As pandemic-related stressors spill over into the 2022 school year, educators are still grappling with student emotional health issues. According to a recent Forbes article, medical experts reported that the pandemic has only exacerbated an already deteriorating situation of despair, sadness, and suicidal thoughts that have grown over the years. I’m here.
According to EdTech magazine, many educational settings set up social and emotional learning (SEL) programs to address concerns, but do not teach students the non-cognitive skills needed to process emotions. It is often insufficient to provide. As a result, educational institutions are now looking at less traditional methods such as self-regulation spaces and meditation as additional means to provide a holistic approach to assisting students and teachers in the classroom.
A prominent figure in the field of personal development and self-empowerment, Shai Tuvari represents practitioners who take non-cognitive approaches to another level. Combining psychology, philosophy, yogic traditions, and eastern practices into a process of inner transformation, he has developed a technique and a related app called “Expansion Method.”
Tubali’s background is that of a prolific author (23 books to date), researcher and recent PhD. He has a PhD from the University of Leeds (UK) and has invested in his practice. His idea is to simplify the art of meditation and shorten the process of getting to the heart of emotional healing.
Many researchers have brought their enthusiasm to the university, Tuvari said, and the concept of higher consciousness is particularly active in philosophy and psychology. These approaches are gaining momentum as new solutions drawn from Buddhism, with early Hindu studies added to the mix. As it expands in the purpose of higher education.
Although just born as a technique, his years of training and knowledge may have led him to an alternative, quicker self-help effort that could find its place in a variety of as-yet-unexplored settings.
Below is an abridged version of an interview with Tuvari that brings awareness to non-traditional approaches to processing emotional understanding and healing through deep shifts in consciousness.
Rod Berger: Describe the foundations of your method and approach to growth and self-development.
Shai Tubari: The Extension Method is a systematic and rapid approach to expanding awareness that liberates the individual. Often our minds are focused on certain thoughts and emotions, and we perceive our inner world to be made up of these emotions.
But most of our minds are made up of perceptions that we can never discover because we are so focused on our small circles of thought that there is so much vastness left unexplored in our minds. There is an area
Every meditation in human history has been busy communicating and making this principle available. The idea is to shift our attention from those thoughts and feelings to a wider realm, where we immediately experience bliss, happiness, contentment, and a complete dissolution of our awareness of our problems.
It feels as if you have breathing space, so you can provide a healthier body. However, what distinguishes the Expansion Method from other methods is the systematic nature of the practice, which occurs more quickly than regular meditation. Therefore, it is very accessible even for beginners.
Burger: Are there any applications where this method would be most beneficial for emotional healing?
Tuvali: There is currently a great deal of interest in the psychology of using psychoactive substances to treat post-traumatic disorders and other ailments. We tested the model with neuroscientists who tried the dilation method and found it to be very similar to the results of psychoactive applications. It allows you to enter a broader state where you can heal your unrecoverable memories.
The problem with psychoactive substances is that they tend to believe that their states of consciousness are external, causing a sense of dependence on the outside rather than deepening their understanding that the power of consciousness resides within one’s innermost being.
The inner approach is tremendous power and true inner strength when you can finally release suffering through the power of consciousness.
Burger: Are there any specific teachings or studies that you consulted when developing extension methods?
Tuvali: My research focused on the 20th century works of Jiddu Krishnamurti and using his dialogues to apply to transformation and clarity of mind. Krishnamurti conducted the conversation in a very peculiar way. It shocked and baffled people by asking questions that your mind was ready to solve, and rushing your thoughts to the questions and answers. What is God? What is love? What is the meaning of life?
He then persistently denied the answers that might have arisen in people’s minds until he rejected all stored knowledge and past experiences. became. From this state of lucidity I gained insight into matters that belonged to reality, not to the conditioned mind.
Burger: Do you introduce technical approaches into your method that might help bring your ideas to a wider audience for accessibility?
Tuvali: yes. As part of our current plans for the Expansion Method app, we are developing a prototype of a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) augmentation process. This allows listeners to receive engaging meditative guidance. You can mimic the very successful one-on-one work with an extension coach.
This is done in collaboration with the world’s leading experts in conversational AI. The appeal of this type of innovation is that it is novel to the field of guided meditation, which has hitherto been largely based on generalized recordings.
Tuvari sees self-awareness as the evolution of life.
Educational communities looking for answers to emotional well-being are likely to turn to alternative approaches, especially when they are structured and readily applicable. According to Tubali, much can be learned from the famous Einstein quote. It seems to work well not only for expanding consciousness, but also as a general rule of thumb for progress.
Interviews have been edited and condensed for clarity.