Community support Creating ways out of Hell


Welcome to Qultura Core CIC. Qultura Core CIC is a new, developing community resource which is visionary, mystical and shamanistic. Qultura Core CIC is the core or central nucleus of the Qultura community, which is a community of people interested in developing Qultura methodology. Qultura methodology is a new method of enquiry which has been developed out of Therevada Buddhism. Qultura methodology has been created and developed specifically to liberate people from trauma and suffering. In becoming a new Community Interest Company (CIC) we will become the only official source of Qultura methodology.

All trauma and suffering is born of division and perception of division

This is the foundation premise of Qultura methodology. Out of Qultura methodology we have developed a method of supporting people out of social stigma and social exclusion which is simple, direct, and powerfully effective.

Social stigma and social exclusion are two increasingly widespread and common social issues which are based on social processes which make them extremely difficult to tackle. Both issues affect people throughout society. Both issues affect people in unique, individual ways. Yet both these issues often have very profound and devastating effects on people's lives.

Social exclusion and stigma are the primary motivating factors in suicides

Just to give you some idea of what we referring to here, in the UK someone commits suicide every 90 minutes. For each successful suicide there can be as many as 30 suicide attempts. This means that someone somewhere is trying to kill themselves every few minutes. Nobody decides to spontaneously kill themselves. Almost invariably suicide and attempted suicide is the tragic outcome of a long process of trauma and suffering and that process is the social stigma and social exclusion.

People who are affected by social stigma and social exclusion are trapped in a lifestyle which they usually have no way of changing because they are experiencing numerous barriers. These barriers can be:

  • practical
  • financial
  • social
  • emotional
  • psychological

When we talk about social stigma and social exclusion we talk about such issues in terms of depth and dimension. Each barrier is a dimension and usually the experience of social stigma and social exclusion from the perspective of the individual affected is multi-dimensional. Usually those affected have no way of overcoming these dimensions on their own. They don't have the awareness, they don't have the resources, they usually don't have the energy and they also don't have the social support either. Consider that half the adult population in the UK has no real social support network or close friends.

The challenges involved in addressing social stigma and social exclusion

These are not trivial issues. You need a high level of conscious and social awareness to be able to effectively deal with social stigma or social exclusion. These are two social issues that you simply cannot fuck about with. If you don't know what you're doing or you adopt the wrong strategy things can get very resource hungry very fast and also there's the very real risk that you can increase someone's trauma and suffering, or push them even further towards suicide. Understand that all it takes is the wrong thing at the wrong time with the wrong person and you end up with another suicide.

However we have developed a method and system which is simple, direct and effective at supporting people through both social stigma and social exclusion.

Self-identifying > self-regulating > self-perpetuating

The above principle is the central unifying principle of our unique system of universal volunteering which is made freely accessible to everyone who comes into the Qultura community. The most direct and effective way of developing a Qultura method is through direct community involvement, direct social interaction, and liberating other people from their trauma, suffering and struggles. Through our universal volunteering system we offer unconditional community support to those who need it however which way they need it for as long as they need it. We are open-minded, friendly, non-judgmental and always leave it up to those who are experiencing the trauma and suffering to decide when they recover and also how.

First witnessing trauma and suffering

This means we are a new form of first contact community support which we're developing throughout the country. All volunteering and activist roles are fluid, free and flexible so that we can provide a friendly non-judgmental social environment and an immediate social support network to anyone who needs it. We work with local authorities, the NHS other organizations and selected charities to effectively remove trauma and suffering from people's lives and promote recovery, healing, humanity and growth.

This is your life, your reality, your trauma, your suffering

If you are hurting and experiencing trauma and suffering, then it's important to understand that what is happening is your life experience, your trauma and your suffering. This is not happening to anyone else but you. We are not interested in removing you from your trauma and suffering, that's not our call, but what we are interested in is supporting you through whatever trauma and suffering you are going through on your terms and in your own way.

Only you get to determine what is trauma and suffering in your life

This is important. One thing you should never do is let anyone either define or dismiss your suffering or trauma. There is no ethical or moral basis for anyone to do that. They are not you. They are not living your life. Only you get to decide what is trauma and what is suffering and when and how you're going to get past it. In order to help you figure this all out we've written a book titled 'Hurting - the role of trauma and suffering in life' so you can become more aware of the principles behind trauma and suffering and gain more understanding of the process, experience and circumstances you're going through right now. You can download a copy of this book for free below.

Download your free copy of 'Hurting'

Qultura Fallback - a community support project

The next thing you need to do is reach out for our community support. You can do this by joining the Qultura community through our community Message Board (see direct link to our Message Board in the top menu). What you need to do here is register on our community Message Board. Then once you've done that head for our Community Projects section to find Qultura Fallback.

Once you find Qultura Fallback you simply create a new thread and tell us about your situation and circumstances and what trauma and suffering you're going through. You will be posting this to the Qultura community, other people will respond, and we will figure out a way of supporting you. Please understand that this is just one level of our community support, and you might want to read the next step to get the full picture.

Self-identifying > self-regulating > self-perpetuating

In addition to becoming a member of the Qultura community through registering on our community Message Board and posting in Qultura Fallback, you can also access community support through our universal volunteering system. You do this by reversing your participation in our community. There's two aspects of reverse participation:

  • reverse participation - official recognition of your trauma and suffering
  • community appeals - the ability to create community appeals to gather material and financial resources from outside our community

How to reverse your participation

The first thing you need to do is download a copy of our Role Proposal Form. Check that you can fill it out. Fill out the form but when you get to Desired Role insert the words Reverse Participation. Save your completed form and attach it to an email which you send to the address on the form.

[Your] [Name] reverse participation

When you create an email to us please write the above in the subject line. Then please tell us as much as you can about your trauma and suffering, your circumstances, as well as what support you feel you need.

Tell us as much as possible about the support you need, be it emotional and psychological support, practical and financial support, everything. Then send us your email.

What happens next

We will get back to you as soon as we can recognizing your reverse participation in our community and details on how we can support you. If you've expressed a need for financial or material support we will discuss this with you and ask you if you wish to be referred to a third party organization or you wish to create a community appeal within our community. Both options are possible and we will work with you every step of the way.

Download a copy of the Role Proposal Form'