Public Health Awareness Announcement:  How and Why Current Psychological and Psychiatric Emotional Theory Can Be Dangerous and Harmful to You and Your Families’ Mental and Physical Health, Well-Being, and Prosperity  

Subjects:

* Health Hazards of a 3000-year-old neuro-linguistic paradigm of emotions.

*Cognition creates the biology that stimulates the emotional neurology consciousness then perceives.

Date:

2019-10-28

 

Public Health Awareness Announcement:

Current psychological and psychiatric emotional theory can be dangerous and harmful to you and your families mental and physical health, well-being, and prosperity.

 

Health Hazards of a 3000-year-old neuro-linguistic paradigm of emotions:

Since I began voicing my concerns over erroneous psychological and pharmaceutical therapeutic methodologies based on a 3000-year-old neuro-linguistic paradigm of emotions as laid out by Homer in the Iliad, over a million (MILLION) Americans have committed suicide, millions of other Americans have been put in incarcerating conditions that only amplify their psychological injuries, and mass shootings continue with no review of the psychological environments that are oblivious to emotions’ evolutionary design and that are fostering all of these atrocities . Lack of true academic questioning and review of psychological and pharmaceutical emotional theory is a true crime against humanity….

Emotions are an awareness of biological conditions precipitated by cognitive activities, and therefore emotions cannot be aberrant nor destructive and in need of emotional management, control, nor regulation. That would be like saying that the “check engine light” on the dashboard of a car is in need of management, control, and regulation because the light itself is causal to something amiss inside the engine. It is not.

 

A question for professors, researchers, academics, students in the USA:

Is there a possible legal liability in the 45,000 yearly suicide deaths who may be victims of current erroneous psychological, psychiatric, pharmacologic emotional theory? What would a team of hard driving, competent but unscrupulous lawyers do in a class action suite who represent the devastated family members whose beloved were victims of today’s erroneous emotional theory that is based upon 3000-year-old linguistic emotional folklore? I would like to refer to some back ground reading by Bob Knight, (2013) The power of negative thinking. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

 

Detail Outline: The dangers and hazards of a 3000-year-old neuro-linguistic paradigm of emotions used as science.

A. Although current cognitive behavior therapies have evidence-based success, this success is limited and misunderstood because as cognitive behavior does change:

  1. this cognitive behavior change is an intellectual exercise and analysis of existing cognitive activities.
  2. this cognitive behavior change is incorrectly assumed to change emotional behavior which then changes biological conditions.
  3. In actuality, changes in cognitive behavior alter biological conditions that stimulate emotional neurological networks that consciousness then perceives as emotions. (Jackson, 2019)

B. Current therapies are based upon the erroneous premise that emotions change biology and that therefore:

  1. such dangerous emotions as depression that damage biology must be regulated, controlled, and managed – even with the use of pharmaceuticals. (Gross, 2014), (Maletic, Raison, 2017)
  2. these dangerous emotions drive violent behavior and therefore must be regulated, controlled, and managed.
  3. But emotional behavior doesn’t change biology, cognitive behavior changes the biology that consciousness then perceives as emotions.

C. Emotions are not being utilized to guide cognitive activity as they have evolved to do so.

  1. Instead, emotions are prone to be covered-up, ignored, and disregarded. After all, how can aberrant and dangerous emotions be trusted?
  2. And, ignorance of emotions as feedback of cognitive activity – either consciously, unconsciously, or pharmaceutically – can and will lead to the biological engine breaking down because negative emotions have an evolved correlation to an unhealthy biology. And, conversely, positive feeling emotions have an evolved correlation to a healthy biology. (Jackson, 2019)

D. If emotions were to be managed and controlled by pharmaceuticals, any therapeutic discourse of cognitive behavior could be misleading – even invalid – because of the lack of a true cognitive/emotional correlative relationship.

E. If irregular cognitive behaviors are left unaddressed without proper psychological counseling and therapy because emotional reflections of aberrant mental and physical behaviors are ignored or camouflaged with pharmaceuticals, cognition may fester unabated and create a myopic vortex of circular mental and physical behaviors. This psychosis can break out with disastrous consequences to the patient and to others, who may become characters in a manically-conceived tragedy played out in real life.

