Therapeutic Word of the Day: Intuition

“A possible byproduct of memories and experiences that cannot be processed directly by the brain. Intuition should not be ignored.”

The brain is a wonderful storage system. It holds vast amounts of data, from names and dates to images and memories. The brain, however, has a terrible time retrieving this information. Memories often change over time, with no warning, resulting in memories viewed as facts becoming discounted. Most of the experiences in life we do not remember, especially the sensory information. Most of the conversations, thoughts, and feelings we experience vanish over time.

What if those memories did not vanish, but were buried deeply in the brain? What if the brain had a difficult time processing this huge amount of information. What if what we can intuition was, in fact, the brain processing parts of this vast store, in a way we can use without knowing the exact details? If this were the case, the intuition would be a valuable resource.

It is an interesting theory, which is just that, a theory. However, we should not discount intuition as worthless. It should be a part of the decision-making process. Compare your intuition with the facts, then come to an overall conclusion. For me, this is a balanced approach I use.

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Nathan Driskell

Hello, my name is Nathan Driskell and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor in the Houston / Cypress area specializing in the treatment of Internet Addiction & Asperger’s / Autism. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples & families.

You can reach me at my website or call me directly at 832-559-3520 if you have any questions. Thank You!
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