Minesota's & AA Olicognography
Basic Olicognograph: Steps Traditions Promises
Step1: Components of a 1st step can be dressed as a 5 branches star (it has a logical geometry and properties that fits well when integrating around a core unit or closing with enough details during process). The supportive olicognograph gives the chessboard (as a diamond) of your feelings of power (under or not the effects of addiction), since your self identity (at the middle), values and issues mapping so a mental field of your first AAStep: recognize your problem and couple it with the true will to get out.
Step 2: We map a system of (4 x 2) x 2 as a frame for sanity restoration adding by the way the sort of tools and methods your recovery can need. Proceed intuitively, as you feel, the same frame may receive more simple definitions: of your own. Professional should recognize how their tools also map. Traditionally Step2 points to a superior unit, making others just neighbors and partners, even when professional, so that only suggesting (not dictating). Recognize that there is a superior order, mental (and spiritual) meanwhile anyhow it is your pathway to recover sanity. To restore sanity, we join an olicognograph that look like a pair of targets, one for the present, one is the projection made since the present. Practically they should be made compatible. One and the other target is a graphical summary of yourself, mood and over or under states of anima. It needs some explanations.
Step 3: is about opening your mind and secure your commitment. Components are easily organized by the logic of the Star. Each 5 branch is made a dual balance (cause & fact). They should be managed both by you and by any other (partner, counselor, leader) people to help you strengthen your recover. The small joined olicognograph (an octagon or a cross) help pictures a system of 4 sectors, to think about the balance of points making your opinion and decision. Think that you mentally must restore balance thinking not for rushing at decisions.
Step 4: frame shows you how excesses turn sins and that there are margins of modest reason needing to keep in good limits, is what gives freedom to switch to other priority. Add mental-self social landmark can help you not cross the borders that make sins. Joined olicognograph tool shows the sort of switches, from the past to the future, passing by the present, when you assess and sets superior and practical criteria. Each 4 poles doubled (negative / positive) and detailed by 4 points.
Step 5: Process your thought self-transformations since a state of relations. First in the AA group according structure and with counselor(s). Second, in a more voluntary way, autonomously and voluntarily calling professional services at your disposal. This stage can be seen as training for future reshape of your social relations (last steps). Of course if, at this step, other social relations are to maintain (especially family-ones) suspension is transitory, for the time being, to learn and train, then to be able to rebuilt after withdrawal. Supportive olicognograph is about the types of mistakes that are commonly made. This typification needs some explanations but it can be useful to remind and behave.
Step 6: is about the mental disposition to make the transformations required by the recovery. Here too the basic picture is a 5 branches star. Starts at top branch and clockwise around, make a first sequence of sub-steps. Another sequence could be given by the border line of branches, they jump over one but at end passed by all tops the process is closed: 1 - 3 - 5 - 2 - 4 - 1. If you label these links logically some intermediate concepts emerged. The is what we detail in the olicognograph. Practically if you take each branches' label detailed by 2 or 3 more keywords making each a sub-routine. Care that it is not to be boringly systematic but to support your therapeutic trail have questions, reviews criteria and understanding mental withdrawal to reach healthy habits. Each person, history and experience is specific case, tool helps and methods are in your toolbox know to use them when you feel it convenient. Added curves are explanations of forms of changes. Observe that materialist energy-matter changes are completed with a curve of change of information show (for & backward) within before and after. An abstract (anchored to reality). They need to be explained, care what they model.
Step 7: Schemes use a construction similar to the supportive olicognograph of Step4. Past - Present's review and Future and sets switches. Structurally it is slightly different articulating (processing from question to answer) a first bend of reduction (method) toward artificial complexity (the human transformation sometimes too un-natural) and; a second bend, from natural complexity toward "simplexity" (see definition). Arrows drive the flows, poles are like 4 wheels processing a flow (left to right).
Step 8: is about relations, balance with autonomy of group and how should be taken professional support, to get out addiction. It is a primary field for turning free from biased relations or toward "normal" social or professional relations. Remind that psychotropics medicines are exposed also to sinful use. There is no logic of key words here in this map but schemes. With some to show slightly complicated systems of relations. With and without the regular forms that you could met in graph theory of mathematics, as psychological and social professionals intent to use them, without thinking that social or psychological graphs could be slightly more complicated. Observe that good religious symbols can have crossed history and are still supposed to have purpose, but still laking to be explained in simple terms to profanes. Added curves picture (below) amount of social relations any human social one could have to work, rework or network, to reshape a psychological and social recovery. AA 12 steps is a "syncretism": it has evolved into behavioral resources, psycho-cognitive practices and counselor based process (for some steps with training and so on). Meanwhile it should preserve qualities as personal involvement, autonomy of group and mutual support, virtues shared and mental strength recover, sincerity, practices of spirituality when not to balance social excesses of common modern life, with alternative ways of life (for "addictive people", not its purpose to turn an universal theory of standard of life).
Step 9: Olicognograph is about management of complexity. Reduction by logical frame as in cartesianism or execution of applying empiricist have created the shortsighted illusion that in psychological and social issues. The aim is to have and make the point, turn the owner, have the superiority to make the definitions and force others to get into their reason. Not to be surprised that many steps of Minnesota AA method is to accept what mistakes have been made, turn to a superior entity not ground earth based, life humility, have modesty and so on. So in the intent to manage complexity for your own recovery, look at restoration of virtues, values and social networks and also to see reasons, risks, threats in a different way. Accepting that you are not omniscient and omnipotent or trying to turn it or dreaming it; since this is not the best way to reach wisdom, peace and safe good and small rewards. Supportive olicognograph is about the design of the project. Apply it like in the design of your future group of addict anonymous.
Step10: is about staying sober. It can be worked as a collections of tools tips to stay at the top of your efforts and preserve your renewed capital of health. It will not be easy. This olicognograph explores the goals, geometrical reasons why it starts since the center, as a triangle. Supportive graphical tool is a curve (call it a front line over a manifold) it shows the trajectory of development of complexity according time (abscissa) and construction by diversity (ordinate), different levels of scale, options and contradictions. Scheme can help to mind balance and to stay on the right side of the balance.
Step 11: Frame logically since self perception, the excess of you behavior. May be it could have been introduced before. May be that now as you may know yourself a bit better, you can get further into self introspection and practice carefully psycho cognitive therapies, in groups, with counselors and referees (especially psychologist and psychiatrist) in a systemic way as what you perceive of yourself, what you succeed to do and look at yourself positively. Supporting olicognograph gives a logic of body control. Apply it to prevent relapse and self manage symptoms. Remind not to delay too much the call of the medicine.
Step 12: As a logical frame for the prevention of relapse. Of course technical support training and withdrawal packaged in the AA 12Steps Minnesota methods may and probably should go on with the same group or take part in another AA group, foment it. Care that the constitution of another AA group can start from scratch with minor consumptions, like a group of friends. But with hard drugs and alcohol, it is better to start a group of persons already passed by a professionally supported period, having learned enough.