F. Instead of a brutal and honest questioning of psychological theory, psychological science has created a new cognitive construct – refractory emotional disorders, that is, emotional disorders that are hard to treat. (Rerman, 1997)

  1. This neuro-linguistic sleight-of-hand diverts the focus of attention on to the illness rather than on to any possible issues within psychological theory itself.
  2. And, is the illness an emotional disorder or a cognitive disorder?
  3. An emotional disorder would only exist if emotional feedback on biological state/changes were corrupted, akin to near-sightedness or far-sightedness.

G. “Data shows that people committing violent acts are much more accurately characterized by other factors, such as a prior history of aggression, including domestic violence, often with a criminal record including convictions of violent misdemeanor crimes; and of alcohol and drug related offenses. Impulse control problems, trauma, rage, childhood adversity, desperation, financial strain, vindictiveness, narcissism, sociopathy, and psychopathy are all potential risk factors for violence and major problems to address, but they are not the same as a mental health condition.” (Moutier, 2018)

  1. If mental illness is defined as the lack of ability for an individual to constructively respond to their own biologically evolved emotional guidance neurology (as it should be), then all these “potential risk factors” ARE a mental health condition.

H. A justice of “punishment for a crime” is inhumane because of its inherent lack of intention to change a person’s destructive cognitive behavior.

  1. Should justice be defined as punishment with an intent to inflect pain, suffering, or hardship upon an individual? Or, should justice be defined as an intent to empower cognitive/emotional behavior for the health and well-being of the individual and society?
  2. Should our criminal justice system be an extension of “an eye for an eye”? Or, is justice best served by entrusting individuals with the training, skills, and understandings of their evolved emotional system to make better choices for themselves and others throughout their life.

I. Negative feeling emotions’ role in poverty, or lack of prosperity and success, is erroneously ignored.

  1. Typical of an impoverished mind is to focus on that which is not wanted and to get self-absorbed into the problem rather than the solution. Cognitively dwelling and focusing on the problem precipitates a biology that actuates the neurology of negative emotions where any solutions can not present themselves. This problem amplification creates an individual and community vortex of poverty where negative feeling emotions continue to spiral downward creating emotional conditions that act as a barrier to any helpful resources and aid.

J. An impoverished mind, that is, a mind that is self-absorbed within their own emotional negativity is easy prey to mis-information and to blaming others for their disadvantaged conditions because an impoverished mind lacks the ability to respond to their own negative emotions in a natural and healthy capacity.

  1. A natural and healthy response to negative feeling emotions, which are indications of current unhealthy cognitive activities, is to use them as a stepping stone to more positive feeling cognitive activities. This step may only be less emotionally negative, but it is a step in the right direction towards emotionally positive feelings. The healthy, wealthy, and wise have realized, consciously or unconsciously, this cognitive capacity to move out of their impoverished and emotionally negative mind. The rest of the world has not.

K. Why is there not a warning and public promotion of the physical health hazards of negative emotions?

  1. The importance of the evolved emotional awareness and its correlations to human biology is vastly being overlooked by the medical community.
  2. Since negative emotions have an evolved correlation to an unhealthy biology, a person’s nature ability to ward off disease and illness is also effectively constrained.
  3. Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. The most common cancers are: lung (2.09 million cases) and breast (2.09 million cases). (WHO, Cancer key facts) None of the correlated risk factors include the presence of negative emotions which is a direct indicator of a biological weakness and vulnerability.

L. Physical health assessment, examination, and therapy does not include a risk assessment due to current and long-term emotional states/changes. Any attempt to understand and affect the internal human environment must be taken with an understanding of the changing biochemical conditions of that environment as indicated by an evolved emotional neurocircuitry of the human body/brain.

M. A symbiotic relationship between mind, body, emotions and consciousness where cognition rather than emotions changes biology is not likely be acknowledged by the academic community because it runs counter to 3000 years of neuro-linguistic programing.

  1. Language literature understanding and comprehension reinforces today’s biologically incorrect emotional paradigm that emotional behavior changes the body/brain’s biochemistry and physiology.
  2. Characters in a story driven by lust, greed, hate, anger, vengeance, or even love, joy, or passion has been the plot in literature since Homer’s Iliad over 3000 years ago. Even today, our “scientific” conception of emotions has been neuro-linguistically molded from childhood through family interactions and in later years through reading and neurolinguistic comprehension of literary works such as Dickens’s Great Expectations, Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird, and Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

N. A cognitive-emotional symbiotic behavior therapy for violence and mental illness will not likely be funded, and may even be purposely maligned, because:

  1. it is detrimental to the pharmaceutical, health insurance, hospital/medical, and incarceration industries whose profits are based on a business model of nurturing a sick population.
  2. Corporations have a fiduciary duty to their stock holders. This means monetary profits must be their priority with any investment decisions.
  3. Investing in an intellectual paradigm that diminishes profitability by promoting healing and even full recovery rather than in a product that adds to their financial health and well-being could inanely be taken as fiduciary irresponsible and even criminal.
  4. A cognitive-emotional symbiotic behavior therapy that denies the reality of aberrant and destructive emotions driving biological change runs contrary to today’s academic theories and beliefs. These academics are also advisors and consultants for evaluating research proposals and their funding.

