• Self awareness becomes a superconscious capacity that opens up the subconscious layers of the mind
• The Four Gateways of thinking, feeling, sensing and will expression are used to enhance experience and awareness
• Subjective experience is enhanced through visualization, feeling, body awareness and body expression
• The body is used as an instrument of expression through, gesture, movement or positioning making visible what otherwise lies invisible
• Stepping consciously into any subjective situation e.g. one’s emotions, memory or body sensations,
• Becoming an active explorer, actor of many roles, artist, dancer and mimer.
• Stepping consciously out into the ‘free zone’ and observing oneself objectively
• Becoming an observer, witness, scientist and diagnostician.
• Participating and engaging actively with these blocks and resources in internal partnerships
• Becoming a transformer and healer
• Creating a conscious partnership between I and YOU
• Discovering the WE in the partnership
• Transforming bad habits into good ones
• Practising and maintaining
The method makes use of a Psychophonetic technique called Enter Exit and Behold which is incorporated into the methodology of PATH.
It was impressive and moving to watch Dr. Goldberg in action at Esalen Institute with a young man suffering from drug addiction and emotional pain. Goldberg’s compassion, wisdom and the quality of his listening was astounding, and the results were truly remarkable
Contributing Editor, Tricycle Magazine
OBSERVING THE PATH
Health is the balanced self-regulated continuum of body, mind/soul and spirit. Within that continuum, living and psychological forces are at work and play – the unconscious, the conscious and the super-conscious.
When a disturbance occurs in this continuum, illness results. Certain therapeutic disciplines could then come to mind as being suitable or even necessary. General medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, osteopathy, psychotherapy, pediatrics, nutrition…the options are many and wide-ranging. Regardless of which approach is chosen, PATH can be its framework. It can be a broad and flexible script, so to speak, guiding the therapeutic method.
In this method, practitioner and patient form an interactive team. Together, they embark on a voyage of inner exploration and healing. Together they identify the subconscious forces living within the patient. These are manifested as thoughts and feelings and bodily sensations in limitless array, such as ideas, recollections, fears, rages, compulsions, revulsions, loves, hates, regrets, longings, lusts, pains, tensions and pathological symptoms. They may be communicated through bodily means – gesture, movement, sound, song, dance, artistic creation, facial and hand expression, wordless utterance – and many more. They often reveal unsuspected connections between entities in the patient’s inner and outer worlds.
Practitioner and patient then draw these vital forces into the team – recruit them, so to speak – to forge a working alliance. With the utmost gentleness and tolerance, they observe these inner phenomena in their actions and interactions. They collaborate, cooperate and co-create with them. Eventually, they transform them. And healing is accomplished. Once the patient has become fully versed in the PATH method, he can put himself through the method whenever he wishes. He can then continue as his own ‘practitioner’. There is no application of brute force. No shock and awe. No effort to obliterate or suppress. PATH resonates with timeless spiritual traditions in its foremost principle: move with whatever is moving.