A 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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
An insight of how it feels to suffer from anorexia and how people and professionals tend to respond to. Elena Dunkle refers to the severity of her internal critical voice which was obstructing her to pursue a fulfilling life and was instead feeding the development of an “anorexic mind”.
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.
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.
It is well accepted and scientifically evidenced that early childhood experiences define the brain wiring. This paper touches this very interesting topic of the importance of early childhood experiences and its connections to adulthood.
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.