The examined Life- How we lose and find ourselves

Examined-LifeThe-1000x1500A summer read suggestion: “This extraordinary book is about one ordinary process: talking, listening, and understanding. Its aphoristic and elegant stories teach us a new kind of attentiveness. They also unveil a delicate self-portrait of the analyst at work and show how lessons learned in the consulting room can reveal as much to the analyst as to the patient.”

 

http://usa.stephengrosz.com/the-examined-life-2/

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The Architecture of Psychotherapy

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“Why am I sharing this small story? Perhaps because I love that  psychoanalysis is a frame through which I have permission to pay close  attention to peripheral vision, to things that are out of focus and not so  conscious. Enigmatic dreams, childhood memories and mourning are all  welcome, and they open me to my own feelings and to a wider range of  human experiences.”

 

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/the-architecture-of-psychotherapy/?_r=0

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Are you depressed without knowing it?

This is a useful article breaking down some of the signs of depression. Knowing what depression is can be proved useful to address what might be affecting ones wellbeing. The diagnosis of depression though can lead to other issues such as overprescribing medications without first exploring other available interventions. Depression has a vast spectrum and it needs to be approached with sensitivity. Being informed about what depression really entails is the first step for a thoughtful treatment.

FLORIDA, MIAMI BEACH. WHITE FEMALE IN BED DURING DAY. SLEEPING ISSUES AND DEPRESSION.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jan/21/are-you-depressed-without-knowing-it

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Moms, Let Dad Be Dad

 

father-son Marking the father’s day just passed this article highlights the  contribution of father’s input in the child’s development. It is important  not to get drawn into stereotyping mother’s and father’s approach but  instead to highlight the significance of difference and plurality in the  children’s life.

 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-dads-play-does-for-kids-1434476561

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Inside the head of an anorexic.

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http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/jun/15/anorexic-elena-vanishing-teenage-anorexia

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The Role of the Unconscious in Career Development

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Businessman sitting at desk with head down

This is an interview with american psychoanalyst Dr. Lynn Friedman  who explains how early ways of relating to important others such as our  parents can be re-enacted, repeated within the working environment  with our colleagues, managers, clients.  It provides an interesting  account of how early patterns of relating are engrained in us and we  carry them in somewhat every relationship we are creating.

 

 

http://www.vocationvillage.com/the-role-of-the-unconscious-in-career-development/

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Blind, Yet Seeing: The Brain’s Subconscious Visual Sense

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The mind can ‘see’ even when it appears it cannot. This article presents some interesting research around the unconscious perception and the ability of the brain to process the environment even when the visual skills are impaired. It demonstrates the depth of the human mind beyond the surface.

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/23/health/23blin.html?_r=1

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What does it mean to love yourself?

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A very interesting read exploring the misunderstanding about  what  does it really entail loving and taking care of oneself. A thorough  account  of the  pressure the social media are imposing upon us and  the  harsh, unrealistic  expectations that are being created.

 

 

 

https://lifelabs.psychologies.co.uk/users/2792-diane-priestley/posts/2022-what-does-it-mean-to-love-yourself

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