This research is based on our field notes and observations in the last five years, as we tested some methods to connect better with the individuals on the autism spectrum, and support their development. Our observations show that a deep connection style is already used by some therapists and family members of individuals on the autism spectrum, and those who seem to use this method, along with the classical approach, consistently produce excellent results, and that encouraged us to advance on this path and study the underlying mechanisms.
This is a collection of research notes about Growing Up journeys. I use an experience-based terminology to describe the developmental dynamics related to Self-identity, and I try to speak directly to the lived experience, without using complex linguistic frameworks, such as “bottom-up theory” or “phenomenological approach”.
The Awakening Journeys is an in-depth psychological approach to the process of becoming conscious, which incorporates various types of Waking Up experiences into a wider psychological perspective.
I have described here some of the processes and the patterns of inner transformation, which I have researched and observed both in myself and in other people with whom I have connected. Some of these patterns are already mentioned by other researchers on human development (Terry O’Fallon and Susanne Cook-Greuter), or they have been mentioned in some spiritual texts (e.g. Satprem).
Understanding what really happens inside the experience labeled as “delusion” may be useful for psychiatrists and psychologists. Eleven experiences that are currently labeled as delusions are explained, including an 8-step method to get out of delusions.