One facet of cognitive behavioral therapy that’s very interesting is the intentional usurpation of internal dialogues. People who have suffered trauma learn to create their own dialogues and superimpose them over destructive ones. The theory goes that neural conditioning will eventually “wire down” the new, more healthy thought patterns.

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James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.

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James Finn

James Finn

James Finn is a columnist for the LA Blade, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.