Welcome to Dawn Cove Abbey Empowerment Outreach - Online
Providing "Roadside Assistance" on Life's Healing Journeys
Since 1982 - Online since 1992
Re-visioning the Human Behaviour Spectrum
Site Overview/Map (Links) below

The Site Overview-Map is further down this page
From "One! The Journey hOMe",
the eBook by
Klaas Tuinman MA © 2007-2019

It is not  for sale; it is Free.
It's my way of Paying It Forward;
and is an ongoing work in progress,
like a
"Never-Ending Story" book.

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 welcome
    "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.
    This is an educational teaching site about human behaviour and emotional, mental and spiritual
    problems. "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 simply Classifications that the mental health profession uses between themselves as a kind
    of "insider roadmap": unfortunately, for the rest of us they have been turned into "Labels"that in turn
    have resulted in stigmatization, and a lot of misunderstanding.

    This site aims 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 "normal".

    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.
HOME - MAIN
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 more about Dawn Cove Abbey, click Here - About who I am, click this link.
    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.

    It aims to assist people in their healing journey,
    and in updating their life-skills due to improved
    information.
    In essence, 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.
    My approach to helping people heal is also different
    from more common ones.