Emotions have evolved to be part of a synergistic whole where cognition, physiological biochemistry, emotions, and consciousness work cooperatively in a symbiotic nature for the health and well-being of the individual.
- Negative emotions are negative because of what negative emotions are. By the necessity of surviving the evolutionary process, emotionally negative feelings have an evolved correlative relationship with (1) a dis-harmonious and un-healthy biology and (2) its consciousness awareness thereof while (3) being aware of and focusing upon that which is not wanted.
- Positive feeling emotions are positive because of what positive emotions are. By the necessity of surviving the evolutionary process, emotionally positive feelings have an evolved a correlative relationship with (1) a harmonious and healthy biology and (2) its consciousness awareness thereof while (3) being aware of and focusing upon that which is wanted.
-Health hazards of a 3000-year-old neurolinguistic paradigm of emotions used as science.
-Cognition stimulates the emotional neurology that creates the biology consciousness then perceives as emotions.
-Cognitive-Emotional Rehabilitation and Strengthening Exercises, aka, Wellness Training.
Health Hazards of a 3000-year-old neurolinguistic paradigm of emotions:
Since I began voicing my concerns over erroneous psychological and pharmaceutical therapeutic methodologies based on a 3000-year-old neuro-linguistic paradigm of emotions as laid out by Homer in the Iliad, over a million (MILLION) Americans have committed suicide, millions of other Americans have been put in incarcerating conditions that only amplify their psychological injuries, and mass shootings continue with no review of the psychological environments that are oblivious to emotions’ evolutionary design and that are fostering all of these atrocities . Lack of true academic questioning and review of psychological and pharmaceutical emotional theory is a true crime against humanity….
Emotions are an awareness of biological conditions precipitated by cognitive activities, and therefore emotions cannot be aberrant nor destructive and in need of emotional management, control, nor regulation. That would be like saying that the “check engine light” on the dashboard of a car is in need of management, control, and regulation because the light itself is causal to something amiss inside the engine. It is not.
A question for professors, researchers, academics, students in the USA:
Is there a possible legal liability in the 45,000 yearly suicide deaths who may be victims of current erroneous psychological, psychiatric, pharmacologic emotional theory? What would a team of hard driving, competent but unscrupulous lawyers do in a class action suite who represent the devastated family members whose beloved were victims of today’s erroneous emotional theory that is based upon 3000-year-old linguistic emotional folklore? I would like to refer to some back ground reading by Bob Knight, (2013) The power of negative thinking. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Detail Outline: The dangers and hazards of a 3000-year-old neurolinguistic paradigm of emotions used as science.
A. Although current cognitive behavior therapies have evidence-based success, this success is limited and misunderstood because as cognitive behavior does change:
- this cognitive behavior change is an intellectual exercise and analysis of existing cognitive activities.
- this cognitive behavior change is incorrectly assumed to change emotional behavior which then changes biological conditions.
- In actuality, changes in cognitive behavior alter biological conditions that stimulate emotional neurological networks that consciousness then perceives as emotions. (Jackson, 2019)
B. Current therapies are based upon the erroneous premise that emotions change biology and that therefore:
- such dangerous emotions as depression that damage biology must be regulated, controlled, and managed – even with the use of pharmaceuticals. (Gross, 2014), (Maletic, Raison, 2017)
- these dangerous emotions drive violent behavior and therefore must be regulated, controlled, and managed.
- But emotional behavior doesn’t change biology, cognitive behavior changes the biology that consciousness then perceives as emotions.
C. Emotions are not being utilized to guide cognitive activity as they have evolved to do so.
- Instead, emotions are prone to be covered-up, ignored, and disregarded. After all, how can aberrant and dangerous emotions be trusted?
- And, ignorance of emotions as feedback of cognitive activity – either consciously, unconsciously, or pharmaceutically – can and will lead to the biological engine breaking down because negative emotions have an evolved correlation to an unhealthy biology. And, conversely, positive feeling emotions have an evolved correlation to a healthy biology. (Jackson, 2019)
D. If emotions were to be managed and controlled by pharmaceuticals, any therapeutic discourse of cognitive behavior could be misleading – even invalid – because of the lack of a true cognitive/emotional correlative relationship.
