Applying Course Knowledge To Enhance Life Quality And Goal Achievement

Topics like sleep, paradigm blindness, cosmic consciousness, stress response, and TM coherence are covered in the course on personal development and self-improvement. It gives participants useful tools they can use in their daily lives. By implementing key concepts, individuals can bridge theory and practice, experience personal growth, improve well-being, and progress toward their objectives. This includes enhancing sleep quality, challenging preconceived notions, cultivating awareness, and managing stress. For this knowledge to be implemented and transformed in various spheres of life, it must be put into practice.

Sleep

For both physical and mental health, sleep is essential. Lack of sleep hurts cognitive ability and health. Setting up a regular sleep schedule, making a sleep-friendly environment, and employing relaxation techniques are examples of applying knowledge (Lipman et al., 2022). Goal achievement is aided by quality sleep, which boosts physical health, productivity, and cognitive function. Sleep is important because it improves life quality and increases chances of success.

Paradigm Blindness

A paradigm is a set of ideas that guide our thinking, and paradigm blindness is the inability to see other points of view. Apply the knowledge by developing an open mind, seeking out different viewpoints, and challenging preconceived notions to enhance the quality of life (Lipman et al., 2022). Develop stronger interpersonal skills through active listening and empathy to achieve goals. Encourage innovation. Getting past paradigm bias fosters personal development, creativity, and success in various spheres of life.

Cosmic Consciousness

Cosmic consciousness is a broader awareness that emphasizes interconnectedness and goes beyond personal identity (Lipman et al., 2022). Engage in practices like meditation to connect with cosmic consciousness and promote compassion for others to enhance the quality of life. To achieve goals, broaden your understanding of life’s meaning, practice being grateful for the here and now, and align your actions with your values. Using cosmic consciousness can improve one’s happiness, fulfillment, and alignment with the interconnected universe.

Stress Response

Both physiological and psychological responses to stress are included in the stress response. (Lipman et al., 2022) Utilize stress reduction techniques and give yourself the attention you deserve to improve your quality of life. Enhance resilience, improve judgment under pressure, and uphold general well-being for the achievement of goals. Applying knowledge of the stress response encourages happiness and achievement of goals.

TM Coherence

Transcendental meditation later referred to as TM practice, results in TM coherence, which brings about a calm inner state and increased awareness. Integrate TM or other mindfulness techniques into your daily routine and pursue inner tranquillity to improve your quality of life (Lipman et al., 2022). Improve your ability to concentrate, raise your self-awareness to make better decisions, and control your stress so you can work harder for longer. Applying TM coherence knowledge enhances happiness and goal-achieving success.

Reflection

Knowing more about sleep has helped me realize how important it is to maintain a regular schedule, create a sleep-friendly environment, and practice relaxation techniques. Setting sleep as a top priority enhances my health, brain function, and productivity, which helps me achieve my goals (Lipman et al., 2022). I understood the importance of being open-minded and considering alternative viewpoints after learning about paradigm blindness. It improves decision-making and personal growth, benefiting my quality of life and goal achievement when I challenge my beliefs and look for different perspectives.

The idea of cosmic consciousness emphasized the importance of mindfulness and connection. These traits help me feel better, give my life more meaning, and broaden my perspective, resulting in personal change and goals that align (Lipman et al., 2022). Effective stress management is essential for achieving goals and general well-being. Techniques for managing stress improve my productivity, resilience, and ability to make decisions, which helps me get past challenges. I have become more aware of the value of following a regular schedule, creating a sleep-friendly environment, and engaging in relaxation techniques due to learning more about sleep. Making sleep a top priority helps me accomplish my goals because it improves my health, brain function, and productivity.

I learned about paradigm blindness and realized how important it is to be open-minded and consider other points of view. Questioning my assumptions and seeking out alternative viewpoints enhances decision-making and personal development, benefiting my quality of life and goal achievement (Lipman et al., 2022). The concept of cosmic consciousness emphasizes the value of connection and mindfulness. These qualities improve my mood, give my life greater meaning, and broaden my perspective, leading to changes in who I am and achieving my goals harmoniously. Effective stress management is crucial to accomplish objectives and general well-being. My productivity, resiliency, and decision-making skills all improve due to stress management techniques, which aid me in overcoming obstacles.

Conclusion:

Using the knowledge we learned in this course will help us live better lives and accomplish our objectives. We can transform by prioritizing sleep, accepting various viewpoints, cultivating mindfulness and cosmic consciousness, controlling stress, and engaging in TM coherence. For sustained personal growth, it is critical to keep learning and applying new information in our daily lives. We can improve our well-being, productivity, resiliency, and fulfillment by implementing these key points. Join me in starting this transformational journey so we can realize our full potential.

