ReChanneling is an approach to recovery from spiritual disorders through the reinvigoration of your positive self-qualities. A spiritual disorder is a mental or emotional complication feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and unworthiness.
ReChanneling rejects the one-size-fits-all stance of other approaches, utilizing the tenets of cognitive-behavioral therapy as the foundation of a platform incorporating positive psychology, plasticity, and other integral programs.
The weathering of life overwhelms us, especially the current pathogenic and pessimistic environment of global crisis, insecurity, disorientation, and disruptive technological change. Our positive self-qualities become subordinate to our negative thoughts and behaviors.
Your self-qualities: self –esteem, -compassion, -love, -regard, -respect, -value, -worth, and other intrinsic attributes―are essential to your humanness. Their reinvigoration compensates the negative patterns of thought and behavior that cause our spiritual disorder.
The insularity of cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and other approaches won’t address the complexities of your personality. CBT’s thought and behavior modification and positive psychology’s optimal functioning are useful components of a broader strategy incorporating other approaches to widen the scope and perspective of the entire individual.
PP2-O. Second wave positive psychology recognizes that we must address our negative aspects to reawaken and develop our positive state. Positive psychology focuses on virtues and strengths that help individuals not only transform but also flourish. Positive psychology emphasizes the positive while helping you manage and process the negative to increase wellbeing.
CBT. Cognitive theory assumes that your Spiritual Disorder is a consequence of negative or irrational thinking and behavior caused by your ingrained reactions to situations and conditions. Your unconscious self-devaluation is because your negative patterns have overwhelmed your self-esteem. CBT addresses the restructuring of your brain―the physical rerouting of your neural network―by disputing these irrational thoughts and beliefs and substituting rational ones in their place until they become automatic and permanent replacements. The behavioral component of CBT involves activities that substantiate and reinforce this process.
Healthy philautia. In contemporary philosophy, healthy philautia is the custodian of your positive self-qualities. In psychological terms, healthy philautia focuses entirely on reinvigorating the self-qualities that you have overwhelmed with negative patterns of thought and behavior. A principle tenet of healthy philautia and positive psychology is self-actualization, which is satisfaction in living up to your potential.
Retrieval and Retention. You repress certain feelings and thoughts unacceptable to the conscious mind from entering it, some so deep and dark, you hide them from yourself. You store them in the archives of your memory. You want to address the emotion felt in those repressed memories. The difficulty is recapturing an emotion that once flashed by like a meteor. Stanislavski developed a method for retrieving these emotions so that you control them, rather than allowing them to control you.