Becoming a mental health (research) advocate provided me with a more coherent understanding of patience, presence and purpose. The added value of a re-defined vision, perceptual conditioning and unbiased decision-making perspectives enabled a definite advantage of an existential awakening through sense of self and interaction with others. Sharing this information with so many others around the world is an unexpected, but gracious honour and privilege.
"Vernon Chalmers is a motivational figure who delves into the fascinating intersection of emotional wellbeing, neuropsychology, artificial intelligence (AI), and the sense of self. His work encompasses research, resource sharing, and insights that contribute to our understanding of these critical aspects of human experience.
Here are some relevant points related to the topics mentioned:
- Emotional wellbeing goes beyond mere happiness or life satisfaction. It involves a multidimensional analysis that considers various aspects of an individual’s mental and emotional state.
- Researchers have explored dimensions such as competence, emotional stability, engagement, meaning, optimism, positive relationships, resilience, self-esteem, and vitality when assessing emotional wellbeing 1.
- In the context of the workplace, emotional intelligence matters significantly for success. Companies are increasingly exploring AI solutions to enhance emotional intelligence among their teams 2.
- Neuropsychology investigates the relationship between brain function and behavior. It examines how brain structures and processes impact cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning.
- Understanding neuropsychological principles can provide valuable insights into mental health, cognitive disorders, and overall wellbeing.
Artificial Intelligence (AI):
- AI has transformative potential in various domains, including emotional intelligence.
- Emotional AI refers to the use of technology (such as affective computing, big data analytics, and machine learning) to sense, read, and evaluate emotions.
- Applications include monitoring employee engagement, productivity, compliance, and overall wellbeing 3.
Sense of Self:
- The sense of self encompasses an individual’s identity, self-awareness, and understanding of their place in the world.
- Research in this area explores how self-perception influences behavior, relationships, and overall life satisfaction.
In summary, Vernon Chalmers’ work bridges the gap between scientific research, practical applications, and personal growth. His insights contribute to a deeper understanding of emotional wellbeing, neuropsychology, AI, and the intricate fabric of our sense of self." (Source: Microsoft Bing 2023)
Through a reflective, motivational and therapeutic (online) journaling experience, mainly as a result from a recent defunct abusive relationship, I started documenting some of my toxic relationship experiences and perpetual racing thoughts. Before journaling I tried a few 'short-term non-therapeutic solutions', but nothing would calm the random onslaught of the PTSD-like symptoms down. What eventually did work was many hours of solitude, reading and researching various mental health / psychology resources. Reaching out to personal mental health practitioner contacts / other private listeners (from my personal academic contacts / family and friends) provided me with many informal, but focussed ACT / CBT-type 'talk therapy' for enabling me with the necessary courage and motivation to start documenting some of my abusive experiences. Eventually, after more than an 18-month 'soul-searching expedition' of knowledge, time, trust and journaling turned into a conscientious Portfolio of Choice. Writing and reading my own state of mind became my daily therapy.
More than ten years ago I made a formal transition from a 'left-brain' analytical working / lecturing environment orientation to a predominantly 'right-brain' creative / training and development environment orientation. I am still 'keeping my promise' for educating and training others (in photography / related research and relevant information sharing) when the demand and opportunities are there. From Analytical Education to Creative Training.Abusive Behaviour / Antisocial Traits: Disclaimer and Reference
References to any abusive behaviour / antisocial traits mentioned anywhere on the "Mental Health and Motivation' website (as Vernon Chalmers articles) are not specifically directed to disrespect or being vindictive against anyone. It is rather a reference to certain actions / reactions that were identified, experienced and expressed (by me) as unacceptable behavioural manifestations through physical, psychological and / or verbal abuse intended to harm me, either intentionally or unintentionally against my physical self, my character, integrity and personal values.
Over the years I have studied / facilitated / researched the (intrinsic) motivational theories of Herzberg, Maslow, McClelland, Skinner and Vroom and the (psychoanalytical) approaches of Frankl, Freud, Gunderson, Hare, Jung, Kernberg, Klein, Kohut, Miller etc. I'm particularly interested in Otto Kernberg's psychoanalytical perspectives (with specific reference to borderline personality organisation, narcissistic pathology and object relations theory).
Interested authors, life coaches, mental health practitioners / advocates, community outreach specialists, publishers and / or related organisations are welcome to consider a no-cost promotion and publication of related international mental heath resources (new books / workbooks / articles / article URL links / media releases / statistics) on this website.