SAKARI MATRIX ( SCR-# )
The Basis of Solution Centered Orientation
Solution Centered Results Processing
(C) Jouni Sakari Kemppinen , 1996-2017
Functions of Mind
What are the 9 Functions of MInd ?
SITUATION : 1) Sensing , 2) Thinking , 3) Feeling
GOAL : 4) Believing , 5) Wondering , 6) Hoping
PRACTICE : 7) Will Inside , 8) Will Outside , 9) Integration
SAKARI MATRIX - SCR# - USES THE NUMBER CHARACTER #
Definitions of SCR# modalities
Dictionary definitions emphatized within the
SCR# for the various functions of mind
Wittgenstein, L. (1953) Philosophical
Investigations, Oxford: Blackwell.
Any of the faculties by which stimuli from
outside or inside the body are received and
felt, as the faculties of hearing, sight, smell,
touch, taste, and equilibrium.
To use or exercise the mind or one's power
of reason in order to make inferences,
decisions, or arrive at a solution or
To have a sensation of being ( ~ feeling
life ) ; Undergo an emotional sensation or
be in a particular state of mInd. ; To be
emotionally affected by ; To perceive a
state of mind or a condition of body
To have confidence in the truth, the
existence, or the reliability of something,
although without absolute proof that one is
right in doing so
To think or speculate curiously , ~ be curious
to know . To be filled with amazement
To look forward to with desire and reasonble
confidence ; The feeling that what is
wanted _can_ be had or that events will
turn out for the best.
G7) WILL (INSIDE)
To decide or determine. Be determined and
sure to ( do ). Volition.
H8) WILL (OUTSIDE)
To perform an act, duty, role etc. To
accomplish, finish, complete.
To bring together or incorporate (parts) into a
whole. To unite or combine. ; To give or
cause to give members of all races ,
religions, and ethnic groups an equal
oppurtunity to belong to, to be emplyed by,
be customers of, or vote in ( e.g. in an
PAST -> PRACTICE
We all have our history , our PAST , our
developmental path ; and it's something
that we trust in , we can find our memory ,
own experiences , our beliefs in there.
The PAST is everything that is in our
experience, thus the tools of PRACTICE in
Every morning we wake up in a
SITUATION , that is result of all the choices
we have made . Being open is to perceive
the changed environment with senses and
intuition , and this might be in conflict with
what we believe .
FUTURE -> GOAL
To live in SITUATIONAL AWARENESS ,
one need to plan FUTURE , and most of
the times it's based on emotions and what
is reasonable ... The different energies of
different rooms of SCR matrix activate
but ! before making any action plans ,
remember to have a rest
Definition of Situational
Situational Awareness requires that people
have access to necessary information (past
and present). It requires that they interpret
that information to control, influence,
predict, or respond appropriately to what is
happening. It also requires they make an
assessment of what is likely to happen in
the future, and that they especially
consider the risks of what could go wrong.
Dynamics of SCR-#
* SITUATION consists of Awareness (of self in environment) ,
capability to Solve acute problems , and to keep Emotional
* GOAL is formed of True values , Possibilities and Vision &
mission . ( Goal-setting ideally involves establishing specific,
measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bounded
(S.M.A.R.T.) objectives. ) ( It focuses intention, desire,
acquisition of knowledge, and helps to organize resources. )
* Actual PRACTICE is combination of Rest ( Sleep ,
meditation , prayer ) , and Next steps ( actions , operations ,
activity ) .
Developing Practice I - Situation
When 'we' want to develop good Practices , then the
CLIENT need to give Attention first to the Current
First the Situation is evaluated with facts of environment
and reality , this is the every day 'challenge' one
encounters . A1)
Second , in case of problems methods for solving them
are introduced . B2)
Third , the Emotions are mapped , and the emotional
equilibrium is searched for . C3)
Developing Practice II - Goal
II) Suggestion of change is to define some Goal that
better serves a more balanced situation in life .
First , this includes finding out True values from the
belief system , and searching any inconsistencies in
Second , a creative process is guided , where new
insights , ideas and Possibilities can be found E5)
Third , a Visioning process gathers together life
purpose , goals , targets and mission . F6)
Defining Practice III - Activity
When the Goal has been defined / set , then the
Practice can be created and amended .
The DECISION of implementing any plan need to be
The activity and next steps need to be formulated as
actions and operations , tasks and little steps so that
they are easy to follow .
Facilitation in visioning,
The FACILITATOR might be needed in
1) Doing the visioning process
2) Giving guidance of how to apply the
newly defined Goal in the Situation
3) Gathering feedback of how the Practice
fulfills CLIENT satisfaction .
Table of the Properties each
SCR# function represents
Direction of Will
The function of Willing has two directions ,
need to be steadfast in ones will to learn
and 'meditate' in the inner world , and to do
ones best in the outer world also .
