The way that we make introverted decisions, whereby
we make our commitments, has three levels:
Somatic, where we deal with our physical, political and economic
Psychic (psychological), where we connect with our social, cultural and emotional feelings and preferences,
Pneumatic, where we relate to our artistic, religious and mystical values.
It is difficult to move
out of the Somatic when we need basic things for survival.
We get stuck with Psychological
issues when we do not like the way the world is.
At the third level of the Pneuma we do not ignore our needs and likes.
Here we focus more on trying to improve our own personal responses to improving things.
Nomological maps can help one to focus on different issues. It does
so by “framing and naming” so that one can exclude parts of the map that may not be most relevant to where you
want to bring your focus.
helps to resolve problems that have their root cause in the psyche.
Psycho-somatic problems such as stress occur where a psychological problem has physical manifestations. Some
of these may also have a Pneuma basis.
Pneumatherapy focuses on our personal
spaces of Body, Mind, Soul and Spirit. Soul is where we have deep connections to our people and communities. Spirit
is that private space where we connect with our inner selves, into which we might invite God. A way to get access to
that private space without knowing much about it is to focus on that space that is not-Body, not-Mind, and not-Soul.
When we do this consciously we empower our spirit to nurture all our other