Information & Energy created life
In the beginning information and energy arose out of "nothing." This statement may be true of false, but we do know that information creates energy and energy creates information.
In psychology negative energy is created when we negatively ruminate over ideas. If we ruminate over the past, we create negative depression, if we ruminate over the future we create negative anxiety. Rumination creates fear:
Fear & Other emotions
Fear occurs when there is a breakdown in or loss of:
Relationships: Trust, respect, acceptance or commitment.
Self-Esteem: Courage, patience, calmness or self-control
Control:Safety and security
Control: Basic needs not meet such as food, clothing & shelter.
Fear is related to trust: See how the other emotions are related:
Excessive rumination will cause fear to enter inside and attach to another negative emotion, taking that emotion to a higher negative level:
Information may not come from the head brain, but externally in the form of a threat affecting control. The fear of loosing control activates our nervous system through the vagus nerve:
The information received through external fear switches on the fight, flight or freeze [withdraw] response. It will then create other emotions which follow a pattern if they are processed correctly.
Once the cycle has been completed the boundary will be repaired ready for the next attack.
Negative emotions are the first line of attack, however, positive emotions support them, if you follow the correct order:
Outside threat, negative response, influencing response, relationship response, core affect. See our diagram again:
If you follow the flow of the the above two diagrams then you develop the ability to deal with negative threats.
Fear-courage-trust [self], anger-assertiveness-respect [self],-sadness [hurt], criticalness-evaluation-acceptance [or rejection], confusion or anxiousness or guilt -self control-commitment [fix boundary] and CORE remains safe.
But you will struggle to complete this cycle with out knowing BAD rule:
B is Balance
A is Alignment
D is Direction
The following chart is used to explain the assessment
Balance: In a very healthy person each of the 4 brains has to be balanced, namely
- Head Brain- Unbalanced is to fixed or too flexible
- Heart brain: Unbalanced is overly emotional or under emotion
- Heart brain :Unbalanced is overly self or overly others
- Gut brain: Unbalanced is overly controlling or under controlling
- Spirit brain: Unbalanced is overly hopeful [fantasy] or under hopeful [depressed]
- The four brains can be overly positive or overly negative.
Alignment: In a very health person the four brains are aligned.
- That is, the automatic thoughts of the head brain match the core beliefs in the gut brain.
- The goals of the head brain match the hope in the spirit brain.
- The intuition from the heart brain and the gut brain are accepted by the head brain and promoted by the spirit brain.
In a person with healthy balance and alignment decisions are made as follows:
- If the goal is known and the pathway to the goal is known then the Head brain controls the process.
- If there is not goal or the pathway is unknown or blocked, the head brain stops thinking and passes control over to the other brains:
Direction: The natural flow:
If there is balance and alignment then direction should flow along the natural developmental pathway of our evolution, that is, from the bottom up.
Spirit brain-Gut brain [reptilian brain]-heart brain [mammalian brain]-head brain [neocortex]
If there is a loss of direction then in cognitive principle therapy we use the head brain, supported by the spirit brain to control or fix the heart brain and gut brain. Each brain has its own set of principles.
Head and spirit control the gut brain and heart brain:
If the system is out of balance, alignment and direction then bad habits are formed by a process of rumination. In cognitive principle therapy this is called the negative-predictive-comparative-loop, which generates mental illness called, very bad habits. 80% of all mental illness is a very bad habit. The other 20% is serious mental illness.
With a very bad habit, the vagus nerve has been activated and all decisions are made via the nervous system, through the gut brain. That is, depending on the personality type and the situation, the response will be fight, flight or freeze.
- The head and spirit brain work together to turn off the fight, flight or withdraw response and turn on the calm switch. The head and spirit brain work together to turn on the social engagement of the heart, by following the seven rules of cognitive principle therapy and applying them to the principles of each brain. eg The heart brain has relationship principles of trust, respect, acceptance and commitment.
Cognitive principle therapy assessment and the therapy does not involve behavior. Behavior is a symptom of the process to identify the problem or a outcome of the process to qualify the solution.