 

What value are evidence-based practices (EBP) in psychological and pharmaceutical therapies going to be for the 47,000 people who are going to kill themselves in the USA next year? (AFSP, Suicide Statistics). Or for our children who are going to be shot in the next mass shooting? Or for the over two million people locked within our judicial system (Wikipedia, Incarceration Rates) that cares more about the due process of punishment rather than the due process of rehabilitation and cultural enrichment? Negative feeling emotions are the perception of unhealthy and disease susceptible biological conditions within the body/brain precipitated by cognitive activity. (Jackson, 2019) Where is the research to understand cognition’s effect on human biology – and consciousness’s correlative emotional awareness– within the over 9,000,000 people globally who are going to die of cancer next year. (WHO, Cancer, Key Facts)

Because mental sciences’ definition and use of emotions is an extension of a 3000-year-old linguistic paradigm as defined in Homer’s Iliad, is it now possible to comprehend that emotions are but one part of a mind, body, emotion, consciousness symbiotic relationship, all working together for the promotion of physical and mental well-being? This realization is already innately understood by the healthy, wealthy, and wise. Can it be taught to the sick, impoverished, and ignorant?

 

“Find a Better Feeling Thought”*

Rather than demonizing emotions as aberrant, destructive, out-of-control and in need of regulation because of an emotional disorder, Symbiotic Psychology understands emotions as an evolved sensory system, akin to the sense of pain, giving conscious feedback of a state of physiological biochemistry. Emotions, instead of being regulated by cognitive behavior, are used to guide cognitive behavior for the health, well-being, and prosperity of the individual.

*Hicks, J & Hicks, E (2006). The Law of Attraction. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc.

 

The role of the healthy, wealthy, and wise is not to support the less advantaged but to empower the less advantaged with the necessary cognitive-emotional skills, abilities, and motivation to manifest their own destiny through their own powers of creation.

 

Current Erroneous Emotional Paradigm:

Emotional regulation, control, and management evolved from the associations made between aberrant and destructive emotions – such as hate, anger, revenge, fear, jealousy, and, depression – and observable destructive behavior.  These associations are further reinforced with evidence of correlated biochemical and physiological changes within the body/brain, and with such evidenced-based practices as cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness, along with an assortment of evidenced-based psychiatric practices within pharmaceutical therapies. (ref. background readings)

But these practices and therapies are limited because they fail to comprehend emotions’ evolutionary role of guiding cognitive behavior and that emotions are the perception of biological states/changes precipitated by cognitive activities.

 

Emotions as the perception of biological states/changes precipitated by cognitive activities:

My text, Symbiotic Psychology: The Synergy Between Mind, Body, Emotions, and Consciousness – which can be freely downloaded at https://symbioticpsychology.com/ – contains my vision and roadmap towards new educational endeavors based on the mind, body, emotion, and consciousness neurological networks and relationships that have evolved over 100’s of millions of years. The purpose of this “Public Health Awareness Announcement” is to bring this new cognitive construct of emotions – and its educational possibilities – into the light with the hope that action will be taken to research and develop age/cultural appropriate literature and texts so that individuals around the world can have their own emotional intuition, awareness, and capacity for health, wealth, and wisdom as today’s healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Only when the illusion of emotions is understood, will the power of emotions be revealed.

  

Simile:

Emotions are akin to the check-engine-light on the dash of a car.  The light signifies problems within the mechanical physiology of the engine.  The light is not the cause of the problem.  The light is not aberrant nor destructive, but has mechanically evolved to bring to conscious awareness any potential problems within the engine, that if left unresolved, will lead to mechanical breakdown and failure – akin to what is observed in the biology of depression and anxiety that leads to suicide.  Are people also ignoring, covering up, or taping over an emotional check-engine-light that signals biological susceptibility to illness, disease, and cancer?

