ARIC is an open forum primarily for NLP practitioners and mental health professionals to share information, experience, and expertise in working with intrapersonal conflict in clients who suffer from it. However, it is open to anyone with an interest in self-discovery, personal growth, and learning about inner conflict and related brain science.
in▪tra▪per’▪son▪al con’▪flict n. Conflicts that occur solely within the psychological dynamics of an individual’s own mind. The term is interchangeable with, more simply, inner conflict.
Working Definition of…
Inner conflict is the presence of conflictive inner dialogue, opposing thoughts, feelings, preferences, beliefs, and/or values solely occurring within the psychological dynamics of an individual. It reaches the level of problematic inner conflict when an individual experiences it as a pattern with enough frequency, duration, and distressing intensity as to strongly wish they didn’t have it.
Serious and devitalizing intrapersonal conflict is vastly under-recognized as a source of human pain and suffering, and as a major obstacle to individual fulfillment, satisfaction and enjoyment. At least 1 in 4 adults and teenagers in developed countries suffer with it. The purpose of this group is to create greater awareness among practitioners about intrapersonal conflict phenomena in their clients, in these five areas:
- It’s prevalence and pervasive effects
- The challenges it presents practitioners in working with clients who have it
- The functional source of intrapersonal conflict in the structure of the brain
- How to recognize it in its different forms
- Effective approaches in helping clients resolve it