E. If irregular cognitive behaviors are left unaddressed without proper psychological counseling and therapy because emotional reflections of aberrant mental and physical behaviors are ignored or camouflaged with pharmaceuticals, cognition may fester unabated and create a myopic vortex of circular mental and physical behaviors. This psychosis can break out with disastrous consequences to the patient and to others, who may become characters in a manically-conceived tragedy played out in real life.
F. Instead of a brutal and honest questioning of psychological theory, psychological science has created a new cognitive construct – refractory emotional disorders, that is, emotional disorders that are hard to treat. (Rerman, 1997)
- This neuro-linguistic sleight-of-hand diverts the focus of attention on to the illness rather than on to any possible issues within psychological theory itself.
- And, is the illness an emotional disorder or a cognitive disorder?
- An emotional disorder would only exist if emotional feedback on biological state/changes were corrupted, akin to near-sightedness or far-sightedness.
G. “Data shows that people committing violent acts are much more accurately characterized by other factors, such as a prior history of aggression, including domestic violence, often with a criminal record including convictions of violent misdemeanor crimes; and of alcohol and drug related offenses. Impulse control problems, trauma, rage, childhood adversity, desperation, financial strain, vindictiveness, narcissism, sociopathy, and psychopathy are all potential risk factors for violence and major problems to address, but they are not the same as a mental health condition.” (Moutier, 2018)
- If mental illness is defined as the lack of ability for an individual to constructively respond to their own biologically evolved emotional guidance neurology (as it should be), then all these “potential risk factors” ARE a mental health condition.
H. A justice of “punishment for a crime” is inhumane because of its inherent lack of intention to change a person’s destructive cognitive behavior.
- Should justice be defined as punishment with an intent to inflect pain, suffering, or hardship upon an individual? Or, should justice be defined as an intent to empower cognitive/emotional behavior for the health and well-being of the individual and society?
- Should our criminal justice system be an extension of “an eye for an eye”? Or, is justice best served by entrusting individuals with the training, skills, and understandings of their evolved emotional system to make better choices for themselves and others throughout their life.
I. Negative feeling emotions’ role in poverty, or lack of prosperity and success, is erroneously ignored.
- Typical of an impoverished mind is to focus on that which is not wanted and to get self-absorbed into the problem rather than the solution. Cognitively dwelling and focusing on the problem precipitates a biology that actuates the neurology of negative emotions where any solutions can not present themselves. This problem amplification creates an individual and community vortex of poverty where negative feeling emotions continue to spiral downward creating emotional conditions that act as a barrier to any helpful resources and aid.
J. An impoverished mind, that is, a mind that is self-absorbed within their own emotional negativity is easy prey to mis-information and to blaming others for their disadvantaged conditions because an impoverished mind lacks the ability to respond to their own negative emotions in a natural and healthy capacity.
- A natural and healthy response to negative feeling emotions, which are indications of current unhealthy cognitive activities, is to use them as a stepping stone to more positive feeling cognitive activities. This step may only be less emotionally negative, but it is a step in the right direction towards emotionally positive feelings. The healthy, wealthy, and wise have realized, consciously or unconsciously, this cognitive capacity to move out of their impoverished and emotionally negative mind. The rest of the world has not.
K. Why is there not a warning and public promotion of the physical health hazards of negative emotions?
- The importance of the evolved emotional awareness and its correlations to human biology is vastly being overlooked by the medical community.
- Since negative emotions have an evolved correlation to an unhealthy biology, a person’s nature ability to ward off disease and illness is also effectively constrained.
- Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. The most common cancers are: lung (2.09 million cases) and breast (2.09 million cases). (WHO, Cancer key facts) None of the correlated risk factors include the presence of negative emotions which is a direct indicator of a biological weakness and vulnerability.
