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Almost a third of the world’s population suffers from mild-to-severe psychological challenges and life-threatening addictions. Although multi-step recovery programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, have helped millions of people, modern cyber technology opens unprecedented opportunities to engage billions who remain in the shadows, plagued by addiction and personality impairment. A new, sophisticated Internet-based system has the potential to create a positive path to liberation by harnessing the power of entertainment and social media, precluding staggering losses to corporations, government and society in general, while capturing a substantial share of a market that tops $200 billion per year.
Psyberceuticals TM or simply “PsyC” is an advanced psychological engagement system that utilizes systems never available before now to go deeper and more powerful into a person’s psyche for positive transformation, healing, and engagement. Participating in the system with a sincere desire and commitment to grow and evolve emotionally, psychologically, and behaviorally will bring the real possibility of an essentially new transformed person. PsyC will help people identify perceptual, emotional, and behavioral patterns, and deal with mild to strong disorders through never before available mass specialized knowledge and engagement systems.
Researchers estimate that more than 300 million people suffer from alcohol abuse, and another 300 million are imprisoned by dependency on prescription drugs, such as oxycontin, vicodin, valium and a full spectrum of antidepressants, powerful new strains of marijuana, and the hard-core demons—cocaine and heroin. Globally, more than two billion men, women and children are afflicted to some degree by neurosis, psychosis, manic depression, bi-polarity, biological or chemical imbalances and obsessive compulsive behavior. An estimated 50 percent of these are unidentified, and a majority are either unaware or reject the notion that anything is amiss.
However, the negative impact of these impaired citizens-of-the-world is profound. Billions of dollars in damages are inflicted on entities ranging from corporations and government agencies to educational institutions, communities and families. Some effects are mildly disruptive or annoying; others are as deadly as a drunk driver or a whacked out gunman invading a church or workplace.
Addressing this epidemic of suffering and addiction is a multi-billion-dollar industry dedicated to self-discovery, healing and connecting with a “higher power” consistent with one’s culture and belief system. Market Watch claims the drug-rehabilitation sector topped $35 billion in 20141. GBI Research analyses show that the global market for antidepressants to treat only four indications—Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Personality Disorder—is about $12 billion per year. Nevertheless, few, if any, prescription chemicals available today prevent or cure depression and anxiety.
In the United States, psychologists, social workers and marriage counselors are paid $15 billion every year and benefit from a 4.6 percent annual growth rate, according to IBIS World research. Renowned contemporary speakers and perennial classics, such as Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking, constitute another $10-billion-per-year self-help sector. This burgeoning industry also includes a number of international “movements” that rely on 12-Step programs emulating the system pioneered by Alcoholic Anonymous (AA).
Finally, cost-effective broadband technology has enabled global connectivity and bred an explosion of online education products projected to yield $107 billion in 2017. And yet, the inherent potential of melding Internet-based systems and technology-driven enhancements with AA-type multi-step rehabilitation programs has yet to be fully tapped and exploited for beneficial self-evaluation and -discovery.
Without question, the need for such cutting-edge, sophisticated discovery processes is massive. They would never admit to being mentally or emotionally challenged or “sick,” but millions of people are hurting and have no way to deal with negative thoughts—the incessant “noise” in their minds that often manifest as destructive or unproductive behavior. But there’s new hope for these pained souls: PsyC, a 21st Century preemptive system that builds on proven rehabilitation models by incorporating advancements in psychology and cyber technology.2
Elements of the Traditional 12-Step AA Program
Before explaining this breakthrough system of self-discovery and its high-technology foundation, a discussion of several key Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) program elements and their origin is warranted.
The organization’s website describes Alcoholics Anonymous as “an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.”
Founded by Mr. Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, AA traces its origins to the Oxford Group, “a religious movement popular in the United States and Europe in the early 20th century. Members of the Oxford Group practiced a formula of self-improvement by performing self-inventory, admitting wrongs, making amends, using prayer and meditation, and carrying the message to others.”
Bill Wilson had been “a golden boy on Wall Street, enjoying success and power as a stockbroker, but his promising career had been ruined by continuous and chronic alcoholism. …[A]pproaching 39 years of age, he was learning that his problem was hopeless, progressive, and irreversible. He had sought medical treatment at Towns Hospital in Manhattan, but he was still drinking. …[I]n December 1934, after again landing in Towns hospital for treatment, Bill underwent a powerful spiritual experience unlike any he had ever known. His depression and despair were lifted, and he felt free and at peace. Bill stopped drinking, and worked the rest of his life to bring that freedom and peace to other alcoholics. The roots of Alcoholics Anonymous were planted.”
The Oxford Group was based on “Four Absolutes”—honesty, purity, unselfishness and love—and practiced the following:
- Sharing one’s errors and temptations with another.
- Surrendering one’s past, present and future life into Gods keeping and direction.
- Ensuring restitution for all whom were wronged, directly or indirectly.
- Listening for God’s guidance, and carrying out his directives via morning prayer and meditation.
The Oxfords had no organized hierarchy—no leaders or rules. Their strength was derived from openly sharing experiences and interpersonal challenges. They did not own buildings, unlike traditional churches, and held meetings in a variety of public and private locations.
To the Oxford Group’s protocols, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith added “12 Steps” that now underpin the Alcoholics Anonymous program. However, the AA founders strayed from Oxford tenets by classifying alcoholism as a life-threatening disease and asserting that the only way to remain sober was through helping another suffering alcoholic.
Wilson’s and Smith’s original objectives and processes were structured to deal with hard-core “drink to die” alcoholics, those with severe, advanced-stage drinking problems. Their program was laid out in a book entitled Alcoholics Anonymous. Members soon dubbed it “The Big Book,” a reference to its physical size. New adherents were encouraged to attend daily AA meetings, work with others in the program, and immediately start reading The Big Book.
Soon, the conventional wisdom became, “The Big Book’s message can and will lead to recovery if the person has a capacity to be honest.” Clearly, the cornerstone of AA is honestly admitting one has a drinking problem and being willing to take steps necessary to recover. The payoff is escape from seemingly insurmountable despair, mental anguish and a form of insanity once believed to be permanent and inescapable.
