Resources

We all live in Perception Boxes that shape how we experience the world, and ourselves in it. By investigating how those boxes were made we create space between ourselves and our programming. As the walls of our box become more porous, our conscious awareness is expanded. This increases our capacity to connect more deeply with others and with the calling of our own hearts.

“Before we can mend the rifts in the world, we must first mend the rifts within ourselves.” – Elizabeth Koch

The following resources are here to support your investigation into your own Perception Box.


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The Brain That Changes Itself
Dr. Norman Doidge

Describes “brain plasticity,” the ability of our minds to change the neural structure of our brains. How we think and behave is not hardwired; we can reprogram ourselves.
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Waking The Tiger
Dr. Peter Levine

Describes how the body stores distressing events from our past, causing us to be triggered in the present moment. Shows how the trauma itself is not the problem; it’s how we respond to the trauma that creates the core layers of our Perception Boxes.
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The Work documentary

Dr. James McLeary and his Inside Circle team guide prisoners and civilians together to go deep inside themselves, uncovering original wounds. You’ll be surprised to see who the real prisoners are in this true Unlikely Collaboration.
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In Your Body, In Your Journey
Elizabeth Koch

To help you drop into your body and be present with whatever trigger you’re working with, we suggest you begin your Monthlong Journey daily reflection with the following meditation.
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Conscious
Annaka Harris

Offers lively and challenging arguments that alter our assumptions about what consciousness is, and where it resides, inviting us to ponder its mysteries for ourselves.
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The Divided Brain
Dr. Iain McGilchrist

Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behavior, culture, and society.
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Next Time You’re Triggered
Integrate The Shadow, Master Your Path
Dr. Matthew James

Our conscious desires are often in conflict with our unconscious urges, fears, and self-protective mechanisms. Learn practical tools for bringing these unknown parts into conscious awareness.
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Baker’s Dozen Cognitive Distortions

Explore these commonly held thought patterns that negatively skew the way we perceive the world.
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Why Buddhism Is True
Robert Wright

Modern science backs the Buddhist claim that we suffer because we don’t see the world clearly. Turns out there are evolutionary reasons for this: Ancient survival fears cause us to see problems that aren’t there, and overreact. Understanding this gives us greater compassion for others, and for ourselves, and helps us discover a way out.
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Your Brain Hallucinates Conscious Reality
Dr. Anil Seth

Describes the true nature of our Perception Boxes. (Hint: You don’t see what’s “objectively there.” You see your brain’s “best guesses,” based off your past experience.)
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Somatic Forgiveness Well-Wishing
Elizabeth Koch

Offering well-wishes to those who incite us most can release negative energy from our nervous systems and help us cultivate more compassion for all beings — including ourselves.
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You Aren’t At The Mercy Of Your Emotions – Your Brain Creates Them
Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett

Describes how our emotions are not “real”; they are stories we tell ourselves to make sense out of physical sensations. It’s these sensations that make our Perception Boxes seem so very real.
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Guided Soul to Soul Forgiveness
Emmanuel Jal

Read this meditation aloud to help you tap into the healing power of forgiveness.
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How Emotions Are Made
Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett

Groundbreaking research reveals that emotions aren't objective. They are created in our minds, thanks to the stories we tell around our physical sensations. Which is good news: We have more control over our emotions than we think.
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Why Do I Do That?
Dr. Joseph Burgo

Describes the different types of psychological defenses, how they develop in childhood and become the groundwork for our Perception Box.
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The Master and His Emissary
Dr. Iain McGilchrist

Explores how the left brain hemisphere and the right brain hemisphere perceive the world differently, and can be in conflict. McGilchrist offers a thesis on what must change, in terms of which side to develop, in order for our species to survive and thrive.
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Unlikely Touchpoints to Self-Discovery

Whether you’re facing triggers, limiting beliefs, or difficult emotions, consider these Touchpoints your guide. They will help you land in the present moment – which is the only place reality can be found.
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Finding Your North Star

Reflect on your deeper purpose in life.
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Your Brain is Hardwired for Love
Dr. Daniel Coleman

Meditation is not a passive experience. It’s an active witnessing that can rewire your brain, helping you becomes less reactive, more compassionate, and more productive.
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