Can We Change Our Destiny? A Therapist’s Take on Free Will

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On “What’s Trending,” hosts Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss on the age-old debate about free will.

The Debate

Neuroscientists disagree on whether our actions are predetermined by our biology and life experiences, or whether we have the ability to truly choose our path.

Middle Ground

Ryan finds value in both sides of the argument, using the “no free will” concept to build greater compassion for his clients, while believing that some degree of control is necessary for positive change.

Understanding Ourselves

The free will debate offers a fascinating window into how our brains work and how we can create meaningful lives.

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