What is Cognitive dissonance?

I wrestled with cognitive dissonance but I didn’t know what it was or why it was sooooo uncomfortable.  In counseling, I encountered extreme cognitive dissonance when my counselor tried to convince me I was a good person.  Most people believe they are a good person.  From the time I was small I was told repeatedly…

Body memories

  Awareness of childhood sexual abuse “We only believe those thoughts which have been conceived not in the brain but in the whole body” – W.B. Yeats * The process triggered by working with the brain and the body in conjunction deepen cognitive development significantly in the areas of evaluating, analyzing, applying and remembering *…

Survival requires change

So does thriving. I am fascinated when two articles come together about the same time totally unconnected as to how I got them.  Facebook for one and an email for the other.  I am recognizing in myself a need for more change.  I equate my experience in counseling as doing something similar to changing my…