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MAINTAIN YOUR EMOTIONS* OF DAILY LIFE
ALL BY YOURSELF
START TO SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS NOW!

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Welcome to Dr. Ilan Shalif (Alternative Psychologist) home page. You are the visitor since 10th of October 1997
Be my guest, feel at home.

For specific and general suggestions, questions, complains and other positive and negative feedback - of surfers, readers and new trainers - you are invited to click on: gshalif@netvision.net.il

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Key Words:

Alternative, authoritarian, biofeedback, e-book, cognitive, Darwin, emotions, free, Hebrew, instruments, methodology, non-verbal, psychology, psychosomatic, psychotherapy, research, self-help, theory, training.

New findings

New findings about daily emotions (moods, feelings, sensations, etc.) and problems related to them - in English and Hebrew are available in this site (or in links). The texts are mainly about a new revolutionary non authoritative way for the maintenance of the above. Included among them a complete self-help guide, one can easily train oneself with; a guide for helping others; and an explanation about the working of the whole system. The revolutionary technique can be used to enhance self-growth and as substitute for psychotherapy.

The new approach

A theory based on Charles Darwin's theory about the emotions and their evolution, and on the modern concept of basic emotions, was supported in a systematic study.

This, the experience with hundreds of applicants and a long standing libertarian approach to interpersonal relations, were the base for the development of a General Sensate Focusing Technique. This technique, which can be described as biofeedback WITHOUT instruments, enables one to change EVERY THING.

Along the last 15 years I developed in private practice a new technique for the treatment of problems that applicants brought to me (instead of applying to the service of a psychotherapists). The essence of this technique can be described as biofeedback WITHOUT instruments.

For the last ten years the training of applicants was may sole occupation. But, only lately I understood in full that my technique is only biofeedback WITHOUT instruments.

Many people trained themselves successfully in the use of the technique from description of it in a newspaper, from copies of a short manual distributed for free in the years 1989-1992, with the help of a book I published in 1993 or from copies they downloaded/saved from the internet sites.

The General Sensate Focusing Technique or biofeedback WITHOUT instruments

You can use biofeedback training with instruments to change any bodily process you can measure, if you attend to the output of the instrument. However, you need not restrict yourself to feedback from instruments. You can also attend to any internal information the senses can detect: tensions, itches, aches, pains, fluctuation of the voice etc. - any sensation is worthy of attention and biofeedback training.

Thus, you can also change any psychological process which arouse a discernible feeling or "just" a bodily sensation, if you pay to it systematic attention (focus on it). This is the reason why I call the new technique: "The General Sensate Focusing Technique". (Though it was discovered in the East of Asia thousands years ago, and used by various kinds of Yoga, I prefer to adhere to the non-mystic modern findings.)

The technique is based on the fact that one can activate systematically the natural mending (healing) processes of the body, just after short training. One does not need to restrict oneself to feedback enhanced by instruments. One can easily attend to any internal information the senses can detect: tensions, pains, fluctuation of the voice etc. - any sensation is worthy of attention and biofeedback training.

ANY process - physiological, psycho-physiological or psychological which arouse detectable sensations one can attend to - can be influenced. Even habits, "personality factors" and other "psycho-pathologies" that usually do not bring about specific discernible sensations to focus attention on, can be easily provoked to create ones.

In contrast to the usual treatments, users do not need any authoritative professional to tell them what to do or to think. In contrast to regular biofeedback training, one can do it without the instructions of a technician and without any instrument attached.

One can do it in parallel to other things ALL along the time between training sessions. One can do it by dedicating to it short or long durations of time. One can do it just in time when the things are "hot and fresh" or recall them when ready. This could be the reason for the amazing speed in which one can resolve the problems tackled with.

The technique is easy to learn and easy to train with. There is nearly no limit of age or problem. Nearly none of the problems of interpersonal relations arousing in psychotherapy are disturbing the trainer-trainee relations.

The emotional system - for good and for bad

The emotional system, which is the sole creator of our joy and sorrow is very "economical". Thus, a small number of processes responsible for every thing in our life: what we do, what we feel, what we think, what we wish, etc. Thus, even a very small problem can cause a great trouble. Luckily, even a small amendment achieved with the new technique can bring about an unexpected improvement.

The main findings about the emotions of daily life can be found In the Ph.D. dissertation, in the short article about it, and in the theretical parts of the self helf book. (See the links below.)

I will be glad to share, communicate and contribute following any relevant approach.

Links to the self-help guide

  • The contents of the self help guide and more introductions.
  • Jump to the stormy water and start the training NOW!
  • A short guide for these who wish to train others
  • The emotions - who are they and what they do.
  • Click here for the Hebrew version

    Scientific texts

  • The Ph.D. dissertation on the basic emotions: A theory and empirical study.
  • Theoretical considerations on emotions: Spinoza, Descartes, Darwin - who win?

    Articles

  • Articles and letters from people who tried it on themselves.
  • Asthma, Headaches, Psychosomatics, Biofeedback - and self help.
  • Biofeedback, Alternative Therapies and all the others, or:
    "You do not need any bloody instrument to do Biofeedback Training"
    (Appeared in Biofeedback Webzine February 1997 - http://www.webideas.com/biofeedback)
  • Biofeedback without instruments - the inborn "wearable equipment"
    Including a short history of the development of the new technique.
    (Appeared in BioPsy Vol 1, No. 4 - A Cyberzine, published and edited by Rob Kall.)
  • Stop Smoking Without Trying Too Hard or just half the consumption.

    HELP

  • You ask by e-mail I answer here.

    More than self improvement

  • For Anarchists and Libertarians Only- additions in Hebrew


    Originally the self help book was developed and written in Hebrew by the author and assistance of associates.
    Commercial copyright and responsibility - I. Shalif.
    Submitted by I. Shalif.
    The right to copy sections of this E-book or even all of it is granted
    to all, on condition that it is done without textual or spelling
    errors and with no commercial intent or monetary profit.
    In copying or quoting, the source may be mentioned
    but it is not mandatory.
    Just inform me if you care.

    To use the texts of-line without loosing the use of the hyper links - so you will be able to click and jump to the printed destination: save the following pages In the same directory, WITHOUT CHANGING THEIR NAMES. Better TURN OFF the auto load images option when rereading the downloaded files.
    The whole English e-book is about 400KB - 8 files, about 50KB each.

    You can also down-load the whole self-help book as a big text file of 400KB by clicking
    http://www.etext.org/Psychology/Shalif/emotions.
    You can also down-load the dissertation study as a text file of 230KB by clicking
    http://www.etext.org/Psychology/Shalif/emotion1.

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    * The term "emotions" stands here as a representative for the general content which the various aspects of it are called by the different names of: "emotions","passions","moods","feelings","the subjective experience", "felt sensations", "felt bodily sensations", etc. The reason for this choice - if not obvious - can be found in the following chapters.



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