Dorine Zenga

How do you know that you are ready for cognative healing ?

       Much like psychotherapy cognitive healing is a more intense, extensive, and active session.  The demands of cognitive healing require patients to choose to make emotional growth a priority.  This desire for internal growth will act as the catalyst for the challenges they will undertake as they confront their emotional and psychological conditioning to find their true selves.  This is a tedious and continuous process that requires patients to slowly weave out the self-limiting or self-sabotaging beliefs, ideas, automatic thoughts, and actions that act as hindrances to their happiness.  Cognitive healing targets core traumas and unconscious beliefs that are the root of defense mechanisms and coping strategies causing repetitive conflicts, unnecessary suffering, and misunderstandings in the lives and relationships of the patients.  To make emotional growth a priority, patients must take a leap of faith in order to gain a deeper insight into themselves and a better understanding of universal truths and structure of emotions. 
Active treatment consists of educational information worksheets and weekly homework assignments to continuously bring the patients’ attention to the growth process.  This allows them to gain distance between themselves and their thoughts, create an observer perspective, and understand the past usefulness of their defense mechanisms and copying strategies in order to discard them.