Welcome to Dawn Cove Abbey Self-Empowerment Assistance - Online
Helping people navigate Life's many challenges
Since 1982 - Online since 1992

The Site Overview-Map/Links is further down this page
Dawn Cove Abbey

"Roadside Assistance" for your Journey through Life
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
Comments and Questions are welcomed
    "Everything in your life is there as a vehicle
    for your transformation.
    We're all walking each other home".
                            ~Ram Dass

    Every Journey begins with a single step. Yours
    too; your First step . . .

    No one can walk with you till you take that first
    step, beautiful person.

    Nothing can change until it is faced.
Dawn Cove Abbey is a not-for-profit centre, and offers this  educational teaching site about human behaviour
and emotional, mental and spiritual problems, freely to all. "Educate" means to "lead out", as in helping lead
someone out of the darkness into the light. Education results in constant cognitive shifts.

Much of what we have been taught about Life, Health, Illness, "Ailments" and especially "Disorders" and
Healing, etc, has been wrong. The names and classification we've been "taught", don't really exist - they are
Classifications that the mental health profession uses between themselves as a kind of "insider    
road-map": unfortunately, for the rest of us they have been turned into "Labels"that in turn have resulted in
stigmatization, and a lot of misunderstanding.

My goal is to demystify this through education: you will experience many
cognitive shifts here (since the site  
is huge, and pages are being updated, and/or revised, not all will be cognitive shifters - until they too, are
revised and brought up to date.

Cognitive Shift One
The brain and the mind are not synonyms: the brain is the hard-wired biological central processor. The mind
is a different entity - it does our thinking and learning - and it continually has to counter (or adapt/modify the
brain's input/output. Think of the brain being the "hardware", and the mind being the
"software" of our being - they constantly interact.

Cognitive Shift Two
The human experience, and behaviour is a vast continuum: a single "spectrum" that describes the entire
vast range of the great vast continuum of the diverse range of human behaviour, like the colour (or sound)
spectrum. Both are continuous wholes, having tremendous variations within each. Behaviour can only be
understood that way. There are no "sub-spectrums": all variations are complementary to the whole: whether
sound or colour;  and so it is with the range of human behaviour diversity; and complexity.
Hence, there is NO "

Life is a continuous, dynamic flow of transition -constantly changing. Information and knowledge quickly
become dated, recognized as erroneous, and/or inadequate to the need.  New concepts, discoveries and
insights occur: including the field of mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Those are followed by revisions in
"categories and definitions" regarding behaviours, illnesses, "disorders", traits, syndromes, (all with "labels",
etc - as well as approaches to dealing and coping with them (and/or healing from them). But they remain to be
just that labels and "classifications": in the broadest sense - they are not "real": but, importantly, the things
they refer to
are very real for people.

Learning is a continual process of unlearning, learning, and re-learning (cognitive shifting): the site's purpose
is to help you in that process. It aims to assist people in their healing information and to assist them in their
healing journeys, and in updating their life-skills due to improved information. In essence, among other things,
it is an excursion in detoxifying, and demystifying the alienated conditioned mind: the process of letting go of
all the erroneous beliefs, "knowledge", etc, that we all grew up with, and replacing it with new information, and
thus, Hope.
SITE MAP (Links)
Throughout the site you will find
Horizontal and Vertical bars like the following:
They are Menus for navigating the site:
simply click/tap on the topic to select your choice
In a way, you will acquire information in a "new key" so to speak - one which will allow you to better
understand life: your own, and that of others around you. This shift of the approach leads to a better
understanding, not only human behaviour in general, but also in the understanding of oneself. Hence, it  
allows you to think of as approaching it like a new key: same music, but now playing out in a more suitable,
"understandable" key - or even a chord change within a key; one that makes sense, one that you can relate to.

You will find information on a variety of topics on the human condition, and for self-help in
various challenges and circumstances. Since information, knowledge and experience change
constantly (life is dynamic) the contents here are continually edited and revised to reflect that. At the
moment major revisions are in process, so please bear with me.
Thank you for visiting. I welcome comments and questions. Please visit regularly; not only
is the site continually being revised and updated, but new materials are added regularly.
To learn about who I am, click this
    Please Note: as this site is in constant evolution, at the moment major revisions are under way which
    may affect some links, etc on some pages. Please bear with me - and as a favour, please report issues
    you may encounter.