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David Teachout
Works at Life Weavings, LLC
Attends Argosy University
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The struggles of your life, personal and professional, can be unbound. I can help expand awareness of the relational connections that will set you free.
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Hey there :-) I'm currently focused on my internship and finishing the MA in counseling psychology program. Recently started the mentoring side of the business as well and working at expanding that. Book is coming along and is related to the mentoring, but time is rather limited so it's slow going. 
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"A mentality of lack sees only limitation and therefore further builds lack everywhere through the paucity of experience. A mentality of plenty sees potential within the experiences that are already being had, with an eye towards responses we had previously been incapable of seeing.”

http://lifeweavings.org/2016/01/26/perspective-guides-lifes-possibility/
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"What technology provides is the ability to expand our ego or perception far outside what it otherwise was capable without delving into psychosis. The notion that “the world is against me” used to be more easily associated with the persecution complex connected with narcissism. Now the same phrase can be uttered and, regardless of any real global correspondence, the feeling no longer is as easy to dismiss. Technology has given us all the ability to be narcissists and do so without fear of doubt.”

http://lifeweavings.org/2015/04/09/when-persecution-isnt-the-technological-expansion-of-ego/
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Amazing the progress (and the hubris) when we know so little.

On science: "The concepts we create, the laws we find, are fragments in the whole language of nature. The marvel is that we get along so well when we speak so little of her language: when we guess only parts of the vocabulary, and few of the grammatical rules which connect them."

Bronowski, Jacob (2010-06-30). The Identity of Man (Great Minds Series) (p. 40). Prometheus Books - A. Kindle Edition. 
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"Let’s be very clear here: no action committed by an individual exists outside of a relational construct. What one is capable of manifesting with one person may be quite different with another and this is entirely based on the potential that resides within the combined space of inter-relationality."

http://lifeweavings.org/2015/07/17/empathy-how-we-form-our-relationships/
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“…early experiences do have a powerful impact on how people’s lives turn out. However, (consistent with Kagan’s findings) they do so not because they irrevocably ‘fix’ or ‘arrest’ development, but because they are likely to initiate a chain of interlocking events that increase the likelihood of perpetuating aspects of the earlier experiences throughout the life cycle.” -Paul Wachtel
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“Similarly, how we view things certainly influences how we feel, but it is equally the case that how we feel influences how we view things. The way we see the world is a constantly evolving product of our experiences and our various (affective, cognitive, and behavioral) proclivities, and each facet of this complex set influences all the others as it is influenced by them.” -Paul Wachtel
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"When we distinguish between death and separation, we find that our fears are not about shrugging off the Shakespearean mortal coil but with separation from all the people and environments that give us identity. Recognizing separation as an illusion, not a fact, allows us to ponder just how deeply intertwined we truly are, all too often unconscious of that complexity. In that space we are never alone, never lost and never gone."

http://lifeweavings.org/2014/01/29/separation-is-an-illusion-not-a-fact/
When looking up at the stars there is often a palpable sense of disconnection, a moment when the sheer vastness of what isn't "me" spreads out into an immediate existential crisis. As Jean-Paul Sar...
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Limitation is a recognition that imagination needs to grow

“There is really, then, no limitation outside our own ignorance, and since we all can conceive a greater good than we have so far experienced, we all have within our own minds the ability to transcend previous experiences and rise triumphant over them…”…
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"Mental life is not then a round peg seeking a round hole, it’s an adaptive organism, with individualized degrees of changeability."

http://lifeweavings.org/2015/03/23/mental-health-as-adaptive-potential/
For many, mental health is seen under a binary system of judgment, where one’s mental life is either positive or negative, good or bad. A person is considered “healthy” in that they are able to fun...
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Making a Memory of Murder - Scientific American - News

Memory as reconstruction leads to potential for error, sometimes deliberate. Our stories are simply not as clear as we like to think. 
Why it's not so hard to make an innocent person confess
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“But the understanding suggested here is that when we get to the darker side of the patient’s desires, we have not gotten to the heart of the personality but rather to the point where anxiety has wreaked its distorting effect. It is when  people become afraid of more direct expressions of their desires and their nature, that more sinister and disruptive tendencies may develop.” -Paul Wachtel
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  • Argosy University
    Counseling Psychology, present
  • Walden University
    Forensic Psychology, 2011
  • Grace Bible College
    Psychology, Theology, 2004
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Persistent, passionate pursuer of truth within a love for humanity.
Introduction
A naturalist, I find within nature as interconnected reality, the beauty, power and derived ethical life that is fully meaningful and transcendent to any single life I may live. For over two decades I dwelled in religious fundamentalism and found that while there was meaning to be had, to do so required giving up on the best that humanity intrinsically possesses. I gained an understanding of theology and psychology from Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, MI, later going to Walden University for an MA in forensic psychology, and am now finishing up my MA in counseling psychology from Argosy University. 

