Our evolutionary resources are based on the concept that unconditional love drives evolution, and that people evolve when they are able to give and receive unconditional love. Our theory of LOVEvolution describes and explains how life evolves through the presence and power of unconditional love in both the seen and unseen worlds. [Read more…]
Twisted religious and spiritual beliefs can have destructive consequences on our lives. Our beliefs, formed in early childhood, are often and can keep us trapped in cycles of victim/persecutor/rescue dynamics. The message of Christian churches is that you are a sinner, which is reinforced by church doctrine and dogma. So you are condemned for being a sinner. Then you confess your sins, a minister grants you redemption, and you are saved from eternal damnation. This kind of twisted belief structure can keep you stuck in victimhood forever and create what I call “premature hardening of the categories.” [Read more…]
Our research on developmental trauma began in the mid-1980s. Our heuristic research involved a subjective search through which we discovered the nature and meaning of early traumatic experiences on human development. Our research lead to the creation of methods and procedures for further investigation and analysis. In general, heuristic research methods help explain how and why people make decisions, come to judgments and solve their problems. [Read more…]
By Barry K. Weinhold
I created a transformational approach that I used during my 30 years as a counselor educator at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, and as a psychologist counseling clients. I found teaching & therapy to be opportunities for transformation and for facilitating shifts in consciousness.
Author Jeremy Rifkin’s latest book, The Empathy Civilization, traces the empathic evolution of the human race and the profound ways it has shaped our development and will likely decide our fate as a species. Rifkin’s alternative view of evolution is very similar to the evolutionary path that we refer to as LOVEvolution our new book, Healing Developmental Trauma. This heartful path is characterized by the ability to keep one’s heart open and to give and receive unconditional love. The concepts of empathy and compassion are at the core of we call the LOVEvolution path. [Read more…]
Barry K. Weinhold, Ph.D. Barack Obama said he wanted to change the way politics is practiced in this country. Many see him as a dreamer or a clever orator, but not someone experienced enough to change the political landscape of Presidential politics without first bulldozing the White House lawn. I believe what Obama is seeking in politics is something more dramatic than moving dirt in Washington. I think he is talking about shifting the political landscape to a higher level of consciousness. [Read more…]