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After this week I've been thinking about the relationship between the I-function and emotions. Complication with communication with the I-function could result in unwanted emotions, such as depression. How does one stop depression? Thinking about Dickinson's model of thinking, the brain controls everything. It is impossible then to control one's emotions and fix the way one feels. When one is told to stop thinking/feeling a certain way, can they really do it? Or, does the brain have to communicate better with the I-function? Maybe the point of therapy then is to help this communication. In this case I feel like the human body, or what we would consider the "self" would not be important in therapy. It would merely be a necessary presence there and the therapist would work with the "self" to communicate and change the I-function. 


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