IOLEE’s educational framework and practices enable learners to experientially and consciously access and integrate differing signals through the brain and how and what they think, feel, and physically sense. While psychophysiology studies the physiological bases of psychological processes, IOLEE presents an experiential framework and investigative practices that enable the study of subjective experiences through awareness, subjective and objective presence, discernment, and interoception. Subjective presence translates into a sense of “being here,” while objective presence translates into a sense of “being there.” First-person research has taught us a lot about the laws and dynamics of our mind and body as a whole. This study has been possible by referencing what we refer to as the substratum, which is a conscious fundamental level at which what we think, feel and sense is undifferentiated. Another name for this substratum, a zero-reference that is defined as the underlying characterless substance which supports attributes of material reality, is awareness.
What’s more, first-person research internally attunes our emotional intelligence (EI) to mentioned substratum or awareness. Based on this internal attuning of EI, we have subsequently cross-referenced our observations of the unconscious patterns of negative affectivity (feelings), which overlay and impose their structure on top of and relative to both the substratum or awareness, and the objective world outside. This has further evolved our understanding about how these patterns, which do have certain attributes, form and accumulate on top of awareness (intrinsic) through adverse childhood experiences (ACE) (extrinsic). These patterns are encrypted intersubjectively, psychologically, and physiologically through painful memories and language patterns (words, beliefs, affirmations, and et cetera). We’ve termed these patterns: patterns of adverse affective reactions or PAAR.
The PAAR can exhibit differing appearances, sequences, shifts, layers, and combinations of adverse affective reactions. One may simultaneously experience these psychologically and physically. These may be triggered to intrinsically unfold, generating complex patterns of stress, and triggering loss of subjective presence, embodiment, and mind-body singularity. Our study complements emotion research, psychoneuroimmunology, neuropsychology, but also quantum physics, and many other disciplines. Our study of how PAAR unfolds extrinsically in relationships through how we speak, act, and behave, overlaps with social emotional learning (SEL) in education and behaviorism in psychology. Primarily, IOLEE’s open framework focuses on enabling learners to experientially explore, navigate, and know their subjective reality from the first-person through their intrinsically attuned EI. The first learning objectives are to restore subjective presence, mind-body singularity, and the sense that what “I” experience in my body and mind is “mine” alone, restoring internal coherence, and the locus of control. IOLEE is therefore positioned as an intrinsic learning reference-frame and associated educational and investigative practices to complement SEL, STEM and STEAM curriculums in the United States.
(1) IOLEE's Learning Framework for Wellbeing, includes intrinsic and extrinsic learning practices.