I teach a proprietary model that empowers people to engage in self-discovery and confidence building. Understanding how the primitive robotic mind works and having a simple system to influence it, allows us to move beyond past programming and take charge of our beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I often refer to this as becoming the CEO of our lives.
Regardless of our current concerns, it's important to understand that we are each born with unique, innate tendencies (original potential). Throughout life, we are naturally exposed to external environments or circumstances (social programming) that influence our sense of self. There is a dynamic interplay between these two forces which creates a chaotic state of vulnerability. This state results in us accepting a self-identity that is often not congruent with our potential.
During these periods of vulnerability, the mind accepts “realities” that are not in line with our capacity to create a satisfying life. Thoughts, feelings, and behaviors (ways of being) develop a neurological reality over time (path of least resistance). These ways of being become hard-wired, are easily triggered, and have a multitude of associations and anchors. I refer to ways of being as our "cow paths."
However, when we begin to understand how the mind operates, we can incrementally cease being at the mercy of past events or current circumstances. We can begin closing the GAP between where we are now and where we want to be in life. We can deliberately choose to develop new programs that will help us build a more satisfying future. One of the ways that we do that is by becoming a solution-focused amateur social scientist.
In a nutshell, the thrust of this work is to support the primitive robotic mind to accept confident new ways of being.
Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW