Mi Templo Sagrado Asoc.
Health & Wellness fieldwork
Integral Healthcare: The Benefits and Challenges of Integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine with a Conventional Healthcare Practice. Today’s medicine is in the midst of an undeniable crisis. Calls to reform healthcare are in the forefront of economic and political discussions worldwide. Economic pressures reduce the amount of time physicians can spend with patients contributing to burnout among medical staff and endangering the patient iatrogenically. Politicians are getting involved as the public is calling for more affordable healthcare. A new paradigm must be embraced in order to address all aspects of this dilemma. It is clear that science and technology have resulted in vastly improved understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, but the emphasis on science and technology to the exclusion of other elements of healing has also served to limit the development of a model that humanizes healthcare. The healing of a patient must include more than the biology and chemistry of their physical body; by necessity, it must include the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. Because of these challenges, the development of an integral healthcare system that is rooted in appropriate regulation and supported by rigorous scientific evidence is the direction that many models of integrative healthcare are moving towards in the 21st century...
Placebo and nocebo effects: a complex interplay between psychological factors and neurochemical networks.
Placebo and nocebo effects have recently emerged as an interesting model to understand some of the intricate underpinnings of the mind-body interaction. A variety of psychological mechanisms, such as expectation, conditioning, anxiety modulation, and reward, have been identified, and a number of neurochemical networks have been characterized across different conditions, such as pain and motor disorders. What has emerged from the recent insights into the neurobiology of placebo and nocebo effects is that the psychosocial context around the patient and the therapy, which represents the ritual of the therapeutic act, may change the biochemistry and the neuronal circuitry of the patient's brain. Furthermore, the mechanisms activated by placebos and nocebos have been found to be the same as those activated by drugs, which suggests a cognitive/affective interference with drug action. Overall, these findings highlight the important role of therapeutic rituals in the overall therapeutic outcome, including hypnosis, which may have profound implications both in routine medical practice and in the clinical trials setting.
Placebo, nocebo and hypnosis, as therapeutic model
Methods, tools of the process:
Information, ritual, motivation.
Breath work and Rainforest , spontaneous holotropic movement. (Communication brain-body by Quorum Sensing.)
Bottom Up Cognitive Processing:
Collaborative Research of Raul Diego Nelson Falch, and C. Mikkal Smith, Ph.D.
In Bruxelles, Belgium, September 2012, we began our collaborative research into the therapeutic use of Ayahuasca-type sonic signaling, icaros, quorum sensing in the context of holotropic type of pneumo-cathartic technique Sacred Breathwork ™, evoking powerful non-ordinary states for purposes of healing and deep psycho-spiritual insights. It is a non-hallucinogenic procedure. We have come to view this work from within a scientific psychological framework as “bottom up” cognitive processing.
The Sacred breathwork ™ technique involves a preparatory talk before the session, and this is often followed by a half hour of trance dancing to further open and prepare the participants. The breathwork sessions themselves involve reclining with eyes closed, keeping the breaths full and connected, while listening to powerfully evocative percussive/rhythmic and numinous music. The result is normally an activation of the deep unconscious and a spontaneous holotropic movement. This is a non-suppressive approach to emotional and psycho-somatic symptoms, encouraging a full cathartic release and full abreaction of any surfacing trauma. Out of more than 77 participants in the France and Belgium events, 10 participants had received no benefits, having some sort of defensive blockage, some associated with severe traumata, and some associated with a rationalizing-controlling psychology, defense system.
The subjects of our research were members of the Crows Nest International Shamanic Community, with local learning communities in France, Belgium, and extending to similar communities in the USA, and South Africa. The subjects of our research have experience these powerful breathwork sessions four times a year over a two year period.
Prior to our combined research these Sacred Breathwork, ™ and trance dance sessions had been conducted by C. Michael Smith, Ph.D. Normally 18 out of 20 individual participants would have successful therapeutic results, with abreaction and resolution of trauma, and often with deep insight, achievement of forgiveness of other and self, and having a renewed sense of vitality. We know this because of the post session dyadic and group processing, and art work sharing of the process, as well as but follow up with each individual 4 times a year, at 3 month intervals. But anaverage of 2 out of 20 individuals reporte experiencing nothing significant happening. When Raul Diego Nelson Falch, Ph.D. assessed these 10 individuals, he applied his Ayahuasca type sonic signaling ad icaros, along with quorum sensing and other somatic methods. The results have been 100 percent effective with these 10 individuals, after a single session in which Dr Falch applied his signaling and quorum sensing methods. All of the 10 selected individuals had powerful abreactions of trauma, and felt that had resolved something very important in their lives. The most dramatic case was of a woman, in our Payzac, France workshop suffering from severe post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who has stuck in a fugue-like state of consciousness, and dominated by constant triggering of flashback memories. At a strategic moment in the breathwork session, Dr Falch applied his sonic signaling and icaro, she had a spontaneous, full abreaction, and cessation of the fugue state. We performed a documentary interview with her 2-days after the session. She was very happy, energized, and present, and expressed great gratitude for bringing her our of the state of consciousness she was trapped in. From a shamanic point of view, there was “soul recovery,” in the sense that she was back in her body, the sense of her presence, ontologically, was reflected in her eyes, posture, and speech. Dr. Smith has had three follow up interview subsequent to this session, in December, 2012, March 2013, and June 2013, and the therapeutic change has persisted, and her inner work has deepened.
Drs Falch and Smith have subsequently developed a model for preparation and integration of Ayahuasca ceremonies using a very similar model. This model involves information and structure for safe experience and processing. We prepare our participants through use of natural non-hallucinatory evocation of powerful altered states, and teach them how to integrate them somatically, artistically, and then verbally, through journaling and group process. We also create a community context and encouraging on-going social bonding with the community post-treatment, as a support system.
Dr Falch has developed and refined the sonic signaling and quorum sensing to the trance-dance method, specifically, and applying it collaboratively in Iquitos, and Tarapoto, Peru, but also In Norway and Spain. From July 18—29, we collaborated in two workshops, and did a presentation demonstrating the technique at the 9th Annual conference on Amazonian Shamanism, Iquitos.
Our seminars are focused to understand basically the interactions of the mind-body, and psychosomatic disorers. Not Spiritual context.
Testimony during My Holy Temple Seminary , Tarapoto Peru 2015
The hardest thing during the course of a seminar , is when some of the participants are not motivated , and have no faith in the healing process . Can the master plants , and the team of professionals , reverse this process of negative reaction of Shame, fear,Guilt, Cynicism, Arrogance?
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