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ACTIVATE SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE AND EVOLVE FROM THE PARADIGM OF EGO TO THE SOUL PARADIGM.

BENJAMIN EVGENY SHULMAN, NLP MASTER&TRAINER, PROFESSIONAL COACH, RADICAL FORGIVENESS COUNCELOR, RAPID PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION PRACTITIONER

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ACTIVATE SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE AND EVOLVE FROM THE PARADIGM OF EGO TO THE SOUL PARADIGM.

BENJAMIN EVGENY SHULMAN, NLP MASTER&TRAINER, PROFESSIONAL COACH, RADICAL FORGIVENESS COUNCELOR, RAPID PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION PRACTITIONER

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About the method
The life path of a person, if to use geometrical metaphor, does not resemble straight line, it is rather series of jumps from level to level, separated by plateaus.

Generally, we tend to consider each "jump period" as a crisis, because plateau, that is stability, gives our ego the feeling of safety, predictability and the chance to control the flow of events, which is these periods impossible.

Nevertheless, crises are inevitable and even necessary to the purpose of our personal evolution. And evolution goes not smoothly but by jumps from the previous level to the next one, to the new requirements and new tasks, while the skills are from the previous level.

Because of that in the beginning it seems that everything is in chaos.

In these periods the person may feel acute emotions – fear, anger, anxiety, depression etc. Even to the extent that life seems meaningless, having no direction and so on.

In Chinese the hieroglyph for crisis consists of two hieroglyphs, one meaning "danger" and another meaning "opportunity".

There is a lit of wisdom in that, because the outcome of a crisis depends on the approach to it, and on the world outlook in general.
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Basic Paradigm Shift
In contemporary science is widely used the term "paradigm shift, proposed by American physicist Thomas Kuhn to describe the fundamental change in the basic concepts and practices.

Many believe that it describes our times, when life literally forces us to change our basic approaches to what we call reality.
My personal experience, my work with people as spiritual therapist and coach have led me to recognition, that the most fundamental evolutionary shift we are experiencing now is the transition from what I call "Paradigm of the ego" to the "Paradigm of the soul".

Even that everyone's world outlook is unique, it is possible to speak about two basic types of them – materialistic and spiritual. They differ so drastically, that it is worth to consider them as two different paradigms of life: Paradigm of the ego and Paradigm of the soul.
In contemporary science is widely used the term "paradigm shift, proposed by American physicist Thomas Kuhn to describe the fundamental change in the basic concepts and practices.

Many believe that it describes our times, when life literally forces us to change our basic approaches to what we call reality.
My personal experience, my work with people as spiritual therapist and coach have led me to recognition, that the most fundamental evolutionary shift we are experiencing now is the transition from what I call "Paradigm of the ego" to the "Paradigm of the soul".

Even that everyone's world outlook is unique, it is possible to speak about two basic types of them – materialistic and spiritual. They differ so drastically, that it is worth to consider them as two different paradigms of life: Paradigm of the ego and Paradigm of the soul.
In contemporary science is widely used the term "paradigm shift, proposed by American physicist Thomas Kuhn to describe the fundamental change in the basic concepts and practices.

Many believe that it describes our times, when life literally forces us to change our basic approaches to what we call reality.
My personal experience, my work with people as spiritual therapist and coach have led me to recognition, that the most fundamental evolutionary shift we are experiencing now is the transition from what I call "Paradigm of the ego" to the "Paradigm of the soul".

Even that everyone's world outlook is unique, it is possible to speak about two basic types of them – materialistic and spiritual. They differ so drastically, that it is worth to consider them as two different paradigms of life: Paradigm of the ego and Paradigm of the soul.
The paradigm shift: Ego-Mind & Higher-Self
In the Ego Paradigm without support of the Higher Self, safety could be achieved only by person's own efforts. It creates extra tension and high level of stress, because of that Ego-Mind considers this state as life threat. This creates so called stress funnel with all corresponding consequences: depression, anxiety, self – blame, inner and outer conflicts and personal crisis. If these states had not being taken care of, this could lead with time even to physical body psychosomatic disfunctions.

