Transitioning according to The Communication Model 2013



Photograph taken on October 15th, 2013 time 1500 in Oak Bay, Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada

Transitioning according to The Communication Model is one of the hardest emotional experiences that a human being can go through. It involves going through uncertainty with the only light at the end of the tunnel being faith, trust and hope. There are two types of transitioning that a human being can go through. One is a transition out of free-will and the other is a transition because of coercion. The difference between the two transitions is quite substantial. The transition out of free-will is usually quite a standard transition however a transition because of coercion can be quite a different matter. In the movie, “Army of the Shadows” 1969 by Jean-Pierre Melville, the act of transitioning because of coercion is marked at it’s best. It entails an individual constantly fighting for what he believes in,  no matter what the cost, and at the same time he is fighting for his existence. The movie follows an individual into the deep darkest corners of the streets and dark alleys – symbolizing the deep depths of human despair – but at each corner there is hope and there is light. There is a scene in the movie where the lead character is locked up in a camp, he has one tiny suitcase and almost no belongings – still the lead character is able to transcend defeat. This is a character trait that is as venomous as a snake’s bite and at the same time it is as powerful as an eagle’s soar. Within a very short period of time the lead character by-passes complete defeat by escaping.

Within society, even in 2013 there are a lot of hierarchy structures which seem to put people in boxes. Sol LeWitt was an American artist from the 1960’s who displayed many artworks of boxes in Modern Art Museums. Sol LeWitt believed that when we were born we were placed in a box (crib) and when we die we are placed in a box (coffin) – it is also a fact that human beings live in boxes – invisible boxes – throughout their lifetimes. These invisible boxes consist of the system structures within society. For example, the police have a system structure, universities have system structures and corporations have system structures. These system structures are apart of each human beings life. Once one realizes the fact that each individual is isolated into a box this brings about a sense of hopeless which seems to be contrived of a lack of freedom; freedom being something that Canadians, Americans and the British fought so hard to maintain in the Second World War. These invisible barriers of boxes that separate one person from another (for example upper class, middle class and lower class) is stigma. The same stigma that originated with Cain in the Cain and Abel reference in the Old Testament.

Human Beings believe that they are free – because most human beings do not live bound-up in a jail cell but in reality how free is each human being really?

Written by Annuska van der Pol, BA PDD-IMHA

Mental Health and Addictions Practitioner

Oak Bay, British Columbia, Canada



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