Although AA’s 12 Steps were intended to liberate a person from the grip of alcoholism through repetition of Big Book mantras, Wilson and Smith never expected followers to “work the 12 Steps” for five, ten or more years after sobriety was attained. The AA process allegedly had room for “unlimited expansion,” but its acolytes did not appreciate the impacts of long-term, recurring exposure.
Fully understanding that an alcoholic can never, ever consume alcohol again is critical. But to repeatedly pound into the brain that it’s impossible to realize a full recovery and transform oneself into a productive, happy person is cruel and unusual. And for recovering addicts, it’s absolutely insane mind-programming.
Psychologists eventually realized that immersing oneself in The Big Book’s message for years, repeating its passages ad infinitum, was counterproductive. Concepts, thought processes and a belief system designed for a person just embarking on the AA plan of action was negative mind-programming that could lead to harmful “life stagnation,” if continued for years.
Alcoholics universally come to the AA program in a state of denial: Look, I’m not dependent on alcohol. Okay, so I’ve lost my family and destroyed a superb career, but I do not have a problem and I am not an alcoholic!
Consequently, honestly acknowledging the reality of one’s addiction and recognizing it’s a disease is a necessary first step on the road to recovery. Another is recognizing one is making a lifelong commitment. Slipping back into the abyss is always a possibility that must be accepted upfront: I will forever be susceptible to alcohol dependency and will always be incapable of “having just one” and drinking in moderation.
Thousands of people who have achieved a level of sobriety for an appreciable length of time know that just not drinking does not cure the “disease” of alcoholism, though. Incessant cerebral noise—the uncontrollable mind—is the real problem, and AA’s 12 Step program is designed to deal with that specific monster. However, even recognizing and acknowledging that “mental noise” is abnormal and accepting that it can be addressed is a daunting hurdle.
First, one must recognize that he or she doesn’t know what’s bothering them, because they’re immersed in a world they can’t see. Like a passenger on a fast-moving train, who can’t see the vehicle that’s transporting him along, a person cannot discern the thoughts and behavioral patterns that cause discomfort. Even if they do realize something’s awry, most people can’t see a path to resolution and transformation and may simply try to live with their defects. For example, those challenged by obsessive compulsive behavior may dismiss it as a mere quirk, and never entertain the idea of changing, unaware that a means of psychic growth could lead to what is known as “emotional sobriety.”
These people would benefit greatly from an easy-to-use tool or vehicle of self-discovery, which would enable envisioning a better life and taking effective actions. Such a vehicle is the focus of this paper—PsyberCeuticals. Modern technology and advances in psychology, combined with contemporary knowledge of how the human mind functions, are the bases for PsyberCeuticals.
Discovery to Recovery Via Engagement
Thanks to the advent of “social media,” such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and a host of lesser-known cyber-communities, human beings are more “connected” than ever. And yet, for those suffering from addictions and behavioral challenges, never more isolated. Consequently, overcoming a sense of isolation and finding a way to “engage” is critical for people who could benefit greatly from AA’s 12-Step program or others of that ilk.
Ironically, social media is contributing to a widespread sense of isolation, thanks to evolving psychological influences and perceptions. Unprecedented, seismic shifts in deeply entrenched business and social paradigms are linked to changes in how we now engage with each other. For the past 100 years or so, information flow to the masses has been one-way communication via radio and TV. The explosion of social media and YouTube has prompted a 180-degree turn from TV, radio, and film industries’ “We’ll entertain and inform you” to masses’ “No thank you. We’ll inform and entertain ourselves.”
Daytime soap opera-watching has been replaced by posting photos of cats and dogs doing back flips on social media channels. Today, Facebook is the number-one source of news, not the New York Times and CNN. These developments also prompt questions about engagement. One decides to interact with Facebook friends, but there’s no clear-cut plan about how and with whom we interact, because the term “friends” now has a much different connotation that it did 10-15 years ago.
Interaction now takes place on the fly, in the moment. And the moment keeps getting shorter. Once the decision is made to interact, a person then is forced into deciding how to discern, detect, and think about his position with regard to a diverse spectrum of content, and determining what level of intimacy is involved. In short, social media interaction has little relation to traditional ideas of “engagement” with another person.
And for the addicted, an ability to discern, detect and choose a position before interacting via social media may be impaired. Although illogical, perhaps, an addict may feel threatened by interactions with “real people” via social media. Consequently, they may decide to simply watch others’ social media conversations and postings, subconsciously electing to merely be an Internet “lurker.” It feels safer.
But, as mentioned earlier, these addicts may sense that something’s awry, even while fervently denying that there’s anything wrong with them. So, how does one become “engaged” enough to realize they have a problem, accept that they need help, and take that giant step toward recovery by entering a multi-step program like AA?
That’s where the breakthrough PsyberCeuticals (PsyC, pronounced “sigh-see”) system can help. PsyC is a powerful, social media-based, no-harm, no-foul means of self-discovery; a vehicle that gently carries a suffering addict through a nonthreatening process. This occurs well before he or she must face that life-changing decision to go to an AA meeting, for example.
The PsyC vehicle is “entertainment,” one of mankind’s most powerful forces for shaping perception and altering a person’s—or an entire society’s—course. And because it’s universally viewed as innocuous and virtually harmless, “entertainment” is the PsyC secret weapon that ensures a person is led smoothly from isolation to interaction, then to full-fledged engagement. How this is accomplished is best illustrated by a first-person example:
What the hey. I might as well take a look at that Facebook page my drinking buddy told me about: MIRROR STORY ENACTMENTS™. After all, it’s just entertainment! Can’t hurt…
Okay, here we go. Hmmm…. Just answer a few questions on this private, friendly looking Facebook page. No problemo! …. Done. Click here and we’re off to this cool website where I build an avatar that “mirrors” the guy I see when shaving, a virtual ME!
