it will certainly last a lot longer than you think.
He was among the first to write about mental health too.
It is not known how dangerous mental health problems are until people start committing suicide because of it. It is something that needs to be addressed as early as possible. Some people start ignoring it but it can come back to haunt you when you least expect it.
Alder formed a short alliance with Sigmund Freud and they formed a psychoanalytic weekly meeting. At first, people thought it was a joke. However, it was not too long before a lot of people were interested in it. As weeks passed, more and more people attended the weekly meeting. It proved to be beneficial so a lot of people were recommending it to their friends. However, it was not too long before Freud and Alder grew tired of each other. That is not a bad thing at all as it is actually a good thing for them to do their own thing. Besides, Freud thought that Alder is his apprentice which did not sit too well with Alder. Alder thought they were equals so he decided to end their partnership.
Alder is known as one of the first to write about health. This is certainly something that should not be overlooked as eating unhealthy food and forgetting to exercise may lead to bad results. Alder was born at a time when people were not concerned too much with their health. They were preoccupied with working to earn as much money as possible to give their kids the best lives possible.
Adler’s core values were equality as he is not a fan of people being mistreated. No matter how rich you think you are, you should never mistreat people who are below you. Besides, karma will get you in the end. It will only be a matter of time before the roles are reversed. Hence, always think of others as equals and don’t forget to smile at them no matter what they are doing. You may be blessed to be living in a big house with several maids but if you don’t work hard then all of that will get taken from you within the blink of an eye.