ambient emotion: ambient emotion: people exude an emotional aura. if those in a community or in a group are anxious, the emotional atmosphere produced will be laden with tension. that “surrounding emotion” is called ambient emotion. one can be “infected” by one’s emotional surroundings, catching tension and anxiety just as one catches the flu.
automatic reflex network: complex configuration of spontaneous, repetitive thought-voices belonging to the non-volitional division of functioning mentality and originating in childhood. the barrage of thought-voice activity from this complex configuration operates independently of external and cognitive forces.
c-ctherapy: C-CTherapy®: the first-ever trademarked, unified, non-medical, non-volitional psychotherapy design.
c-ctherapy® procedures: mental exercises emanating from the center for counter-conditioning therapy’s exclusive therapy format that culminate in the mental health skill of emotional self-management.
clinical ethnologist: an ethnologist studies cultures of people. a clinician treats disruptive conditions in people. a clinical ethnologist is a clinician who, as an expert on aberrant human behavior across cultures, applies this new discipline in a mental health treatment setting.
conditioning: while pavlov applied the term to conditioned reflexes of behavior, hans selye referred to conditioning in terms of physiology. c-ctherapy®, however, applies the term as integral to the creation of functioning mentality and refers to mental conditioning.
counter-conditioning: a concept used in behavior modification.
counter-conditioning therapy: a mental health treatment design which focuses its therapy effort upon neutralizing the self-victimizing effects of one’s pattern of behavior. reducing the power of one’s mental disrupting activity enables the patient to cope more easily with himself and those around him.
counter-conditioning therapy (c-ctherapy®): a mental health treatment design which focuses its therapy effort upon neutralizing the self-victimizing effects of one’s pattern of behavior. reducing the power of one’s mental disrupting activity enables the patient to cope more easily with himself and those around him.
cross-cultural psychotherapy: a therapy that can be applied to mental health treatment in any culture, as it is not founded on western, freudian precepts. its design incorporates the mental universals of human behavior.
functioning mentality: the interplay between the two divisions of mentation. the volitional division accommodates the function of logic and reason. the non-volitional division holds illogical and repetitive thoughts. both divisions constitute functioning mentality, the source of all human behavior.
ghost-phrases: sub-set of thought-voices. demanding, accusatory phrases absorbed and collected since infancy into one’s mental reservoir which recycle through one’s head and become self-victimizing later in life.
low energy-high defense: with low energy one operates mentally in a defensive manner, following the pattern’s behavioral pathway developed since childhood.
mental conditioning: originates from the absorbed impressions collected from infancy on and forms the ingredients of one’s mental reservoir of impressions. mental conditioning drives one’s functioning mentality.
mental osmosis: the core element that through inadvertent mental absorption builds our emotional, non-volitional mentality from childhood.
mental reflex: describes the action of the illogical, non-volitional system, a mental action independent of will or reasoning.
mental universals of human behavior: elements of behavior common to human beings across all cultures.
mental validation: accepting as true a thought-voice that compels one to behave in conformity to the illogical contents of that thought-voice.
non-volitional pattern: one of the divisions of functioning mentality which houses illogical and emotional material. it is emotional in function (the driving force) and illogical in content (the subject material). the nature of this involuntary mental activity is equivalent to"knee-jerks of the mind."
osmotic mental absorption: if imitation is active and reflects behavior like a mirror, osmotic absorption is passive, a sensory mental sponge soaking up impressions. osmotic mental absorption is inherent and subliminal, the kind of sponge you did not know you had until later, when you discover yourself talking or behaving just like your mother or your father.
personality: the coming together of the volitional and non-volitional aspects of one's functioning mentality to produce a singular style of behavior.
self-victimization: being harmed or made to suffer as a result of specific features in one’s own mental conditioning.
shock, emotional: the excessive strain on one's mental/emotional system, a result of sudden, violent, or disturbing experiences.
systems-based treatment design: a mental health treatment design which addresses the totality of the mental ingredients forming the non-volitional division of one’s functioning mentality.
thought-voices: thoughts which “pop” into one’s mind in an automatic, unheralded fashion.
volitional pattern: one of the divisions of functioning mentality in which logic and reason determines behavior.