Glossary of Terms

 

Glossary of Terms

Affect Bridge: refers to that process of naturalistic “calling upon” predetermined response patterns in order to respond NOW in a way that we learned worked for us.

Affective Neuroscience is the study of the neural mechanisms of emotion. This interdisciplinary field combines neuroscience with the psychological study of personality, emotion, and mood.

Affectologist is a person who has successfully studied the way in which we humans learn our earliest feeling (affect) imprints, habituate them and carry them on into adult life, to a greater or lesser degree.

Affectology is the modern science of understanding the dynamic that really drives all our recognizable emotions and feelings.

Amygdala: A roughly almond-shaped mass of gray matter inside each cerebral hemisphere, involved with the experiencing of emotions.

Autonomic Nervous System (ANS): The part of the nervous system responsible for control of the bodily functions not consciously directed, such as breathing, the heartbeat, and digestive processes.

Conscious Mind operates by logic, thinking and reasoning. The conscious mind also controls all the actions that you do intentionally whilst being conscious. For example, if you decide to make a voluntary action like moving your hand, it is done by the conscious mind.

Emotional matrix: the underpinning, the foundation, of our personalities, formed at a feeling level before the experience of “thinking in words.” This is the ideogenetic self (also: “Affect Matrix” and “Feeling Self”).

Feeling Self: As Emotional Matrix.

Fight or Flight: The bodies inborn and primitive mechanism that prepares us to fight or flee from what we perceive as a threat to our survival.

Hippocampus: The elongated ridges on the floor of each lateral ventricle of the brain that are the center of emotion, memory, and the autonomic nervous system.

Homeostasis: The tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, esp. as maintained by physiological processes.

To Let It Happen means to hand over responsibility to your SUBCONSCIOUS and it will deal with it in its own way and in its own time.

Limbic System: A complex system of nerves and networks in the brain, involving several areas near the edge of the cortex concerned with instinct and mood. It controls the basic emotions (fear, pleasure, anger) and drives (hunger, sex, dominance, care of offspring).

Neocortex: A part of the cerebral cortex concerned with sight and hearing in mammals,

Neuroscience: Any of the sciences that deal with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain.

To Make It Happen is to CONSCIOUSLY (i.e. analyze and think) work it out and fix it, but if we could do that we would have already fixed the problem.

Psychologists and Counsellors: We respect anyone who is in the business of helping people (if and when it works) but we simply operate differently than the “talk” therapies.

Somatic Nervous System: The somatic nervous system (SoNS Or voluntary nervous system) is the part of the peripheral nervous system associated with the voluntary control of body movements via skeletal muscles. The SoNS consists of efferent nerves responsible for stimulating muscle contraction, including all the non-sensory neurons connected with skeletal muscles and skin. Source – Wikipedia.

Subconscious Mind: In psychology, the subconscious is the part of consciousness that is not currently in focal awareness. The word subconscious is an anglicized version of the French subconscient as coined by the psychologist Pierre Janet, who argued that underneath the layers of critical thought functions of the conscious mind lay a powerful awareness that he called the subconscious mind. Since there is a limit to the information that can be held in conscious focal awareness, a storehouse of one’s knowledge and prior experience is needed; this is the subconscious. – Compliments Wikipedia.

Suicide: The national suicide rate as of 2013 is approximately 2000 people per year (not to mention the emotional upset to associated families that are affected) – That’s about 700 more than the road toll, but the road toll gets more media attention.

Transderivational Search refers to the process the SUBCONSCIOUS MIND undertakes in order to match a “heard” sound/word or linguistic passage or suggestion with its stored memory of the word’s MEANING.

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