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“Dr. Mullen is doing impressive work helping the world. He is the pioneer of proactive neuroplasticity utilizing DRNI – deliberate, repetitive, neural information.” – WeVoice (Madrid, Málaga)
ReChanneling develops and implements programs to (1) moderate symptoms of emotional malfunction and (2) pursue personal goals and objectives – harnessing our intrinsic aptitude for extraordinary living. We conduct groups and workshops for recovery. We publish and post relevant articles and innovative information on emotional malfunction. We work with hundreds of individuals concerned about social anxiety and depression.
Our paradigmatic approach targets the personality through empathy, collaboration, and program integration utilizing neuroscience and psychology, including proactive neuroplasticity, cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and techniques designed to compel the reinvigoration of self-esteem disrupted by the adolescent onset of malfunction.
Recovery is regaining possession of something stolen or lost. Self-empowerment is making a conscious decision to become stronger and more confident in controlling our lives. In neuroses such as anxiety, depression, and comorbidities, what has been stolen is our emotional well-being and quality of life. In self-empowerment, it is the loss of self-esteem and motivation. Recovery and self-empowerment deal with regaining what has been lost.
Goal and Objectives
The primary goal of recovery from social anxiety is the moderation of our irrational fears and anxieties. In self-empowerment, it is the rebuilding of our self-esteem and motivation. We execute these goals through a three-pronged approach.
- Replace or overwhelm our negative thoughts and behaviors with healthy, productive ones.
- Produce rapid, concentrated neurological stimulation to overwhelm the negative abundance of our neural network.
- Regenerate our self-esteem through mindfulness of our assets.
The success of each activity compels a transformation – a rigorous and dramatic change in form and nature. Through proactive neuroplasticity, our neural network changes its form and configuration. Thought and behavior self-modification subverts the destructive nature of our negative self-beliefs. Mindfulness of our character strengths, virtues, and attributes regenerates our self-esteem. Hence, our form and nature have changed.
We consciously and deliberately transform our thoughts and behaviors, creating healthy new mindsets, skills, and abilities. Our informed and deliberate engagement compels change rather than reacting and responding to it.
This confirms that our psychological health is self-determined. We control our emotional well-being by establishing how we react and respond to adversity, as well as fortune and opportunity. The onus of recovery and self-empowerment rests with us. We design our quality of life.
Space is Limited
Plasticity is the quality of being easily shaped or molded. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections in response to learning or experience.
Our brain’s natural plasticity was identified in the 1960s, stemming from research into brain functioning after a massive stroke. Before that, researchers believed that neurogenesis, or the creation of new neurons, stopped shortly after birth.
Today, science recognizes that our neural pathways are dynamic and malleable. Our human brain continuously reorganizes to the input of information.
Human neuroplasticity happens in three forms. Reactive neuroplasticity is our brain’s natural response to things over which we have limited to no control – stimuli we absorb but do focus on or initiate: a car alarm, lightning, or the smell of baked pastries. Our neural network automatically restructures itself to what happens around us.
Active neuroplasticity happens through intentional pursuits like teaching, yoga, and journaling. We control active neuroplasticity because we consciously choose the activity. A significant component of active neuroplasticity is our altruistic and compassionate social behavior – teaching, volunteering, and contributing.
What is significant is our ability to accelerate and consolidate learning deliberately. Proactive neuroplasticity is the most effective method of neural restructuring. Through the deliberate, repetitive neural input (DRNI) of information, we compel our brains to change their negative polarity to positive.
Both proactive and active neuroplasticity assist in the positive transformation of our thoughts and behaviors. Proactive neuroplasticity centers in our left-brain hemisphere – the analytical part responsible for rational thinking. Active neuroplasticity is right hemisphere activity – intuition, emotions, imagination, and creativity. Proactive neuroplasticity taps into the mental and the rational as we consolidate our self-esteem. Active neuroplasticity connects with the emotional and the social.
A Paradigmatic Approach
Addressing the complexity of the individual personality calls for multiple traditional and non-traditional approaches developed through client trust, cultural assimilation, and therapeutic innovation. Any recovery program must consider our environment, hermeneutics, history, and autobiography in conjunction with our wants, needs, and aspirations.
Individually targeted solutions address the complexity of the personality. Training in prosocial behavior and emotional literacy are valuable supplements to typical approaches. Behavioral exercises and exposure consolidate our social skills. Positive affirmations have enormous subjective value. Data provide evidence for mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions. Motivational enhancement strategies help overcome our resistance to new ideas and concepts.
Gestalt psychology considers the human mind and behavior as a whole. Radical behaviorism considers the diversity of human thought and experience. A coalescence of science and east-west psychologies is essential to capture the diversity of human thought and experience. Science gives us proactive neuroplasticity; cognitive-behavioral modification and positive psychology’s optimal functioning are Western-oriented, and Eastern practices provide the therapeutic benefits of Abhidharma psychology and the overarching truths of ethical behavior.
Our mind, body, spirit, and emotions are interconnected parts of the whole that cannot exist independently of the whole or the parts. They collaborate in the holism of our personality as the gestalt of our humanness.
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WHY IS YOUR SUPPORT SO IMPORTANT? ReChanneling develops and implements programs to (1) moderate symptoms of emotional malfunction and (2) pursue personal goals and objectives – harnessing our intrinsic aptitude for extraordinary living. Our paradigmatic approach targets the personality through empathy, collaboration, and program integration utilizing neuroscience and psychology including proactive neuroplasticity, cognitive-behavioral modification, positive psychology, and techniques designed to regenerate self-esteem. All donations support scholarships for groups, workshops, and practicums.