On the basis of Albert Einstein's assumption that "All is nothing and matter is condensed emptiness", Quantum Psychology is linked to the discoveries of modern Quantum Physics on the model of reality as energy and to those of the Famous Chaos Theory elaborated in last century.
Born from the enlightened thought of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, an Indian spiritual master, who died in 1981, then developed and brought into vogue by one of his faithful students, Stephen H. Wolinsky, considered in all respects by the scientific psychological community as the father of this discipline.
Quantum Psychology bases its pillars on the assumption that "All you believe you are not are" because it is your mind that built that definition of you, just as it built the concept of time and space.
Time is in the mind, space is in the mind.
The law of cause and effect is also a way of thinking.
In reality all is here and now and all is one. Multiplicity and diversity are in the mind only.
Nisargadatta Maharaj (I Am That – 1973)
Time is in the mind, space is in the mind. Time and space do not exist except in our consciousness, we created the Cartesian axes trying to give a dimension to infinity. The law of cause and effect is also a way of thinking. In reality everything is one, here and now. Multiplicity and diversity are only in the mind.
To understand who you really are it is first necessary to understand "who you are not" through a process of dismantling the False Self called Advaita Vedanta. In this original and futuristic approach the human personality is considered as an attempt to resist, structure and organize the Chaos and Nothingness perceived inside and outside of oneself and its true evolution as a progressive awareness that the Implied Order of Today the universe appears to be structured in a chaotic unitary system where Everything is found in Nothing. Moreover, in Hesiod's Cosmogony Chaos emerges from the Darkness at the beginning of everything. Nothing is the true substance of the Whole and the Whole is connected by the Nothing. It follows that the human being being made of the same substance of the universe is Chaos, Nothing and Everything at the same time, a living oxymoron.
“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing. Love is knowing I am everything.
And between the two my life moves.”
WHAT WE MEAN BY QUANTUM PSY?
Quantum psychology is mainly an area of conceptual speculation, which could be considered as protoscience but should be considered by psychologists. The field addresses a series of distinct problems in the interface between matter and mind, based on the modern discoveries of quantum physics, with a revolutionary approach to psychology.
NEUROSCIENCES AND UNCONSCIOUS
Neuroscience has shown that 95% of the day we act as an autopilot. This means that only apparently we are awake and that most of our actions are driven by unconscious mechanisms. The mind thinks it is alert and aware but in fact it is in a "trance". The logical brain thinks that it has control when in reality very often the body has it, home of the unconscious, which, just like an "influencer", influences our decisions based on the emotions memorized and preserves the memory of every experience on the basis of a scale of emotions related to it. These are nothing more than the result of a production process, the final product of past experience and govern any decision through mechanisms that we are not very aware of.
WHAT IS QUANTUM PSY FOR?
Quantum psychology is a practical approach to becoming aware of both the relationship between our automatic responses and what triggers them, as well as the mechanism itself of unconscious patterns. It offers a means to allow you to remain in the experience of the present moment, therefore to preserve access to the internal resources that automation prevents. When you become able to notice the mechanism of your "trance" you can therefore exercise control over it in order to respond more effectively, free from the emotional charge of past experiences.
In advanced work, quantum psychology explores the realm of the void experientially, exploring and responding to the various ways in which we defend ourselves from it, paving the way for the spaciousness that derives from freely allowing us to experience the void.
At this level, therapy is not about solving problems at all, but is used as a vehicle to practice placing oneself in the "constantly evolving background" from which the problems that flow through the "constantly evolving foreground" can be seen by an expanded perspectives. Hence life takes on a greater meaning and offers deeper joy.