Learn how the journey for a solution to discontentment gave rise to a reliable protocol for dramatic transformation. Integrating technology, neurological imaging, psychological studies and meditation practices, The Finders Course, has made a massive impact. Co-Founders of the Transformative Technology Lab, Dr. Jeffery Martin, and Nichol Bradford, share with us how they have crafted this personalized approach to psycho-spiritual development. Their work was carefully constructed to make finding each individual’s path to higher states of consciousness reachable, reliable, and measurable.
Biometrics and psychometrics that correlate with peak happiness are commonly observed in individuals who have also achieved elevated conscious awareness through their breakthrough practices. Those practices were surveyed and compiled into a comprehensive course. By identifying what worked for their collection of subjects, then mapping out the discernible methods, Dr. Martin and Ms. Bradford aim to provide a guided tour of techniques designed to help individuals find their way into a dramatic psychological transformation, like a key in a lock. The persistent goal of their cutting edge technology is to amplify mental health, emotional wellbeing, and human thriving.
Jeffery is a founder of the Transformative Technology space, a serial entrepreneur, and a social scientist who researches personal transformation and the states of greatest human well-being. Over the last 10 years Jeffery has conducted the largest international study on persistent non-symbolic experience (PNSE), which includes the types of consciousness commonly known as: enlightenment, nonduality, the peace that passeth understanding, unitive experience, and hundreds of other terms. This resulted in the first reliable, cross-cultural and pan-tradition classification system for these types experience. It also led to the fundamental discovery that these were psychological states that had been identified and adopted for thousands of years by many cultures and belief systems. They were not inherently spiritual or religious, or limited to any given culture or population, and could be molded in many ways to shape the experience. More recently, he has used this research to make systems available to help people obtain profound psychological benefits in a rapid, secular, reliable, and safe way. Learn more at http://drjefferymartin.com/
Nichol Bradford is fascinated by human potential and technology. She is the CEO of the Willow Group and Executive Director of the Transformative Technology Lab @ Sofia University (TTL). Prior to becoming a leader in Transformative Technology, Bradford was a senior executive in video games with responsibility for strategy, operations and marketing for major brands that include: Activision Blizzard, Disney, and Vivendi Games. Nichol is a graduate of Singularity University GSP15, has an MBA from Wharton School of Business in Strategy, and a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston. She is a fellow of the British American Project, served on the board of the Brandon Marshall Foundation for Mental Health, and is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Learn more at www.nicholbradford.com
In This Episode We Discussed:
Discontentment and a search for elevation
The origin of transformative tech and the finders course
PNSE (persistent non-symbolic experience)
What do the happiest people have in common?
EEG, GSR, FMRI studies, technology and neuroimaging data
Extraordinary states of wellbeing
The intersection of technology and wellbeing
Using technology to engineer thriving
From video game executive to vipassana awakening
Evolutionary origins of discontentment
Achieving a major upgrade from baseline happiness
Connectomics lends itself to adaptation within consciousness
Rewiring the brain for happiness
“Dark nights of the soul” explained
Pattern recognition, emotion recognition, and behavior change
Privacy, ethics, and etiquette
A deficit in trained mental health professionals
Designing the future experiential tech
Obsessing over the Vegas nerve
2:45 The study of psychology and neuroscience for the sake of happiness
5:13 Higher states of consciousness through a scientific lense
7:30 Before and after reports to monitor consciousness training progression.
9:32 The many names of higher states of consciousness.
12:20 Engineering a rapid and reliable protocol for transcendence.
13:24 Unpacking the transformative technology space.
18:46 A dramatic and discrete transition into profound happiness and fearlessness.
22:40 Mapping out an unambiguous definition of happiness.
28:20 Mainstream publication and global advertising leverage discontentment.
31:29 Wellbeing is a shift away from a default setting of fear and worry toward thriving.
35:13 Expanding the beliefs around limits of human consciousness and psychology.
37:40 Synaptogenesis and connectomics: Neuroplasticity in adult humans as compared to other species.
44:58 Mitigating risks and adverse psychological effects of deepening practices
54:40 The opposite of PTSD, when positive psychological transition arises from a traumatic experience.
59:09 Human hardware, human software, what tech therapies are emerging?
1:00:17 Using technology to enter into and amplify PNSE states.
1:01:34 Tracking eleven major areas in tech.
1:05:01 From steps to states. The next chapter in tech is a VR and state inducing ai.
1:07:42 The purpose problem. How do we become better at being from habitually just doing?
1:09:12 We spend huge amounts of time in digital environments that are influencing and harvesting our attention.
1:15:11 Addressing the bias: digital relationship, are valid relationships.
1:20:11 Make sure your values are taken into consideration in the design process.
1:22:39 Promising technology around Vagal nerve stimulation and health.
1:27:22 Upcoming research and exciting technology around brain health.
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