Transforming the Mind

Transforming the Mind (pdf) by Peter Shepherd

THE BRAIN

Consider for a moment the brain of a bee – the size of a grain of salt. It can detect the minutest changes in light, sound, smell and touch; delicately and accurately integrate the actions of many muscles; regulate the functioning of its body’s many organs so as to preserve the optimum conditions for life. Such brains learn from experience, and find ways to relate information to others of its species. The bee’s brain keeps a constant track of time and it functions as an accurate guidance system: compensating for wind direction, it correlates the rapid beating of four tiny wings, and lands the little body delicately at the centre of a waving flower.

The bee’s brain contains a mere 900 neurones. What, then, can we expect from our own brains, ten million times the size, and many billions times as complex? Where we differ most from other animals is in our highly developed use of language, our capacity to lcam not only from our own experience but from that of others, and our ability to adapt the environment to our own needs.

A human being has the faculty of self-consciousness, in the sense of being aware of his own experiences and of himself as a conscious being. With this awareness of his own conscious processes comes freedom of choice and the ability to make deliberate actions. Man is also an intelligent being: he can modify instinctive behaviour in the light of previous experience.
Intelligence and self-consciousness together, give humans the unique capacity to progress and evolve within their own lifetimes.

The smallest development in physical evolution takes many lifetimes, but mental evolution is much faster: an individual’s nervous system is continually changing, adapting to the environment, and reprogramming itself, throughout life. Our minds have become the spearhead of evolution, and the degree to which we progress depends upon the degree to which we make use of this most incredible product of nature – the degree to which we use our intelligence and our consciousness to the full.

Contents

Chapter One: Introduction

  • An evolutionary jump
  • What is Transpersonal Psychology?
  • How docs Transpersonal Psychology work?
  • The Insight Project – recovering the Higher Self What is required of you?

Chapter Two: Background Psychology

  • The evolution of man
  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • The child personality
  • Parent – Adult – Child
  • Sub-personalities
  • Man the machine?
  • Consensus trance
  • Defence mechanisms
  • Fear – attachment to time
  • Stress – the cost of fear
  • Rational thinking
  • Combating distortions
  • 15 types of distorted thinking
  • Misconceptions
  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Inferences
  • Secondary emotional disturbance
  • Irrational Beliefs
  • Shame-attacking
  • Self-esteem versus Self-acceptance
  • Towards, against and away
  • Imprint-types
  • The semantic mind
  • Sexuality
  • Explorations

Chapter Three: Analysis

  • Communication in analysis
  • Discharging Traumatic Incidents
  • Modes of representation
  • Filtering
  • State-dependent memory
  • Recovering memories
  • Recall Something
  • Life-Chart
  • Zen Memory Exercise
  • Habits to observe
  • Sexual Man
  • To be free of negative memories
  • The Release Technique
  • Release Technique – Procedure
  • Toxic Parents
  • Reframing
  • It’s their responsibility
  • Toxic Relationships
  • Explorations
  • The Dilemma

Chapter Four: Reversal Theory & The Split Brain

  • Telic and Paratclic states
  • The use of biofecdback in analysis
  • Use of the meter
  • Incremental changing of habit patterns
  • Two ways of knowing
  • Symbol space
  • Reality Testing
  • Reversal Theory
  • COEX Systems
  • Volition
  • Pan-determinism
  • Body-mind defences
  • The structure of problems
  • Beliefs
  • Achieving Goals
  • Words and Meanings
  • Semantic Development
  • The Higher Mind
  • The Three Worlds
  • The Semantic Differential
  • Awareness Exercises
  • Creative Communication
  • Explorations

Chapter Five: Motivation

  • Needs
  • The Unified Field
  • Telic stress
  • Telic Dominance
  • Creativity
  • Education
  • Sport
  • Sex
  • Forms and colours
  • The COEX
  • Disturbances and trauma
  • The Stable Case
  • Explorations

Chapter Six: The Open Focus State

  • High arousal
  • The gamut of emotions
  • Transactions
  • Primary beliefs
  • The pride system
  • Unconsciousness
  • Attention
  • The holistic program
  • Dynamic Consciousness
  • Explorations

Chapter Seven: Awakening!

  • The Genetic Self
    The Father
  • Personal identity
  • Types of culture
  • The archetypal enemy
  • Towards the Real Self
  • Towards the Higher Self Awakening!

Chapter Eight: Discovery’ of the Higher Self

  • Insight
  • Finding the Inner Self
  • The Approach of Meta-Programming
  • A Paradigm Shift
  • The Insight Project

Chapter Nine: Meta-Programming

  • Meta-Programming
  • The Gnostic Way
  • The Age of Anxiety
  • Beyond Survival
  • The Approach of Meta-Programming
  • The Nature of Spirit
  • The Reactive Mind
  • Relative Truth
  • Realisation
  • The Trap
  • Goals
  • Goal Conflict Structures
  • The Misdeed-Justification Sequence
  • Indicator Technique
  • A Crazy World But A Great Game Too!
  • Games
  • Causation

Bibliography
Online Links
APPENDIX: The Brain

 

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