Definition of Inverse and Affirmative Thinking Systems

Definition of Inverse & Affirmative Thinking Systems

Win-Lose is No-Win for everyone: scarcity model – limited resources & inequity in resource allocation
Context: Eurocentric Dualistic – Eurocentric is hierarchy & patriarchy.  Dualistic is double-bind#, mutually
exclusive and mutually incongruent message

I. Deficient self-image in Inverse thinking system:

requires remediation process to some ideal end state
Destructive & death-producing choices

Sub-#                                                                                                    polarize
Un-#                                                                                                     adversary
Consciousness# –> perception –> reality is relative –> conflict –> fighting for rights –> NO spiritual morality
WAR        & religion from

*A reframe process is out of the Inverse thinking system into the Affirmative thinking system*

Win-Win: abundant living – equity in resource allocation
Context: Indigenous holographic holistic in natural order

II. Precious child of the creator in the Affirmative thinking system

Constructive & life-affirming choices
Conscience – Indigenous – reality is exact in natural order – group consensus – spiritual morality
Wisdom &

  1. Bateson, Gregory, STEPS TO AN ECOLOGY OF MIND, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 2000, (pp 201).
  2. Freud’s opinion: “a repository for socially unacceptable ideas, wishes or desires, traumatic memories, and painful emotions put out of mind by the mechanism of psychological repression” – Merriam Webster Dictionary Online.
  3. That part of the mind which gives rise to a collection of mental phenomena that manifest in a person’s mind but which the person is not aware of at the time of their occurrence coined by the 18th century German romantic philosopher Sir Christopher Riegel.
  4. Merriam Webster Dictionary Online: “Having an awareness of one’s environment and one’s own existence, sensations, and thoughts.”
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About Patricia Anne Davis, MA Choctaw-Navajo/Chahta-Dineh

My English name is Patricia Anne Davis, MA and my ceremonial name is used only for personal ceremony. It translates to "peacemaker" or "one who greets others with peace". I have spent a life time learning and practicing healing knowledge and processes, beginning with my own father, who was a medicine person who made his lifetime priority healing three generations of people in ceremonies. He was my teacher from birth in the home and in ceremonies until his transition in 1983. I earned a BA in Psychology from the University of AZ and an MA in Whole System Design, the language and techniques of creative change, from the Center for Creative Change at the Antioch University in Seattle, WA. I worked in the Health and Human Services profession in every position in the continuum of care for Behavioral Health, Social Services and Mental Health for over 20 years. I am an original writer of "The Beauty Way Curriculum" K-12 Prevention Education for alcohol and other drug recovery and wellness restoration in both the English and Navajo language, published in 1990. Currently, I am in private practice as a Practitioner and Diagnostician and also an International Teacher and Consultant of Navajo/Dineh blessingway ceremonial healing principles that are cross-cultural, inter-generational, inclusive and universal in practical application.

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