How To Understand Yourself & Other People
Created by Dr Silvia Hartmann 2009
From this model arises a very focused form of treating disturbances which have been caused by past events; the essential understanding how events work to form beliefs, values and attitudes; and a future orientated pursuit of new events which are the only form of human experience that brings about true healing, learning, and evolution.
Events Psychology is not only content free, but it is also “method free” which means that all and any change method you have learned about and that really works may be employed to bring about a “change event” for the client.
All problems start with events; very highly charged, one time, high energy, instantaneous lightning strike experiences which change a person's systems in a heartbeat.
There are four types of events we are dealing with.
The first is deemed to be a negative event, and it is called a trauma.
The second is deemed to be a positive event and it is called a Guiding Star.
The third is an event which is so extraordinary and unknowable that we can't say if it was good or bad, only that something did happen, and the world was never the same from that moment forth.
The fourth is the missing event, something that should have happened but did not, and the search for which is causing ongoing problems until it has been experienced.
In Events Psychology, we work highly targeted and exclusively with the events of a person's life, and not all the years of nothingness that lay in between.
We may also map the events to understand the events matrix which creates the actual personality of a person, together with all their beliefs, values, attitudes, preferences, dislikes, obsessions, fascinations and desires.
Events Psychology seeks to help a person put the events of their life into the rightful time and space so that an event may serve as a resource rather than a source of pain.
As the process from event to metacomment and how this has affected a person becomes clear, a person understands themselves much better, is in a better position to extend compassion to the self, and less likely to think that they are "just crazy." This helps reduce uncertainty (in both practitioners as well as in clients and individual persons) and thereby reduces stress, allowing a person to enter into a positive spiral of self-understanding and more clarity, which leads to even more clarity and mental, emotional and behavioural freedom.
Further, Events Psychology is about creating healing and change events which help a person evolve from where they are stuck and take them to the next level of their own personal development.
Events Psychology also deals the ability of a person to create and experience future events which are in essence the remedy for anything that went wrong in the past.
Events Psychology uses a variety of methods, including memory enrichments and very importantly, by creating events models to stabilise and empower the entire events matrix, thereby making it more likely for a person to be in a position where they can have many more exciting, amazing and transformational events during their remaining lifetime.
Events Psychology is suitable both for practitioners of psychology and mind healing, as well as for any person who would like to "Understand themselves and other people" better at last.
There is no previous knowledge of Energy Psychology presumed or necessary as Events Psychology provides a form and structure that is method free and may be used with any people change technique that actually works.
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