Wow! Now I get to ask questions and this brilliant virtual “me” answers. Yeah, that Mirror Me asks a few questions, as well, and he demands bald-faced honesty. No worries. This is super-private; nobody sees my comments but me. It’s actually kinda fun.
Mirror Me: Man, I’m a mess. What can I do to change these destructive thoughts and beliefs? How do I pinpoint what’s really bothering me, when I’m lost and slogging through a swamp of negative thoughts and perceptions? What changes should I make to feel better and feel whole again?
Real Me: Sheesh! How should I know? I have similar problems, dude. In fact they’re the same problems! Still, I feel better, just talking to good ol’ Mirror Me! That guy’s so messed up that I really feel sorry for him. He oughta get some help… [Flash of insight] Hey, what’s going on here?
Self-discovery. That’s what’s going on. Without admitting to having a drinking problem before a roomful of people, the suffering addict has been stealthily led from denial to awareness. That innocent-looking, friendly, nonthreatening avatar has accomplished what once was considered virtually impossible: Recognition that “I” have a serious, life-destroying problem.
That happy, smiling, nonthreatening virtual “me” is merely a cartoon character. But it’s backed by an incredibly sophisticated Internet-based system, including a massive database—an electronic warehouse of diagnostics and knowledge, as well as substantiated emotional, psychological, and spiritual dynamics that have a proven track record of leading to “psychic change” and “emotional sobriety.”
Without seeing “what’s going on,” that suffering addict has engendered an internal environment conducive to the cessation of obsessive compulsive behaviors, while gaining strength and momentum that can lead to full recovery. He or she still has something like AA’s 12-Step program ahead, but is finally “engaged” and on the road to eventually contributing to society in an effective, healthy manner.
The cartoon character or avatar that a person constructs online is programmed to capitalize on a universally known phenomenon that frees one from deadly isolation via drugs and alcohol: “Identification.” When a suffering addict identifies with another suffering person’s story, they suddenly see that they are not alone. This process of connecting to another being by mutually identifying with similar experiences—similar stories—prompts that first step from isolationism.
Again, the technological power behind an on-screen Mirror Me avatar is one or more exhaustive databases containing thousands of character traits and obsessive compulsive behaviors that tend to isolate a person. When cross-correlated with several well-structured databases containing accepted indicators of neurosis, psychosis, manic depression, etc., a “3D” real-time analysis can then produce an avatar with which the subject will identify. A story generated with other characters further enhances the addict’s identification, helping him to break free from self-destructive isolationism. That, in turn, can lead to altering beliefs and behaviors that have been responsible for so much pain.
One key pillar of PsyberCeuticals® is that 3D analytics process, which generates MIRROR STORY ENACTMENTS™ – real time “entertainment” segments that out-picture the person’s negative thoughts or perceptions through an avatar, a character with whom the person can identify, yet watch from afar. Consequently, PsyC can help a person literally get outside himself in a way that enables seeing how one’s own negative thoughts and beliefs are affecting him.
Follow-on enactments and engagement with the avatar will demonstrate how taking specific actions and embracing certain “truths” about the human psyche’s need to release problems to a higher power will free one from the bondage of addiction and psychological impairment. For example, moving away from a perceived need to control everything and have an answer for everything will be illustrated and clarified by the avatar. And there’s no pressure. After all, it’s “just entertainment!”
Once engagement with the avatar is firmly established, the now-aware addict is subtly introduced to another PsyC pillar, the Seven-Phase Honesty Discovery Process:
- We felt temporarily powerless in unwanted thoughts and feelings, and use of alcohol or drugs, which hurt ourselves and others.
Some road-to-recovery programs inadvertently instill the belief that one is powerless to fully escape the control of drugs, alcohol or other “addictor.” Not true. If these demons had permanent control, nobody would be able to stop drinking or using via an AA-like 12-Step program.
- We’re willing to experience a Power greater than ourselves that will completely restore us into an entirely new, free person.
Certain obsessive thoughts and actions can rightly be considered “insane,” but it’s inaccurate and counterproductive to label my entire self as insane. Discovering and accepting a Power greater than oneself is restorative, enabling needed focus on growth and evolving into a free, new person.
- We made a conscious decision to turn our will and life over to the care of our loving Creator as we understand Him. We commit to practicing prayer and meditation every day with the understanding that our decision must be backed by action.
Once a decision is made, it must be acted upon every day, without fail. Otherwise, one will backslide to yesterday’s “truth” and fail to act now, in the moment, to advance.
- We made a list of all statements and actions that hurt others and ourselves, and then shared it with a trusted friend or associate.
The list will include disrespectful statements and actions, and resentments/grudges toward others and oneself.
- We made a complete list of all our personality traits—both weaknesses and strengths—and ask a Higher Power to remove the weaknesses and empower our strengths.
Throughout this Earthly life, nobody can justly claim to be defective. If a person has the strength and awareness to identify his own personality weaknesses and write them down, then he has the power to address and change them, with the assistance of our Creator.
- We identified everyone we wronged, directly or indirectly, and made restitution to each of them; especially ourselves.
This means doing whatever one can to “make it right” with those who have been wronged, including oneself. It’s a commitment to correct past transgressions in the eyes of our Creator.
- We commit to attending group meetings at least three times per week. We understand the critical necessity to be free of isolation and work with others who need our fellowship.
This involves sharing stories about one’s past and present in such a way to “create positives,” while limiting the account of “how it was” to five minutes for the sole purpose of “identification.”
The new PsyberCeuticals system, with its MIRROR PRODUCTION element to create social media “entertainment” for the purpose of restoration and empowerment, will avoid billions of dollars in damages to society. It’s time to properly care for the masses who currently hide in the shadows of depression and addiction. PsyberCeuticals is the means. Who has the will?