L. Physical health assessment, examination, and therapy does not include a risk assessment due to current and long-term emotional states/changes. Any attempt to understand and affect the internal human environment must be taken with an understanding of the changing biochemical conditions of that environment as indicated by an evolved emotional neurocircuitry of the human body/brain.
M. A symbiotic relationship between mind, body, emotions and consciousness where cognition rather than emotions changes biology is not likely be acknowledged by the academic community because it runs counter to 3000 years of neuro-linguistic programing.
- Language literature understanding and comprehension reinforces today’s biologically incorrect emotional paradigm that emotional behavior changes the body/brain’s biochemistry and physiology.
- Characters in a story driven by lust, greed, hate, anger, vengeance, or even love, joy, or passion has been the plot in literature since Homer’s Iliad over 3000 years ago. Even today, our “scientific” conception of emotions has been neuro-linguistically molded from childhood through family interactions and in later years through reading and neurolinguistic comprehension of literary works such as Dickens’s Great Expectations, Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird, and Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
N. A cognitive-emotional symbiotic behavior therapy for violence and mental illness will not likely be funded, and may even be purposely maligned, because:
- it is detrimental to the pharmaceutical, health insurance, hospital/medical, and incarceration industries whose profits are based on a business model of nurturing a sick population.
- Corporations have a fiduciary duty to their stock holders. This means monetary profits must be their priority with any investment decisions.
- Investing in an intellectual paradigm that diminishes profitability by promoting healing and even full recovery rather than in a product that adds to their financial health and well-being could inanely be taken as fiduciary irresponsible and even criminal.
- A cognitive-emotional symbiotic behavior therapy that denies the reality of aberrant and destructive emotions driving biological change runs contrary to today’s academic theories and beliefs. These academics are also advisors and consultants for evaluating research proposals and their funding.
What value are evidence-based practices (EBP) in psychological and pharmaceutical therapies going to be for the 47,000 people who are going to kill themselves in the USA next year? (AFSP, Suicide Statistics). Or for our children who are going to be shot in the next mass shooting? Or for the over two million people locked within our judicial system (Wikipedia, Incarceration Rates) that cares more about the due process of punishment rather than the due process of rehabilitation and cultural enrichment? Negative feeling emotions are the perception of unhealthy and disease susceptible biological conditions within the body/brain precipitated by cognitive activity. (Jackson, 2019) Where is the research to understand cognition’s effect on human biology – and consciousness’s correlative emotional awareness– within the over 9,000,000 people globally who are going to die of cancer next year. (WHO, Cancer, Key Facts)
Because mental sciences’ definition and use of emotions is an extension of a 3000-year-old linguistic paradigm as defined in Homer’s Iliad, is it now possible to comprehend that emotions are but one part of a mind, body, emotion, consciousness symbiotic relationship, all working together for the promotion of physical and mental well-being? This realization is already innately understood by the healthy, wealthy, and wise. Can it be taught to the sick, impoverished, and ignorant?
“Find a Better Feeling Thought”*
Rather than demonizing emotions as aberrant, destructive, out-of-control and in need of regulation because of an emotional disorder, Symbiotic Psychology understands emotions as an evolved sensory system, akin to the sense of pain, giving conscious feedback of a state of physiological biochemistry. Emotions, instead of being regulated by cognitive behavior, are used to guide cognitive behavior for the health, well-being, and prosperity of the individual.
The role of the healthy, wealthy, and wise is not to support the less advantaged but to empower the less advantaged with the necessary cognitive-emotional skills, abilities, and motivation to manifest their own destiny through their own powers of creation.
The greatness of the human life experience emerges from the flames of individual desire arising out of hell’s fiery conflicts on earth. Intention is forged in these fires. Emotional guidance aligns our journey with these new intentions. Each succeeding generation will have its own mountains to climb and waters to cross with their own stars to navigate towards. Intent is that guiding star; and it is our emotions that perceive its light. The more joyous the feeling, the more harmonious and powerful the wonders revealed through life’s journey.
*I first heard the phrase “emotional guidance* from Jerry and Esther Hicks; Hicks, J & Hicks, E (2006). The Law of Attraction. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc.
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