Last weekend I had some training in Rapid Resolution Therapy. What we learned focused on how to help people with post traumatic stress feel better immediately. It was pretty interesting. Seems if you can take the traumatic experience and have your 'subconscious' look at it with a different feeling attached to it, that afterwards you can think of the event without all the horrific feelings attached to it. It becomes something that happened rather than something you have to relive over and over again.
I learned a lot about the subconscious mind. Or you can call it our right brain or emotional mind. Logically we can understand a situation. However our -subconscious, emotional or whatever you want to call it part of our brain doesn't get the message. So we have to reach that part of our brain. Hard for me to explain and I'm not sure I buy it all but I do know that often it is this part of the brain that learns far more deeply about things. Symbolism, music, etc. reaches this part of the brain a lot further than lectures.
Here is an example he told. Seems the theory is we need to not 'overthink'. Wastes a lot of our energy. I think a lot of our shy kids overthink about what they might say and then end up not saying anything. This may be a story to help them or our kids who worry about everything. Or ourselves as we worry about our kids.
I am a mother of 3. I have a passion for helping kids feel comfortable in their 'own skin'.