References

Lipman, J., Fergusson, L., Bonshek, A., & Schneider, R. H. (2022). Managing the built environment for health promotion and disease prevention with Maharishi Vastu architecture: A review. Global Advances in Health and Medicine11, 2164957X2210770. https://doi.org/10.1177/2164957×221077084

Areas Where Profiling Is Used In Court And The Evidence It Offers In Criminal Proceedings.

As the name suggests, profiling is a technique used in criminal investigation to create a picture or a suspect profile based on their psychological and behavioral traits. Profiling aims to analyze a suspect’s behavior and psychology related to a certain crime’s patterns and characteristics to help law enforcement agencies identify and apprehend the right suspects for the crime committed (Petherick & Brooks, 2020). Profiling is a handy tool in courts of law during criminal proceedings to guide the court on the suspect’s motivation, why they committed the crime, methods they used to commit the crime, and future motivations and intent to commit crimes. There are various areas where profiling may be used in courts, including Analyzing the behavior, suspect identification, and expert testimony. Profiling also offers several types of evidence in courts during criminal proceedings.

The area of behavior analysis can make use of profiling to analyze a perpetrator’s behavior moments before committing a crime when committing the crime, and also their behavior after committing the crime. The behavioral analysis information provided via profiling can be used to establish patterns of the perpetrator’s motive and methods of operation, which can be used to make a case in court. In addition, the information from the behavioral analysis can be used to draw patterns between crimes and link them to an offender, especially serial crimes. The second area where profiling may be used in court is the area of suspect identification, where investigators narrow down to a specific suspect from a group of potential perpetrators (Dean & Yule, 2017) based on the known characteristics and patterns of the committed crime.

When the investigators focus on behavioral traits, gender, age, and other profiling factors, they can narrow down to the potential perpetrator. The information used to identify the suspect may be used in court to prove the suspect fit the profile and identify the perpetrator. Another area where profiling may be used is the area of expert testimony, where an expert or knowledgeable profilers may provide the court with expertise in behavior profiling. Expert testimony educates the judge and the jury on the suspect psychological traits as well as the characteristics of the crime so that they may better understand the case.

The various types of evidence offered by profiling in criminal proceedings include; modus operandi, motive, victimology, and the offender’s characteristics. Modus operandi, which refers to a criminal’s methods of operation, can be brought up in court by profiling (Petherick, 2012). The modus operandi evidence may include how the suspect chooses their victims, the time of committing crimes, weapons used, and geographic locations for committing the crimes. The modus operandi evidence can build a strong case against a perpetrator in court. The motive type of evidence offered by profiling a criminal, which looks into why a crime was committed, and why the criminal committed the crime, their behavior before, during, and after committing a crime, can be used to show intent and their state of mind. Intent and state of mind are crucial in establishing guilt.

The third type of evidence offered in criminal proceedings by profiling is victimology evidence. Victimology evidence includes the victims’ characteristics, such as age, gender, physical appearance, and occupation. Victimology evidence can be used to prove guilt by showing connection links between targeted victims and the accused. Lastly, another type of evidence offered in criminal proceedings by profiling is the offender’s characteristics. By profiling the offender, their psychological traits, and their behavior, profilers can link their characteristics to the characteristics of the crime committed. The presented offender’s characteristics provide the court with the offender’s motive, future behavior, and the likelihood of committing a crime.

References

Petherick, W. (2012). Profiling and serial crime: Theoretical and practical issues. Newnes.

Petherick, W., & Brooks, N. (2020). Reframing criminal profiling: A guide for integrated practice. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 28(5), 694-710. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2020.1837030

Dean, G., & Yule, S. (2017). Criminal profiling. The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice, 847-862. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55747-2_56

Back To God’s Country: The Call For Equitable Treatment Of All Living Beings

Back to God Country movie, fascinating animals command human beings’ full focus while negotiating the precarious web of life. Kay Armatage’s “Back to God’s Country” (1919) review examines the protagonist’s interactions with animals in the film. David Hartford directed the 1919 drama film Back to God’s Country. The film stars Canadian actress Nell Shipman, who plays the role of Dolores LeBeau. Charles Arling acted as Blake, Wheeler Oakman played Burke, and Wellington Playter played Captain Rydal. The film stresses all living beings’ shared inherent worth and vulnerability. “Back to God’s Country” connects people and animals via stunning photography and nature’s immensity. The relationship promotes a sense of empathy and the worth of all beings. Through a vivid portrayal and a compelling narrative of the natural world, ‘Back to God’s Country’ shows that all living things, regardless of species or size, deserve unwavering respect and dignity.

In the movie, Dolores, the protagonist, exhibits a deep rapport and relationship with animals, supporting the film’s theme of respecting all life. Dolores engages actively in inter-species harmony depicting the importance of such a relationship in Shipman’s work according to Armatage (Armatage). Dolores’ essentialist femininity, nurturing, sympathetic, and aligned with nature, is accentuated. Dolores is a heroine and a strong woman who cares about nature. The film challenges gender norms and promotes animal harmony by showing Dolores’ amicable relationships with animals. It is evident when Burke states that “Yes Mseu she loves the forests and has made friends with wild things” (00:07:00-00:07:04). Dolores proves a strong bond with animals when she plays with Brownie, the bear as skunks, squirrels, raccoons, and also newborn foxes run about her. The portrayal of the human-animal relationship reinforces the film’s theme of treating all living creatures with respect and dignity. As Armitage notes, Shipman’s work emphasizes Dolores’ essentialist femininity and heroism through these animal-human interactions.

