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This website was created as the face of Ecosystemic-Psychology organization. This organization was developed for people who believe that there is more than an individual experience in daily living. People who want to integrate systemic knowledge into the field of psychology and everyday life. This site serves as a public service and as a knowledge centre for both practical day to day use as well as for educational purposes. New research areas have been uncovered from working in this field as well as from feedback from people who have added to this site.

New ideas in the field of therapy have been introduced. There is a focus on ecological thinking and living. New applications in therapy include the psychological engineering of problems and the application of engineering principles to the solving of psychological problems.

About the Author:

This website was constructed and is managed by Philip Baron.
The information found on this website is meant for educational purposes and is copyrighted.
To contact the author (South Africa), email pbaron@uj.ac.za

My latest presentation: A Second-Order Cybernetic Approach to Social Cognitive Therapy

My latest publications:

Philip Baron , (2014) “Overcoming obstacles in learning cybernetic psychology”, Kybernetes, Vol. 43 Iss: 9/10, pp.1301 – 1309

Baron, P. (2013). A conversation with my friend technology. Cybernetics & Human Knowing. Vol 20, Issue 1-2 pp69-81

Baron, P. (2013). The root and responsibility model: a framework for ethical consumption. Kybernetes. Vol. 42 Iss: 9/10
(available for free download from Emarald website. Contact me if you are unable to view this journal paper.)
Live presentation: Root and Responsibility Model

Treger, S., Treger, E., and Baron, P. (2012). Lenses and visor devices, systems, and methods. Patent. Pub US2012/0297522 A1.

Academia.edu profile:
https://johannesburg.academia.edu/PhilipBaron

To inquire about therapy/seminars/training sessions please use the email address above.

My academic background:
Bachelor of Technology: Electrical Engineering B.Tech (TWR)
Honours degree: Psychology BA.Hons (UNISA)
Honours degree: Religious studies BA.Hons (UNISA)
Masters in Engineering. M.Ing (UJ) – pdf copy
D.etLitt UNISA – Completing

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Warning:
Ecosystemic thinking differs from common Western thinking.

An ecosystemic epistemology may provide an opportunity for change to occur and can be life-changing. The problem is, its like innocence, once lost, not easy to get back.
If you feel that this thinking is troublesome for you, please take time to reflect and pace yourself.

A friend described the process as: a “short-circuiting of brain neurology”. An abundance of new thoughts and perceptions arising, overwhelming but tiring for the first few weeks. There is no escape. I don’t want to go back though.

There are risks involved when reading psychology material.

Questions:

General Questions:
“why does my life stay the same?”
“Why am I unhappy?”
“Will I get what I want from my life?”
“Why do I attract or be attracted to the wrong people?”
“Can I be upset with someone in silence yet pretend that I am not when I see that person again?”
“Is there a connectivity between humanity”
“Why do I find myself making the same mistakes?”
“What is the neurological basis for why I am what I am?”
“Is there a right way to live?”
“How do I know that I am doing the right thing, making the correct decisions?”

Trauma
“I am dealing with a traumatic incident, will I get better, will I move past this?”
“How do I stop thinking about this horrific incident?”
“Nobody can understand what I am going through, I am so alone, what now?”
“I had a traumatic incident some time ago and for the most part I thought I was okay. I realized that I am not and now I wonder if I ever will be okay. The incident seems to be present in other parts of my life. What now?”
“My child/children were witness to a traumatic event, how do I deal with this?”
“My child is in danger of committing suicide, it seems that there is nothing I can do to stop this.”
“I am traumatized by visions/dreams of terrifying scenes. I don’t know where it comes from or why this is happening to me. What can I do to stop this?”
“I was involved in an incident of crime and I am suddenly tired and apathetic all the time. What can I do to feel normal again?”
“My family was involved in a traumatic incident and I have been strong up to know and kept a brave face, I don’t know how much longer I can keep this up for, I need to talk to someone or get away as I am starting to lose it.”

The site attempts to provide answers based on cybernetic thinkers.

The essays section provides short conversations that may help people to find their answers.