AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SELF-QUESTING
Greg Hitter, Ph.D.
differs from modern psychotherapy in that it does not focus, as psychiatry
does, on the relatively superficial structures and effects of the mind
(emotion, thought, imagery, behavior, etc.) or their effects and causes
in the body, but attends to the more deeply causal, energetic infrastructure of consciousness that underlies these effects, engaging
in a process of unifying the psyche's fragmented awareness. Thus, the approach moves to integrate (into
a wholeness of conscious being) the split-off fragments
of Self that contemporary dynamic psychiatry and psychotherapy call
"schizoid phenomena" and recognize to exist universally in each
is consistent with several evolving developments in postmodern science
(Chaos/Complexity theory and quantum physics) and their descriptions of
reality that validate the energy-and-consciousness-based worldviews of
ancient wisdom. In this model of reality, a fourfold division of the cosmos
is acknowledged, as supported by both postmodern science and ancient wisdom,
where (1) consciousness or being (being as Being, the Ground of Our Being, Cosmic self-awareness,
Is-ness, conscious Presence) moves into dual existence and flows into (2)
the deep infrastructure of energy
(the quantum implicate order,
the holomovement, the Tao, etc.), which then generates (3) thoughts, emotion,
sensation, imagery and other elements of the mind, to finally manifest in (4) the material world and the body. The first of these levels, that of self-aware Being, sentience, or "Self",
is recognized to be an initial cause
that manifests, permeates, and deeply effects the 'lower' three levels.
This postmodern, as well as ancient, view conflicts with the now-outdated Newtonian scientific belief that sees all processes of the psyche
(intelligence, creativity, and even consciousness itself) as materially-arising from the body, nervous
system, and their action on sensory data-which belief has been adopted
over the last several hundred years as a
major myth of mechanistic science and medicine.
contemporary dynamic psychiatry and psychotherapy, this self-integrating approach recognizes that there is a tendency, particularly
early in life when difficult events overwhelm the mind to generate fear
and anxiety, for the mind to attempt to protect itself by placing part
of its awareness into an unconscious holding, and thus splinter off a part
the individual's sentient awareness or conscious
being (Self). The ontological
insecurity (profound disruption of Self and fear-ridden tension), created
by this disunity and splintering of the Self into schizoid states, causes
conflict and "dis-ease."
of the SelfQuesting Approach™
involves facilitating ones awareness of these unconscious parts of Self,
as they relate to life's issues and problems. The process is not unlike
conventional psychotherapy, but is faster-acting and goes beyond it -to
develop a rapport and understanding with these fragments of Self and unite
their withheld energy and awareness into the sentient conscious being residing in the body/mind. The result is a state of
self-awareness and being in which one can act consistently with ones conscious
wishes and intent, with a sense of self, well-being, spontaneity, energy,
confidence, and joy not previously experienced or imagined. Thus, a healing
of states of consciousness is precipitated that quickly brings a deep,
systemic, ontological wholeness (unified Self) that
renders significant relief from physical and mental symptoms of "dis-ease"
that can be clinically observed and measured. This new wholeness of Self
generates a parallel shift in the individual's external life environment
that reflects this new wholeness (synchronicity) and manifests accordingly
as well being.
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