Glossary of Terms
Affect: The definition of the term affect is a class of human feelings and emotions which can not be ‘verbalized’.
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.
An 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: the study of the way in which affect influences our whole existence. This, in its technical form has been called “affective neuroscience.” Affectology relates to that aspect of human experience that cannot be verbalized, and for which words are inadequate, therefore rendering “talking counselling” questionable, at least.
Affect Self: also known as our “Feeling Self” or our “Emotional Matrix”.
Amygdala: a roughly almond-shaped mass of gray matter inside each cerebral hemisphere, involved with the experiencing of emotions.
Carl Jung was a Swiss psychotherapist and psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, literature, and related fields.
Catharsis: the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
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”).
Encoded: (of a gene) be responsible for producing (asubstance or behavior).
Feeling Self: As “Emotional Matrix” and “Affect Self”.
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.
Perceiving Threat: Depending on how we first “Learned to Feel” as infants will determine how we PERCEIVE the seriousness of a situation. It may not even be stressful when we look at it logically, but our “Feeling Response” to it is definitely REAL.
Pituitary Gland: A pea-sized body attached to the base of the brain, the pituitary is important in controlling growth and development and the functioning of the other endocrine glands.
Pre-Verbal: Before the analytical and “thinking” conscious mind has even started to develop and at a time when we are unable to analyse situations logically to assess whether they really are threatening or not.
Private Subconscious Therapy: This method of therapy has gone through a few name changes over the years. It was originally named Private Subconscious Healing by one of 3 originators Ian White and different therapists who trained under the PSH name have changed it such as PST. Ian White now calls his method Af-x Therapy using the method of Affectology. The name PST was created by Colin Fryer from Cairns who has helped thousands of people to date. To the average person it is all the same method.
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.
RE-Learn: Same as Re-framing. This is what this program is all about. We all “learn” negative AND positive feeling responses in our pre-verbal days that substantially contribute in forming our “Emotional Matrix”. Any negative feeling responses that were learned can be RE-LEARNED.
Sigmund Freud: was an Austrian neurologist who became known as the founding father of psychoanalysis (psychology).
Somatic: The term somatic means ‘of the body’ – relating to the body. In medicine, somatic illness is bodily, not mental illness.
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 in Australia 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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