 

Current literary education:

Characters driven by lust, greed, hate, anger, vengeance, or even love, joy, or passion has been the plot in literature since Homer’s Iliad over 3000 years ago.  Even today, our conception of emotions has been linguistically molded from childhood through family interactions and in later years through reading literary works such as Dickens’s Great Expectations, Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird, and Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

A shared cultural and linguistic development of core beliefs and conceptual understandings about emotions is required for young students to comprehend and follow the emotional twists and turns within these popular English literary works. As students mature and are introduced to the more advanced works of William Shakespeare and others, comprehension is even more dependent upon prior assimilation of cultural and linguistic paradigms.   Conceptions of emotions are further reinforced by the logic and reason applied in today’s scientific literature, research, and discussions about emotions.

Is it now possible to introduce a different linguistic paradigm of emotions without it immediately being rejected because conceptually it runs counter to our neuro-linguistic paradigms that have shaped our core beliefs and understandings of emotions since birth?

Any attempt to understand and affect the internal human environment must be taken with an understanding of the changing biochemical conditions of that environment.  Emotions, within a different paradigm, may just be the indicator needed by the general public to (1) interpret this vast and complex internal environment of changing biochemical conditions and for (2) understanding and guiding their own cognitive and physical behavior towards their own health, well-being, and prosperity.

 

Symbiotic mind, body, emotions, consciousness synergistic paradigm:

  • Emotions cannot be destructive, nor constructive, in themselves because emotions are consciousness’s awareness of a biochemical physiology precipitated by destructive, or constructive, cognitive
  • Negative feeling emotions are indications that abusive and damaging cognitive behavior is creating unhealthy and destructive biochemical conditions.
  • A person cannot be “emotionally out of control”; that is a misnomer.
    1. Since emotions are the awareness of biological states/changes precipitated by cognitive activities, instead of a person being emotionally out of control, they are cognitively out of control.
  • Emotions are what a person feels.
  • Cognition is about what a person thinks.
  • Emotions either feel good or feel bad.
  • Cognition deals with the processes of knowing, namely, perception, recognition, conceiving – which includes imagination and inspiration – and reasoning (Encyclopedia Britannica, Cognition: thought process).
  • Emotions are the perception of biological states/changes precipitated by cognitive activities.
  • Emotions can change biology through cognitive awareness of said same emotional feelings, much like a microphone/speaker reverb feedback loop.
  • Words that describe emotions such as love, joy, excitement, hate, and anger are neuro-linguistically an association between the awareness of emotional perceptions and an awareness of cognitive activities.
  • Self-indulgence in continual fear IS a mental illness.
  • Mental illness is the lack of mental well-being where a person has become incapable of responding to their emotions – responding not as emotions have been linguistically programed from birth but responding as emotions have evolved through the ages – to guide one’s own cognitive activities towards physical and mental health, wealth, and well-being.
  • Mental illness is defined as the inability of an individual to constructively respond to their own evolved emotional biological neurology of awareness with the understanding that “constructively” is very subjective.
  • Neuro-plasticity is the fact that the brain can rewire itself. (Begley, 2013), (Doidge, 2015)
  • The neuro-networks that supported a reality and the cause of violent behavior yesterday, those same neuro-networks have the physical capacity to change today and to no longer have the capacity to support that violent reality and behavior tomorrow.
  • The neuro-networks that supported a reality and the cause of nonviolent behavior yesterday, those same neuro-networks have the physical capacity to change today and to no longer have the capacity to support that non-violent behavior tomorrow.
  • What is criminal justice without positive neuro-plastic growth and change?
  • Neuro-plastic capacity of learning is accentuated with positive emotional feelings which signify a healthy biology, and suppressed with negative emotional feelings which signify an un-healthy biology. (Katz, Sprang Cooke, 2012, Sept).
  • Negative emotions are negative because of what negative emotions are. By the necessity of surviving the evolutionary process, emotionally negative feelings have an evolved correlative relationship with (1) a dis-harmonious and un-healthy biology and (2) its consciousness awareness thereof while (3) being aware of and focusing upon that which is not wanted.
  • Positive feeling emotions are positive because of what positive emotions are. By the necessity of surviving the evolutionary process, emotionally positive feelings have an evolved a correlative relationship with (1) a harmonious and healthy biology and (2) its consciousness awareness thereof while (3) being aware of and focusing upon that which is wanted.
  • Positive feeling emotions are the awareness of potentially harmonious and healthy biological states/changes of the body/brain.
  • Negative feeling emotions are the awareness of potentially, if left unabated, dis-harmonious and unhealthy states/changes of the body/brain.
  • The burden of emotional negativity that comes from dwelling upon unwanted and undesirable conditions creates its own vortex of cognitive and physical behaviors that disallow a reconstructive awareness and action upon desirable cogitative and physical behaviors. (Katz, Sprang, Cooke, 2012)
  • By moving thought and debate up into the “mammalian brain”, a ‘what feels good is good’ mentality can expand into a broader and greater awareness of both short and long-term consequences so that decision-making and action can mature into greater complexity and imagination and have a passionate foundation for existence. (Laurent, 2016), (Naumann, 2015)
  • Dis-harmonious and unhealthy body/brain conditions, as indicated by negative feeling emotions, are susceptible to illness, disease, and cancer.
  • Harmonious and healthy body/brain conditions, as indicated by positive feeling emotions, are resilient to illness, disease, and cancer.
  • Any assessment of physical health and wellbeing or illness, disease, or cancer, and/or potential risk of illness, disease, or cancer must include an assessment of long-term emotional changes/states of being.
  • Well-being and the success of any professional therapy, mental or physical, is not defined by the absence of illness or symptoms but by the presence of health, vigor, and joy along with the presence of the necessary cognitive skills, abilities, and motivation to nurture these conditions by employing one’s own emotional guidance.
  • The ability to reconstruct emotionally negative cognitive activities and awareness to emotionally positive cognitive activities and awareness can be nurtured, learned, and developed.
  • Section 8.2: “Cognitive-Emotional Rehabilitation and Strengthening Exercises, aka, Wellness Training (Your Superhero Toolkit)” of the Symbiotic Psychology text outlines a multiple number of disciplines each containing any of a number of techniques that are currently available to reconstruct emotional negative cognitive activities.
  • The best “cure for cancer” may just be a cognitive awareness and response to one’s own constructive emotional guidance, i.e., “the best defense is a good offence”.
  • “Happy” people – those without the continuous burden of emotionally negative cognitive activities – are healthier, more prosperous, and more successful in life. (Lyubomirsky, King, Diener, 2005)
  • Emotions have evolved to guide cognitive behavior but, beware of the “Dark Side” of emotional guidance (Symbiotic Psychology: The Synergy Between Mind, Body, Emotions, and Consciousness, Section 9).
  • Cognitive activities can change.

