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ReChanneling is dedicated to researching methods to alleviate symptoms of psychological dysfunction (neurosis) and discomfort that impact an individual’s emotional wellbeing and quality of life. It does this by targeting the personality through empathy, collaboration, and program integration. ReChanneling offers a paradigmatic approach to recovery utilizing scientific and historically and clinically practical approaches including proactive neuroplasticity, cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and methods designed to compel the recovery and reinvigoration of self-esteem disrupted by the adolescent onset of dysfunction.

Physiological dysfunction and discomfort can result in functional impairment, which interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. Each impacts an individual’s emotional wellbeing and quality of life, and each is correctible through the same basic processes. The primary distinction between a dysfunction and discomfort is severity. A dysfunction is defined as a condition of sufficient duration to meet diagnosable criteria. ReChanneling advocates and supports the Wellness Model over the etiology-driven disease or medical model of mental healthcare. 

Recovery Groups (Ten 2-hour sessions)

The objective of a Recovery Group is to provide the tools and techniques useful to proactive neuroplasticity through an individually targeted integration of proactive neuroplasticity via deliberate repetition of neural information (DRNI), cognitive-behavioral therapy’s behavior modification and positive psychology’s optimal functioning and subjective experience – developed through client trust, cultural assimilation, and therapeutic innovation. Supporting approaches include positive personal affirmations, affirmative visualization, and self-esteem recovery and revitalization.

Scientists refer to the process of neuroplasticity as structural remodeling of the brain. It’s what makes behavioral modification possible. All information notifies our neural pathways to modify, generating a correlated change in thought, behavior, and perspective. 

DRNI (deliberate, repetitive neural information) is proactive neuroplasticity—the conscious, intentional repatterning of our neural network utilizing tools and techniques developed for the process. Proactive neuroplasticity through DRNI (direct repetitive, neural information) is the most potent and effective means of learning. Please review Proactive Neuroplasticity and Positive Behavioral Change.

The ultimate objectives of the recovery group are:

  • To provide the tools and techniques to replace years of toxic thoughts and behaviors with rational, healthy ones, dramatically alleviating the self-destructive symptoms of anxiety, depression, social anxiety disorder, and other physiological dysfunctions.
  • To compel the recovery and reinvigoration of the individual’s character strengths, virtues, and attributes.
  • To guide the group through a behavioral modification process that will help the individual find personal value and significance and re-engage their social status.
  • To provide the individual the means to control their dysfunction, rather than allowing it to control them.

There are five steps to an effective platform of recovery:

  1. Blueprinting a program approach that targets the subject’s personality.
  2. Cognitively implementing the program’s techniques and mechanisms (core work).
  3. Restructuring the neural network via neuroplasticity.
  4. Behaviorally exposing the individual to perceptually harmful situations.
  5. Continuing the process for at least one year to achieve recovery-remission.

The individual’s need for facilitator support will exponentially diminish but will remain available throughout the recovery process and beyond if warranted. 

Addressing the complexity of the individual personality demands integrating multiple traditional and non-traditional approaches, developed through client trust, cultural assimilation, and therapeutic innovation. Any recovery program must the subject’s environment, hermeneutics, history, and autobiography in conjunction with her or his wants, needs, and aspirations. Absent that, their complexity is not valued, and the treatment is inadequate. A working platform showing encouraging results for most disorders integrates positive psychology’s optimum human functioning with CBT’s behavior modification, and neural restructuring via proactive neuroplasticity – the deliberate, repetitive neural [input of] information input (DRNI).

Workshops and practicums will resume post-pandemic. Individual support is available to a select few. 

Neuroscience and Happiness: A Guide to Neuroplasticity and Positive Behavioral Change

A Four-Part Course offered by Academia.edu. LINK

Neuroplasticity is the scientific evidence of our brain’s adaptation to learning. By deliberately enhancing the process, we can proactively transform our thoughts, behaviors, and perspectives, creating healthy new mindsets, skills, and abilities. All experience notifies our neural pathways to restructure, generating a correlated change in behavior and perspective. This course demonstrates how information creates the electrical activity that restructures our neural network. The deliberate, repetitive neural input of information strengthens and solidifies the connections between neurons, dramatically accelerating and solidifying learning through synaptic neurotransmission.