CERTAINTY - DEFINITION
Firm conviction that something is the case. ; "she knew with
absolute certainty that they were dead" ; synonyms:
confidence, sureness, positiveness, conviction, certitude,
reliability, assuredness, assurance, validity,
conclusiveness, authoritativeness, truth, fact,
factualness ; "she knew with certainty that he was telling
the truth" ; antonyms: uncertainty, doubt ; the quality of
being reliably true. ; "there is a bewildering lack of
certainty and clarity in the law" ; a general air of
confidence. ; "a man exuding certainty"
Rationality is the quality or state of being
reasonable, based on facts or reason.
Rationality implies the conformity of one's
beliefs with one's reasons to believe, or of
one's actions with one's reasons for action.
The quality or state of having abundant or
intense activity <we were surprised by the
liveliness of the crowd at the nightclub
despite the early hour> Synonyms
animation, briskness, exuberance,
jazziness, liveliness, lustiness, peppiness,
robustness, sprightliness, vibrance,
the ability to do something that frightens one; bravery.
; "she called on all her courage to face the ordeal" ;
strength in the face of pain or grief. ; "he fought his
illness with great courage" ; synonyms: bravery,
braveness, courageousness, pluck, pluckiness,
valour, fearlessness, intrepidity, intrepidness, nerve,
daring, audacity, boldness; dauntlessness,
doughtiness, stout-heartedness, hardihood,
manfulness, heroism, gallantry; backbone, spine,
spirit, spiritedness, mettle, determination, fortitude,
The use of imagination or original ideas to
create something; inventiveness. ; "firms
are keen to encourage creativity" ;
synonyms: inventiveness, imagination,
innovativeness, originality, individuality;
artistry, expressiveness, inspiration, vision,
creative power, creative talent, creative gift,
creative skill, resourcefulness, ingenuity,
Goal orientation is a "disposition toward
developing or demonstrating ability in
achievement situations". Previous research
has examined goal orientation as a
motivation variable useful for recruitment,
climate and culture, performance appraisal,
Sure, dependable, reliable, constant,
unwavering. Steadfast, staunch, steady
imply a sureness and continuousness that
may be depended upon. Steadfast literally
means fixed in place, but is chiefly used
figuratively to indicate undeviating
constancy or resolution: steadfast in one's
In the next image is a description of the
various SCR-# rooms, and their respective
MODALITIES, both the FUNCTIONS of
mind ( L. Wittgenstein) , and their Jungian
and Myers Briggs equivalents .
The seed idea of the Sakarimatrix comes from Ludwig Wittgenstein ,
who enumerated the things that man does with his mind in the book
'Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology' , quotes later in
German , Finnish and English .
We can read that the list includes " thinking , feeling , wishing ,
believing , wanting , and knowing " . The list also includes something
that can be described with word 'wondering' , that can be interpreted
from the additional question at the end [ And can't men also ...? ] .
N.B. In the English translation there is an additional word "intends" ,
which is has no counterpart in the original German text , nor the
Finnish translation . This 'intending' can be thought as combination of
wanting and wishing together within the Sakarimatrix framework.
Another insight to the Sakarimatrix comes
from Carl G. Jung . When considering the
activity of Wanting , or Willing , two
psychological directions can be found : Will
inside , and Will outside . These can be
interpreted as inward-turning , and
outward-turning activity according to the
Jungian Personality Typing Theory .
SCR-# ~ Jungian theory
Knowing ~ sensing / sensation—perception by means of
the sense organs ( S)
Wondering / intuition—perceiving in unconscious way or
perception of unconscious contents ( N)
Thinking / thinking—function of intellectual cognition; the
forming of logical conclusions ( T )
Feeling / feeling—function of subjective estimation ( F )
Will outside / Extraversion means “outward-turning” ( E )
Will inside / introversion means “inward-turning” ( I )
Myers and Briggs : Type Indicator
Myers and Briggs added a "concept that a given type's
fourth letter (J or P) indicates a person's preferred
extraverted function, which is the dominant function for
extraverted types and the auxiliary function for the
introverted types" [ Wikipedia ] . This applies to Life
style preference .
This addition can be found carefully thinking about the two
functions that Wittgenstein lists : Believing and
Wishing . Believing is something that is already 'judged'
either by thinking and / or feeling . Wishing contains a
possibility of an open outcome , especially when one
wishes for something better . Even a wish might be
clearly defined , it still contains a chance of changing it .
SCR# ~ Myers Briggs
Believing ~ Judging life style preference ( J
Wishing ~ Perceiving life style preference
( P )
Michael Daniels - Watchword technique
Locating the functions of mind within the
Sakarimatrix has been influenced by
Michael Daniels' Watchword technique . He
lists the directions with these words ( from
upper left by rows ) :
Guide , Progression ( Giant ) , Imago ,
Inner ( Soul ) , [Center : Station , Battle ,
Destiny ] , Outer ( Persona ),
Shadow , Regression ( Dwarf ) , Spectre .
