Being right!

Being right!

Day 2 – DC Psychology Trainer Certification Bali, December 2019

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“That’s right, only I’m right, and you’re wrong!” Often the brain wants us to be right to prove our self worth and protect us from bad emotions. We do not like to be wrong, and when we do and know it, our reticular activating system (RAS) still looks for reason to justify our action so we do not feel so wrong!

We started the day learning about the negative and positive behavior with RAS, and the concept of circle of tolerance building on the basic foundation as part of module 1.  When we focus on a negative behavior in our communication, we are reemphasizing that the person has that behavior and we perpetuate it accidentally and unknowningly.

We were also taken on a journey, unpacking our old “rules of engagement” we set for ourselves and the way we react in life.  With awareness, we can actually change our encoded assumptions because of “psychological safety” and minimize our reactions that can cause more conflict and miscommunication.

That also led us to some of the self reflecting questions:

  • Are we contributing more to better competent behavior in others, or nurturing negative emotions and attitudes?
  • How with what we have learnt, affect our ability to think strategically, help in time management, personal effectiveness and teamwork?
  • How is blame affecting you and group’s productivity and attitudes?

We were also introduced to “Colored Processors” which helps to identify an individual’s genetic brain processing, including additional flexibility as well as areas where it may get difficult to communicate with others.

Unlike profiling tools, Colored Brain Communication Inventory is a psychology performance tool and it measures the brain’s natural mental processing strength, mental flexibility and communication improvement areas.

Just imagine: Have you ever tried explaining something to someone. You were very clear, precise and then that person went “Huh?”
With colored Brain, we can understand how our genetic processing of our brain affects our perception and communication interaction and that is just a part of it.

Over dinner with other trainers, it was really interesting to see the different “colored processors” displayed simply from the way we chose and ordered our food, our interactions and how we perceive time!

It was definitely an enjoyable evening “filtering colors”, and at the same time opportunities to leverage on this international network across 8 different countries through DC psychology community; lots of business exchanges and effective sharing!

 

Author:
Brenda
DC Psychology Trainer from Singapore

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