Having just finished watching this brief yet powerful TedTalk, I just had to share it. It forms the pivotal departure from our belief that the world exists exactly as we see it to the arrival point that our reality is subjective. We are not the objective observer we believe we are. It is this that I start with in all my sessions with children; using games and activities to bring to their attention that we construct a reality in our minds, that the brain fills in blanks, and our perception determines how we feel.
I’ll post soon the exercises I use to stimulate this awareness, but for now watch and enjoy the video.
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Ben Jackson is a registered counsellor, coach, and lecturer with nearly 10 years of professional experience. He helps clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, self esteem, confidence, and depression.