cognitive processes

The cognitive processes of Restorative Engagement Therapy thoughtfully review your life experiences from several viewpoints, starting from the personal then moving to the historical and the socio-political. By reflecting on your life experiences from these multiple perspectives, any rigidly held self-concept and simplistic "single-story" gradually falls apart, making space for complexity, nuance and richness.  In addition to increased resiliency and multi-dimensionality, a fluid self-concept liberates your soul to experience the following:
  • a more accurate and generous understanding of how your life experiences shape your perception of the world around you 
  • a shame-reducing connection between personal experiences and broader socio-political realities and biological phenomena
  • a multi-dimensional framework to counteract the oppressive side-effects of dominant normative ideologies
  • dignified acknowledgment and recognition of the existence of unjust realities 
Developed by Lance Tango, Restorative Engagement Therapy cultivates holistic changes by also engaging affective (emotional) structures of the mind - restoring the soul's capacity for self-affirming perception and interoception (internal emotional sensations).
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Restorative Engagement Therapy infuses principles of social justice with tradi-tional forms of therapy; restoring self-assuredness, human connection, dignity and soulfulness.

The aims of Restorative Engagement Therapy:

1. Restore clients' capacity
    ​for healthy interpersonal

2. Restore the self-
    ​regulatory capacity of
    ​clients' neural circuitry.

3. Rightfully restore clients'
    ​life experiences into a
    ​proper historical context
    ​of resiliency.

4. Restore clients to their
    ​dignified-selves by
    ​addressing the moral
    ​injuries that underlie