We're very excited to introduce - Applied Self-Assessment Psychology (A.S.A.P.). This is a mindful approach to emotional wellness that explores the mind-body at a level and detail that elicits an immediate shift in how you see yourself. It nearly instantly reveals how well you're able to recognize and metabolize your own negative emotions.
A.S.A.P. does this by making use of a system of internal reading and feedback, showing you based on an introspective framework "where" you feel "what" type of bio-behavioral response (fear-control, sadness-anger, and rejection-disassociation). Bio-behavioral responses and all the associated aspects of subjective experience drive how we feel and express our emotions. They also drive how we repress and suppress what we feel.
For example, when a person is called to speak in front of a large audience, many report feeling tension or other discomfort in their throat or abdomen. "This" is a bio-response of "fear". By producing contraction or tension, this internally felt fear triggers one into feeling uncomfortable, affecting one psychologically, behaviorally and even the way one speaks.
Up-until the present day, psychological research can only observe the external stimulus, the physical response and the visible emotional response that affects a person's behavior. It will never be able to observe all of the parameters involved in creating subjective experience, as we're able to do from a first person vantage-point. A.S.A.P. shows the learner how to recognize many of these subjective parameters, which inform one towards an integrated experience.
The Language of Emotions framework is meant to guide your attention to recognize mentioned subjective parameters that are at play when you think, feel and sense, and how this is externalized through how you relate and respond to the world outside. The tools that A.S.A.P. offers help to dynamically assess how well you are able to recognize what you experience subjectively and how this is externalized. The process of integration that naturally flows after you recognize what you think, feel and sense enhances your emotional metabolism, which is your capacity to process subjectively what you experience objectively. In order to assist in further enhancing this capacity, A.S.A.P. utilizes a form of inductive teaching that is in the beginning facilitator-led.
The learning-outcome of this process of learning is the development of an emotion-related vocabulary (The Language of Emotions). The cultivation of Mindful Emotional Intelligence directly affects the development of emotional quotient, intellectual quotient, and all of the multiple intelligences as described by Gardner (1983).
The present-moment awareness and capacity to discern what we experience mentally, emotionally and physically, further enable us to recognize and desensitize the patterns that underlie our habits, transforming how we interpret what we perceive and relate to the immediate world outside. The A.S.A.P. led process soon shifts to a learner-led purely internal process.
The main benefits of this process being:
Monsanto and Petruse (2017), Applied Self-Assessment Psychology in Education (published on Academia.edu)
Monsanto and Dijkhoff (2013), The Language of Emotions (published on Academic.edu)