Presentations

Tom F. Shadid, Ph.D. has taught dozens of presentations on the quadrune mind model in its various forms since 1997. He has also led small discussion groups in which participants meet over multiple weeks to delve more deeply into the model.

Dr. Shadid has presented to groups ranging from graduate students to elementary school counselors; from the Oklahoma Homeless Network in Tulsa to the Harvard Club of Oklahoma City. He presented the model at the National Organization for Human Service’s Anatomy of the Human Spirit conference in Houston, Texas and to the Mental Health Association in Oklahoma County. He has taught the model at St. Anthony Behavioral Medicine Center, Catholic Charities, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, St. Gregory’s University, St. Francis of the Woods Chapel, and Moore-Norman Technology Center.

Quadrune mind model presentations and workshops can be customized to fit your group’s specific needs and goals and can be scheduled from one hour to multiple days.

Attendees of our quadrune mind, or “neurospirituality,” presentations have found the content provocatively interesting and practically useful for understanding how members of one biological species can exhibit such an extraordinary range of behaviors—from “saintly” to “beastly.” Notably, the model makes no appeal to supernatural or “racial” causes for this great diversity.

Participants’ positive ratings of our programs are consistently in the 90+ percent range. We believe that our presentations can provide the information needed for attendees to appreciate the life-living value the model may have for them and the motivation to share their knowledge with others in a network of humanizing relationships.  

We are based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and are available for presentations and workshops across the United States and Canada. Presentations provide foundational information on the quadrune mind model in a lecture format, while workshops incorporate interactive activities and additional discussion opportunities. Multi-week discussion groups are available in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitan areas.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, workshop, or discussion class for your company, organization, or small group, please contact Dr. Shadid at tfs@quadrunemind.com.

Presentations and workshops will focus on the following goals:

  1. Learn the philosophy of Paul MacLean’s approach to brain research and evaluate the structural and functional usefulness of his triune brain model.
  2. Possess a working understanding of the quadrune mind model of consciousness.
  3. Use the question, “How is it neurologically possible that…?” to examine consciousness.
  4. Appreciate the difference between intelligence and consciousness.
  5. Describe how the quadrune mind relates to the evolutionary history of the brain.
  6. Describe how the quadrune mind relates to the developmental stages of the human brain.
  7. Understand how afflictions of the human brain may cause dissociations of the adult mind into overly independent “pre-Human” minds.
  8. Identify the three “pre-Human” mentalities by our reptilian-like, old mammalian-like, and new mammalian-like behaviors, emotions, and thoughts.
  9. Learn how to help heal the dissociations of the minds of ourselves and other people.
  10. Answer the question, “What is it like to be a Human being?”

Sample three-hour presentation schedule

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Registration.

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Introduction. Compare Paul MacLean’s triune brain model with the quadrune mind model. The difference between intelligence and consciousness. How the quadrune mind relates to the evolutionary history of the brain and the developmental stages of the human brain. How afflictions may create dissociations of the human mind into three overly independent “pre-Human” mentalities. The four minds of the human brain, including for each mind: Survival goals, object relations, highest Good, and high drama.

3:00 – 3:15 pm

Break

3:15 – 4:45 pm

The four minds of the human brain concluded. Healing the dissociations of the “pre-Human” minds. Becoming a mentally integrated and spiritually conscious adult Human being. Closing questions and discussion. 

Sample six-hour presentation schedule

8:30 – 9:00 am

Registration

9:00 – 10:30 am

Introduction. Paul MacLean’s approach to brain research and his triune brain model.  Quadrune mind model of consciousness. Ask “How is it neurologically possible that…?” to examine human consciousness. The difference between intelligence and consciousness. How the quadrune mind relates to the evolutionary history of the brain.

10:30 – 10:45 am 

Break

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

How the quadrune mind relates to the developmental stages of the human brain.  How afflictions may create dissociations of the human mind into three overly independent “pre-Human” mentalities. Questions and discussion. 

12:15 – 1:00 pm

On-campus Lunch 

1:00 – 2:30 pm

The three “pre-Human” mentalities identified by our infantile reptilian-like, childish old mammalian-like, and adolescent new mammalian-like behaviors, emotions, and thoughts. For each mind: Survival goals, object relations, highest Good, and high drama. Examples of how the “pre-Human” minds appear in the world. 

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 – 4:15 pm

The three “pre-Human” minds concluded. How the Human mind appears in the world. Healing the dissociations of the “pre-Human” minds. Becoming a mentally integrated and spiritually conscious adult Human being. Closing questions and discussion.