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Attitude

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Through digestion, reflection and pondering life; an Alchemist can turn a seemingly devastating event around into something victorious!

An alchemist is competent to bring about positive changes in life. There is the capability to create chaos from order and re-institute order to bring about a more enhanced/efficient level of functioning and awareness. An alchemist turn "lead" into "gold" (i.e. defeat into victory) by means of applying his/her powers of reflection. Thus, an alchemist makes the best of any situation - no matter how devastating it may seem at first - and has the ability to respond, rather than react to changes in life conditions, circumstances and the environment.

Key An Alchemist attitude or inclination includes an awareness of possible blind spots in life and the willingness to accommodate and deal with it appropriately.
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Attitudes are the way in which we tend to approach (i.e. directed or channeled by our emotions or feelings) a specific life condition, situation, event, environment or a problem.

Our attitudes are primarily powered by our existing believe system and belief-stack which eventually result in either constructive or destructive habits (i.e. subsequent actions and behaviours).

Key Attitude provide the energy - or lack thereof - that could result in productive actions or serve as an obstacle to productive actions... depending on the context.
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Disposition is the predominant or prevailing tendency of one's spirits; natural mental and emotional outlook or mood; a characteristic attitude, inclination and state of mind regarding something.
Our disposition determines how well can we integrate our dreams with reality in a productive manner.
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People - referred to as enablers - tends to "encourage" individuals to remain static (i.e. discourage "real and lasting" inner change) and primarily deal with needed change by focussing on "correcting" the environment, external or outer sources of conflict and/or difficulties (i.e. symptoms of root causes). Enablers are inclined to either belittle or minimize the individual's effect or impact of contributing actions and behaviour that keeps the problem or issue "alive and kicking".

The strategy mainly employed by enablers are to explore the situation and circumstances, search for valid excuses or reasons WHY things are the way they are at the present moment and then formulate a problem solution strategy centring around the troubled individual as the actual "innocent" victim of unfair circumstances. Enablers identify the "real" cause of trouble and neutralise it as best they could, often just treating symptoms rather than the roots of the problem.

This attitude (although very sympathetic, quite understanding and generally acceptable) does little to address and solve actual problems, and which only result in "letting the person feel better" and to improve his/her skills of playing a more efficient blaming game (e.g. "not really my fault - it just happens", it is societies fault, government, circumstances, my father, mother, my spouse, the crime in this country, because people are sinners, uncivilized, uneducated, ....etc.) efficiently redirecting focus from the person's own responsibility and share (i.e. accountability) in solving the problem. Enablers seldom - if ever - confront anyone that they guide or assist; instead enablers actively help an individual to "ignore", deny or cover up his/her share of the problem and contribution to the sustaining of an unhealthy dynamic system.

In essence enablers are avoiding confrontations, the straining of relationships or to rock the boat, especially when such confrontation could be in opposition to the matrix, against society's collective consciousness, general expectations and/or "proven" and well established laws, rules & regulations. Enablers choices and subsequent actions are mainly driven by an underlying attitude of avoiding alienation at all cost, let people feel better regardless the possible long term consequences and are extremely careful for any action that may have a monetary impact on personal survival (i.e. the one who's money you take is the words you speak). Thus, limit or prevent the healthy impact of the much needed BIG squeeze.

Key An enabler attitude that normally evoke the domino effect, is in sharp contrast to a facilitator attitude which generally evoke the ripple effect.
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A facilitator attitude focus on coping and dealing with the various difficulties of change by means of accountable self-empowerment and psyche management strategies, which would allow an individual to identify, master and sustain a set of balanced life skills and coping mechanisms (i.e. action models).

A facilitator - therefore - implies someone that makes progress and personal growth more efficient - NOT EASIER - by compassionately guiding, assisting, supporting and helping troubled individuals to effectively regain control of their own life's and circumstances.

Facilitators compassionately (gently) assist and guide an individual to think (digest and reflect) about his/her problems, possible solutions, various alternatives and options available and HOW s/he could benefit from (i.e. becoming productive) and/or HOW such opportunities could impact unproductively on his/her present circumstances.

Important... facilitators DO NOT push nor force any person (regardless age, colour or gender) into premature action and unwise directions, just to solve a crisis. A facilitator always respect the individuals freedom of choice, allowing the individual to choose...
  • whether s/he really finds it necessary to change,
  • to initiate a self-empowerment and psyche management project and
  • to accept responsibility for it.
A facilitator attitude apply the following primary guideline, when offering guidance and assistance... It IS the decisions that an individual makes and acts upon, that really shapes his/her future (i.e. destiny), NOT the opportunities that are currently available to him/her. Choices create opportunities, NOT opportunities choices.

