One of the biggest reasons we can’t see eye to eye with others who disagree with us is because of the heightened emotional response that we have. Our emotions get the better of us when have discussions, especially with those we are close to. There is a model that can help people communicate better. It helps take the conversations for what they are instead out emotions moving in and making it more difficult to take on a different understanding.
- Neurocognitive exercises are used to help individuals think about how they think.
- Content-free puzzles are used because they are non-threatening and have no attached emotions.
- The puzzles serve to make us aware that there are many ways to address a problem.
“Neurocognitive models that use attention, intention, and rehearsal to change behaviors offer another way of addressing communication issues that is non-threatening.”