My method to assist person in this kind of situation is based upon teaching him or her to establish connection with the Higher Self and then how, using this connection, to leave victim consciousness, diminish the stress level and to transform negative states into life – important lessons and healthier self – awareness.

This gradually leads to higher level of inner freedom, emotional stability, ability to break the previous vicious circle and recognition that the Unknown is the source of new possibilities.

In this way the personal crisis is resolved by the transition into much more proactive state.

In the Ego Paradigm, which was dominating in the old consciousness people generally were identifying themselves with physical body, which was considered as mechanical "it", which lead to mechanical medical approach to healing, while conscious mind was concentrating basically in the head.

For a clear example, once I have met an elderly person who told me, that he is suffering from depression. I asked him, where does he feeling depression. He told me confidently: "Where? In the head!", while his hand had automatically pointed to his belly!
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Conscious, unconscious and superconscious Minds
The conscious mind has access to only 5% of resources, while unconscious mind does not have these limitations. We have the ability to connect it by directing our attention to body awareness, that is to our emotions and feelings, and by learning how to decipher their messages.

Nevertheless, there is even greater, superconscious mind, which we experience through so called space consciousness. By this reason it is often referred to as the Higher, or Cosmic Mind.

The conscious, or Ego-Mind, is locked inside itself, and because of that considers life situations as "what happened", not having the ability to recognize the meanings of lessons, which they bring.

It is compensating that by creating meanings artificially (to gain higher position, salary and title, and so on. With time, these illusions dissipate, leaving person devastated, without goals and meaning of existence.

Learning to enter the body consciousness, and further to the space consciousness opens the access to unconscious, to transform negative emotions and feelings. Extending ones awareness into space consciousness leads us to deepest meanings and Higher Self connection.

Modern neuroscience tells us, that space consciousness enables brain to switch from high – frequency Betha – waves, typical for stress states, to the Alpha – waves, related to relaxed states and further to Theta – waves, corresponding to deep dive to the inner world, to the states, which were used for centuries for meditations and prayers, reconnection to the Higher Self, the Soul.
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The term Spiritual Intelligence was coined by Dana Zohar in 1997 in her book ReWiring the Corporate Brain
In 2000, in the book, Spiritual Intelligence, author Steven Benedict outlined the concept as a perspective offering a way to bring together the spiritual and the material, that is ultimately concerned with the well-being of the universe and all who live there.

Danah Zohar defined 12 principles underlying spiritual intelligence:

1. Self-awareness: Knowing what I believe in and value, and what deeply motivates me.

2. Spontaneity: Living in and being responsive to the moment.

3. Being vision- and value-led: Acting from principles and deep beliefs, and living accordingly.

4. Seeing larger patterns, relationships, and connections; having a sense of belonging.

5. Having the quality of "feeling-with" and deep empathy.

6. Valuing other people for their differences, not despite them.

7. Ability to stand against the crowd and having one's own convictions.

8. Humility. Having the sense of being a player in a larger drama, of one's true place in the world.

9. Tendency to ask fundamental "Why?" questions: Needing to understand meanings and get to the bottom of them.

10. Ability to reframe: Standing back from a situation or problem and seeing the bigger picture or wider context.

11. Positive use of adversity. Learning and growing from mistakes, setbacks, and suffering.

12. Feeling called upon to serve, to give.
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Client reviews
  • Pieter Gerard van den Berg
    The Netherlands
    Thanks to Benjamin I was able to reconnect to myself and able to be more open minded and gain more succes as person. Everybody builds up blockage during his life. Blockage are merely a point in which a person can cumulate stress, anger or trauma and it becomes a self fulling entity. Benjamin tought me how to get rid of these blockage.

