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Nov'17

What Is Freedom?

As often happens via social media, a stimulating quote by Buddhist teacher Ken McLeod found its way into my email box:   “What is freedom? It is the moment-by-moment experience of not being run by one’s own reactive mechanisms.”

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05

Nov'17

The Process of Resilience
Part 1: Being on Behalf of the Self

I want to lay out what I mean by resilience and how I think it can and should be a more useful and subtle concept for clinicians than it traditionally is. I want also to link different manifestations of resilience to the range of affect regulating capacities that people may or may not possess.

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20

Oct'17

What Is Trauma?
Trauma and Dissociation

Statistics and common experience tell us that exposure to trauma is common to human beings. , to greater and lesser extents. But what is it that is being measured and experienced? Trauma is an event or experience that overwhelms the frameworks of the mind

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06

Oct'17

Resonance and Synchrony
The Two Moons of Attunement

A decade of research focused on the neurobiology of attachment clearly shows that primary caregivers regulate their children’s affect, which in turn connects and organizes the neural networks in the brain, thus affecting the child's future ability to be emotionally self-regulated.

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22

Sep'17

Exploring the Prenatal Origins of Our Core Beliefs and Behaviors

Our biological parents’ experiences before we were conceived, and during our gestation in our mothers’ wombs, shaped the quality of the environment in which we developed.  These experiences impacted their feelings about the pregnancy, evoking a range of reactions from joy, excitement, gratitude and acceptance, to despair, anger, fear, shame and rejection.

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08

Sep'17

Affect Regulation, Recognition, and Mutuality
by Jessica Benjamin

We may imagine the psychological position of the Third originating in the mutual accommodation, the system of adaptation and fitting (Sander, 2008) between mother and infant that I now call, for simplicity’s sake, the rhythmic Third.

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