2 As an example: General Psychiatric Disorders- Oxman, Rosenberg, and their colleagues engaged in an extensive enterprise to use the General Inquirer as a diagnostic tool for psychiatric disorders. In a series of studies they showed that computerized linguistic analyses of speech samples are capable of reliably and accurately classifying patients into diagnostic groups, such as schizophrenia, depression, paranoia, or somatization disorder (e.g., Tucker & Rosenberg 1975, Oxman et al. 1982). In a comparison of the computer diagnosis against the diagnosis of professional psychiatrists, the computer diagnosis emerged as superior to clinicians’ unstructured reading of the transcripts of patients’ speech (Oxman et al. 1988).
While certain recovery programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous have shown success, there is a dire need for a more effective discovery process (based on principles from recovery programs, psychology, and specifically spiritual psychology) that is much more accessible and attractive to these millions of addictive / suffering people.
The purpose of this document is to communicate a new advanced technology discovery process engagement system containing proven principles in human dynamics that activate transformation of perception, thoughts, feelings, and behavior to deal with over powering mind and achieve a balanced experience. Specifically, participating in a discovery process to cause a movement, a shift, a “psychic change” and emotional pattern transformation.
A new discovery process distilled and refined from online learning systems and 12 step programs draws on the essential power of these two areas of human interaction and introduces a revolutionary approach to dynamically deal with a wide spectrum of human imbalance and suffering.
How this advanced internal discovery process can help people effectively deal with negative thinking / the “noise” in their heads can be introduced to people through social media, webinars, and in the “real world” in such a way so as to benevolently impact them either by choice or through machine learning applications and interaction is the subject of this White Paper.
With regard to the dire need to transform the 12 step program out of negative repetitive practices, it currently creates a stagnation phenomenon whereby there seems to be a group conscience stuck in that particular stage of sobriety- specifically the beginning stages of recovery which was the purpose of writing the Big Book.
In other words, it is absolutely imperative from the very outset to lead the newcomer to perceive that not only is a full recovery possible and going to happen, but a complete transformation to becoming an entirely new person who is not just free from alcohol abuse, but will become an inspiration and dynamic example of an evolved human being doing and experiencing astonishing things in their lives. However, in the beginning it is important for the sake of honesty and recovery to acknowledge one’s addiction and disease at the outset, but it is just plain wrong psychology to say that they will NEVER recover from the disease, that they will forever be alcoholics.
At the core of the problem (aside from biological maladies) are universally known emotional and thinking patterns driving runaway minds that traumatize and kill millions all the time. At this specific point it is also important to note that every country in the world agrees solitary confinement is the worst punishment in prison- with the understanding that nothing is worse than being at the mercy of one’s own runaway ravaging mind and not knowing how to deal with it.
Evolving Impact of Social Media
In order to introduce the advanced discovery process, a broader look at psychological dynamics occurring in and as a result of social media is vital. The worldwide consciousness evolving through social media is happening in a global landscape of dwindling attention spans where the average attention span of a person is now a mere 3 to 5 minutes at best. Understanding the full impact of the psychological principles of engagement with regard to social media is critical.
Us social animals are hit with huge incoming exposure in social media. Unprecedented amounts of people (from elementary school friends to current day work colleagues, and everyone in between) that are interacted with through social media do not necessarily have a model for engagement – or predetermined and established boundaries in a fast and furious melt down and fragmentation of attention spans as social media makes its impact.
No one saw it coming until it exploded and we were already in it. By the time we were buying shoes & socks and pots & pans on Amazon, we were chatting with new found friends and business colleagues in Spain and Russia who were having identical conversations as friends down the street! We decide to interact with friends on Facebook, but we most definitely have not jumped in with a clear cut plan about HOW and with WHOM we interact – especially when sometimes we do not really know WHO we are engaging with.
With regard to engagement, consider a statement from a woman who acknowledged that it took her 11 years to know who the man is that she married, and if she had known that, she would not have married him! People are learning that those who they thought were friends have turned out NOT to be friends because of what was learned through social media. On the other extreme, there are numerous false accounts that appear to be real people.
With these considerations in mind as they impact the “global group conscience,” let’s step back for a moment and look at some basic human dynamics so we can see the purpose for introducing the unique premise for the advanced process of discovery engagement system and its social media interaction system.
Taking a Deeper Look at Inner Dynamics
How would ordinary people be able to accurately assess and know what thoughts and beliefs would be hindering their sense of well being? In the analysis of the dynamics that often occur when a person consumes enough alcohol to become inebriated for example, one well known phenomenon is a person’s sudden release of inhibitions and an overwhelming sense of self confidence.
Suddenly they feel as though they are attractive, they can sing and dance without any self concerns, and they feel a letting go of all worries. They can approach members of the opposite sex with total abandon of concerns of how they would be perceived or received. Where was this sense of self confidence when they were sober? Was it there all along but something in the conscious mind was blocking it? This phenomenon is widely understood to millions of people who are in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Psychological, emotional, or physical traumas that were experienced perhaps going all the way back to the age of three or four in some cases caused a negative reaction and imprint, if even only in the subconscious mind. These negative impressions which often are never dealt with or understood but continue to linger and cause evolving discord, resentments, fears, and a whole range of negative response mechanisms become the basis for an inner landscape leading one to feel there is something missing or something “wrong” with themselves. These dynamics obviously apply to non-alcoholics as well.
That first time they consume enough alcohol to release the conscious mind of the inhibitions and defense mechanisms that were covering up past traumas and discord, they were suddenly FREE from the latent negativity and did not even know why. This phenomenon will often lead a person to continue to drink more and more in the seeking of inner freedom. For millions of people, it isn’t alcohol but can be over-eating, sex addictions, gambling addictions, cigarettes, and even texting! All types of obsessive compulsive behaviors can be driven by the ocean of latent traumas and negative emotions that have generated decades of resentments, feelings of self pity, and even suicidal thoughts for many.
As we consider the thoughts, words, actions and perceptions that drive obsessive compulsive behaviors, we think about what are the factors of a person’s emotional, mental, psychological and spiritual state that would be conducive to the reception of hints, suggestions, or information that would inspire participation in questioning / resolving faulty belief systems and thought processes.
