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Now the work has been placed in the hands of a third generation of therapists, whose job it is to forge connections between the knowledge about the brain and our relationships in the counseling room. Our experience at CHH has taught us that this can't be accomplished by taking a couple of weekend workshops on brain science, listening to a lecture or two, or reading a book. We've found that there's enormous power in internalizing an understanding of the dynamics of the brain, making it as much a part of our own thinking as understanding individual and family dynamics, cognitive-behavioral techniques, or any other therapeutic model.
We need to let this new awareness permeate our psyche at many levels—to let it work on us so that it transforms our way of seeing. Knowing about the brain actually changes the brain, giving us new eyes with which to see our fellow humans, and a different kind of wisdom about what it means to be fully human.
Bonnie Badenoch is a licensed marriage and family therapist who works with clients, mentors intern therapists, and trains colleagues. She's president of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS), editor-in-chief of GAINS Quarterly, and author of Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Websites: www.brainwisetherapist.com and www.centerforhopeandhealing.org.
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