_What is Meant by "Hybrid Results"?
_If you look at this site's page Aims For Change, you can see that a fundamental goal - no; THE fundamental goal - of any variants of affectology is to bring about the re-establishment of a comfortable and perfect relationship with yourself. Many approaches talk about "loving yourself", but none are focused on this establishment of perfection of self-appreciation quite like affectology is. The difference, while seeming trite and minor, is actually huge.
Human beings operate on two distinctly different levels of mind operation. To draw exact demarcations to these two levels is always dangerous, and in fact impossible, but it can be said that we fundamentally tend - in our modern version of humans, anyway - to operate predominantly out of our conscious, willful, rational mind. Almost everybody deems this to be the 'only mind' from which to operate and seems to be 'in control'. So, most programs tend to maintain that if you can say "I love and respect myself" and think you mean it, then it will be so. In affectology, we consider this action to be a wonderfully tricky way for the mind to avoid the deeper requirement, and aim for this self-appreciation to become a deep feeling construct.
Affectology is concerned with the dynamics of the unconscious affect (feeling) mind. We know that people can make all sorts of success claims to themselves and others, but at a deeper level, nothing has changed. From this nuclear, essential emotional level of themselves, all the old scripts and silent feeling dynamics are still working along to disrupt the things we wish to achieve in adult life.
You're read from other pages here, and from the program itself, that Clinical Affectology is a particularized approach and is directed only and uniquely toward that silent, affect, preverbal level of the unconscious. Let's look at some results and outcomes that do not necessarily 'fit' the more common scenario of psychotherapy.
_You've seen that one of the strictly observed 'totemic issues' or 'signatures' of Clinical Affectology is that it is important to NOT report to the therapist (1) current symptoms or issues, or (2) any autobiographical reports about remembered life incidences or status. The process is 'mind over chatter' and the unconscious 'responsibility dynamic' is kept within. It is for this reason that we use the word "outcomes" because we can only report on findings that result from our ESR questionnaire results at a time some months after treatment.
Affectology and any of its variants was originally structured as a psychotherapy, focusing on mental-emotional subconscious dynamics and issues. So in earlier years, it was taken for granted by therapists and clients alike, that our work was useful only for symptom issues such as stress, anger, depression, confidence-lack, and the range of problems for which people might ordinarily seek psychological help.
As time went by, we were struck by just how many reports came back through ESRs that showed that the affectology process extended beyond what we thought were its efficacy borders. Statements that noted changes in 'affectology-graduate' experience as a result of the process that quoted "vastly different attitude to my life", "much better relationship with my family and workers under me", and "far better sets of choices in executive decision-making" were becoming far more usual.
What happens here? Where do these sorts of realizations of general life improvement come from? In our terms, they are the result of a nuclear affect mind finding the FREEDOM to operate and react to life's situations in a way that clearly indicates that the aims of affectology have been brought about - and that is, that the stakeholder (in this case, client-participant-graduate) has arrived at a point in their emotional/affect life where that essential "OK-ness with self" on a deep level has been found.
So, while it may be said that affectology is a psychotherapy that is 'aimed at' symptom alleviation, in truth, it has been shown by ESR outcomes that the result of a better unconscious self-relationship can most often range across our whole of life's activities and experience.
If we are to try to compartmentalize life experience, we could say that in terms of the affect influence on the subconscious, there can be two broad aspects of outcomes:
_* In this instance, "Executive" refers to the dynamic of
the mind controlling everyday action, as in definition;
"having the function or purpose of executing and
carrying plans, orders, etc., into practical effect."
_Taking these two outcomes into consideration (and there are, of course, more) we can say that Clinical Affectology has a Hybrid Outcome Reach. So, if you are an executive management person who is aware of some maladaptions in your decision-making and/or work relationship life, yet feel there are no psychological issues at play, affectology is still for you.
If you are a sportsperson or any other performer whose "game" seems not to be up to scratch, you know you can do better but just can't reach that freeing up, and believe there are no psychological issues at play, affectology can definitely be for you.
If you are a person who is concerned that you are too controllable (and perhaps currently too controlled) by other individuals, systems, social dynamics or perhaps political mythology, and you feel you could "unlock the inner slave and be free", then affectology is most definitely for you.
A SHORT LIST OF EXAMPLES
_Lance: an executive manager of a construction company. Lance completed clinical affectology and found that over some weeks, his general attitude to those with whom he worked and managed became steadily "more lubricated" (sic). He found it far easier to get along with work associates, so creating a vast improvement to productive outcomes for both those with whom he was associated and himself. Lance had presented with a self-perception of "being stressed" as his psychologist had told him.
Julianne: a Personal Assistant to a corporate psychologist, later reported that she had attended clinical affectology because of a gambling problem. Over the course of weeks following her treatment, she noticed a completely different attitude to her work, becoming far more efficient, and indeed "happier" in her day to day business. Some time after therapy, she reported that she had seemed to "grow into a new strength" that allowed her to leave an abusive relationship in which she had previously seemed locked.
Jane: an architect, addicted to prescription drugs, deserves a page to herself, so, go here.
Dorothy: an antiques dealer, undertook clinical affectology for a psychosomatic issue (migraine headaches). Following the treatment, and in her ESR report, she said that her migraines actually worsened for a little while until she realized that a great many things in her life were becoming less stressful and she was dealing with problems in a much more relaxed way. Upon that realization, her migraines immediately ceased. Over coming years, she experienced occasional headaches, but the migraine experience never returned.
Jason: A university student. Attended for examination stress and concentration issues. Jason, it transpires, was also a musician, playing the trumpet in a college band. He could perform in practice, but every time he was to play a solo publicly, he froze. Following successful alleviation of his stresses and concentration problems, Jason found that he could happily play the most complex trumpet pieces before the public.
Nirana: (name changed because of her high Olympic swimmer's profile) came to me because a psychologist had insisted that she had been sexually abused as a child, and perhaps even by her coach. This was something that worried her a great deal because she had no recollection of such events. Following resolution of the subject through clinical affectology, she reported that her swimming times had improved in a way that could not be attributed to the normal improvements from her training program, but to "something else."
Colin: a futures commodity trader. Colin came to me because he believed that some adjustment to the way in which his subconscious mind was controlling his trading choices was in order. He believed that his subconscious 'fear' of some choices was preventing him from following his buying and selling plan, and in consequence, he was failing, or at least "going backwards". Some months after affectology sessions, he reported great gains in his trading program, but also wrote that there had been an immense improvement to his sense of self-confidence in EVERY aspect of his life. He wrote that even if his trading had not improved, he knew that because of the clinical affectology work, he would be a far more happy and relaxed individual.