 

Cognitive-Emotional Rehabilitation and Strengthening Exercises, aka, Wellness Training:

Why are there not wellness training and self-empowerment education classes in every public school in the nation? Why is the significance of emotional awareness and its correlations to physical health, well-being, social success, and prosperity not being realized nor acknowledged by our mental and physical health academia?

We must become a nation of self-empowered citizens.  Self-empowerment should not be a matter of birth nor luck but a matter of intent and design. Everyone has the power of emotional guidance, but only a few have become fortunate to realize that power. The strong and powerful should not support the less fortunate, but teach the less fortunate the power, strength, and wisdom that lies hidden within their biological neuro-networks of emotions.  Humanity’s emotional guidance system is the pinnacle, and has the power, of hundreds of millions of years of successful evolutionary conflict and survival.  Let those that have realized that power, teach that power.

The first “Council on Youth Fitness” was created by President Eisenhower. President Kennedy, who changed the its name to “The President’s Council on Physical Fitness”, wrote over 50 years ago in Sports Illustrated, “We do not want in the United States a nation of spectators. We want a nation of participants in the vigorous life. We are under-exercised as a nation; we look instead of play; we ride instead of walk… Physical fitness is the basis for all other forms of excellence.” (JFK Library, Physical fitness)

The success of our teachers in life – whether they are our parents, teachers and other students in school, religious leaders, or bosses at work, or the powerful academia, political, and business leaders who set the stage for our lives – their success is in their ability to empower others with the skills and abilities to think and to feel good and to move thought and debate up into the “mammalian brain”.  Here a “what feels good is good” mentality can evolve into a broader and greater awareness of both short and long-term consequences, so that decision-making and action can mature into greater complexity and imagination. Thus ‘what feels good is good’ can have a compassionate foundation for existence.

Section 8.2: Cognitive-Emotional Rehabilitation and Strengthening Exercises, aka, Wellness Training (Your Superhero Toolkit) of the Symbiotic Psychology text presents a roadmap guide for understanding wellness training and how a wellness training program can be integrated into education (Jackson, 2019)

 

Summary:

Well-being and the success of any professional therapy, mental, emotional or physical, is not defined with the absence of illness but by the presence of health, vigor, and joy along with the necessary cognitive skills, abilities, and motivation to nurture these conditions with one’s own emotional guidance.

