There are lots of theories of consciousness of self. Some individuals experience multiple selves. Regardless of our multiple beliefs, humans are aware of a self that exists influences our behaviors and how we feel. I believe that the self is a result of a quantum emergence originating from living cells that are influenced by one's past experiences and as a response to the current environment on an epigenetic basis. My treatment is based on that concept on a holistic basis including body, mind, and spirit.
Martin McQuilkin, PhD