Are there actions a person can take to change these thoughts and beliefs? If a person is bogged down by negative thoughts and perceptions, how would they know what was bothering them? How would they know what type of change they need to feel better, to feel whole again?
What are the factors that would cause a person to perceive that a healing process from these errant thoughts and beliefs could and would occur if they only knew effective steps to take? What process or information could a person be introduced to that would cause a shift in focus and consideration to participate in a discovery process for well being?
What would happen if a person’s tendencies to act out obsessive compulsive behaviors or other forms of unhealthy states such as depression, anxiety, a feeling of “not being a part of” or “not belonging” were to be plugged into a self discovery Avatar of one’s self constructed of personality information provided by that very person from a place of honesty? Where will these people find the consideration and motivation to seek out a discovery process for healing, or activity that would bring freedom from the negative momentums driven by years of complex and negative thinking processes? What would happen if the successful methods for dealing with these challenges such as those found in 12 step recovery programs were to be introduced in such a way that there were no conflicts of beliefs, or concepts activated to block the openness to ones’ willingness to participate in effective discovery and healing methods?
What are the manifestations of those thoughts, beliefs and expressions that provide insights into the internal drivers and supporters of the discordant words and deeds?
The answers to these questions will be included in the comprehensive psychological data bases providing real time analysis and feedback to and from the Avatar and real person behind it.
The most battered down drunken devastated alcoholic for example is expected and required to begin as soon as possible reading the big book. Therefore, it is widely accepted that the particular information in the words of the big book can and will lead to recovery if the person has a capacity to be honest. This statement is made for the specific purpose of confirmation that readable content and strategy of action constitute the universal “handshake” accepted as the means to meaningful recovery.
In building a 3D real time analytics system that does not just crunch trillions of numbers and statistics but provides intelligent actionable insights into a number of varied groups of people experiencing a number of different human dynamics both reflecting strengths and weaknesses such as obsessive compulsive and other behaviors that demonstrate internal strife and discord, religious fanaticism, and on the other hand inspired people, people with extraordinary intelligence and varied talents yet hindered by the internal “noise” – providing these particular expert data bases are the drivers of the PsyC system.
For example, to date, though there are countless millions of people globally who have either been in, are going in, or are currently in 12 step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous, and countless different rehabilitation treatment facilities with varying philosophies of recovery processes, there is no collective data base whereby members can even know or agree upon HOW the 12 step program should be worked and “sponsored” (a member is advised to have a “sponsor” – a sober person who themselves have worked the 12 steps with another “sponsor” who has a reasonable amount of sobriety time).
These PsyC data bases will be extremely valuable for a number of reasons including understanding the emotional, psychological, and spiritual dynamics that play into causing the desired “psychic change” and “emotional sobriety” that create an internal environment conducive to the cessation of obsessive compulsive behaviors, as well as in gaining a strength and momentum to interact in society in an effective and healthy manner.
With a worldwide database of all the effective wisdom and engagement factors learned from the above mentioned people and information, new powerful engagement strategies will be implemented through social media for example for the purpose of recovery and resolution of the internal challenges. While everyone is worried about their private information “getting in the wrong hands” – billions of people are hurting to the extent that they would welcome the help by way of providing their information on a secured network to a benevolent system that is meant to treat them. Keep in mind, the global depression, anxiety, and suicide rate is radically increasing.
Through an entire exhaustive data base of thousands of character traits and communication points in social media indicating the propensity to obsessive compulsive behaviors and tendency to isolate that will be cross-correlated with other strategic data bases providing insights from psychological principles widely accepted as indicators of let’s say for example, neurosis, psychosis, manic depression and so forth, an actual “3D” real time analysis will produce an expert detection system producing dynamic actionable information to drive the alteration of the beliefs and behaviors causing the internal friction.
Then follow-on enactments will demonstrate how taking certain steps and embracing certain “truths” about the human psyche and need to believe in a God of their very own understanding, a higher power of their very own understanding which in no way needs to have its origin in any mainstream religion (that may have caused a negative reaction to many simply because of abuses they experienced growing up in a church or temple environment where anything BUT genuine freedom was experienced). The essential requirement to become willing to accept a power greater than one’s self for release from heavy bondage to a perceived need to control everything and / or have the answer to everything will be further clarified.
With regard to answering an obvious question: what credibility and credentials does this new MIRROR PRODUCTION system have to create social media “entertainment” for the purpose of restoration and empowerment? The answer already substantially exists through a wide diversity of professionals including for example physicians, attorneys, scientists, famous celebrities; as well as “garden variety” laymen- all unanimously agree that SOMETHING in the 12 step programs provide incontrovertible effective power to deal with the NOISE in the head. It is important to note that the vast majority of people who have achieved any significant time of sobriety for example instantly proclaim that “just not drinking” does not solve the real problem, the “disease” of alcoholism; but rather THE CEREBRAL NOISE – the uncontrollable mind is the REAL problem and the 12 step program specifically deals with the real problem.
Therefore, whether a person is in dire destruction from abuse or simply a high achiever who themselves are experiencing enough cerebral noise to hinder their well being and success, the process of discovery described in the foregoing shall be the blueprint for understanding, development, and action brought by PsyC.
In the discussion about the internal noise people experience, it takes courage to acknowledge and seek outside help; to be open to engaging in a discovery process that can unplug the wires to the “explosive device” of unwanted reactions to the circumstances and the things people say and do that affect us.
We cannot always see what thoughts and patterns are causing us discomfort, and if we can, we often do not see the best way to not only resolve or transform them, and prevent them tomorrow. Most people (regardless of whether they are challenged by obsessive compulsive behavior or not) do not even entertain the concept of the need for a psychic change or the growth of what is known as “emotional sobriety” because they are simply not aware of how such an internal shift would bring about a resolution of latent resistance and generate a sense of wellbeing. So an important consideration is to ask HOW such changes and development will come to us and meet us where we are BEFORE we have even identified the need for help; the need for specifically what TYPE of help.
