Denial and Recovery

Ever been afraid to look at something? Like when your kid shuts the door on your hand and you're afraid to look, or maybe you rear-ended someone's car, and you're afraid to get out and look at the damage...? Why is it hard for us to look?

Years ago, I had the privilege of working with a program called "The Deniers' Project". A certain percentage of people convicted of crimes, who are guilty, never admit they did it. You can imagine how difficult it is to provide treatment for someone who never admits they have a problem, or that anything even happened. The goal of the program was to try to get these individuals to own what they had done. (They had already been convicted, so there was no danger of them getting into any more trouble.)

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