    To be yourself is not an expression of the ego but a state of mind in which you know yourself and are more able clip in the over abundance of energy and eternal good. You can stop feeding your ego!

    For my personal life working with Benjamin brought me prosperity and above all more happiness in life. It is not something to demand but it comes when you are open for it.
  • Liel Onisenko
    Israel
    "I have reached out to Benjamin a few months ago. My life was a complete mess back then - family, work, wellbeing (or the lack of thereof). I felt emotionally drained, hurt, angry and out of balance. I have tried conventional therapy and self help books and nothing seemed to help. I was displeased with my spouse, tired of spending afternoons with my toddler, felt overworked and underappreciated by the colleagues. My social life was completely non existent, I felt completely isolated from my friends. A lot of those feelings had very real reasons - I live in a remote location, among people whose mentality is very different from mine, my husband works long hours and is often absent at home, the household chores do lay mostly on me and my toddler son is going through a "terrible twos" stage.

    Yet I felt i could do better.

    I have known Benjamin since my adolescence and have recently started following him on Facebook. His posts always resonated with me and it felt like his approach to helping people was different, special.

    When we started series of our sessions, I was convinced that I would be given a set of clear instructions of To Do and to Not Do, or some easily applicable techniques.

    Instead, we started discovering my emotions and feelings. On one hand, the sessions were (and are still) very draining. Who would have thought that concentrating on ones feelings, looking at them, observing them, accepting them could be so difficult?

    On the other hand it felt like we didnt actually do much. There was no traditional analyzing and grinding of the thoughts and behaviourial patterns - something I was used to from the previous therapists. It felt like nothing was being accomplished, wasnt serious enough, not life changing enough...Then at some point, the thickness of the hardship of my life experience has subsided.

    It happened gradually. I just knew it wasnt there at some point.

    Slowly I started relying on goodness of life, opening up to positivity, happiness and miracles. And the miracles started happening, slowly but surely as a confirmation that I am on the right path. These are not "walking on the water" kind of miracles, but rather small every day revelations - bumping into someone whom you have wanted to meet for a long time by an accident, getting a much needed advice, being in the right place at the right time, making new meaningful connections, experiencing new things.

    The main miracle I am experiencing now is a joy of life, calmness and the lack of anxieties. It is really an incredibly generous gift from above and I am so grateful for it. I am getting aligned with myself and i am truly excited to discover what lays ahead of me on this journey of healing. Thank you, Benjamin."
  • Yakov Megirov
    Director of the company "All for Construction"
    We invited Evgeny Shulman to prepare our staff for the exhibition. This had good results, our team stood out from the others with its positive attitude, activity and coherence of work, largely due to his efforts. I have a good opinion of Benjamin as a professional and as a person.

    Six months have passed since the exhibition, but the effect of E. Shulman's work continues to be felt, and despite the crisis and salary cuts, the mood, motivation, relationships and quality of the employees continue to improve!
  • Anna Lebedeva
    Director of Ericksonian Coaching University in Moscow
    Evgeny worked with me several times as part of our project.
    We are very pleased with Evgeny's qualifications, his warmth and cordiality, the depth of his values, his creative approach and his excellent results. We would gladly recommend Eugene as a professional coach.
    His intuition, empathy and resourcefulness are worthy of the highest praise.
  • Irina Shakhovtseva
    At first glance, work with a psychologist fits into a straightforward "problem-solution" scheme. You ask - you get an answer. Classes with Evgeny are structured differently. You get an answer, but besides this you learn to work with yourself, to develop yourself, to explore your inner world. This possibly earlier unknown, spiritual work gradually begins to bring confidence, awareness of power.
    The work with Evgeny opened up huge opportunities for me; it changed my life, my relationship with those around me, and my worldview.
    At the beginning I did not think that this work with myself could be fun. After getting the first results, I was convinced of that.
  • Elena Novikova
    I am very grateful that I was able to meet Evgeny, such a great person and master of his profession.
    I have been working on myself for many years, attending trainings and consultants, and doing spiritual practices. This has helped me to change a lot in my life for the better. But what began to happen in the sessions with Evgeny was really a great discovery for me. I was filled with a desire to live, joy, and a whole new world became available to me!
    My perception changed, gone were the worries and fears that seemed to be part of my character and strongly oppressed.