Therefore, when we consider engagement as it relates to simply “checking in on Facebook to see what’s up with my friends” or incessant texting “to stay in touch” we see this globally accepted lifestyle and practice in combination with too much noise going on in our heads. These are loud driving forces calling for an effective discovery process engagement system that brings a clear inventory of what thoughts, actions, perceptions, beliefs, and solutions work and do not work, and a willingness to look inside and understand how a psychic change and evolving emotional sobriety would help resolve and relieve incomprehensible challenges both on the inside as well as the outside. The value of PsyC to generate a psychic change will take effect for those who are put in a situation of a relaxed state of mind and ability to see a different self relation to the stress causing factors.
Within the 3D analytics from the PsyC system, cross referencing algorithms used to scan the various strata of different psychodynamic data bases in connection with each analyzed user are used to create more far reaching engagement connection points for the introduction of discovered solutions.
As in the above mentioned example of isolationism, what is the exact point where isolationism begins? Can it be found in social media where the engagement becomes missing or off balance due to our inability to see the connection of relevance in an increasingly vague context? Real time engagement only begins to have significance for us when we feel the sense of purpose, if even for a laugh. To be clear, people are subjected to a large amount of content that does not necessarily connect with meaning and purpose to each other and to one’s self.
Within the social studies context, what we have discovered is that when we isolate too much from one another, we begin to experience an identity crisis because we are social creatures and who we interact with and how we interact provides the necessary contrast in order to see our sense of identify beyond just what is happening within us, within our intellect & thought life, and sense of who we are from within.
When this isolationism progresses and there is a clear sense of an identity crisis, this leads to an enigma complex. We feel as though we are swimming in confusion. The most important thing missing in this state is inspiration. Inspiration is actually one vital thing identified in the process of discovery. Inspiration is in fact so vital that everyone is encouraged to pray for it and do whatever it takes to get in touch with it, of course without altering our consciousness with substances introduced into the body. Inspiration can save a person from a low self image.
To recap- the progression of severity in lack of engagement looks like this:
- Identity Crisis
- Enigma Complex (The self imposed need to figure out solutions to things impossibly vague- as a specific example – an entire meltdown of an industry that once provided a source of income).
- Anxiety attacks (Anxiety from going without answers to insurmountable challenges).
- For survival instincts, the use of “replace God” mechanisms. (In other words, there are certain scenarios in the human experience that by default must be turned over to a higher power unless we are left in a complete meltdown with no understanding or inspiration- (and remember a higher power can even be a group of people, a fellowship).
When we consider the overall impact of the discovery process and how “scientific” its impact becomes, we take examples from chemical interactions as well. Since the major pharmaceutical companies have discovered that particular chemicals actually activate SPECIFIC thoughts – such as “antidepressants” causing suicidal thoughts, there are also certain premises and actions that activate particular human responses such as trust, hope, and faith. (Just think of the insanity of referring to a drug that causes suicidal thoughts as an “antidepressant.” Is there anything more depressing than suicide?).
With regard to the pharmaceutical companies for example: Robin Williams Was on Drugs at the Time of His Death—Antidepressant Drugs. “The antidepressant found in Williams’ toxicology test, Mirtazapine (Remeron), has 10 drug regulatory agency warnings citing suicidal ideation.” Nov 10, 2014.
Williams had 4 drugs in his system — 2 anti-depressants, 2 caffeine compounds, (listed as a drug). The Coroner’s report confirms Williams was sober at the time of death. When authorities found William’s body, they saw a closed bottle of Seroquel, a drug that treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and depression. It was prescribed a week before he died (TMZ – 11-7-14). On August 19, 2012, famous director Tony Scott had “therapeutic levels” of Mirtazapine and Eszopiclone in his system at the time of death when he committed suicide by jumping off the San Pedro Bridge. A coroner’s official also affirmed Scott “did not have any serious underlying medical conditions” and that there was “no anatomic evidence of neoplasia [cancer] identified.” Both Williams and Scott were on Mirtazapine and committed suicide.
The pharmaceutical companies knew these chemicals would cause these particular thoughts.
In the same way but in reverse to positive, the discovery process will cause a shift in feelings and the process to bring about that shift will be the ENGAGEMENT point, the cross over between theoretical and actual. It is a well known and documented human phenomenon that negative thoughts cause harmful emotional states and physical sickness. When we consider the simple act of choosing what we focus on, can we always be aware of what those things are that cause us to react or act?
Certain things cause us to take action and certain things cause us to react. This is extremely important if we are going to take a proactive approach to our discovery process. For example, a person choosing to watch mainstream news is choosing a REACTIVE experience. How do we choose a PROACTIVE experience – how do we turn our attention from anything that is causing a reactive mode? We need to identify and root out the reactive triggers that the slight thoughts are activated by, that then instigate the unwanted attraction. There are methods that distinctly deactivate by way of “hogging up the bandwidth” of our focus content with positive chargers such as positive affirmations. Specifically, a person cannot be distracted by negative while choosing to focus on positive and this is a matter of having command of conscious awareness.
The need to focus awareness at all times cannot be underestimated as demonstrated by the pilot test in the cockpit where the pilot is introduced to so many loud and distracting ringing buzzers, flashing lights, and emergency alarm notifications that even though he has 20/20 vision, he is deemed to be clinically blind! He literally cannot see something right in his ordinary view because of where his distracted mind is!
The forces that weigh heavily on each of us are more invisible than visible. Think about the photographic negative that is used in the darkroom to develop a photograph. The negative contains the opposite of what the photograph ends up looking like. Are we cognizant of what “negatives” are required in our experience to create a desired image in our minds conducive to being in a non-reactive state? The conditions for a previously described psychic change are not known to us who are not even aware of what is causing the restrictions, the stagnations in our beliefs and thoughts. Through the process of discovery there are well known and documented principles that lead to a psychic change and this can only be experienced by letting go of current thoughts and beliefs for the sake of reaching a place of complete honesty about what we feel and what is working and what clearly is not working.