  • Session One: The evolution of neuroplasticity and its impact on our behavior.
  • Session Two: The proactive application of neuroplasticity; how it empowers us to change.
  • Session Three: The neural trajectory of information and how it accelerates and strengthens learning.
  • Session Four: Psychological approaches that help us construct our neural information.

Social Anxiety Disorder in the LGBTQ+ Community

A Four-Part Course Offered by Academia.edu. LINK

Roughly one/third of LGBTQ+ persons have social anxiety disorder which severely disrupts the ability to establish and maintain healthy relationships. The symptomatic avoidance of social situations is aggravated by the resistance to disclosure or seeking treatment due to the stigma of diagnosis, public opinion, victimization, family rejection, homophobia, heterosexism, and identity. The innate desire to love and be loved is no less dynamic than any other group, but the fear and anxiety of intimacy and connectedness impede the ability to establish and maintain sustainable social connectedness. 

  • Session 1: The prevalence of social anxiety disorder in the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Session 2: Victimization, heterosexism, and homophobia in the LGBTQ+ Community.
  • Session 3: Social anxiety’s disruptive impact on healthy relationships.
  • Session 4: A paradigmatic approach to recovery utilizing proactive neuroplasticity

Testimonials

Michael Z. –  I have lived with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) for as long as I can remember. It has overwhelmed me many times throughout my life, especially in avoiding crowds of people such as meet ‘n greets, conferences, picnics in the park, etc. I have always made the excuse that I cannot attend an event because my SAD would go into overdrive, fearing the upcoming event, always feeling “less” than others that will be there. Especially if my brain thinks the event will be “clicky.”

Our recovery group focuses on neuroplasticity (reprogramming the brain). The work brings up a lot of SAD feelings about the past and present. There are several straightforward assignments to complete while in recovery. It’s amazing what feelings come up when I’m assigned these exercises. I’ve learned:

  • My SAD does not rule me nor is it my fault that I have it.
  • How to transform any SAD negative thoughts into nurturing myself through daily affirmations

I feel more confident about attending a social gathering. Sure, I still have SAD, but now I have a plan how I can attend an event and feel more comfortable mingling with others. I like Robert’s SAD recovery program, especially how it’s taking many of my negative thoughts away and replacing them with positive ones. I also appreciate the others that are in our recovery group, as we all mingle quite well. And, of course, Robert is always there as nurturing and positive friend.”                                     

Matty S.“It doesn’t come easy. Having the tools is just the start. Really understanding them all is still a challenge and the constant, long-term repetitiveness of DRNI is challenging. I’m not perfect by any means and I fall back a lot. I remember you said to consider projected failure as a process of learning, and setbacks are only possible with progress. Life is much better. I came into the program registering about a 9 out of 10 on the Richter scale of anxiety and depression. I’m now between 3 and 4 and working to get even more in control. I would give the practicum the most credit, but it taught me that I’m the captain of my ship, so I also take credit and pride for hanging in there.” 

Jose Garcia Silva, PhD – “I have never encountered such an efficient professional … His work transpires dedication, care, and love for what he does.”                              

Leon V. –  I love his classes because the only pressure comes from within, not from the instructor, who clearly loves and knows what he is doing.           

Janice Parker, PhD – “I am simply in awe at the writing, your insights, your deep knowing of transcendence, your intuitive understanding of psychic-physical pain, your connection of the pain to healing, your concept/title, and above all, your innate compassion …”                                                                           

David C. – “I’ve been unhappy and angry for as long as I can remember.  I hated my life; and I was unhappy at work. I didn’t have anyone to confide in. When you kept pushing that cognitive stuff I was ready to walk, but you persuaded me that that was my social anxiety looking for an excuse to quit on myself. I don’t do as much of the DRNI as I should, but I do see the light at the end of the tunnel and that’s something I didn’t have before you. As far as I concerned, that pretty much says it all.”                         

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Why is your support essential? ReChanneling is dedicated to research and development of methods to alleviate symptoms of psychological dysfunction and discomfort. Our vision is to reshape the current pathographic emphasis on diagnoses over individual, which fosters a deficit, disease model of human behavior. Treatment programs must disavow ineffective, one-size-fits-all approaches and target the individual personality through communication, empathy, collaboration, and an integration of historically and clinically practical methods. All donations support scholarships for workshops and practicums.