POST 68: CAN WE DO IT: FACTORS

There are many articles written about the survival rate of relationships after infidelity. Some are in general positive and these tend to come from those who work in the profession of couple therapy. Other articles show a more negative picture and I think both messages are correct. What is often missing are the factors that […]

POST 66: THE COMPANY’S RESPONSIBILITIES

Please read the articles of which I  pasted the links (below). It is obvious that companies not only have a responsibility but also a duty to educate and to protect. It is in their best interest, but it goes further than that. Hiring someone with an ill reputation does harm to the entire work environment. […]

POST 65: MADIBA

(Photo is taken at Robben Island, South Africa, February 2017). “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” “A good leader can engage in a debate frankly and thoroughly, knowing that at the end he and the […]

POST 64: MEGALOMANIA REVISITED

Today in “The Globe and Mail” (Thursday February 23rd, 2017,p. A11) an article is placed by Peter Silverstone, a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta. He writes that the current president of the USA cannot be diagnosed with “madness” but can be seen as bad. Silverstone writes that Trump cannot be diagnosed with […]

POST 63: DREAM WORK

Dream Work: Interesting but not recommended for childhood trauma Alexander (1948) in “The Fundamentals of Psychoanalysis” states that a dream is an attempt to protect the sleep from “disturbing stimuli” in an organism. So, in general dreams, according to the psychoanalytical perspective, function as an aid to protect sleep, but dreams are not always successful. […]

POST 62: CLINICIAN CURA TE IPSUM

CLINICIAN HEAL THYSELF The moral of the proverb is an adaptation from the proverb found in Luke 4:23. It means that [physicians] (freely generalised to clinicians to include me) need to first attend to their own weaknesses and unresolved issues before criticising (i.e. diagnosing) issues and problems in others. I could translate this to “first […]