People who choose to watch television “news” for example are making a conscious decision to subject their conscious and subconscious mind to what many consider to be cultural garbage – things that are only considered to be “news” just because the news networks are telling us it is news. We’re not talking about Wall Street reports, for example. We’re talking about events the networks “park on” for days. They’re using the excuse that “this is actually happening” as the criteria for broadcasting, but rarely cover stories that reveal the millions of good things happening as the primary criteria for “news worthy.” What would happen for example if major news networks were prohibited by the federal government to cover mass shootings? The news coverage itself is causing far more damage than the killings by inspiring MORE shootings by attention seekers.
The reason for the analogy of the photograph negative within the context of the discovery process is that in a group dynamic such as the 12 step program, there is a very clear and detectable space where most people can feel what the group reaction is to whomever is sharing their experience. When a person says things that indicate they are not practicing what is advised in the recovery steps, there is a specific vibration in the room where most people can feel the other peoples’ agitation. It is actually an amazingly powerful barometer and the looks on peoples’ faces are priceless! Sometimes they appear as though they perceive themselves as nuts or the speaker as nuts. But the end result is a group unanimously searching for honesty. The recognition for the power of honesty as a tool on all levels is embedded into the PsyC data bases.
At the very heart of the process of discovery is the underlying truth that negative thoughts (which then drive negative emotions) are actually believed to be the reality, but not recognized or understood to be only the exactly created reality we have created ourselves. These unwanted thoughts have been “justified” by the way things appear to us to be now, but will not be tomorrow, unless the negative emotions have the momentum to drag the perception into tomorrow all over again, thus proliferating perceptual patterns.
The creation of PsyC specifically addresses this need for discovery and transformation through the social media, and/ or webinar, and “real world” engagement process. This system will identify and develop evolving analytics of such dynamics leading to the prevention and resolution of the obsessive compulsive behaviors, as well as countless other human dynamics causing internal strife and emotional instability. A series of emotional harmony generators to counterbalance previous unwanted emotional patterns shall be introduced to people at a time that has been determined to be the most likely receptive mode period of those people. This determination will be the result of the PsyC 3D analysis system.
One tactic considered to create desired engagement in difficult cases is the introduction of wild crazy content along with healing modalities as an appropriate “healing tactic” in certain circumstances where some type of distractive dynamic actually aids the receipt of the actionable information. What actions you might say? It begins with a simple observation of how something is being perceived. Once that is made known, the possibility of changing that perception becomes an option. One classic example is the errant reception of false perceptions that led to the proliferation of the story that human beings only use 10% of their brain. This was perhaps the most viral story in history based on a highly believable yet faulty conclusion when a brain surgeon was doing brain surgery on a person who was awake and conscious at the time. When the surgeon put the probe on certain areas, the patient said he could feel something and when the surgeon put the probe in other areas, the patient could not feel anything. Since the patient could only feel roughly ten percent of the places probed, the false conclusion was that roughly only ten percent of the brain was being used.
Process of Discovery
In the experience of the author who hit an all time low – an ultimate “bottom” in life – feeling ultimate suicidal despair and demoralization even though sober for twenty-two years, he began participating again in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous after not attending meetings for fifteen years. A rare and powerful contrast in perception and experience occurred that changed his life forever. Though the dynamics of the program accomplished the seemingly impossible internal changes desperately needed to cause a psychic shift and growing emotional sobriety, the inherent limitations and stagnation observed in the by-laws and traditional, and specifically repetitive thinking of the original program impelled the author to shine light and identify the exact language and premises that are perpetuating the widespread stagnation and pejorative connotations in the repetitive practices and articulate a fresh free-standing description for growth and action.
There is genuine compelling passion to share these insights in order to “pay it forward to survive and thrive” through the clear description of the recommended steps in the Process of Discovery. This title itself is fine-tuned from the positive evolution of what is referred to as the Program of Recovery – a “program” is not as living and dynamic and has a connotation from its original meaning: “a plan of things that are done in order to achieve a specific result” that implies in AA for example something that is done over and over again; whereas a “process” implies and refers to something done: “a series of actions that produce something or that lead to a particular result” implying progression / growth.
“Discovery” refers to illuminating and identifying the needed information to be freed up from sicknesses and restrictions in thought and belief, with the understanding that true healing comes from loosening of restricted energy; the perception that all sicknesses are some type of restriction of life energy flowing through our physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual life. We “discover” because the answers are already within. In combination with the elimination of the limiting and pejorative connotations of the word “recovery”, if permanently embraced, “will forever stagnate with the perception that a recovery will only ever be needed as long as there is sickness” or simply not wellbeing; whereas discovery is an infinite process where there is forever new information to be discovered with the understanding that we are here to grow and evolve and not just continue repetitive thought and action that perpetuates a “status quo.” This point is absolutely vital because by a process of default without careful consideration of the words and actions being taken in the context of the AA program, a widespread acceptance has occurred that the whole goal of the program is “to not drink” as opposed to constantly grow and evolve in our understanding and experience in life; especially our experience of consciousness and a Higher Power which some call God or Creator.
Additionally, there are deep concerns about the idea that a person “working the program” should forever keep going through the steps over and over until they die. In other words, if “working the program” means growing and evolving in our experience of consciousness and God, then that is a good thing; however, if it means going through the fourth step (of personal inventory of our unwanted past for example) over and over and over again, it means revisiting errant thoughts and behavior over and over again, which is inherently re-entrenching an unwanted previous reality. We consciously should revisit a comprehensive list of past transgressions and share with another only enough times to really dig deep and resolve as best we can, but not forever keep going back to do the same inventory and forever keep rehashing our unwanted past.
Studies have been done that prove if a person keeps telling an entirely different positive story about their extremely negative past, that their subconscious minds start to believe the new story and subsequently begin to feel much better about themselves. However, doing a day to day inventory is valuable. The 4th inventory step is intended to “identify, regard, and discard.” We surrender as much of ourselves to as much of our Higher Power as we understand. In other words, our spiritual progress is based in direct proportion to identifying and letting go of our “personality trait weaknesses.” Recovery works by giving us daily insight into what we can do to remove what blocks us. We need a daily awareness how our personality trait weaknesses can be transformed into strengths in harmony with the principles of the discovery process.
