The following are posts from members of an online therapy group which consists of six characters …. Two of these characters are avatars created by my private patients, while the other four are avatars made up of “bits and pieces” from patients I have worked with in the past. I have asked each character to […]
“As defined by psychologist Donald Spence, historical truth involves concrete objects and events; a memory is historically true if it can be factually verified. Narrative truth involves the connections between events, which are not verifiable because they are based on values, interpretations, and emotions. A memory has narrative truth when it captures an experience to […]
Concepts that interest me include Self, Psychic Inflation, Individuation, the Shadow, and the Trickster. Complex – the repressed organisation of images and experiences that governs perception and behaviour Shadow – the repressed, therefore unknown, aspects of the personality including those often considered to be negative Self – the central overarching concept governing the individuation process, as symbolised […]
I would like to share my interest in the writer Jerzy Kosinski and how he sheds light on the process of curation. In a review of Jerzy Kosiński: A Biography by James Park Sloan, D. G. Myers, Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University wrote “For years Kosinski passed off The Painted Bird as […]
“Six Characters in Search of An Author” asked the question, can fictional characters be more authentic than real persons, and what is the relationship between imaginary characters and the writer, who has created them.
I experienced sexual and emotional abuse something that I usually don’t feel comfortable sharing…. Anonymity provides me with safe spaces I need to reach out or to provide support to others. When Worlds Collide
I can feel the tremors. Bion’s working group Take a group of dissociative identities and shake them up.
Dissociative disorders are mental disorders that involve experiencing a disconnection and lack of continuity between thoughts, memories, surroundings, actions and identity. People with dissociative disorders escape reality in ways that are involuntary and unhealthy and cause problems with functioning in everyday life. Dissociative disorders usually develop as a reaction to trauma and help keep difficult […]
Clarifying boundaries, putting the generations in separate compartments, and finding a better balance between involvement and separation, are all useful remedies. — Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enmeshment
(add attachment to On Groups) https://raymondholland.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/w-r-bion-on-group-functioning/ — Read on raymondholland.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/w-r-bion-on-group-
One of the weirdest theoretical implications of quantum mechanics is that different observers can give different—though equally valid—accounts of the same sequence of events. As highlighted by physicist Carlo Rovelli in his relational quantum mechanics (RQM), this means that there should be no absolute, observer-independent physical quantities. All physical quantities—the whole physical universe—must be relative […]