The acceptance of current psychological and psychiatric theories and practices lies within their successful integration of multiple cognitive constructs within an intuitive linguistic framework.  The danger to you and your family lies not with the proven success of psychological theory and practice, but with its lack success.  A psychology that is helpful to many may also be fueling the violence, poverty, and ignorance of others because of its lack of understanding and recognition of the hazards of cognitive behavior therapies and their management, control, and regulation of emotions.

What is lacking is a Detective Columbo like questioning of some very basic assumptions and correlations within current psychological theory that has existed within literary folklore for thousands of years.  These assumptions and correlations are still being linguistically programed within students every day in literature comprehension classes around the world.

The basic belief uniting these assertions is that emotions change biology. Because the idea that emotions change biology is a basic belief fundamental to today’s psychology and which has been linguistically programed since birth and reinforced throughout early literature understanding and comprehension classes, its questioning is almost automatically disregarded. Are not emotions also the perception of biological changes such as a faster beating heart, a tightening of the stomach, or the quickening of the breath? If that be the case, then emotions are both the cause of biological change and the perception of the same biological change.  That is, emotions are both cause and effect.  Is this scientifically sound logic?  Or is this logic quietly being ignored because of the proven success of evidenced-based practices of modern psychology and psychiatry?

There is a solution that only mildly disrupts the apple cart and that will maintain the validity of thousands of research papers and advance the future of psychological research and practice into completely new and beneficial paradigms.  Instead of emotions changing biology, cognition changes the biology that consciousness then perceives as emotions.  An awareness of the cognitive activity that precipitated any biological changes/states plus an awareness of said biological changes/states gives rise to emotional intelligence.  But it is precisely the management of emotions rather than the management of the cognitive activities from which the biological states/change arose that presents a danger and the manifestation of destructive behavior.

There is a key difference between the paradigms of “emotions guide cognitive behavior” and “cognitive behavior regulates emotions.”  Within the construct of “cognition regulates destructive emotional behavior,” it is the intellect which identifies, determines, and defines destructive emotional and biological behavior as well as identifies, determines, and defines the cognitive behavior which causes this destructive emotional behavior.   Within the construct of “emotions guide cognitive behavior,” it is the very presence of negative emotions which identifies, determines and defines destructive cognitive and biological behavior.  If emotions are the perception of physiological biochemistry, then negative feeling emotions are the indication of very real aberrant and destructive cognitive and biological behavior.

Emotions provide meaningful and necessary insight into a person’s cognitive activities and their resulting constructive or destructive biological and physical activities. Both the therapist and the patient can use emotions to guide personal, psychological, and psychiatric activities. That which feels good is good (biologically), that which feels bad is bad (biologically).  Intellect’s role, rather than to define and regulate aberrant and destructive emotions, should be found in its creative capacity to define cognitively that which is wanted and desired and which feels good, while in keeping with personal and, to some extent, parental, societal and religious ethical codes of behavior.

The great advantage of this paradigm adjustment is that now cognitive behavior therapies are not only an important and necessary tool for physical health and well-being, these therapies may very well prove to be a more effective and robust tool in the treatment of severe bipolar and psychotic disorders, suicidal depression, and other very demanding illnesses.  With emotional guidance training and with a new battery of pharmaceutical medications emphasizing cognitive self-management, true healing may become the new norm.

Emotions have evolved to be part of a synergistic whole where cognition, physiological biochemistry, emotions, and consciousness work cooperatively in a symbiotic nature for the health and well-being of the individual.

A more complete discussion can be found in my book, Symbiotic Psychology: The Synergy Between Mind, Body, Emotions, and Consciousness.  This text can be downloaded as a PDF from: https://symbioticpsychology.com/.

 

Passionately,

Andrew Jackson

Symbiotic Psychology

 

The greatness of the human life experience emerges from the flames of individual desire arising out of hell’s fiery conflicts on earth.  Intention is forged in these fires. Emotional guidance aligns our journey with these new intentions.  Each succeeding generation will have its own mountains to climb and waters to cross with their own stars to navigate towards.  Intent is that guiding star; and it is our emotions that perceive its light.  The more joyous the feeling, the more harmonious and powerful the wonders revealed through life’s journey.

 

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