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Doris Driscoll CCT, CET, CLDT, CEET

  • 1425 S. Columbia Road, Suite 3  Grand Forks, ND 58201


Perception creates reality

Perception has a powerful impact on your entire life, including overall health and wellness. Perception shapes the way you think and creates your outlook on life. An expansive, positive outlook will allow you to function with greater ease and less stress. A limited, narrow outlook creates more stress and can impact your health and wellness in a negative way.​What you see in any situation or circumstance is quite often determined by things beyond your control: your circumstance, the influence of others, or the patterns you inherited from parents and grandparents. All these factors shape your ability to perceive the world. Regardless of how your perceptions are formed, they create your perceived reality and will drive the decisions you make on both a conscious and a subconscious level.

Shifting perception creates greater control

Clinical experience has shown that most perceptions tend to remain static for significant periods of time. Because perception creates functional reality, this means you will repeat behaviors both good an bad, creating the same reality over and over.​To the extent your perception is whole and expansive, you gain greater choice control over your reality. To the extent your perception is lacking, you will create dysfunction by holding on to opinions, attitudes, or ways of dealing with life that limit your ability to choose your outcomes. This can be a major barrier in every area of your life, including personal relationships, the achievement of goals, and even healing or recovery from illness and injury.​

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