April 24, 2019
Today, we are overwhelmed new age psychology and how everyone is a life coach and how we all have the light in us, and that we all have the same potential, and that it’s all in us. This would surely be awesome if we didn’t doubt that this is just another trend and that it would vanish like the famous duck lips. Is the core different from what we see on the surface? Is this a mix of narcissism and ‘magical thinking’?
Nevertheless, we found some proven facts which might be interesting to you if you are currently focused on yourself. Before we start let’s discuss some interesting topics.
New Age Psychology & Philosophical Counseling
Many people today mix the New Age Psychology and Psychotherapy, spiritual counseling and philosophical counseling. While philosophical counseling states how the problems we have are due to the separation of the observer and the observed, while psychotherapy is a branch of psychology and has more scientific aspects and goes more into the aspects of the observed rather than the observer themselves. With philosophical counseling, questions become more existential, ethical, conceptual and metaphysical.
We would like to point out Cognitive Therapy which has shown to be the most effective kind of psychotherapy. This kind of therapy is integrated into the management theories and the self-help industry. So, the New Age movement draws many different religious traditions which are integrated with the Western psychotherapy – which results somehow in a new religion for the modern Western human being.
With this mixture of spirituality, management theory and psychotherapy and with this NLP therapeutic method, which actually refuses to be part of the new age, you have the opportunity to ‘self-improve’ (if you have enough money). NLPs usually take a few weekends, become a ‘coach’, a ‘therapist’, a ‘shaman’, a whatever. In the end, everyone can call themselves a psychotherapist.
To sum up: Philosophical counseling claims that our problems are because the observer and the observant should be separated. By directing from the observed towards the observer the questions become more existential, epistemological and so on, and psychotherapy is a branch of psychology – science. Here are some documentaries we would like to share click here.
Besides the power of will which you will definitely need in order to reach your goals, we found some interesting information regarding the psychological influence of colors on us and what these colors say about us.
Psychology of Colors
Red (also, burgundy, maroon, magenta)
This color is often associated with war, danger, power and on the other hand on passion, love, and desire. What is commonly known is that red enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. Red often attracts more attention than other colors.
Orange, also, combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow and is often associated with joy, sunshine and the tropics. This color represents happiness, creativity, success, stimulation, fascination, and enthusiasm.
Blue (also, teal, turquoise)
People who love the color blue are often seen as unique and authentic. This is a general view and a broad view considering there are many people who love this color, but usually like in the DISC model, there are several colors associated with an individual, and with consideration for that, you may determine what kind of person that is. Moving on to blue: Often blue is associated with enthusiasm and sympathetic people. These people seek significance and meaning in life. Often, these people are warm and communicative and they care about what they do.
They value unity and integrity in their relationships. In some cases, people who love the color blue are often described as peaceful, imaginative and flexible. Natural romantics and nurturers are the lovers of the color blue.
Yellow (also, amber, beige)
This color is very much used in marketing and often depicted as associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. This color produces a warming effect which stimulates mental activity and generates muscle energy (no wonder we have so much neon colors in sports). This color is an attention getter and when it is overused it may be a little disturbing.
Did you know that some research said that babies cry more in yellow rooms? Yes, kinda weird.
Also, yellow indicates loyalty and honor. Later the meaning was connected with cowardice.
Green (also, chartreuse)
This is the color of nature (obviously). This color often symbolizes harmony, freshness, fertility, and growth. People who love the color green have often strong emotional correspondence with safety. Many people say that the color green has great healing power and that it suggests stability and endurance.
It also symbolizes trust, loyalty, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth and stability. Dark green is commonly related and compared to money.
This color is also known to slow human metabolism and produces a calming effect, which means it is associated with tranquility.
Pink (also, salmon)
The color of love, a gentle type of love, usually stands for tenderness, youth, and vulnerability. This color is usually non-threatening and is often associated with innocence and optimism. It represents some positive aspects of traditional femininity and can be linked to childhood innocence.
Black (just black)
This is for sure the power color. Symbolizes elegance, formality, mystery and often evil and death. This mysterious color is associated with the unknown and fear which usually have a negative connotation but on the other hand, there is power. Often it denotes strength and authority.
People who love the color black are usually very formal, elegant and have a prestigious moment.
Colors are in general something that we feel. How we feel about certain colors it varies from individual to individual. There are some general rules that some colors give us a sense of serenity and calm and others with rage and passion, but it all varies from person to person.
So, color perception is subjective, and as mentioned above, some colors have a universal significance. This is actually coded into our reptilian brain, and this also gives us the feeling of fire being dangerous, the mountains being cold, the beach being relaxing and so on.
Color psychology is mostly used by artists, decorators, and marketing experts. When we see a painting, we get the impression that the colors give us certain emotions. Interior designers survey what effect the colors have on consumers and on people who stay in apartments with some colorful walls.
Have you ever wondered why there are so many greys and blues and browns in offices? Well, did you know that grey increases productivity? This is actually true for corporate environments but for, for example, fashion industries, the brighter the color, the better the productivity.
To sum up, color psychology is an interesting way to learn the complex working system of the brain, and there are many questions which are still unanswered as for color psychology. There is a cultural difference factor. This can only be utilized through experience and observation of how colors influence people over time.
Don’t Be Fooled by Psychotherapy Cults
These groups find ways to use psychological persuasion techniques in order to manipulate you into practicing their cult trends. These cults rise when some individual or group therapy becomes corrupted, or when opportunistic non-professionals simply deceive and prey the unwary. There is a major deviancy in a phenomenon known as transference, and this is a therapeutic phenomenon which is an important aspect of insight-oriented psychotherapy.
Transference is a therapy process where the therapist and client examine the attitudes of the client’s earlier experiences onto the therapist and their authority persons. Some have positive and some have negative attitudes and both come out of the clients’ expectations and are not founded on the therapists’ attitude. What the cults do is they promote their idolization by their patients. Patients are led into submissive relations with their therapists and the patients comply with the therapist’s wishes.
To sum this up, some techniques these cult leaders use are guided imagery, indirect suggestion, and trance induction. These methods decrease critical, reflective, and evaluative thinking. Did you know that the whole Matrix Conspiracy is actually based on a war against critical thinking?
Conclusion About Going to Therapists
The thing is simple, it really depends on you and your free will. If a therapist is trying to convince you that by getting worse, feeling worse, you will get better, you should not take it for granted and go somewhere where you are going to genuinely feel support and find someone who will listen to you and respond reasonably. A diploma, certificate or whatever, is not proof that that person knows what they are doing.
So, beware of sexual predators: those who touch you in certain areas and tell you that they are trying to reach a point in your body for you to ‘open up’ or whatever that bullshit is. Beware of exploiters, the neurotics, who speak about their own problems or whatever. Also, have your eyes opened for cult gurus who will try to cut you off all your friends, family or children, and be careful if you meet a savant idiot who will try to convince you that they know what your problem is, not knowing your story.
Our favorite: beware of the exorcists who try to hypnotize you in order to discover some hidden memories which are causing your problems, and beware of people who equalize all problems and treat all people with the same steps as if everyone has the same problems. Many more of them, but we are for sure pointing out the New Age Pseudoscientist who will advise you to accept certain notions which are pseudoscientific, metaphysical or religious.
In order to have good therapy, you should not be obliged to believe in any channeling, miracles, Gods, monsters, inner children or whatever. Find a professional and just breathe.