The Expanded Model of Self by Dr. Stephen Daniel

461916127Review the chart below and ask yourself, “Where am I, currently, in my level of personal/spiritual development?”  Then, ask, “What do I need to do Now to heal and be free?” In other words, “Where shall I focus my inner work?”




  1st level of self 2rd level of self 3rd level of self 4th level of self
Origins Conception to age 5 Conscious level of self Popular spiritual self True awakened self
God Concept God is punishing or abandoning.  Wait until dad gets home!  I have to punish myself before God does to be safe.  I must protect myself as God has abandoned me. God may or may not be there, is separate from my life.  I must appease or manipulate God. God is out there and I am on my way to earning my spiritual place. God is separate from me. Everything is Divine.  I, in my awareness am one with the Divine and all of Creation.  God is love.
Serves A slave to feelings and body sensations. A slave to remembered fears. A slave to popular thoughts and beliefs.  Afraid to leave the herd. Serves it’s imagination A slave to spiritual/religious concepts out there.  I am on my way to being “saved”. Free from all fear by falling in love with reality just as it is.  Knows that life/reality/Divine is always for me.
Directive or Purpose Be safe at all costs.  Make life predictable at all costs.  All change is feared and resisted. Never leave the herd or risk disapproval.  Be happy and content.  I need 10% less fat and 10% more $. I must manipulate the Divine to be ok. I am on my way to sainthood/heaven. Prayer beads, vision boards, etc. Be present in the NOW and in love with this moment. To be one with all creation in Love and gratitude.
  1st level of self 2rd level of self 3rd level of self 4th level of self
Identity Achieved Be perfect and in control.  99% perfection is still failure. Symptoms may be a way of controlling others. By comparison.  I am better than.. because….. By religious/spiritual practices and affiliation. By awakening to oneness with all creation and the Divine that is everywhere and in all things.
Time concept Lost and locked in the past.  No memories, everything is a current event.  Always reliving the past (unknowingly).  Fear of the future due to worst case scenario thinking and belief that I must be safe at all costs. Believes in Newtonian concept of time.  I will be happy at some time in the future.  Goal oriented towards the better future. There is a time in the future when I will arrive spiritually. Time doesn’t exist. It is always Now.  To leave the Now is to choose suffering.
Fears Imperfection in self, others and the Divine. Not having enough…love, $, looks, security.  Loss of the known self. Losing one’s way or faith.  Not fulfilling the criteria for heaven. Nothing.  Lives a fearless life. Knows the self I know today will be of no use to me tomorrow.  I can always awaken now.
  1st level of self 2rd level of self 3rd level of self 4th level of self
Role of Imagination Believes it’s imagined thoughts are reality. Believes it’s imagined future of what life “should” be like, is more loving And greater than the present reality given by the Divine Believes in the popular imagined God, out there The Divinely created NOW, which my present reality, is always greater than I could imagine.
Life View Life is chaos.  I must make it predictable.  I must control it. Real life is what I can see and touch.  When I get enough stuff.  I am safe from life. There is good and evil.  I must fight the good fight against the darkness. There is only the Divine.  Everything happens in perfect order and harmony.
View of Evil Evil is everywhere, and can strike at any moment. Evil is anything that causes me pain and disagrees with my imagined life. Evil will be defeated by good.  I must fight the evil within and without. Everything is created by the Divine.  Darkness is simply space waiting for the light to fill it.
Addiction To fear and magical thinking and rituals to appease the fear. To its thinking and beliefs that if it can only get more…it will be happy. To spiritual high experiences, kundalini, as well as addiction to its thinking None
  1st level of self 2rd level of self 3rd level of self 4th level of self
Attachment To whatever magical thinking/rituals momentarily reduced fear the last time.  To its known level of self/form. To things, people and its known level of self/form.  Approval from others is key (yet only temporarily satisfies if at all). To its spiritual beliefs.  Uses spiritual tools ie vision boards, prayers, to try and get needs met for 1st & 2nd levels of self.  Attachment is to form not process. Attachment is to process over form.  To what is new.  Is at peace with dying to self each day, trusting that what will be born anew is always greater.
Major Vulnerability To catching negative emotional energy states. To catching negative emotional energy states.  Loss of popular known self…ie aging, strength, beauty. Loss of known self..To catching negative emotional energy states. None
Sympathetic Overdrive 90% and up for those with chronic illness  HPA, thyroid, liver, kidney, limbic, amygdala,
40% and up for those with chronic illness:
pons, cerebellum
Sensory and left association cortex. Left hemisphere represents the past and the future. Right association cortex and cell memory. Right hemisphere represents the present moment.


1st level of self

2rd level of self

3rd level of self

4th level of self

  Beliefs about cause of suffering. I am bad and caused the suffering.  I deserve the suffering and if I cause myself to suffer now, I am safe from being punished later. There is something I need outside my self to stop suffering.  God, others, or myself have done something to cause my suffering Suffering comes from the battle between good and evil.  My choices and those of others cause suffering. Suffering always occurs when I move my awareness outside the present moment.  Suffering is the insistence that my imagined reality is more loving and greater that that given to me this minute by the Divine.
View of Self I am my body, my thoughts and my feelings. I am my body,  thoughts, feelings ,family and my possessions.. I am my body, relationships and am on a spiritual path to be one with the Divine. I am one with all in my awareness: others, the Divine and all of creation.

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About Stephen Daniel Ph.D.

Dr. Stephen Daniel obtained a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rosemead Graduate School of Professional Psychology in 1981. He practiced as a psychotherapist and then as a psychologist for 22 years prior to retiring as a psychologist to help develop Quantum Techniques and work in bioenergetic medicine full time. During his years as a psychologist he held a proficiency by the American Psychological Association in treating addictive disorders, was advanced-level trained in EMD/R, was a consultant in clinical hypnosis with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and held a Diplomate-Fellow status in psychopharmacology as well as being boarded as a specialist in trauma medicine. Dr. Daniel practices Quantum Techniques as an ordained minister and as a Chaplain. Dr. Daniel was the fifth person ever trained by Dr. Roger Callahan in Voice Technology. He is a conference presenter on the EFT series on chronic illness. He is advanced level trained in NAET by Dr. Nambudripad, and Level 3 trained in TBM by Dr. Victor Frank. Dr. Daniel has Master's level training in Neurolink as well. He is a Licensed Scientific Investigator of the Institute of Technical Energy Medicine, using Resonant Field Imaging. He is trained in using Heart Rate Variability Instrumentation as well as Heartmath. In addition, he has studied and developed expertise in Field Control Therapy, Chinese medicine, and Dr. West's lymphatic work. Dr. Daniel is the founding member of QT and lives with his wonderful wife and healer Beth on the island of Maui, Hawaii.


  1. Thank you for this. Wow, I’m all over the chart. I can see my internal parts in the chart. I just did a QT healing on myself to release a lot of traumatized 3 y.o.’s who thought it would be better for me if I were dead. (No more suffering). I then helped them grow up a few years. Amazingly, afterward my mind felt empty. The obsessive chatter about my siblings was missing and today I have a lot more energy. My first work with parts with QT. Pretty awesome.

    • Great!!! Thanks for sharing, Loretta. We love creating tools for people to heal themselves and to be free. Blessings on your continued healing journey, Stephen and Beth Daniel

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