Belief Beyond the Binary

There’s a biological reason why we’re drawn to binary belief systems. You know, the black-or-white, right-or-wrong, good-or-bad, healthy-or-unhealthy fundamentalist, cult-like ideologies?

They’re like a MAGNET to a traumatized nervous system.

Binary belief is rooted in certainty — that there is a defined right and a defined wrong, a certain truth and a certain lie. When you’re in this dogma, you think everyone else should be in it, too. The lives of the most devoted (and often the most insecure) of binary believers are ruled by picking out what doesn’t conform in others and demanding their compliance.

It’s pretty easy to spot a religious zealot, but ANY ideology can be a binary belief system: politics, diet, philosophy, healthcare, education… literally anything has binary potential.

And ANYONE is susceptible, but especially people with unhealed trauma.

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Hey, I’m Lindsey! For as long as I can remember, I felt safest when I was part of a binary belief system. I know that I was attracted to fundamentalist evangelical Christianity and Toxic Wellness Culture because they both promised me the one thing I craved:

Certainty.

I was raised in a binary, raised to defend my fundamentalist Christian faith against anyone who dared to question it or me. I was a pastor’s wife and leader in the evangelical Christian church in the Bible Belt. I was a health coach who told my clients that food restriction and supplement protocols was the ONLY way to be healthy.

Before I deconstructed my faith and deconverted from religion, my entire life centered around the certainty I thought I had in my salvation, my eternity, my diet, and my supplement protocol. I was so sure that the paths I was on were the RIGHT paths. And I was quick to judge and evangelize those who weren’t on my paths.

My faith in Jesus and in wellness culture was THE way and THE truth — and I genuinely believed that those who weren’t in my faith were doomed to a lifetime of suffering and an eternity of punishment.

This is binary belief. It is rooted in certainty — that there is a defined right and a defined wrong, a certain truth and a certain lie. The lives of the most devoted (and often the most insecure) of binary believers are ruled by picking out what doesn’t conform in others and demanding their compliance.

It’s pretty easy to spot a religious zealot, but ANY ideology can be a binary belief system: politics, diet, philosophy, healthcare, education… literally anything has binary potential.

The purpose of Belief Beyond the Binary is to open your eyes to the manipulative tactics of fundamentalist ideologies, sure. But, the deeper purpose is to help you understand the trauma element of binary belief systems — how they’re too much, too fast, too soon — AND how you absolutely CAN heal from these dogmas, build resiliency and flexibility in your nervous system, set boundaries with pushy people, and reclaim your sovereignty!

BELIEF BEYOND THE BINARY WILL SUPPORT YOUR TRAUMA-HEALING JOURNEY…
HERE’S HOW:

  1. learn to spot the 5 characteristics of cult-like ideologies & binary belief systems
  2. identify the tactics people use to shame, manipulate, & coerce you into these systems
  3. learn the 6 questions you can ask yourself to determine if your participation in past or present fundamentalist ideologies is willing or forced
  4. discover the 1 thing your nervous system is looking for (that doesn’t actually exist!) & learn how to release your body from seeking it
  5. learn about the part of your brain that’s most susceptible to binary belief & how to override it
  6. identify the trauma that’s stuck inside your body & process those feelings
  7. improve your ability to lean into the discomfort of uncertainty, honor it in yourself, & honor it in others
  8. discuss the role of social media in fueling binary belief systems & choose who you want to be online
  9. strengthen your awareness
  10. identify your own 4-F trauma responses (fight, flight, freeze, fawn)
  11. fast-track your healing with journaling prompts, embodiment practices, somatic experiencing, breathwork, & meditation
  12. step into your power by learning how to set boundaries with friends, family members, & social media followers who aren’t yet ready to break free from binary thinking
  13. learn the 3 greatest indicators of healing from the trauma of binary belief systems
  14. reclaim your personal sovereignty & critical thinking to live authentically & in your integrity!

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FAQs

When does the course begin?

You will have instant and forever access to all of the course materials!

Is Belief Beyond the Binary another ideology?

No! Belief Beyond the Binary isn’t an ideology at all. It’s freedom from ideology. It’s freedom to be curious. It’s freedom to decide for yourself. Even if you still choose to be an evangelical Christian or a “woke-tivist”, for example, at least you’ve chosen it of your own free will.

Do I need any special materials for this course?

The only tools required for this course are a journal and pen, a device on which to stream the videos and read the content, and an open, curious, and willing heart to learn and grow.