Mindsight and the Addicted Mind
Do not be afraid to face the awkwardness and sometimes strong feelings that may come up when you confront old patterns of belief and expectations within yourself. Forgiveness, acceptance, unconditional love, gratitude, and willingness to open your heart and let go of the issues and judgments of the past will transform your experience and the rest of your life. We at International Addiction Services are here to move you past the fear and into the next chapter of your amazing life.
Dr. Daniel Siegel, a professor of psychiatry at UCLA school of Medicine,
He coined the term “mindsight” to describe the human capacity to perceive the mind of the self and others. On his website, Siegel writes:
It is a powerful lens through which we can understand our inner lives with more clarity, integrate the brain, and enhance our relationships with others. Mindsight is a kind of focused attention that allows us to see the internal workings of our own minds. It helps us get ourselves off of the autopilot of ingrained behaviors and habitual responses. It lets us “name and tame” the emotions we are experiencing, rather than being overwhelmed by them.