Skip to content

Emancipate Your Mind: 035: Cognitive Dissonance

  • by

I had never heard the term “cognitive dissonance” before going through religious transition, but once I learned what it was it really helped me understand my experience in the church and my difficulty changing behaviors after leaving.

It also helps me have more understanding and even compassion for those who discount my personal experience with religious trauma syndrome and my extensive research on mental health and church history because it creates cognitive dissonance for them against their existing beliefs.

In this episode, we talk about how cognitive dissonance happens, how you can recognize it in your own life, and the 4 options you have to resolve the conflict and live a more harmonious life.

Tune into my Instagram stories @Emancipated Molly this week to hear about a revolutionary and more accessible way to heal religious trauma. I’m SO excited to share it all with you!

If you are in religious deconstruction and you’re ready for intensive support with recovering your sense of self trust and confidence, you’re going to want to tune in.

If you want clarity on what you believe, value, and want now and how to use that knowledge to build a future that feels perfect for you…this announcement is for you!

If you’ve wanted to help others heal but you haven’t known how to help or haven’t wanted to deal with the backlash from the religious community, this is something you’ll want be a part of!

What we’ll create together won’t just get you serious results in moving your self confidence forward, but also will be the first step in creating affordable healing for thousands that will come after you.

Are you ready to break some religious trauma chains with me???


If you’d like to be part of an online community where we take the podcast topics and pull them apart for discussion and further learning, talk about all the religious transition things, and just enjoy each other’s company, join my free “Emancipate Yourself” Facebook group at this link:

Or if you want to follow me for religious and psychological insights, commentary on events in the world, links to other people doing great work related to religion, and little windows into my real life, follow me on Instagram or Reddit @EmancipatedMolly , TikTok @EmancipatedTeri , or Twitter @EmancipatedTeri

If you have a question or want to talk about further coaching support, please email me at


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *