Differential Frameworks – multi-factored, comprehensive, person centred & individualised approach to understanding of non-ordinary experiences/mental health experiences/mental & emotional confusion & distress/psychic disturbance.
Overlaps exist within each field.
Life – Essence & Being – Beyond the Mind/Thought/Thinking/Language/Ideas/Concepts/Theories.
Physiology. Brain Developmental. Brain Structural. Neurological Pathways/Patterning. Early brain development 0-3/5 years. Epigenetic & genetic mutation at conception. Brain Plasticity. Deep Brain States. Limbic System. Temporal Lobes. Brain Shift. Pathogens in utero. Pre/perinatal experiences/conditions. Nutritional issues. Stress & trauma. Organic Processes. Drug/Alcohol use/Medications/Psychiatric Drugs. Other Diseases Pathogens. Biomedical & Alternative/Holistic. Brain Circuits. Scientific. Materialism VS Energetic Living Systems. Biomorphic Resonance. CNS (Central Nervous System) & Mind/Brain/Body Integration.
Psychology Depth Psychology Symbolic Metaphor Mythology Pre, Personal, Collective, & Universal Unconscious. Realms of the Psyche. Shadow. Personality Types. Ego Supra Conscious. Projection. Electro-magnetic. Psychological Formulation. Psychological & Emotional States. States of Being. Individuation. Non-Ordinary States. Altered States. Normal range. Psychosynthesis. Axis 1 & 2 Disorders. Existential Crisis. Healing & resolution. Transformation.
Wholeness/Integration. Supra Conscious. Holographic Mind/Universe. Beyond Mind/Zen no Mind. Past Life. Karmic. Trans-Personal. Inter Life Areas (Soul Group/Partner(s), Guide(s), council of Elders). Life Lessons. Soul Plan/Path. Free Will & Choices. Spirit Possession. Psychic Gifts/Phenomena. Kundalini. Shamanic Opening/Crisis. Spiritual Emergence/Emergency/Crisis. Psychic Opening. Ego Death/Loss. Energies. Universal/Fundamental Consciousness. Heart Brain Consciousness. Energy Bodies. Higher Self. Self Actualisation, Realisation, Individualisation. Enlightenment. NDE & OBE Experiences. Lucid dreaming. States of Suspension. Transformations of Consciousness. Presence Awareness. Energy & Layered Frequency Bands. Projections. Parallel Processing. Total Abstraction. Memory Fields & Morphic Resonance. Vibrational Integrity. Zero Point Fields & Other Field Interactions. Stabilisation & Control Issues. Combined Literal & Symbolic/Objective & Subjective States. Gateways. Other World Journeys. Phases of Integration. Breakthroughs. Hyper/Super Sensitivity. Continuity Establishment. Archetypal/Individuation Issues. Entanglement. Initiations. Mass Mind. Many Worlds. Simultaneous & Matrix Awareness. Future Orientations. Webs of Interconnectedness Broader Range of Frequencies. Resonance Patterns Internal Flow States. Super Fluidity/Fluid Dynamics. Wave Patterns & Breaking Containment Thresholds. Embodiment Issues
Social Conditioning. Education. Parenting. Familial & Wider Social Dynamics. Conflicts. Human Being/Existential. Inter-Personal. Relational. Experiences. Economic. Stress & Trauma. Political. Beliefs. Media/Mass Media. Cultural Beliefs/Traditions. Religion(s). Historical. Racial. Pollution. Natural World. Quantum. Introjection & Projection. Memes. Psychiatry. What has happened to you? Formulation. Meta-Paradigm. Paradigms. Global Issues. Ecology/Environmentalism.
As holistic beings medical & psychological/spiritual issues are almost always intertwined.
It is crucial to recognize what is associated with a particular name. If you, for example, assume that I am schizophrenic, then you will likely interpret my current behavior in the context of schizophrenia, or at least in the context of what you’ve been taught or heard about schizophrenia. If you, on the other hand, see the identical behavior, but assume that I’m having a shamanic breakthrough or am in the midst of a spiritual emergency, then you will likely interpret what I’m doing in that context.
The first of these interpretations, based on an illness model, has its obvious dangers, as alluded to in my previous post — but so too does the second. If you, for example, take my hallucinatory activity and paranoia as simply being signs of some sort of spiritual breakthrough and nothing else, you may then easily overlook my possibly very real need for actual medical help (or, worse, even frame my resorting to such help as a failure!). — Robert Augustus Masters
Yes it’s a great series of hints of where to look... often the connectedness of a lot of these kinds of terminology is missed, so when you come across a big list of terms like this sorted into categories it can open new doors. A useful list of things to refer back to once in a while.
Contemporary research supports the importance of spirituality for mental health. Counselors, social workers, psychologists and other therapists wonder how to include spirituality in treatment. Mental health training and current treatment models do not equip clinicians to adequately address the topic of spirituality. The Integrated Self presents a model for identifying and assessing spirituality within the client’s own life and experience. ______________________ Depression Counselor Boca Raton | Florida Mental Counseling Service
This has been fully known for over 400 years within the Western Scientific / Medical areas & always been known by all other cultures / civilisations & people.
The logical truth of all these areas is that everything is part of one reality & best understood as integrated; integral holistic, & our systems / society should reflect this fact - which it doesn't.
