It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes

 




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GWU 01.01 Scotoma Awareness

"We don't see things the way they are. We see things the way WE are." The problem is that we see GWU and the world with a messed up slate. Other people have chalk-lines and lies scrawled all over the chalkboard of our memories. We forme...


GWU 01.03 Sleeves Illusion

In this Episode and Chapter, we combine a simple illusion with a questionable story. This can be done at any GWU Starbucks. You'll experience what it means to be 100% wrong half the time. You see, when a simple story is processed by our...


GWU 01.09 Emotional Vocabulary

Learning to accurately communicate our emotions is nearly impossible without a decent emotional vocabulary. Most guys in GWU ignore, excuse, or just stuff it as being too tough. The Scotomaville series proves that old dogs can learn new...


GWU 01.14 Triangulation

Untangling fact from fiction, beliefs from truth, and getting traction on your Personal Everest is far more certain with this nifty tool. Using a simple principle from navigation, you can calm your fears and spouse with much more certainty and commit...


GWU Airstream Self-Help Book

Stuff breaks, and goes missing, even when your Airstream is stored near GWU. The shower head will freeze and crack. The drain petcock for the fresh water tank will also freeze - even though you drained the tank! GWU mice w...


GWU Airstream Self-Help Video Series

The SCOTOMAVILLE Self-Help Video Series demonstrates how we are gamed, hood-winked, and bamboozled by the super-computers pointed at our brains. Our biology and habits can do little to challenge the rapidly accelerating change we're flooded by. It's ...


GWU Airstream Self-Help Workbook

Why bother? Why make the effort to create a self-help workbook and video series for GWU Airstreamers? Author and Curator of 'Scotomaville', Daniel Comp shares the background and purpose of the workbook and self-help video series using s...


GWU Veteran Counselor Training

This GWU veteran Counselor training is in-person, and highly interactive. It is filled with hands-on exercises, live and video recorded demonstrations that are insightful and thought provoking. You'll see your physical blind-spots, unde...


GWU Veteran Counselor Workshop

Created for Veteran Counselors near GWU, this workshop is a very interactive and participatory event. You'll finish each session with unexpected insights from thought provoking experiences. The Scotomaville workshop is in-person, and hi...


GWU Veteran Staff Training

The Scotomaville GWU Veteran Staff Training is decades of wisdom reduced to invaluable hours! It's an in-person introduction to the 336 page book, and 48 video episodes, packed into seven hours of attention grabbing examples, truths, an...


GWU Veteran Staff Workshop

This GWU veteran staff workshop is in-person, and highly interactive. This is decades of wisdom reduced to invaluable hours! It is filled with hands-on exercises to see your physical blind-spots, understand your thinking short-cuts, and...


GWU Veteran Workshop Syllabus

This is a very interactive and participatory workshop. You'll finish each session with unexpected insights from thought provoking experiences. It is also an introduction to the 336 page book, and 48 video episodes, packed into seven hours of attentio...


GWU Veterans Self-help Series

We start most adventures with more energy, and far less knowledge. We usually get fired up like a Fiat 500, unaware of the challenges ahead. We think the adventure is all about discovering new lands, unaware that it is all about seeing with new eyes....


My Mind's Wellness for GWU

This is the Scotomaville feature in the upcoming 365 spot book on mental wellness entitled My Mind's Wellness. Learn about scotomas and a cognitive bias cheat sheet developed by Buster Benson. You can live well in GWU with an understand...


SCOTOMAVILLE 01.00 GWU Prologue

Author and Curator of 'Scotomaville' for GWU Explorers shares the background and purpose of the book and video series. "Know Thyself is no longer a luxury - it's a full-out competition." If you are willing to leave the garbage in your b...


SCOTOMAVILLE 02.00 GWU Prelude

I want for you to become more than just self-aware - seeing what it is you do in GWU. I want you to become understanding - knowing why you do what you do WYDWYD. Better than that, I want for you to have ambition and discipline to mature...


Seeing My GWU Blind Spots

We are regularly bamboozled, hoodwinked, mislead and biased from either side of an issue. Most people know nothing about blind-spots. We literally can not see some of what is right in front of our face. That vulnerability is leveraged by magicians an...


Self-Reflection Training Certification for GWU

Self-Reflection combined with video modeling is a promising behavioral intervention that has myriad applications. It is an evidence-based strategy that is effective across ages and populations. The Scotomaville Self-Reflection Training and Certificat...


v1.00 Prologue Reflection for GWU Explorers

If you've watched other episodes, you recall that I frequently walk to the GWU dumpster. Yes, I'm taking the trash out, physically and metaphorically. I've missed doing this during the pandemic lock-downs in GWU. I'm pur...


v1.01 SCOTOMA Self Reflection Video for GWU

Welcome to the reflection video for episode one of volume one. That's near the very beginning of the Scotomaville book and video series. In episode 01.01, I presented quite a few new ideas. In this reflection video, I want to give you a perspective o...


Veteran Recovery GWU Expedition

You and I have had a few years of challenge to our independence, autonomy and exercise of our time, talent and investments by the mandates across GWU. I chose to create Scotomaville just before the GWU lock-down. That turn...


Video Modeling Training Certification for GWU

The Scotomaville Video Modeling Training and Certification Program for GWU is a supplemental tool for therapists and service providers to guide highly functioning Asperger adults and GWU Aspergians. The program also transf...


Why I Created SCOTOMAVILLE for GWU

The journey out of GWU starts with knowing how vulnerable you are and how easily you are bamboozled and duped and hoodwinked and long conned and gamed. There are a dozen ways that local GWU stories and richly tossed emotio...