My studies have, for two decades, centered around philosophy and the psychology of interpersonal dynamics.The philosophic spirit of skeptical inquiry pushes me to always broaden my understanding of the unknown. The principles of science give me a means of analyzing my experience. The query-laden structures of humanism and integral theory propel me to constantly expand my awareness of the relationally bound universe.Through writing and the creation of person-centered mentoring programs, I teach Relational Dynamics In Identity Theory (RDIIT)

Exploring the principles of RDIIT leads to an increased appreciation for how our lives interrelate at all levels of awareness. The goal is the reduction of anxiety and the removal of the limitations imposed by irrational shame and doubt. This leads to cultivating the means of emerging from within our lives more meaningful and open relational connections.
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Published "Journeys Of A Spiritual Atheist"Published "Further Journeys of A Spiritual Atheist"
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relational mentor, teacher, writer and speaker
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behavioral, psychological and ideological analysis, writing, group facilitation, teaching
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  • Life Weavings, LLC
    Relational Mentor, 2014 - present
    I help people in their personal and professional lives shift their perspective, allowing space for imagination to flow and new opportunities to be acknowledged and explored.
  • Benson Heights Rehab Center
    case manager, 2010 - 2015
  • Sound Mental Health
    WER County Liaison, 2012 - 2014
  • Comprehensive Mental Health
    skills coach, 2008 - 2010
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Seattle
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"Atheists Lack Belief in God" is a Deepity
skepsisdoxa.blogspot.com

Many atheists are fond of saying that they "lack belief in God". Unfortunately, this is a vague phrase that can be read in two ways. It's wi

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy | ACT Mindfully | Acceptance & C...
www.actmindfully.com.au

Dr Russ Harris is Australia's foremost provider of training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - a powerful new psychological approach bas

Jade Helm: The Insanity that Ate Texas
www.stonekettle.com

Jade Helm. Martial Law. FEMA Death Camps. Oh, it’s coming, Folks. It’s a comin’. This is it. This is the big one. Obama is about to make his

News from The Associated Press
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ISTANBUL (AP) -- Asiya Ummi Abdullah doesn't share the view that the Islamic State group rules over a terrorist dystopia and she isn't scare

A Nuclear Primer -- What Is An Atomic Bomb?
www.forbes.com

Commercial nuclear power plants, and their nuclear waste, cannot be used to make weapons, contrary to popular belief. There are two paths to

The U.S. Bombed Not One, But Two Terrorist Groups Last Night In Syria
thinkprogress.org

It wasn't just ISIS in the U.S.' crosshairs on Monday night, but also a group with close ties to al-Qaeda's main leadership.

Chart: Happy days are here again—for the superwealthy
www.motherjones.com

The top 1 percent has captured almost all post-recession income growth.

How Smiling Can Backfire - Scientific American
www.scientificamerican.com

You may fool others, but it is hard to fool yourself ;

Big Brother Is Feeling You: The Surprising Upside Of AI-Driven Mental He...
www.forbes.com

Once mental health care becomes AI-driven, it should make for a happier world. But it will be a very different world.

Academia.edu - Share research
www.academia.edu

Academia.edu helps academics follow the latest research.

The Meticulous Excess of Michael Bay's 'Transformers'
www.newyorker.com

The two hours and forty-five minutes of “Transformers: Age of Extinction” hold the audience through hysterical and vulgar excess.

What Everyone Gets Wrong in the Debate Over Net Neutrality | Enterprise ...
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Even Sunday night HBO watchers are worried the Federal Communications Commission will soon put an end to net neutrality. Earlier this month,

The rise of ISIS in Iraq is a neocon’s dream - Al Arabiya News
english.alarabiya.net

Following the bulk of western reporting on the Iraq crisis, yoursquo;d think the self-styled lsquo;Islamic State of Iraq and Syriarsquo; (IS