Human Social Functioning


Module 5 – Fragmenta Vitae (FV)

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•    To understand the theory behind the Fragmenta Vitae approach and when it may be useful to use with a client.

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Background to Fragmenta Vitae

The Fragmenta Vitae (FV) or Slice of Life is a framework enabling a person to be alone with his/her present and past, and with an imaginative future. It is based on the principle that the past and present and future are interwoven:

EH  “Not only the past affects the present, but the present affects our feelings towards the past.”

By taking a small fragment of the present experience and distilling its essential ingredients, the antecedents to this experience can be discovered.

Joining together present and past experiences can have a powerful effect and can amend the way we respond to life in the present and future. The links are not logical in terms of reason, but are more feeling and sensory based.

The future and where we are seeking to go also influence the present. The FV can also be used to imagine ourselves in the future and gain guidance from this regarding the present.

Envisaging the future, and some aspects of past/present dialogues in the FV, calls upon active imagination techniques.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1468321162989{margin-top: 30px !important;}”]

Links with other theories and models

Learning Theories

These show how the mind and body develop habituated pathways that dictate the way we respond to present situations.  Once established these can operate irrationally. On this model the FV taps in to these pathways, providing an opportunity to amend them.

Transactional Analysis – Scripts/Counterscripts

TA sees us living largely by counterscripts as our answer to parental injunctions on how to behave. The FV picks up similar threads in our lives.

The Hologram

The brain has more recently been compared to the hologram. On a hologram disc information is stored in each part of the disc as much as in the whole. This provides a model for understanding how a small fragment of our lives can contain so much information.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_btn title=”BACK” color=”green” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-caret-square-o-left” link=”||” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_btn title=”NEXT” color=”green” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-caret-square-o-right” link=”||” add_icon=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]