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Bridging the gap between self actualisation and self realisation | Rita Aggarwal | TEDxBITSPilani
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Added Jun 21, 2016
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If you think greatness has nothing to do with self realisation, think again.

In this video, Rita Agarwal, a consulting psychologist who specialises in child and adolescent counseling, speaks about the subjective and intriguing topics of self actualisation and self realisation; and how the two are connected. She uses examples of great Indians, and how the legacy they've left behind is the result of a quest for greatness and excellence through self actualisation, self knowledge leading to self realisation. She uses several convincing theories budding from eminent psychologists of the modern world, to stress the importance of these topics in every individual's life.

A successful practicing psychologist, columnist, trainer and entrepreneur, Rita Aggarwal is known for her groundbreaking research and innovative practices in the field of psychology. She has a deep insight into the psyche of a human being, and her areas of expertise include Child Psychology, Adolescent Counseling, Marriage Counselor, General Psychology and Clinical Psychology. Her dissertation on “Psycho-social Correlates of Domestic Violence” in 1987 was the first of its kind in the Indian Arena of Psychology.
She is passionate about equality between the genders and strongly champions the quest for the change in the mindset of men towards women, and has written several articles and columns for the same. She is also a successful human resource trainer and has conducted several workshops for self-growth and development. She handles a wide range of problems related to children, teenagers, youths and adults.

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