Tag Archive: unconscious

Touching the Unspeakable Nightmare – A Must See Film.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

I just finished viewing the film We Have to Talk About Kevin.  I watched the film primarily out of obligation as we are about to host a seminar on it.  I knew nothing about it, other than Dan Ross was moved by it and wanted to lead a seminar about “the Predator.”  I was absolutely…

SELF SIMILARITY, SELF ORGANIZATION, AND THE NEUROSCIENCE OF SELF

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Neuroscience, Complexity, Chaos, Fractal Geometry, Self-Organization, Emergence, and Jung are explored in the Asheville Jung Center conference “Jung and Neuroscience”. Seven years ago, I enrolled in a college math class at UNC Asheville. I had been unable to crack the code and learn Fractal Geometry on my own (click on this link for a fascinating…

Placing Psyche: The Future of Psychology

 The White Man’s Burden Rudyard Kipling Take up the White Man’s burden– Send forth the best ye breed– Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives’ need; To wait in heavy harness, On fluttered folk and wild– Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half-devil and half-child. Take up the White Man’s burden– In patience to…

CROESUS SYNDROME: The Shadow in Psychotherapy

What, if anything, can the psychoanalyst or psychotherapist do to contend with the shadow aspects of their professional persona? King Croesus of Lyda interpreted the Oracle’s message through his ego and it is a lesson to us all.

Special Relativity for Psychotherapy

Einstein’s relativity has something to offer us in our work as therapists. We do well to remember that our frame of reference shapes what we observe. When we adhere too dogmatically to a theory, any theory, we may limit ourselves. Share your thoughts about how you maintain a stance with clients while remaining open to the numinous experience that occurs in therapy.