Sr. Carole attempts to address the painful reality of denying denial. Denial is basically a defense mechanism in which a person is faced with facts that are too uncomfortable to accept and ultimately rejects them, insisting that they are not true, despite what may be overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The concept of denying of denial involves thoughts, actions and behaviors, which bolster confidence that nothing needs to be changed in one's personal behavior. Sr. Carole's presentation reminds the listener that denial is particularly important to the study of addiction. Through a series of personal exercises, Sr. Carole orients her listeners toward a deeper understanding of the whole concept of denial and its consequences, and proposes a solution, which ultimately is the call to spiritual integration and wholeness.
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