Who is the Continuum Theory for?
It is for individuals of all ages; married, committed, single; every level of education; people in pain, people who are happy, people who want to transcend past experiences, people with goals to reach. People who want compassionate guidance to finding answers to life’s challenges.
- For people determined to shape their own lives.
- For people who want to become effective creating close relationships.
- For people who want to heal themselves and all their relationships.
- For people who want to master communication.
- For people who want to master unconditionally loving behavior.
The Continuum Theory has answers for people who have been searching for years. It is a personal development modality that can be learned and practiced on a continuous basis, at minimal cost and with minimal time commitment requirements. Its real strength, as reported by students, users, consumers, and clients alike, is the effortless nature with which people are applying the simple, yet profound principles it teaches to their own lives. Participants report that they have become positive role models without trying to be, and their life has become an inspiration to those they come into contact with. The experience of making a difference without any effort is seen as adding a unique, unexpected and much treasured dimension to participants’ lives.
Other benefits you learn from the Continuum Theory…..
- That you are the wonderful person you secretly thought you were
- That loving others and yourself unconditionally is possible to do
- How to enhance your self-awareness, gaining clarity in every situation.
- How to create vision ‘moment-to-moment’ in every area of your life
- How to find the inner courage to express yourself fully
- How to construct meaningful, inspiring communications
- How to bring forth your purpose/mission in life
- How to see your parents as the children they once were themselves, and finally,
- How to create the nurturing environment you need to blossom into the person you were always meant to be
The Continuum Theory will rehabilitate your ability to blossom and fulfill your potential.
Central Concepts of The Continuum Theory
There are three areas where our human potential can be developed –
- The potential of the body
- The potential of the mind
- The potential of the Self
We are well aware of the potential of the body. It is constantly pushed to further and further limits in athletics, space, performance arts, etc. We are also aware of the potential of the mind. It is another area where the limits of thinking and reasoning are being pushed further and further.
When we talk about the potential of the Self we find ourselves at a loss.
- What is the connection of Self to our body and mind?
- What is the role of Self in our lives?
- How does it function?
- How do we nourish it?
- How do we develop and use it? …and
- Is there any proof of the existence of Self?
Most scientists of Human Development, of Psychology, of Sociology believe that everything involved in developing into healthy, happy, successful human beings can be found and explained by looking to your body or your brain. Everything!
Assuming we do a good job developing these two areas and nourish them well haven’t we done all that is necessary and possible for success and happiness. But there is an obvious flaw in this line of reasoning which no one seems to want to address. It does not explain how an Olympic athlete who goes on to having a successful career as a surgeon, lawyer, CEO can possibly get depressed, self-destructive, and suicidal. His body and his brain have clearly been developed. Something was wrong with this picture for me. So I took another line of reasoning. What if there was another part of a human being that also needed attention, needed development, and needed nourishment? After all ever since antiquity people believed that human beings possess another part……. a spirit, or soul, or being,…….or Self.
What if we have this other part? It just might explain what happens when people develop their bodies and minds but still run into problems in life.
In philosophy there is a continuing debate about the Self. It goes back to the 1700’s when a philosopher by the name of Descartes wrote “I think, therefore I am”, and postulated that the thinking, conscious part of a human being, the part that makes choices, is a Self. Mainstream science says that since they have never been able to see a Self there is no such a thing. Some philosophers and psychologists disagree. I belong to this group. I decided to take the position, “What if Self is real?” and proceeded my theoretical explorations from that point of departure.
The hypothesis, “What if Self is Real?” led me to pose the following questions:
- If Self is real, wouldn’t it have to be developmental, just like the body and brain?
- To functionally define a Developmental Self wouldn’t we have to posit that it has certain faculties needing development?
- If Self is real and developmental wouldn’t it be possible to educate and train it, develop its faculties fully, and wouldn’t that have a positive effect as one goes through the various stages of the life span?
- If Self is real what would nourish it? Air, food, and water…or something else?
I then proceeded to try and find answer to these questions. I persisted exploring these questions for close to 10 years. As answers came one by one I eventually had all the pieces of the puzzle in place. Once I got positive feedback from colleagues I felt comfortable with the theoretical underpinnings of my concept of Self. Now there was only one thing left to do. Test the hypothesis.
For the last 15 years I have been successfully applying my new theory of lifespan, with its concept of “A Developmental Self” to child development, parenting, pedagogy, marriage, aging, psychotherapy, and personal development.
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