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Practicing the Clinic of the Imaginary.

Sergio Spritzer © 2021

Get to know the original model of the Imaginary as a function approach.

The assumptions are: 1. Living beings, by definition, are understood (by us humans) as having some form of “intent” or innate purpose, to preserve, develop and multiply.

2. This “intention” evolves, in biological history, into a “mind” and in it the imaginary function appears. It operates in living beings both to objectify realities and to subject them, interiorize and exteriorize them, both forms being composed seeking to maintain stability and coherence.

3. Reality is always filtered by the Imaginary. Language and communication are instruments to understand personally and socially how we imagine reality, but they are not this imaginary in themselves: the word “tree” or the “physical” perception of the tree is not the tree I imagine.

4. The imaginary phenomenon comes from experiences seen, heard and felt, composed, neither reducible nor the structure of language, which helps to operate this reality and it is not itself the objective reality that it represents.

5. Theories of creation of the universe, science and different religions and cultures are creations of the human imagination. The only certainty we have is that we create realities and not that they exist in themselves.

6. The physical or biological investigator “fixes” reality to examine it as much as a psychotherapist or financial market investor needs to fix what he perceives in order to understand the past, present, and project the future.

7. Trauma is an imaginary “fixation” of a reality inconsistent with life, operating as an “inert bubble” of personal and even collective space-time, acting as a foreign body and activating defense reactions. Hence the need for therapies and consultations, to rescue reflective ways of dealing with it.

8. If realities are invented, and people imagine how it was conceived (and not how it “is”), then they can change its shape and thus change its effects and also learn about how they generate imaginaries and how to facilitate more inspiring ones.

9. An imaginary is considered as the way in which the human being understands the immune, mental or social defense reaction of a people. The human imagination tends to seek what is in common in bio-psycho-social diversity.

10. We can shift by favoring our intentions towards our expectations and this is much easier when it is done synergistically on a physical and mental level, and in a group.

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Expected live date: 03/25

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