When offering guidance, a facilitator use various critical questioning techniques to assists an individual to...
  • frame the problem or problems that s/he is presently experiencing;
  • distinguish between symptoms and root causes of the problems experience;
  • understand the dynamics, impact and extent of the changes s/he is confronted with;
  • structure dynamic system imbalances and restore equilibrium;
  • address cognitive dissonance that s/he experience;
  • determine the influence of attitudes, perspectives, mindsets and believe systems on present circumstances...
...which could allow the individual to effectively deal or cope with changes, and associated problems, feelings and/or emotions. When using critical questions to facilitate, please exercise extreme care NOT to use the questions as an accusation, threat, confrontation or judgement; specially when framing a problem or dealing with "symptom-contributors" to the issue. Quite often, accusations or confrontations don't work, because a person's defences go up like a brick wall of resistance - normally with an unbelievable speed - and his/her "denial techniques" and defence mechanisms starts to operate in the highest possible gear to identify and locate appropriate excuses to either justify his/her present actions and behaviours, defending his/her illusive freedom of choice or to cleanse him-/herself from any blame or contribution in creating this present unbearable circumstances.

Rather adopt a more moderate approach and mainly focus on the problem at hand - not whether the person is right or wrong - when guiding an individual in his/her attempt to formulate answers to critical questions presented to him/her. The goal underlying the answers of critical questions, is to maximize understanding the "duality" dynamics that presently exists between an individual's motivation to deal with changes and actually remaining the same or maintain the present status qua. Thus, to comprehend the umwelt of the individual and/or other people involved.

Also, exercise extreme care to avoid "leading" questions, for example...
  • Avoid: "I have noticed that you are aggressive towards your father, what is he doing to make you that angry?"
  • Rather rephrase: "I sense a lot of anger within you, what do you think can be responsible for such emotions?"
We as a human species often find it quite comforting in allying against cruel and unbearable circumstances, and by answering a question (Why are you so angry at your father?) positively... are aiming at evoking sympathy, cooperation and "defending" support; basically a fundamental unhealthy assistance scenario of "the enemy of my enemy, is my friend" rather than to make an "objective" evaluation of the situation and "taking stock" of what is really happening.

A facilitator focus on and try to establish "alternative futures" which will enable an individual to "see", envisions and experience a "better" tomorrow. The clearer defined the "picture of the future", the better the possibility to motivate a person to accept responsibility, to initiate and actively become involved in his/her OWN formulated self-empowerment and/or psyche management project. Motivating an individual is a crucial platform for efficient guidance; because, when personal "expected gains" and benefits are absent from "the envisioned future", the only other way to actually "motivate" him/her is by means of force, threats and instilling fear (i.e. using the Power of Brutality).

Applying the Power of Brutality, will yield short term benefits and work excellently for the symptoms of a problem, BUT as soon as "direct involvement" and "policing" stops, the individual will happily resorts back to his/her old familiar and most comfortable patterns of dealing with problems. To actually solve root causes, to obtain long term gains and "permanent" changes, the Power of Compassion, supported by the Power of Reason and the Power of Sacrifice will frequently yield better, more efficient and longer lasting facilitation outcomes.

Facilitators encourage each individual to read widely about the problem(s) that s/he is experiencing, the development of imbalances, to listen more to the way in which other people solve similar problems and to learn about or explore the various techniques, methods and strategies of dealing with the identified problem or system imbalance. This actions could provide him/her with an even broader vision, more scope (i.e. higher level of awareness) and a determination (i.e. motivation) to accept responsibility and purposefully work towards solving root causes of the dilemma in which s/he finds him-herself.

When people aren't REALLY convinced to change (i.e. they don't get it), they often make some lukewarm attempts to change things for the better, and they will most likely fail in the end. When changing circumstances doesn't seem beneficial for humans, we are reluctant to change voluntary... by force, yes... BUT really change.... quite unlikely. Thus, the primary responsibility (i.e. role) of facilitators are to encourage, motivate and sustain the individual's motivational levels for dealing with change as best s/he could... nothing more, nothing less.

REMEMBER: Apart from motivation, an individual also needs plenty of determination and time to change or to cope with the difficulties (problems) of change efficiently. Apart from critical questions, constant encouragement, supportive motivation and cautious advice a facilitator attitude also implies teaching by example and "walk your talk", because we cannot expect anything from anybody, unless we are prepared to do it ourselves (e.g. we cannot expect others to be patient, when we aren't patient ourselves).

The facilitating role of a Altana locksmith is to support and guide individuals going through changes in their lives, to understand what is occurring and NOT to "force" the person in any "unwise" direction that satisfy some or other "external" need or expectation, because true healing comes deep from the inside of a person him-/herself (i.e. compassionately support the individuals journey through the BIG squeeze quest).

Key A facilitator attitude that tends to evoke the ripple effect, is in constant conflict or opposition to an enabler attitude that tends to evoke the domino effect.
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