Saturday, June 24, 2017

121. Restoring psychological habits of a previous healthy state of a person as a form of psychotherapy.

Restoring  psychological habits of a previous healthy state of  a person as a form of psychotherapy.

The psychological problems or disease of a person as mortal personality, can be conceived as a system of negative habits (relative to the physical body, or relative to the social interactions) , habits of physical actions, of emotions, of thinking , believing and even of attention. 

Conversely a state of psychological health of a person as mortal personality, can be conceived as a system of healthy habits (relative to the physical body, or relative to the social interactions) , habits of physical actions, of emotions, of thinking , believing and even of attention. 

This perspective of psychology, indicates also a new form of psychotherapy:

When a person is in the turmoil of psychological problems or of a psychological disease, then what one has to do is simply to restore in him the healthy system of habits (relative to the physical body, or relative to the social interactions) , of a previous state of the life of the patient,  habits of physical actions, of emotions, of thinking , believing and even of attention. This is also easier for the patient to accept as he restores a  self of him of past  phase in his life rather than a prototype of another person who is considered healthy. 

This is also a way e.g. that software scientists cure an operating system (e.g. windows) , bey restoring its state at a previously time when all were functioning correctly (no viruses, no corrupt files etc).

There are many detailed examples that can be mentioned here.

The school of  psychology called NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)  analyses using the phantasy and the senses not only past habits of emotions, thinking or actions but also creates future habits of emotions, actions and thinking. (See e.g. https://www.amazon.com/NLP-New-Technology-Achievement-Comprehensive/dp/0688146198 )

In the NLP exercises in this book , it is as if we step out in our fantasy from our physical body, we stand in the immortal soul consciousness, and we elaborate in changing the significance of our habitual psychological roles as selves. E.g. we may  disregard unimportant false selves improve more important true selves, or create new selves, in an imaginary timeline of the past present and future. In this process we involve all of our experience, other peoples experience and the correlation of inner emotions , thoughts and beliefs with the external data of the 5 senses.



Sow awareness and your reap a perception;
Sow a perception and you reap a belief;
Sow a belief and your reap a focus of the attention;
Sow a focus of the attention and you reap a thought;
Sow a thought and you reap a feeling;
Sow a feeling and you reap an action;
Sow an action and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit and you reap a character;

Sow a character and you reap a destiny;