14. " Der Mensch denkt , fühlt , wünscht , glaubt , will ,
weiß . " Das klingt wie ein vernüftiger Satz . So wie : " Der
Mensch zeichnet , malt , modelliert . " Oder : " Der
Mensch kennt Saiteninstrumente , Blasinstrumente . . . "
Der erste Satz ist eine Aufzählung alles dessen , was der
Mensch mit seinem Geiste tut . Aber so , wie man zum
Satz über die Instrumente die Frage stellen kann " Und
kennt der Mensch nicht auch Instrumente , die aus
quiekenden Mäusen bestehen ? " und die Antwort darauf
wäre : Nein -- so müßte es zu der Aufzählung der
Geistestätigkeiten auch eine Frage geben der Art : " Und
können die Menschen nicht auch . . . ? "
BEMERKUNGEN ÜBER DIE PHILOSOPHIE DER
PSYCHOLOGIE , Band II , Ludwig Wittgenstein
14 . " Ihminen ajattelee , tuntee , toivoo , uskoo , tahtoo ,
tietää " Tämä kuulostaa järkevältä lauseelta . Aivan
kuten : " Ihminen piirtää , maalaa , muovaa . " Tai "
Ihminen tuntee jousisoittimia , puhallinsoittimia . . . "
Ensimmäinen lause on luettelo kaikesta siitä , mitä
ihminen hengellään tekee . Mutta samoin kuin soittimia
koskevasta lauseesta voidaan esittää kysymys : " Eikö
ihminen tunne myös soittimia , jotka on tehty vikisevistä
hiiristä ? " ja vastata " Ei " , samoin hengen toimintojen
luettelemiseen on lisättävä sellainen kysymys kuin "
Eivätkö ihmiset myös voi . . . ? " HUOMAUTUKSIA
PSYKOLOGIAN FILOSOFIASTA 2 , Ludwig Wittgenstein
14. " Man thinks , feels , wishes , believes , intends* ,
wants , knows . " That sounds like a reasonable
sentence , just like " Man draws , paints , models " , or "
Man is acquainted with string instruments , wind
instruments , . . . " . The first sentence is an enumeration
of all those things man does with his mind . But just as
one could add : " And isn't man also acquainted with
instruments made from squeling mice ? " to the sentence
about the instruments -- and the answer would be " No "
-- so there must be added to the enumeration of the
mental activities a question of this kind : " And can't men
also . . . ? " REMARKS ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF
PSYCHOLOGY , Volume II , Ludwig Wittgenstein
[*'intends' , no counterpart in the original German text]
P. MARTYN-SMITH on 3x3 MATRIX
Hi Jouni - all I can add to the 3 x 3 is that only the 8 Outer values are given male
to female attributes, or any of their attributes, while the centre is not. If the
central value is either clear and empty, or given = 5, then 5 stands alone
without any pairings in 1 to 9.
See Chapter 1, Shuo Kua/ Discussions on the Trigrams page 262/279 in the I
Ching Wilhelm/Baynes. This might be of interest as this gives the base for the
readings given to all the 64 Hexagrams. The verses are also reflect Trigram's
Attributes in the correct or incorrect balance/placement of an energy line. The
main consideration in our conduct deals with the 2 lines of Man, as our own
actions being derived from an inner place of decision in the 3rd line - it's the
decision made that is of importance.
Firmness within, yielding without places the 3rd as correctly being a firm
unbroken line, and the 4th outer correct place as a broken yielding line
(whose central 1/3rd is also empty (in order to receive a moving light
unbroken line that unifies the ends).
PROCESSING with SCR-#
The process definitions ( questions ) vary according
to client needs
The process forwards in an preordered manner , yet
dynamism is possible
There are mini reports during the processing
The process ends in an image , that gathers together
the guidance found for the development
End report is a required to prove that the process
How to do SCR-# process
Find a description of an examplary process
The Key to changing hurtful / harmful
behavior is in the Creativity of the mind .
The insights , ideas and intuitive learning
can provide ACCEPTANCE OF CHOICE ,
and solve the challenge of Denial .
R. Lloyd Richmond
"You cannot surrender your pain and suffering to God
if deep in your heart you persist in clinging to
psychological defense mechanisms which shield you
from that very pain." -- R. Lloyd Richmond
DENIAL has been put in the center because it is a central
defense mechanism , that binds the other defences
together , and keeps the 'psychological balance' , and the
'complex system of mind' functional , by allowing
"unconscious defenses become active automatically and
hierarchically when they are needed . "
What do the Psychological Defense Mechanisms
Protect ? Simply -- THE INNER CHILD .
SCR-# ,( SOLUTION CENTERED RESULTS ,
Sakarimatrix ) is a tool and method to apply all the
Functions of Mind .
It utilizes Earth-Language symbols developed by Y.
It syntethises the Solution Centered Orientation model
It can implement theories in the conceptual framework
based on the Philosophy of L.Wittgenstein , and
Personality Theory by C.G. Jung
It can be used for programming applications, e.g. i.a.
among mental health rehabilitation , decision making ,