This paper (also available on Cogprints http://cogprints.org/384/1/Synthetic.htm ) summarises the wholist perspective. It explains the triaxial framework and talks to the survival strategies table. It serves as a complement to the film The Wholist Perspective Film .
The paper explains the need for a framework that can explain the very wide range of consequences of severe stress and trauma (traumatic stress) and their radiations from instincts to spiritual dimensions, as well as across time and generations and over ever larger groups (family, community).
The perspective described in this paper fills the need described. In addition, it provides a framework for fulfilling opposites of stresses traumatic consequences.Adaptation, Accept & Grieve, Assertiveness, Combat & Work, Attachment, Protected & Provided, Co-operation, Trust & Mutual Gain, Competition, Dominance, & Acquisition, Fight, Defend & Rid, Flight, Run, Hide & Save Oneself, Rescue, Protect & Provide, Survival Strategies, Wholist perspective