[one_half_last]Study the black and white portrait in the left side panel. What do you see?
When you change your thinking you change your perception.
We see a young lady looking away, if we think of the necklace at bottom center. But we see an old women partially facing us, if we think of that necklace as her closely closed lips.
No matter how often you have seen this, it still requires a deliberate effort to control your perceptions. Thresholds teaches this in group meetings, because our clients must be reminded to think more clearly in all situations. Also, we make it a group activity because its lots of fun as the inmates try to help each other see more clearly..
Philosophers wrestling with perception problems for centuries put it this way: Quidquid recipitur ad modum recipientis recipitur. Whatever is received is received according to the disposition of the receiver. Thresholds works to improve the disposition of inmates as they re-enter society.[/one_half_last]