In “Back to God’s Country,” Chinaman Shan Tung’s character is portrayed as the one who cares for his dog Tao. Shan Tung loves and cares about Tao, building a deep bond. In the prologue, Shan Tung and Tao experience racism and brutality from white frontiersmen. Shan Tung’s relationship with Tao is important despite his tragic outcome. The movie highlights Tung’s connection with Tao as a crucial aspect of his character. According to the movie script, a “Chinaman named Shan Tung and with him a giant dog named Tao” (00:00:54-00:01:16). It means that Shan Tung’s care is portrayed through his behavior and interactions with the dog. Shan Tung trusts, understands and loves Tao, a wonderful mastiff in the picture. Shan Tung’s bond with Tao fits the movie’s concept of interspecies harmony. The video stresses respecting all living things and the beneficial relationship between people and animals. Through Tung and Tao, the movie showcases how a positive bond between humans can be created with animals; hence it is significant to stress the significance of treating living creatures with respect and dignity. The film may possess unappealing stereotypes and racist vocabulary, but it’s necessary to situate it within the historical era and existing sentiments. “Back to God’s Country” condemns Shan Tung and Tao’s violent conduct in fighting racial concepts despite the era’s limits. Therefore, the movie emphasizes the importance of human-animal interactions via Shan Tung’s caring for his dog Tao.

In “Back to God’s Country,” Peter Durke’s activities and encounters with animals show his strong connection to nature. Durke’s care for animals is seen throughout the video. Peter Durke addresses his dog with love and affection. “Want your supper, Cubby?” (00:11:00–00:11:03), expressing real compassion for the animal. Feeding his pet shows Durke’s care. He is very attentive and responsible towards his animal companion. Durke extends his care not only to domestic animals but also wildlife. Durke treats animals respectfully in the Canadian wilderness. Nell Shipman’s videos emphasize interspecies harmony. Durke’s contacts with wild animals show he understands and respects their needs and behaviors. Durke finds a wounded bird while on a journey. He treats its wounds and nurses them instead of abandoning them. Durke’s eagerness to help all animals, regardless of their species, proves his care. Durke’s activities also show his dedication to animal protection. He rescues animals in danger. Durke intervenes when Blake mistreats Wapi, the Great Dane. He was bold and determined to protect animals. Peter Durke loves animals both physically and emotionally. He empathizes with their needs, showing a special affinity beyond human-animal interactions. In conclusion, Peter Durke’s caring, protective, and sincere concern for animals in “Back to God’s Country” is shown. His relationships with tame and wild animals show his sensitivity, compassion, and connection to nature. Durke embodies Nell Shipman’s concept of a protagonist who gets along with animals, highlighting the necessity of respecting and caring for all species.

“Back to God’s Country” is an outstanding film that promotes equality for all living things. The movie teaches empathy and emphasizes all creatures’ inherent value and vulnerability via its fascinating tale and breathtaking natural landscape. Dolores LeBeau, the heroine, challenges gender stereotypes and promotes animal harmony through her close contact with animals. Her maternal and compassionate personality, connected with nature, is emphasized, and her friendly interactions with various animals demonstrate the need for inter-species collaboration. Chinaman Shan Tung’s bond with his dog, Tao, emphasizes the well-being of animals. Shan Tung’s relationship with Tao shows the beneficial relationship between people and animals despite white frontiersmen’s racism and cruelty. Through his character, the film explores appreciating all living beings and the mutually beneficial interaction between humans and animals. Peter Durke’s animal encounters illustrate the film’s topic. Durke cares for wildlife and pets. He loves his dog and helps wounded and endangered animals, showing compassion and responsibility. Durke’s activities show respect for all species’ needs and habits. “Back to God’s Country” eloquently promotes equality for all living things by depicting human-animal relationships. The video emphasizes empathy, compassion, and appropriate care for all creatures, regardless of size or species. The video encourages viewers to appreciate nature’s beauty and fragility by emphasizing life’s interdependence and significance. “Back to God’s Country” reminds us to treat animals respectfully in a culture that exploits and mistreats them.

Works Cited

Armatage, Kay. “BacktoGod’sCountry.” The Moving Picture World, 24 July 1920, https://canvas.alexandercollege.ca/courses/4146/files/1654976?module_item_id=301725.

BacktoGod’sCountry. Directed by Kay Armature, 24 July 1920, https://www.kanopy.com/en/alexandercollege/signup/auth/university?destination=alexandercollegeproduct11557278.