Me trying to “Understanding the unconscious as a natural science measurable phenomenon”
Last week I arrived here at Wilburton Inn, Manchester to start my work adventure with Albert Levis, a person who dedicated his life to his work — or in his words “married to his work” — in psychiatry and the study of moral science. Levis had spent over 50 years trying to make a change in the world of psychology and conflict resolution by introducing his moral science theory to the world and get people to apply it in their work.
I met Levis at a TEDx conference in Manchester October 2015. We had an extended discussion about how to approach conflict resolution and what skills do we need to be able to analyze and understand conflict. Levis has really unique and new understanding of conflict resolution, which I was very inspired by mainly for the value it places on each individual’s experience in life and personality typology. Levis created a testing (Conflict Resolution Training) to make people aware of the unconscious as a self assessment method to increase their understanding of oneself and ability to resolve intra and inter-personal conflicts. Levis’ theory defines “The Creative Process” as the scientific moral paradigm integrating psychology and morality by placing them both on a foundation demonstrating the scientific structure and moral function of the creative illustrating the human unconscious as a natural science measurable entity. Levis had gave a TEDx talk in the past explaining his theory, I am attaching it here for more information about for those who are interested,
I have done the personality testing and currently working with other case studies Levis and his son Max (is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis in which he also refers to the creative process theory,) have collected over the years and working to organize them in a case study book.
The concepts Levis uses aren’t too complicated to comprehend, though I feel I need to work with him for some more time before I can take his message out to the world. From the little (but yet a feels like a lot) I know about the Levis theory, I can say that I am welling to take it on and introduce it to the conflict resolution field. Ever since my freshman year at Bennington College, I have been working on developing a new mediation model that could be used in an intercultural conflict scenarios. I have had a lot of difficulties and hardships on the way, but now and after working with Levis I am more clear on where I am heading with my project, and the Creative Process theory had definitely helped me better understand myself and I will be incorporating it to my project. I am very grateful I got the chance to work with Levis. I hope to continue working with him and Max and developing my understanding of Levis’ theory to be able to help bring it out to more people specially in the Bennington College community. Levis and I have already discussed the possibility of developing a peer counseling group and I am looking forwards the time I have the right knowledge to be able to do so.