In my sessions, whenever appropriate, I like to talk with clients about their brains and how we can use its powers to heal and grow. In fact, teaching adults and children as young as 4 about their brain and how it works has many benefits:
- It promotes growth mindset instead of fixed mindset.
- It gives hope that things can change, even when we feel completely hopeless.
- It helps grow emotional intelligence
- It brings order when all we see is chaos.
- It empowers us to make decisions and be bosses of our lives.
- It gives common, nonjudgmental language to describe behaviour problems.