We are thought controlled entities and what we think, observe, interpret and thereby respond to, affect our physiology and thereby our sense of well being. The only dilemma is that we are also capable of controlling our thoughts which depends on the extent of knowledge and knowingness.
This means that when we do not know much, we feel anxious and confused and those states of our BEING then dictate our physiology and our sense of well being which in this case manifest as confusion and eventually hopelessness leading to dysfunction and even depression.
All conventional therapeutic modalities including medication are transient buffers to the underlying “truth” which the organism knows and cannot escape from unless a more permanent and a believable thought entity, especially if it arises from within the organism is provided.
Living in a fast paced society and relying heavily on our fragmented educational system where the concepts and skills we need for life, work or for a career are not taught in a cohesive, sequential manner which, in the manner taught, are very difficult to cope with or make sense of. The resulting state of “not-knowingness” thus not only makes us anxious and confused it also sends subliminal messages that since I am not able to understand any of this, there must be something fundamentally wrong with me. That feeling then generates the next rung of the problem manifesting as “I am just not good enough” and therefore cannot do anything right or learn anything other than survive the best I can and save some semblance of my self worth by externalizing the causes of my dilemma, blaming on the society, parents, home, school or work environment or on mere bad luck.
These are powerful negative forces impacting the “evolving child” who, finding no escape from them, “allows” the hopelessness to manifest its physiological and psychological consequences and elects to remain trapped within those feelings because at least his or her “physical self” is still remaining intact.
Suicidal tendencies emerge when this state of uncertainty becomes unbearable because deep down the “Self” still longs to BECOME and manifest its full potential.
Technotherapy™ is a non-invasive, therapeutic modality wherein the “evolving child” is provided with or rather exposed to a methodically designed learning environment where he or she can learn in a systematic, step by step manner all what we know and have learned from our beginning to now and thereby become part of our evolving world.
We start this exposure to knowledge and knowingness with science mainly because science has been and still is the major part of our functional and conceptual knowledge base. Our way of teaching, however, is different from the conventional way of teaching science.
Here, we do not teach science via subjects but via a group 150 concepts and skills that scientists use to do day to day science. This is the true form of hands-on learning where the participants get exposed to the various instruments scientists use and how, when and why they use them with what expected outcome.
The teaching here is also project based where the participants from the very start begin by thinking of a problem and how to resolve it. This approach cultivates in the student the ability to pick and choose a particular approach, a procedure or an instrument as and when it is needed in the investigative part of the project.
This thus is not a “cook book” form of learning science where the students generally follow the recipes without knowing why they are doing what they are doing. This does not happen at the center because the students are planing and controlling their own projects. ing.
In the project based format of learning that the center uses, the students get so involved and they learn so many different concepts and skills that the “gnawing feeling” of I do not know much just walks away leaving them with a sense of fulfillment, vigor and hopefulness.
The “Will to Purpose” thus takes over changing the overall physiology and psychology of the individual.
What could be more therapeutic, especially when the individual now has the options of finding a job or embarking on a life long career?
We are thus proposing to all the professionals and lay persons working in the social, educational and psychological domains to combine their regimen of therapy with Technotherapy™ which will require that the “patient” or rather the “client” in addition to taking the prescribed conventional therapy will also simultaneously participate in the “learning sessions” at the center which are the basis of Technotherapy™.
The outcome of the combined therapeutic regimen could then be quantified in terms of the duration of the combined therapy vs conventional therapy alone. Likewise the cost of the two can also be measured and quantified.
To learn more about Technotherapy™, take the one day workshop on Technotherapy™ the Center offers. Fee for the workshop is $100.00 and a buffet lunch will be provided. To register click Register for Technotherapy™
In addition to Technotherapy™, learn more about our educational approach and its outcome by consulting the following links. These will expose you to much that remains hidden from us which, nonetheless, affects our judgement and thereby our staate4 of well being.
The story about the Science Skills Center at:
The serendipitous story of how science got reduced to 150 concepts and skills at:http://www.iibbt.com/storyhowscience.htm
A first hand account of what ails education at: http://www.iibbt.com/whatails.htm
An inspirational story of Judy, a hearing and speech compromised individual at:http://iibbt.com/Judy.html
All it takes is a microscope to instill health, hygiene and a start towards science education at: http://iibbt.com/sepah-eDanish.html
Riaz-ul Haque, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor (Emeritus)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Founder, The International Foundation of Microbiology see: www.ifoundmicrobiology.com
Center for Integrative Learning, see: www.centerforintegrativelearning.org
The International Institute of Biochemical and Biomedical Technology (IIBBT), see: www.iibbt.com
And the Science Skills Center see:
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