Clarity process and the Reality Check

Clarity DoveThe Clarity process is a comprehensive method created by Jeru Kabbal (2006), based on the assumption of humanistic psychology that individuals can be liberated from the concepts acquired during their early-childhood survival struggles, which then solidified into patterns and beliefs that have no usefulness for adults. In order to deal with these ‘patterns’ and transform them into constructive actions and attitudes of conscious adults, it is necessary to correct and adjust them to the current reality. With this in mind, Kabbal insisted on an uncompromising focus on the present. Inspired by vipassana he suggested a series of instruments to ‘become clear’ or gain ‘clarity’. One of those methods for example is quantum light breath, a meditation that emphasizes insight and mindfulness.

In the same direction, the reality check appears as another clarity tool that equally aims to bring back one’s awareness to the present moment, basically through bringing awareness into the body. A basic version of this check might look like the follows:

Clarity Eagle

Basic reality check

  • How is my body chemistry?
  • How is my breath?
  • What am I seeing right now? What am I hearing right now? What am I touching right now? What am I smelling right now? What am I tasting right now?
  • Which images do I have in my mind?
  • The big picture: how do things look like from different perspectives? Start from the current position of the body and continue moving away towards a slightly higher position of a ‘camera’, continue outside the building or area where you find yourself moving always further away, for instance to the position of a ‘bird’, then of a higher ‘eagle’ and so on.

The reality check then helps the self realize ‘what is happening here and now’, bringing back the awareness of the conflict worker to the situation at hand, in a way that he/she can act accordingly. In this line of thinking, the reality check can be exercised in many different situations. Let us see a couple more of practical examples:

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