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Become a Superhero, Not a Zombie

The choice is yours
by

Dan Sproles

on 2 December 2016

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Transcript of Become a Superhero, Not a Zombie

Mindfulness
Mindlessness
Harmonious
Passion
Meaningfulness
Flow
Peak
Performance
Enhanced
Well Being
Peak
Experience
Development
of Abilities
Psychological
Training
Physical
Training
Philosophical
Training
No Passion
Meaninglessness
(Existential Vacuum)
Depression
Addiction
Aggression
Driven
to Consume
Deterioration of
Society
Contribution to Society
Deliberate
Practice
(Identification of Valued Goals)
Creativity
Pleasant Life
Theoretically conceptualized by three exemplary lifestyles
Positive Psychology: What is happiness?
Not a Zombie
Become a Superhero
Three Phase Training Program
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3
Mindfulness & Psychological Skills Training delivered through the practice of Aikido
Targeted Outcomes:
Centeredness
Physical and psychological self-regulation
Attunement (perception of optimal challenge-skill balance)
Participation in activities that afford opportunities for flow state
Vision Quest: Utilization of various meditation and imagery techniques while on a hike in a wilderness setting
Targeted Outcomes:
Creation of a personal mythology
Identification of self as hero
Unified Flow Experience
Loving Kindness Meditation & Non-violence
Targeted Outcomes:
Enhanced compassion
Expansion of one's "circle of responsibility"
Skills used to help others
Meaningful Life
Engaged Life
"The fullest representations of humanity show people to be curious, vital, and self-motivated. At their best, they are agentic and inspired, striving to learn; extend themselves; master new skills; and apply their talents responsibly… Yet, it is also clear that the human spirit can be diminished or crushed and that individuals sometimes reject growth and responsibility… Such non-optimal human functioning can be observed not only in our psychological clinics but also among the millions who, for hours a day, sit passively before their televisions, stare blankly from the back of their classrooms, or wait listlessly for the weekend as they go about their jobs… "
Deci & Ryan (2000)
Separation
Initiation
Return
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