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Why Your Life Is Not A JourneyLet’s be honest, 2016 had its ups and its downs!


By seeing life as a journey with a destination to be reached, we may find ourselves constantly climbing up from the downs and slipping down from the ups… year after year…

Is life meant to be a journey?

What if life was more like a dance? 

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Change Management with NLP and The Kotter ModelMethods for creating and coping with changes in our personal lives and in organisations.

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This article compares a NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) change management approach with The Kotter Change Model and outlines how these two approaches can be combined in order to compliment each other.
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In this intensified climate of change, people, businesses and organizations are forced to either become comfortable with change or to suffer the consequences of the stress that change brings. Therefore, Continue Reading

Expanding Self AwarenessIn this expanding self awareness (Open Awareness) process, Jevon Dängeli guides you to experience the interrelatedness between your current state and your past, as well as potential future experiences that influence you in the present.

This is not just a guided meditation, it’s about expanding your sense of self in order to gain insight, as well as deal with challenges more mindfully and resourcefully.

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Healing, Transformation, Personal Development & Spiritual Growth“What you resist, persists.” – Carl Jung
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“What you embrace, you can change.” – Jevon Dängeli


“Shadows” (in psychology) are those parts of ourselves that we deny or hide. They are the unconscious aspects of our personality that we project onto others. We can recognise our shadows by identifying situations where we have judged others, without seeing the quality being judged in ourselves.

Carl Jung describes shadows as sub-personalities that were disowned — pushed down into our unconscious as a result of difficult emotional events in childhood, in an attempt to cope. Later in life, when our shadows are triggered, they evoke powerful emotional reactions. Shadows attract people and circumstances into our life — offering us the opportunity to take ownership of these aspects of ourselves — in order to become more integrated and authentic. Continue Reading

the joy of nothing

Who would have thought that joy, bliss and happiness can come out of nothing?

It’s a universal principle that everything comes from nothing. It’s like prior to receiving a surprise gift, you never had the gift, other than merely a potential gift that you knew nothing about in your conscious awareness.

What precedes the existence of material things are the ideas that bring those objects into existence. Prior to those ideas there was nothing besides their potential existence, or, as Dr Brian L. Lancaster suggests (in his book Approaches to Consciousness, 2004), a “preconscious awareness” of their existence. The same principle applies to each person’s present state – in terms of their emotional feelings and motivation level. In other words, your current state of mind came out of nothing. Continue Reading

‘Space-In-Between’ MeditationIn this meditation, Jevon Dängeli guides you to experience the space between you and all your experiences and the space between you and everything in existence!

Becoming aware of “the space” of your awareness through the process of this unique meditation, enables you to dissociate from any limiting identifications that might hold you back in life, while cultivating a profound sense of interconnection with the source of wellbeing in your life.

Make sure that you won’t be disturbed for the duration of this session (14 minutes), sit comfortably, press ‘play’ and enjoy….

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If you liked this meditation, then you will enjoy listening to Jevon’s Space-In-Between Meditation 1.

Healing benefits of being in The Void

There is so much for you to discover outside your map of reality…. Find out how being in “The Void” (Open Awareness) can be healing and transformative in this free video.

The Authentic Self Empowerment (ASE) method involves transcending your current concept of reality and accessing “The Void” – a realm in which your consciousness is not limited in any way…

In an expanded and interconnected state where your mind is open and clear, you have the freedom to make fresh and creative choices, plus you are able to tap into your healing and transformative potential. Insights and healing energies from The Void can then be embodied and applied in your life in whichever way is meaningful to you. Continue Reading

The Space In Between meditation by Jevon Dangeli

Meditation made easy! Experiencing the ‘Space-In-Between’, aka Open Awareness, is healing and empowering for mind-body-spirit.

In this meditation – recorded at a live Authentic Self Empowerment Facilitator Training – Jevon Dängeli guides you to experience a serene state of mind and a sense of being deeply interconnected with everything in life.

By listening to this meditation you will also learn how to quieten your thoughts and release tension from your body in order to approach stressful situations more resourcefully. You may even discover your Authentic Self.

Make sure that you won’t be disturbed for the duration of this session (23 minutes), sit comfortably, press ‘play’ and enjoy….

 

Download the Space-In-Between guided process

> For more guided meditations like this, visit this website’s free resources area.

> Read an article on the value of being in the ‘Space-In-Between’ (a.k.a. Open Awareness) here.

> Watch a free Open Awareness training video here.

Transpersonal Psychology article by Jevon Dängeli — MSc Transpersonal Psychology

Article by Jevon Dängeli — MSc Transpersonal Psychology

Transpersonal psychology is a school of psychology that integrates the spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology. It is also possible to define it as a “spiritual psychology”.

According to the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, “Transpersonal Psychology addresses the spiritual nature of humankind. Unlike religion and theology, its interest centres on the mind and behaviour; hence it is a branch of Psychology. All the major spiritual and mystical traditions of the world incorporate teachings about the nature of mind and promote behavioural practices intended – amongst other goals – to bring about psychological transformations. Transpersonal psychology addresses these teachings and practices, researching their value and evaluating their relationships to ideas promulgated in Psychology. In essence Transpersonal Psychology seeks to integrate non-scientific spiritual insights with observations and models associated with the rigorous methodological approach of psychological science.”

The transpersonal is defined as “experiences in which the sense of identity or self extends beyond (trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche or cosmos” (Walsh & Vaughn, 1993). It has also been defined as “development beyond conventional, personal or individual levels” (Scotton, 1996).

Issues considered in transpersonal psychology include spiritual self-development, self beyond the ego, peak experiences, mystical experiences, systemic trance, spiritual crises, spiritual evolution, religious conversion, altered states of consciousness, spiritual practices, and other sublime and/or unusually expanded experiences of living. The discipline attempts to describe and integrate spiritual experience within modern psychological theory and to formulate new theory to encompass such experience.

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Open Awareness

Open Awareness is an Authentic Self Empowerment (ASE) skill Dissolve stressful thoughts and enhance mental performance with one simple skill – opening the aperture of your awareness.

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Written by Jevon Dängeli

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
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(Free Open Awareness audio and video resources below)

A majority of my clients (in coaching and therapy) have suffered from the symptoms of stress, anxiety and burnout. In listening to how most of these clients have described their personal issues in their most challenging contexts, I consistently detected a particular pattern that was almost always present. After a careful and long-term assessment, I established that this pattern played a crucial role in how these individuals were being negatively affected. The discovery was that this pattern involved a particular way in which these individuals focused on their situations or how they were focusing on a specific object of reference in the challenging context. This focus was always narrowly fixated, thus these individuals were usually unaware of what else was possible or achievable in those situations or contexts. Even if they were aware of other possibilities, their locked in ways of approaching the situation prevented them from establishing more resourceful perceptions and responses. In one sense, their problems remained problems largely because of tunnel awareness. Continue Reading

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Healing Attention & Treating Pain video with Jevon Dängeli

Pain is a message from your body to change how you pay attention.

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A medical doctor at this ASE Facilitator training commented that “all physical illnesses or symptoms have some metaphysical component”. Jevon’s response addresses how ASE healing interventions work on both the physical and metaphysical level simultaneously.

You will learn how to identify the symptom’s message and how to enhance your self healing potential through focussing your attention in a specific way.

Jevon also describes how the ASE approach differs from traditional hypnotherapy and is similar to Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Continue Reading

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