All of this is with the understanding that after a certain point – and it varies for each person, we must make a decision (and it could be after three or five years of sobriety or freedom from whatever obsessive compulsive behavior or thinking was causing the imbalances in energy) that we have now healed or at least healed enough to shift over to the cessation of repetitive pejorative statements that infer a continued sickness and onto the positive assertions that now we are on a positive discovery process. The power of making such a decision is based on the well-researched premise that when a person makes a decision about something there is a stress release because it stops the wandering mind: “should I do this or that, is it this way or that way?” instead of “this is the way it is for me now; this is this way because I made a conscious decision to make this my reality come rain or shine.”
The desired results of engagement in the Honesty Discovery Process:
- Take charge of our spoken words to only speak words that create the persona and life we want and making sure we do not say demeaning or derogatory things about ourselves and others.
- Practice concentrating on the breath for at least ten minutes a day – preferably in the mornings after we have said our prayers upon awakening.
- Experience a psychic change, a psychic shift within ourselves whereupon we see ourselves differently and we are freed up to relax and take it easy and not to struggle, and take action with complete confidence, free from all doubt.
- Through the process of listening to others and sharing our experiences with others on an ongoing basis, in combination with daily practicing concentration on the breath and engaging in regular frequent activities that are directed toward helping others, we begin to experience an awareness that shows us our former emotional patterns and feelings that used to cause shock and secondary gain. Specifically, we formerly unconsciously said things and did things to unnecessarily create drama in our lives in order to create an internal emotional environment that mimicked what we experienced in our childhood and teenage years for the purpose of familiarity; to “act out” in such a way so as to repeat what we had experienced so we could feel “normal” which was in fact not balanced and healthy.
- An overall acceptance and peace that we can trust life and trust a Higher Power to do for us what we could not do for ourselves. We could let go of self-concerns and worries and now could focus on taking effective and meaningful action.
- We could see with evolving and growing clarity what we said and did that did not work, and became increasingly aware of how to take charge of our words and deeds to create the positive and rewarding life we seek.
- We experience clarity about dealing with things we were previously not aware how to deal with, but learned to hand them over to a Higher Power. We experience clarity about exactly what we have dominion over with regard to dealing with people, places, and things.
- We learned not to be reactive to others’ words and deeds that reflect their weaknesses and “acting out” unnecessary drama, stupidity, or self-professed dark feelings or behavior for the deliberate intent to get a reaction out of us.
- We experience strength to completely sever ties with toxic people who demonstrate continued persistent negative behavior or spoken words to us.
- We resolved with peace to make daily efforts to grow and change with the understanding that we can experience endless peace and joy while everything is in progress, while everything will always appear to be incomplete.
- We accepted the complete ability to know within ourselves what is right and what feels right, and to know what is not right and what does not feel right with regard to our thoughts and feelings. This statement is with regard to those who say it is dangerous to assume we’re always right. Our heart is always right but our mind and logic may be inaccurate; therefore, the art of listening to the heart is our life’s journey.
These following key traits are drivers for algorithmic correlation in the 3D analytics:
* factors in identifying -a person who can identify with another’s affliction can see also how that person got help to change.
* isolation – people learned the value and importance of interacting with others.
* resentment – people are unaware how poisonous resentment is to keep inside.
* denial – people act out the famous trait of denying they have a problem and need help.
* fear – fears can paralyze a person from enjoying life and yet, if a person wants to be free from their fears, they need to identify them and share with others.
* self pity – self pity is the one common trait to substance abuse that ultimately leads people to suicidal thoughts, and often suicide itself if not understood or resolved.
* self judgment – peoples’ moral can be utterly destroyed by self judgment which is ultimately a manifestation of unwanted ego.
* suicidal thoughts – mostly covered in self pity but sometimes just a reoccurring phenomenon in a person’s experience who is abusing.
* telling repetitive harmful self story – the more a person gets up at a recovery meeting and “tells their story” of abuse and wreckage caused, the more they identify with the abuse as much if not more than the solution or the new restored personality.
* Everyone needs story management services – people need to know WHAT they are speaking about themselves and their past experience is causing further harm in the moment and going forward by way of repetition.
* Faulty belief systems and repetitive thoughts – people need to know what they actually believe in and need to be able to distinguish what beliefs they hold are a result of simple repetitive thinking that itself was never thought through for genuine accuracy in connection with a person’s actual experience.
* Negative thinking and emotions – people all have “hard wiring” or predispositions based on traumatic previous experiences through which negative thoughts and emotions can be triggered or activated. Yet there are reoccurring negative emotions, especially ongoing depression, which is caused by unchecked negative thinking.
* Self loathing and self hatred – a widespread common orientation toward one’s self is repulsion of how one feels and then judging one’s self as a result of not being worthy of being loved or appreciated.
* Low self image – people experience looking at themselves in a much lower light than is even justified by evidence that can be observed in consciousness; but because they judged themselves so heavily and were judged so heavily by others (parents, family, friends etc.) they wind up having an overall low self image.
* Inablility to have self discipline – people experience so much internal pain and strife that they lose self discipline to not drink or use drugs or stop behavior that causes ongoing neurosis, psychosis, manic depression, etc.
Under stress, the brain releases the hormone CRF into the bloodstream. There are drugs that also stimulate the release of CRF, and some of these drugs are abused because people are wanting to be free from stress. Through blood vessels, CRF travels to the pituitary gland. Here CRF causes the release of the hormone ACTH that travels to the adrenal glands and triggers the release of more hormones- the most important being cortisol. Introducing a person to the advanced PsyC system wherein they can experience their own thought processes causing stress and how to transition to a shift in perception and thinking to release the stress- is the new effective focus.
Additional disorder addressed: Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by anxiety in situations where the sufferer perceives the environment to be dangerous, uncomfortable, or unsafe.