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Overview of the unique aspects of the MythoSelf Process and Soma-Semantic Modeling in facilitating transformational performance with individuals and groups.

The MythoSelf Process & Soma- Semantic Modeling

The MythoSelf Process was originaly designed by Dr. Joseph Riggio in the early 1990s. It was initially based on the Generative Imprint™ Model developed by Roye Fraser.

Since the original model was designed it has undergone many updates, revisions and refine­ments, especially those involving:

- mythic form and metaph­orical language in relation to autobi­ogr­aphical narrative

- symbolic repres­ent­ation and semantic modeling

- precision somatic modeling and interv­ention

- cerebellar processing and implicit intell­igence

- develo­pme­ntal, evolut­ionary socio-­cog­nitive modeling

- symbolic repres­ent­ational logic and propos­itional modeling

Applic­ations of the MythoSelf Process™

Typical applic­ations of the MythoSelf Process™ include developing a greater range of choices and clarity in targeting high quality outcomes and results.

The MythoSelf Process™ aims to improve Transf­orm­ational Perfor­mance by focusing on developing a movement through the following steps:

1.) Sensory Acuity

2.) Situat­ional Awareness

3.) Self Awareness

4.) State Control

5.) Strategic Thinking

6.) Behavioral Flexib­ility

7.) Commun­ication Perfor­mance

Operating Principals Of The MythoSelf Process™

A. Sensory percep­tions are processed and encoded somati­cally, and transcoded into symbols that become thoughts that can be manipu­lated as abstra­ctions, using the algorithms of symbolic propos­itional logic

B. We experience ourselves, the world around us and our relati­onship to it and others somati­cally, and express ourselves semant­ically in metaph­orical, mythic form

C. Transf­orm­ation occurs as a process of re-est­abl­ishing an essential wellformed onto- logical position by accessing our default symbolic, iconic repres­ent­ations and our mythic autobi­ogr­aphical narrative, along with the perceptual and episte­mol­ogical filters that emerge from them, creating a bias to action that allows us to respond freely, resulting in elegant personal perfor­mance

Operat­ional Steps Of The MythoSelf Process™

i. Starting from the presenting position elicit the desired outcome

iii. Establish a wellformed outcome state relative to the desired outcome

iii Build a wellformed operating position relative to the desired outcome

iv. Elicit the metaph­orical repres­ent­ation of the outcome of the outcome

v. Install a wellformed propos­itional algorithm to achieve the outcome

vi. Reset the default symbolic repres­ent­ation of the wellformed outcome

vii. Create an operat­ional singul­arity by integr­ating the propos­itional algorithm and the somatic, semantic and symbolic repre- sentations of the wellformed outcome as a future based memory ...

I.E.: Create a "­Future Memory­"

Propos­itions Of The MythoSelf Process™

1) Human experience is primarily sensorial and aesthe­tically organized, i.e.: we experience internal and external events as direct sensory perception and organize the results into sensorial patterns we encode as “what is real” or “reality”

2) We process and encode direct sensory data somati­cally, including our implicit sense of self, such that our somatic experience forms the ground of our ontolo­gical awareness, i.e.: “who we know ourselves and what we know reality to be”

3) We transcode direct sensory experience into symbolic repres­ent­ations and manipulate the resulting repres­ent­ations using logical syntactic forms according an internally held and largely uncons­cious propos­itional model

4) We create our fundam­ental episte­mol­ogical awareness algori­thm­ically, using algorithms to process and manipulate symbolic repres­ent­ations based on propos­itional modeling that in turn generates our sense of knowing and meaning

5) We base our decisions on what we believe to be true using the results of the algorithms we process propos­iti­onally to adumbrate the potential outcomes we will create that determine how we act and, what we will or will not act upon

6) We create, or fail to create, our outcomes based on the quality of our percep­tion, how wellformed our internal repres­ent­ations are in relation to the intention we hold, and how well we align our perfor­mance with our projec­tions

