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Controlling anger and anxiety

  1. 1. Maslow Model For Controlling Anger And Anxiety Rajiv E. Bhole, B.Tech Be Happy Foundation www.karmayog.org/ngo/behappy Author: 12 Steps in a Day and The Lost Path
  2. 2. “Gnyanam Parmam Dhyeyam”“Man’s greatest battles have been waged against manmade obstacles and artificial handicaps thrust upon him to paralyze his growth and development. Human thought has always been bound in by tradition and custom, and education has always been perverted to suit the interest of those in power… “Crass commercialization has taken its toll on nutrition. Mass marketing efforts be food conglomerates, whose main interest is profit, compounded by misinformation by healthcare institution and their affiliates, make it difficult to differentiate between life-giving, nutritious food and substandard devitalized food… Is it a surprise that many of our children, particularly in urban areas, are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) and other biochemical disturbances that are devastating their families, and ultimately societies? “Instead of going to the core of the problem, mainly nutritional deficiency, we compound the situation be overmedicating our children. What are we doing to our children? What are we doing to ourselves as a species? …Why do we persist in destroying the very thing that nourishes and sustains us? How much longer can we delay the real solution?” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (The Family and the Nation)• “Unless somebody finds the way to change human nature, we will have more crises.” – Allan Greenspan
  3. 3. The Family and the Nation also says,“We can no longer pretend that we are not aware. Regardless of what the disease is called, its root cause is still deficiency and toxicity. The typical convention methods of cut (surgery), burn (radiation), and poison (medication) have little effect as they do not address these issues”Dr Kalam also tells us that the body is capable of regeneration, if given the opportunity, and says “The only sure way of achieving this is by going back to Nature, providing our body with proper nutrients, while efficiently eliminating built up toxins and debris. ... Emotional disorder is another reason for the biochemical imbalance. When the emotions are stimulated intensely, biochemical secretion becomes imbalanced, creating several physical disorders. “
  4. 4. “Soul is actuality (energia) in the way that knowledge is” Aristotle • “All living cells that we know of on this planet are DNA software driven biological machines comprised of hundreds to thousands of protein robots coded for by the DNA software. The protein robots carry out precise biochemical functions developed by billions of years of evolutionary software changes.” – J. Craig Venter What is Life? A 21st Century Perspective • Society of Cells: The activities of every individual cell in the body fall into two categories: (1) Each cell performs for itself all those fundamental basic cellular processes—movement of materials across its membrane, extraction of energy, protein synthesis, and so on—that represent the minimal requirements for maintaining its own individual integrity and life; and (2) each cell simultaneously performs one or more specialized activities that, in concert with the activities performed by the other cells of its tissue or organ system, contribute to the survival of the body by maintaining the stable internal environment required by all cells.” (Vander et al, 2001:7) • All conscious experiences are popularly attributed to the workings of the “mind,” a word that conjures up the image of a nonneural “me,” a phantom interposed between afferent and efferent impulses, with the implication that the mind is something more than neural activity. Most neuroscientists agree, however, that the mind represents a summation of neural activity in the brain at any given moment and does not require anything more than the brain.” – Vander et al, Human Physiology (2004:256)
  5. 5. Physics and Dynamics of the Soul• Psychology is the research or study of the “psyche” or the “soul”.• Elements of Psychophysics (1860): Weber-Fechner Law of Sensations• “Without renouncing the support of physics, it is possible for the physiology of the senses, not only to pursue its own course of development, but also to afford to physical science itself powerful assistance.” – Ernst Mach• Psychynamics (Hermann von Helmholtz, Ernst von Brucke and Sigmund Freud): a branch of physics/mechanics concerned with the motion of bodies under the action of (psychic) forces• "The source of a drive is a process of excitation occuring in an organ and the immediate aim of the drive lies in the removal of this organic stimulation.” – Freud, Three Essays on Sexuality (1905:)• Ego “is first and foremost a bodily ego ... ultimately derived from bodily sensations, chiefly from those springing from the surface of the body." Freud, The Ego and the Id (1923:364)
  6. 6. Maslow’s General Dynamic Theory• Physiology (Homeostasis) : Pavlov, Canon, Linus Pauling• Self-actualization: the realizing of one’s potential – Kurt Goldstein (1934) “The organism has definite potentialities, and because it has them it has the need to actualize or realize them. The fulfillment of these needs represents the self- actualization of the organism.”• A Theory of Human Motivation (A. H. Maslow:1943): Self- actualization, or self-fulfillment, is possible by satisfying one’s physiological and psychological needs.• World Health Organization: “Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
  7. 7. Maslow’s Physiological Needs – Stress• “Two recent lines of research make it necessary to revise our customary notions about these (physiological) needs, first, the development of the concept of homeostasis, and second, the finding that appetites (preferential choices among foods) are a fairly efficient indication of actual needs or lacks in the body.• “Homeostasis refers to the bodys automatic efforts to maintain a constant, normal state of the blood stream. Cannon has described this process for (1) the water content of the blood, (2) salt content, (3) sugar content, (4) protein content, (5) fat content, (6) calcium content, (7) oxygen content, (8) constant hydrogen-ion level (acid-base balance) and (9) constant temperature of the blood.”• Undoubtedly these physiological needs are the most pre-potent of all needs… that the major motivation would be the physiological needs rather than any others… the organism is then dominated by the physiological needs• Another peculiar characteristic of the human organism when it is dominated by a certain need is that the whole philosophy of the future tends also to change. For our chronically and extremely hungry man, Utopia can be defined very simply as a place where there is plenty of food. He tends to think that, if only he is guaranteed food for the rest of his life, he will be perfectly happy and will never want anything more.
  8. 8. Psychopathology• “Any thwarting or possibility of thwarting of these basic human goals, or danger to the defenses which protect them, or to the conditions upon which they rest, is considered to be a psychological threat. With a few exceptions, all psychopathology may be partially traced to such threats. A basically thwarted man may actually be defined as a sick man, if we wish.”• Infants will react in a total fashion and as if they were endangered, if they are disturbed or dropped suddenly, startled by loud noises, flashing light, or or by inadequate support…, illnesses, disrupted routine or rhythm, quarreling, physical assault, separation, divorce or death within the family, parental outbursts of rage or threats of punishment directed to the child, calling him names, speaking to him harshly, shaking him, handling him roughly, or actual physical punishment sometimes elicit total panic and terror in the child.• Such a person behaves as if a great catastrophe were almost always impending – an emergency, or is in a search for a protector. Compulsive-obsessive neurosis, avoiding everything unfamiliar and strange and by ordering their restricted world in such a neat, disciplined, orderly fashion that everything in the world can be counted upon.
  9. 9. Gratifying the Psychological Needs• “What we have called the basic needs are very often largely unconscious although they may, with suitable techniques, and with sophisticated people become conscious.”• Inventory of Needs: Safety Needs (Security) Love and Belonging Needs (Sex Relations, Relationships) Esteem and Achievement Needs (Self-esteem, Ambitions)
  10. 10. Sankhya-Yoga and Sukh-Vipassana Be Happy
  11. 11. The Truth will set you FreePlease remember that “Less than 6% of graduating physicians receive any formal training in nutrition (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1998:68).” So, Do check these Books on Nutrition: Amino Revolution, Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism, End Your Addiction Now,What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutritional Medicine May be killing You And Search YouTube or Google for: Linus Pauling and Abram Hoffer and Orthomolecular Psychiatry/Medicine Thank You

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