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Only in German: "Wut und Angst sind schlechte Ratgeber. " (Rage and fear are bad advisors)

Rede des sympathischen österreichischen Bundespräsidenten zum Nationalfeiertag am 26. October:
ORF: Rede des Bundespräsidenten Alexander van der Bellen


Black Psychoanalysts Speak ...


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How can politics and the educational system contribute to the happiness of a nation's people? - Example Finland


Goethe and the Romantic View of Life

The School of Life made a great video about Goethe's literature. Why did Goethe find a romantic view of life limiting?


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The Science and Psychology of Polarisation. How does our nervous system impact on the way we discuss and perceive ideas and resolve problems?


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Affect Regulation: Some people struggle to express their angry feelings and "bottle up". Here is an explanation why:

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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks


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Even though his theories may at times appear overly complicated and theoretical, I find some of Jacques Lacan's ideas very intriguing and meaningful:


The Mirror Stage
The young child's identification with his own image, a stage that occurs anywhere between the 6th and 18th month of age.

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The Neuroscience of Attachment
In the article, Linda Graham quotes from a SEPI conference on attachment and relationship:
“All this talk therapy is just an excuse to hang out long enough for the relationship to do the healing.”
Read more:
https://lindagraham-mft.net/the-neuroscience-of-attachment/
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The True and The False Self - A Concept by Donald Winnicott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A02Ucd6monY
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"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." (Viktor Frankl)
Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning" is an inspirational book which attempts to explain why some people despair in difficult circumstances while others find resources within to survive and thrive. The German title "Trotzdem Ja zum Leben sagen" translates as "Nevertheless, say Yes to life".

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The Repetition Compulsion: Why people live in dysfunctional patterns

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The Need to Belong
People’s sense of social belonging, or their sense that they have good relationships with others, is a fundamental human need.
The Power of Social Belonging: https://www.psychologyinaction.org/psychology-in-action-1/2015/09/24/the-power-of-social-belonging
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The Still Face Experiment

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What is Developmental Trauma?
The brain is meant to develop like a ladder, from the bottom-up. When stress responses (typically due to consistent neglect or abuse) are repeatedly activated over an extended period in an infant or toddler, sequential development of the brain is disturbed. The ladder develops, but foundational steps are missing and many things that follow are out of kilter.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/expressive-trauma-integration/201808/what-is-developmental-trauma?platform=hootsuite
https://beaconhouse.org.uk/useful-resources/ (Image)
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The link between depression and the body's inflammatory response:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/neuronarrative/201906/depression-inflammation-and-womens-mental-health?fbclid=IwAR282u7Lr_g4WE1w61MJSMxIHpXFlFMpWtU9U9dq261vzVTHkxE9UteIRCM
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When Thought is mistaken for Fact ...

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The Therapy Relationship

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Our Secret Fantasies

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The Fight Flight Freeze Response

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What Causes Anxiety And Depression?

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Esther Perel on Ghosting, Icing and Simmering in Relationships

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Trust Your Gut - The Vagus Nerve, largely responsible for the Mind-Body Connection

Read the Beginner's Guide to Polyvagal Theory:
https://www.rhythmofregulation.com/resources/Beginner's%20Guide.pdf
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Do you have an internal or an external locus of control? Do you act or re-act?

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How do we process our emotions? A Youtube Video by the SchoolOfLife.


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