エンパワメント科学:だれもが主人公 新しい共生のかたち  [in Japanese] New Empowerment Models on Practical Strategies for Wellbeing  [in Japanese]

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<p>【要旨】エンパワメント(湧活)とは、人びとに夢や希望を与え、勇気づけ、人が本来持っているすばらしい、生きる力を湧き出させることである。</p><p> 人は誰もが、すばらしい力を持って生まれてくる。そして生涯、すばらしい力を発揮し続けることができる。そのすばらしい力を引きだすことがエンパワメント、ちょうど清水が泉からこんこんと湧き出るように、一人ひとりに潜んでいる活力や可能性を湧き出させることが湧活である。</p><p> 保健医療福祉などの実践では、一人ひとりが本来持っているすばらしい潜在力を湧きあがらせ、顕在化させて、活動を通して人々の生活、社会の発展のために生かしていく。また、企業などの集団では、社員一人ひとりに潜んでいる活力や能力を上手に引き出し、この力を社員の成長や会社の発展に結び付けるエネルギーとする。これが組織、集団そして人に求められるエンパワメント(湧活)である。</p>

<p> Empowerment is something that gives people hopes and dreams, brings them courage, and prompts them to be filled with the strength to live. It is a wonderful quality that should be present in everyone.</p><p> People are born with splendid abilities. And throughout their lives, they can continue to demonstrate magnificent strengths. It is empowerment that draws out that magnificent power—in the same way that spring water flows steadily out of a natural fountain, it is empowerment that allows the vital force and potential that lie hidden deep within us to flow.</p><p> In the practice of health social services, the magnificent potential that each individual initially has is awakened, prompted to manifest, and is leveraged through activities for the good of people's lives and for the development of society. In groups of people such as in the context of a business enterprise, the potential vigor and capabilities of each employee can be drawn out skillfully and leveraged as energy to be linked to staff development and corporate growth. These are the things that empowerment—needed by organizations, groups, and people—are all about.</p><p> Empowerment is one method for realizing a society in which everyone is the hero of his or her life, where they can enjoy the differences between themselves and others and are able to embrace the joys of living alongside one another.</p>

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  • Japanese Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

    Japanese Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 19(1), 1-6, 2017

    Japanese Society of Cognitive Neuroscience

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