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Regina Toscani's picture

conversation between the cognitive unconscious and consciousness

I think I understand better the process of "thinking".  The on-going conversation between the unconscious and the consciouness is not only my"thinking" process, it is also a reflection on how I interact with others.  Perhaps the struggle I have with communicating (wanting to, but is very reluctant) has more to do with the internal conflict in my brain.  How does my concsiousness make my unconcscious believe that it is safe for me to share more of my thoughts and experiences?  It isn't just a matter of doing it.  In numerous formats I have been very open about myself to others.  Yet my unconscious mind view these occassions as isolated incidents and not to be view as an appropriate behavior in everyday life.  While I "understand" the inconsistency of that last sentence, I still struggle to incorporate being more verbal into my daily life. 
The above also reflects on the need for students to have multiple occassions through-out the day to contribute their thoughts and experiences to others (and receive validation).  If a child is expose to this on a consistent basis, that child will more likely continue to develop into an  adult engaged in his/her world.


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