Mentology as an approach is the theory and practice of operating with an individual’s mentality which has been created by Aleksey Murashov and have been widely tested over a period of more than 15 years in education, consulting, corporate management, humanitarian projects and social practices. During these years it has proved to be efficient both in its conceptual idea and in its capability for correction of mental content in any contexts.
Mentology program is a professional program addressing those who want to receive or upgrade their qualification in understanding people’s mentality (restricting mindsets and beliefs) and being able to operate with it. The fact that the mental approach is widely applicable in different segments of personal and corporate communication enables us to recommend it to specialists whose work is directly connected with dealing with people, especially:
- Business trainers and coaches
- Psychiatrists and narcologists
- Managers and directors
- Small and medium business owners
- Lawyers and counselors
- Legal investigators
- PR specialists
- Advertisers and marketing people
- HR specialists
- Managers in other spheres
Along with that the clarity and processability of the mental approach and mentology can support the specialists, for whom communication is a professional area and part of work. As well as those who have to solve problems in interpersonal communication connected with understanding other people, their peculiar psychological states, the necessity for changes and development. The mental approach works well when all the rest, conventional ways of understanding and influencing turned out to be powerless.
The basic program consists of 4 sessions. Within the frame of each session program, the four layers of work will be explained, analyzed and kept in focus:
- Reasoning mentology (what do people think)
- Reasoning technology (the way people think)
- Mentology technology (how to change the way of reasoning?)
- Mentology practice (case studies and supervision)
In between the sessions the project participants perform practical tasks under the supervision, take part in the practical seminars on mental changes, as well as other events of the Center of Mental Technologies. The completion of the training program may lead to obtaining the Mentologist Certificate provided the qualification exam is passed.
Mentology master class BASIC Program
Session 1 — Mentology as a theory and practice of mentality
The concept and the history of views about mentality. Difficulties in representation of mentality concept. Mentality theory’s issues. Definition and demarcation of mentology practice and psychology. Mentality in a daily life. Formation of individual’s mentality. The mental approach and Mental Technologies. Types of mentalities. Mental bases. Mental contents and structures. Mental problems and mindsets. Problematic mentality and practice of life. Individual’s mentality alterations and mental changes. Limitations and dangers of the approach application. Basic terms of the mental approach.
Session 2 — Mentology as a meaning matrix of mentality
Mental mindsets in a world view and in rules of behavior. Basic and common mental mindsets. Changes in common mindsets at different stages of life (childhood, adolescence, young adult, middle adult, old adult). Male and female mental mindsets, the impact of gender on the formation of mindset. Frontal and back projections of mindsets, social status and position in society. National peculiarities in mental mindsets. “Russian”, “Western” and “Oriental” mentalities.
Mentology as analysis and synthesis of mentality
Origins and reasons of restricting mindsets. Problematic mind contents. Stereotypes of mental mindset. Basic techniques of understanding and change of mentality. Quick analysis of mentality and techniques that influence people. Basic algorithm of mentality analysis and synthesis. Outlines of mental analysis and synthesis. Features of the application of the mental approach. Practice of mentoring and mental correction. Problematic mental bases. Negotiation of a mental resistance.
Session 3 — Mentology in personal practices
Mentology of addictions and marginal groups, their consciousness and behavior (drug addiction, alcoholism, game addiction, sectarianism, internet and other addictions). Suicidal, criminal, extremistic, radical, fanatical and other deviant mentalities and behaviours. Mentality in various instances of personal communication, family relations and upbringing practices. Professional deformation of a personality. Mental base in gender, national and religious conflicts in psyche and behavior.
Mentology in social practices
Present-day mental situation and the trends of its possible development. Mentology in social processes and conflicts. Mental contents in psychology and psychological practices. The mental approach and Mental Technologies for psychologists and psychotherapists. Mental planes in pedagogy, education and upbringing. Mentality in politics, in overall impacts on people (through Mass Media and so on) and PR. Mental bases in esoteric world view and esoteric practices. Mentality in an escalation of religious consciousness.
Session 4 — Mentology in corporate (business) practices
Mentality and its functions in corporate (business) practices. Mental problems in corporate issues. Mental basis difficult to control. Mentality as a base of stimuli and motives. Mentality of owners and ownership, managers and management, employees. Corporate mentality and a concept of corporate format. The mental approach in personnel recruitment, training and managing. Mental approach in the customer service. Features of the mentalities of some professions.