    A sense of joy appeared. Not only in class but also on a life skill level.
    My inner changes are very visible to others because they are even on a physiological level. I hear so many compliments, and I feel that I attract interesting people. Circumstances are shaping up in a very fortunate way for me.
    In relation to my plans for life, I was in a state of complete powerlessness and lack of motivation. It seemed to me that my desires were completely unrealistic and too ambitious. During the work with Eugene, my state of desolation, apathy and depression disappeared.
    I am very happy that already at the third meeting I was able to feel my capabilities and begin to feel the inspiration and joy of the process of movement. I already know that something good is about to open up to me that I didn't even know I had.
  • Raisa Belousova
    What I like most about working with Evgeny is his ability to create an atmosphere, his ability to ask questions that lead to the most important, the most profound thing in your request, his unquestionably professional use of coaching tools.
    I trust him completely, and I am very happy that he is my coach in the training program according to the standards of the International Coaching Federation
  • Irina Ninova
    Answers come to me when I ask the right questions. But, this is now.
    Before my communication with Evgeny Shulman, this was not the case. In the course of our work, after just a few sessions I was able to feel on the inner level what a correctly posed question is. As a rule, the most part of the answer lies in it, and the practice decides the rest. Many things seem to stand up by themselves in a clearly organized system of causes and consequences, thereby including an independent process of favorable development of events. Working with Evgeny requires a lot of effort from both sides. And it's this return that you get, but in triplicate. Thank you, Evgenii, for a wonderful gift, made for yourself and with your own hands, with your incommensurable help!
  • Diana S.
    Working with Evgeny was a real miracle for me, I became much more confident and had faith in myself for the first time after several months of doubts. I am pleasantly surprised at how creative and inspiring our work together has been. I began to perceive the events of recent years as the beginning of a new stage of my life, hidden from me - until time - to which they gradually and naturally led me. Working with Evgeny made the hidden reveal itself. Thank you!
  • Dinara Gazina
    Physician - neurologist
    I will cite here the following case of Evgeny's psychological work with a neurological illness. A 72-year-old man suffered one of the most serious variants of cerebral circulatory disorders (stroke) - in the vertebrobasilar basin. He developed pronounced shakiness and impaired coordination of movements, impaired swallowing. In spite of intensive treatment with the most modern pharmacological agents, biologically active supplements, hirudotherapy, physiotherapy, application of complex homeopathic preparations and methods of traditional Chinese medicine, the patient remained on probe feeding for about three months. Naturally, the patient and people around him were most concerned about the long absence of restoration of the swallowing reflex. Sessions with Evgeny Shulman were based on the method of psychomotor training and visualization, the duration was about 1.5 hours, including breaks for rest of the patient. One day after the second session the patient began to swallow on his own, after which the gastric area was removed with the patient's consent (before that the patient was frightened of this possibility). The first session was conducted one/two weeks before the second (and the last). It is necessary to note the obviously negative attitude of the patient and his wife toward the sessions with the psychologist and the methods of positive attitude. Moreover, after restoration of swallowing, the patient continued to deny the positive effect of sessions and refused to continue the process. The latter clearly points to the positive effect of Eugene's work even in the case when the person does not "believe" in the methods he or she uses (the sessions were conducted at the initiative of the patient's daughter).
  • Alex Fid
    What I like about working with Evgeny is that he helps to sort out the most difficult problems, values your independence, integrity, and at the same time knows when and how to show firmness without violating your self-esteem. Eugene uses many different "techniques" and approaches in his work, including coaching techniques, NLP, meditation. He has a real talent for asking questions, which many times helped me find my way out of difficult situations, both in business and deep inside myself. Working with Eugene, solving one problem, you solve a lot of others. I become more confident in my own abilities, my self-esteem grows, and my perception of the world changes positively. You can really appreciate the benefits of this work only after a certain period of time.
  • Vyacheslav K.
    About a year and a half ago I decided that I was not cut out for family life. I had everything good in my life: a good job with a good salary, interesting hobbies, friends, a positive attitude and a certain sense of harmony.

