Gateway to Consciousness

11 March 2016

For the past forty years I have been a scholar in pursuit of the multiple facets of consciousness and applying them both within my profession as well as in all our NeuroSurge applications. The organic growth of our programs and applications has paralleled the exponential expansion of knowledge and understanding in the spheres of the neurosciences, neuropsychology and psychoneuro-endocrinology. I have endeavoured to incorporate the most current of research findings into all our applications and programs, thereby ensuring that our offering remains in step with the current understanding on a broad front. Much information is available regarding research in the neurosciences. However, as important as the information is, a context or model supporting the application remains equally important if value is to be gained from engaging this field. Consequently much time and energy has been spent on processing the information into a usable program.

I have always maintained that my work and contributions in the broad neurosciences application represents merely my own subjective art form. It reflects just another component of the expanding collective body of knowledge and understanding and thereby becomes the substrate for others to reflect upon and to advance the process further. I feel privileged and indeed blessed that I was mentored so comprehensively in neurosurgery and in the neurosciences. For this was to afford me a unique foundation from where I was able to study and appreciate the breadth of neurophysiology, neuro-anatomy, general human physiology and eventually, the physiology of psychoneuro-endocrinology. I truly believe that it is essential that any scholar who chooses to study neuropsychology or any of the applications of consciousness would need to be well grounded in both the extended neurosciences as well as in psychoneuro-endocrinology. I emphasize the latter requirement because we recognize today that many aspects of consciousness and emotion are comprehensively integrated with general body physiology.

Developments in the neurosciences continue with breathless momentum. I believe that we can expect further exciting additions to our body of knowledge in the near future. For me, one of the especially exciting areas of research is that of neuroplasticity – the potential of the neuron to sprout new branches and effectively re-wire, thus underpinning learning and change. The implications of this process are enormous especially in regard to the modality of coaching. We truly can strive for all we wish to be. All that is required is the belief, the sustained effort and the application of current technologies. No longer do we need to accept the non-resourceful states arising out of a deprivation heritage.



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