The twenty-first century has seen increasing levels of unhealthy stress. The opioid crisis, drug and alcohol addiction, and the increase of post-traumatic stress, suicides, and stress-related disorders; these are all symptoms of a society in need of emotional healing.
We have not learned to deal with negative emotions as children, youth or adults, and therefore don’t have the resolution skills necessary to deal with such levels of distress.
Figure 1. biological responses associated with sadness, rejection and fear.
Monsanto-Petruse have developed applied self-assessment psychology or ASAP. The core of ASAP works at a level where you can internally perceive response-patterns that are made up of sensations and associated with: fear, sadness, rejection, and the combination of all three. See figure above. It involves practical knowledge and a simple practice to recognized, integrated, desensitized and redirected mentioned disruptive patterns, resulting in heightened present-moment awareness, balance, clarity, resilience, empathy, and interpersonal intelligence, to name a benefits.
The objective of ASAP is to guide the learner towards:
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