7) We experience ourselves as a system that includes others, inform­ation, things, places, time, actions in relati­onships held aesthe­tically that forms the gestalt we know and respond to as “what is real” or “reality”

Some Original Sources of the MythoSelf Process™

Roye Fraser - the Generative Imprint Model and the Function Mode Model, accessing and integr­ating symbolic, iconic repres­ent­ation ontolo­gically and operat­ionally
Richard Bandler & John Grinder - NLP, tools and techniques to model and modify the structure of subjective experience
Joseph Campbell - the develo­pmental structure of mythic and metaph­orical form in relati­onship to the autobi­ogr­aphical narrative, e.g.: "The Hero's Journe­y"
Milton Erickson - conver­sat­ional hypnosis and hypnotic utiliz­ation, using metaph­orical language in elicit­ation and instal­lation
Clare W. Graves - double helix model of bio-ps­ych­o-s­oci­al-­cul­tural develo­pmental evolution of culturally organized value sets
Multiple Develo­pmental Theorists - Jane Lovenger, Susan Cook-G­ueter, Robert Kagan, Lawrence Kohlberg ... and others
Multiple Somatic Theori­sts­/Pr­act­iti­oners - including F.M. Alexander, Moshe Felden­krais, Thomas Hanna, Ida Rolf, Stanley Keleman, Daniel Stern ... and others

Essential Notions of the MythoSelf Process™

Reality Is Extant ... It's Happen­ing

Extant material reality contains and includes us, e.g.: "This is really here ... this is really happen­­in­g." regardless of what we are aware of, perceive, or our experience of it.

Expe­r­ience Creates A Felt Sense Of Being

We process sensual experi­­ences somati­­cally, before we encode them symbol­­ic­ally, and the result is experi­­enced as a felt sense of being.

Expe­r­ience Is Encoded Symbol­­ic­a­lly

We process sensual experi­­ences somati­­cally, and then transcode them into symbolic repres­­en­t­a­tions, including but not limited to words, that we encode as the experi­­ence.

Perc­e­ption Is Symbol­­ically Organized

Our encoded symbolic repres­­en­t­a­tions become the refere­­ntial filters we use to process sensorial and imaginal experi­­ences.

Imprints And Traumas Create Filters

Signif­­icant events are encoded symbol­­ically as iconic, sensua­­l/­s­o­matic, metaph­­orical forms that create our perceptual filters.

Perc­e­ption Becomes The Ontolo­­gical Filter

Reality is what is perceived as being real, which isn't necess­­arily a homomo­­rphic perception of extant form or action.

Perc­e­ption Is Encoded Isomor­­ph­i­cally

Transc­­oding sensorial experience generates isomor­­phic, i.e.: symbol­­ically matched repres­­en­t­a­tions, not homomo­­rphic "same to same" forms.

Isom­o­rphic Algorithms Generate Meaning

Isomorphic metaphors generate "this means that" algori­­thms, your response becomes the meaning, e.g.: your pleasu­­re­/­d­is­­ple­­asure means I have done something right/­­wrong.

Tran­s­fo­­rmation Is Algori­­thmic Change

Shifting the symbolic form of the refere­­ntial filter changes the fundam­­ental perception of reality experi­­enced and the response to it.

Perc­e­ption Determines Outcome

What we perceive to be real determines the meaning we assign to what we experience and expect to experi­­ence, the outcomes we create or not rest on the percep­­tions we hold.

Wholeform Commun­ication & Learning

The MythoSelf Process™ Model today is built around the dual, spiral matrix of wholeform commun­­ic­ation and learning. A wholeform approach keeps the entirety of the connec­­tions and complexity of intera­­ction intact when dealing with experi­­ence, inform­­ation and the experi­­ential processing of inform­­ation.

Using a wholeform approach maintains the integrity of whole intact, instead of presenting something as composed of separate parts or pieces. When learning a subject the wholeform approach doesn't break the event or process down into separate and distinct steps, but instead presents the entirety of the event as a whole process or action in relation to the system within which the event takes place.


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