    But the relationship did not work out. Not at all. There was a feeling that my wife Irina did not understand me and did not want to understand that I was developing, and she was not only not developing herself, but was slowing down my development. There were arguments, scolding, nagging, scandals, tantrums. In general, I decided to leave.

    Since I was actively working with Eugeny on my development at the time, I paid a lot of attention to my emotional state, and this whole situation was really knocking me out, I called Shulman. Emotionally, I outlined the situation to him "in all colors" and announced my decision. "I can't take it anymore, the relationship is over, it's time to end it...".

    How was I to know at the time that the relationship had not even begun?)
    Then Eugene told me one trivial phrase over the phone. I must be grateful that he said it in such a way that in spite of its banality it resonated in me, and later on it helped me to look at many things from a slightly different point of view.

    He said to me, "Vyacheslav, of course you have the right to make any decision and act as you see fit. But surely you know that no person comes into your life for no reason: if a person comes into your life, it means at the very least that you need to learn some lesson from it. If you don't, there's a good chance that the situation will repeat itself in the future. and will repeat itself until the lesson is learned. and the sign that you have done so is gratitude - gratitude for the experience, for the lesson. Do you have a chance to come to my session with your wife?"

    And we came. I thought, "Here he is going to straighten me out." Or something like that. Yeah, that's about what I thought.

    And then something happened. I will not describe exactly what happened during the session, partly because enough time had passed and I had forgotten much, and partly because I still do not understand WHAT and HOW it happened. Of course, no one was straightening anyone's mind. But something definitely happened. And from that moment on, everything changed. More precisely, outwardly, maybe nothing immediately changed, but something happened inside, at a very deep level. And I realized that I needed to work on my relationship. And work began: work on myself, work on relationships. I realized that in a relationship you have to invest yourself, your strength, your soul. And that love is not a random meeting of two lonely hearts, but the result of painstaking work, and that love has not yet existed in my life, but there is a huge chance to come to it...

    I understood a lot of things then. Or rather, since then, in the process of working, thinking, communicating.

    And I saw that it was possible to develop and grow in our relationship. I realized that I had a lot to learn from my wife and to teach her. And that she knows how to love and love, while I am only on my way to doing so. That we can and should be each other's encouragement, support, comfort, and powerful source of energy.

    Now, after a year and a half, we fight sometimes, too. Sometimes we get offended. But now we don't spend as much energy on it. We are learning to listen and hear, and I'm glad to see that we do it), we talk a lot, we love to spend time together, she always meets me from work with a smile on her face and I smile back. We can just stand in silence with our arms around each other - and that's better and more than any words.
    And another thing that happened a year later, after that crisis moment: I realized that my wife is the most important thing in my life and that I am ready to live my life together, to grow together, to make mistakes together, to be happy and sad together...

    And that I was ready for our love to bear fruit. I used to be afraid to even think about children: afraid of responsibility, of permanence, and who knows what else!

    And once I accepted and knew I was ready, by the law of synchronicity, we knew we were having a baby!

    Now we are expecting our first child:) Irishka is getting creative - she makes wonderful toys, and she has also completely invented the design of our apartment, where we are renovating!

    I enjoy taking care of her. She feels it and takes care of me too. Or rather, she has always done it, and I have learned to appreciate it and reciprocate... And now I can say with confidence - I am happily married! I am happy, and every day I thank God, the universe, and who else can I thank for the fact that I have her!
    --
    Sincerely, Vyacheslav.
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