Of course there are different individual weightings between biological, psychogenic (psychological / emotional / inner World of thoughts, feelings, emotions & experience), sociology / relational / environmental & what comes under the soul / spiritual / transpersonal. & there are ranges that logically cover areas of what is more mental illness, spiritual crisis / emergence / emergency & what is differential (mental illness & spiritual crisis).
But the point is that the human Being has an immense capacity to heal & make progress. There are myriad avenues of healing & spiritual practise available to us.
Of course severity of an underlying condition, & overall difficulty of circumstances does impact things - But there is Nothing to stop anyone following a discipled & dedicated spiritual / healing path & practise if that is what they choose to follow. We have free will & free choice.
A whole-person narrative needs both an analytical and synthetic approach for psycho-pathology. Creativity and spirituality can co-exist in a single individual. An analytical perspective that encompasses physical, psychological and social dimensions needs to be studied in the context of a spiritual dimension of consciousness.
One major problem with consciousness is that it is a complex subject with not only multiple dimensions but multiple viewpoints. Scientists approach consciousness from different perspectives and each viewpoint has its own validity. However, mystics experience consciousness in a different way. It is realised as a vast ethereal matrix that is universal in extension, unitary in essence and transcends the individual. Sri Aurobindo explains how this unitary consciousness in its highest creative poise (which he calls the Supermind) actually becomes all the worlds and planes of existence, but without losing its unity. This integral perspective, in which the One and the Many exist simultaneously, justifies the study of consciousness along multiple dimensions as well as simultaneously from a unitary viewpoint. In practical terms, this means that human behaviour should not only be considered analytically but also from a synthetic standpoint.
The incompleteness of the analytical approach becomes apparent when we try to understand creative geniuses. For instance, the mental status of Vincent Van Gogh has been studied from various angles. He has been considered to suffer from one disease or another, ranging from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and epilepsy to acute intermittent porphyria and even Meniere’s disease. Some enthusiastic researchers have also discovered alterations of his mental state in some of his paintings. A symposium of thirty international medical experts at September 14th and 15th, 2016 weighed all available evidence and analysed competing theories to conclude that nothing definitive could be pronounced about his medical status, except that the diagnosis in his last years was probably more prosaic (1). What is interesting is that no analytical approach could explain the magnificent creativity of Van Gogh. That might not be possible unless a synthetic perspective is used. This endeavour gets more significant when we try to study a personality where spiritual and psycho-pathological elements are concurrently manifest as the following case study shows. Here the subject not only suffers from delusions but is also a creative artist and simultaneously a sincere spiritual aspirant.
Abstract Treatment of acute psychosis should involve a multi-dimensional approach that includes factors such as administration of justice and education, societal factors, and other similar aspects, apart from the actual medical treatment. Medical treatment in turn has various aspects such as diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and clinical research. In a multi-dimensional setting, each specialist recognizes the specialty of their peers and the importance of evaluation in each field, following which the integrated concept is pursued. The contemporary society demands a multi-dimensional approach towards acute psychosis. There are three different aspects in the diagnosis of this disorder. The first is a social-behavioral aspect, which includes the elements of justice and administration. This is useful for interventions such as involuntary hospitalization and protection hospitalization, along with medical treatment. The second is the actual treatment aspect for improving the psychotic episodes. Evidence obtained on using DSM or ICD for diagnostic purposes is useful for effective treatment and prevention of side effects of drug therapy. The third is the patients' quality of life aspect, which leads to relapse prevention and psychoeducation, and facilitates patients' acceptance of their condition by using longitudinal assessments such as those used in atypical psychosis. In this article, I aim to investigate the various recent topics of discussion regarding psychiatric illnesses, including their categories and dimensions. I described the flexibility of the psychiatric diagnosis from the standpoint of the multi-dimensional directivity requested in "acute psychosis".
i now seriously disagree with a lot of this man's material - he is far right - but he's also picked up on an integral model (has he been reading the forum? )
HOW TO NAVIGATE THESE TIMES OF CHAOS | TCM #43 (PART 1) THE COSMIC MATRIX PODCAST
In this episode of the Cosmic Matrix podcast, Bernhard and Laura reflect on what has happened over the past 6 months and they talk about the tools of holistic self-work that are necessary in navigating these times of global chaos.
They share about how to apply what they call “the Four-Fold Approach of Holistic Self Work”. In this approach, they look at what self-work must be done on a physical level, a psychological/emotional level, an intellectual level, and on a spiritual level in order to use these times to heal and examine various areas of your life from a multidimensional perspective. Along with this four-fold approach of self-work, they share their own personal experiences, speak about integrity, how to stay out of trauma responses during these times, the information warfare going on in the media, and more.
In the second hour, Bernhard and Laura talk about the process of seeking truth, cognitive dissonance, the trap of “staying on the fence/neutral” and not taking a stand, recent and upcoming events, like the likelihood we will see a long drawn out election, the “swamp” of the yoga/wellness community and recent attacks from the mainstream spiritual and wellness/yoga community (“Conspirituality”) on anyone who supports Qanon, the importance of owning your triggers, the traumatized mindset of ANTIFA “kids”, how to not feed into the divide and conquer agenda, the necessity of a spiritual foundation and connection/aspiration to the Divine/God in this day and age, and more.