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CHAPTER NINE. CONCLUSION The role of the therapist in incorporating the creative process in therapy

Ilany Kogan Karnac Books ePub

In order to incorporate the patient’s creative activity in therapy, the therapist must acquire some degree of understanding of the creative process, the function of creativity, and the role that creative activity plays in the therapeutic process. I have reviewed the creative process and the function of creativity in the first part of this book (Chapter One). I shall now briefly summarise the role of creative activity in treatment and then discuss the ways in which it was facilitated and incorporated in therapy, as demonstrated in the cases of David and Rachel.

The role of creativity in treatment

Creative activity facilitates the therapeutic process through the subsequent work of mourning it engenders, eventually leading to growth and development. In Segal’s terms, it is an attempt “to restore and recreate the loved object outside and inside the ego” (Segal, 1952, p. 197), which implies a successful work of mourning accompanied by symbol formation. As a result of the process of creativity during treatment, the ego is enriched, reintegrated and enlivened.

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4. Alternate Reality: Creating an Alternate View of the Real World

B. Joseph Pine II Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

In early August 2004, the alternate reality game I Love Bees gave its online players, over 600,000 in number, their first real-world mission. On a web page that had previously presented recipes for the fictional heroine’s Saffron Honey Ice Cream and Bee-licious Chocolate Chip Cookies, a new set of tantalizing ingredients appeared: 210 unique pairs of Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates; 210 corresponding time codes spaced four minutes apart and stretching across a twelve-hour period in the Pacific Daylight Savings Time zone; and a central timer counting down to a single future date: 08/24/2004.

There were no further instructions provided. The I Love Bees (ILB) players were given no goal, no rules, no choices, no resources to manage, no buttons to press, no objects to collect—just a series of very specific, physical locations and an impending cascade of actual, real-time moments. Taken together, what were these ingredients supposed to yield?

For two weeks following the initial appearance of the GPS data set on <http://www.ilovebees.com>, interpretation of its meaning varied greatly among the ILB players. There was no early consensus about what ILB’s designers wanted the players to do with these coordinates, times, and date. An explosion of creative experimentation with the data ensued. Some players plotted the GPS points on a United States map in the hopes of revealing a connect-the-dot message. Others projected the earthbound coordinates onto sky maps to see if they matched any known constellations. A particularly large group collected the names of the cities to which the 210 points mapped and then tried to create massive anagrams and acrostics from them. A smaller group decided to average the two numbers in each pair of coordinates and look for an underlying statistical pattern across the set.

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8: Stock Management

Ken Crafer CABI PDF

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Stock Management

Stock or inventory management is a vital part of the success of a business; without close control, a business may suffer significant cash-flow problems even though immensely popular and attaining a high gross margin. Despite being so important to the success of a business, it is not a topic that typically gets the average garden centre manager particularly excited, until of course there is an inability to purchase the stock that is needed for a seasonal opportunity because the business has locked up its financial resources in other items.

In addition to the financial implications of effective stock management, there are many other hidden benefits. While it has been estimated that poor stock control systems may mean a loss on sales of 2–3% due to lines being out of stock, there are also effects on staff morale if they are commonly having to address customer frustrations when in-demand products are out of stock.

However, probably the more far-reaching effect is the impact upon the customer.

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Chapter 9 Basic File Processing

Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler Rocky Nook-IPS ePub

Oceanside Pier after Dark © Amanda Quintenz-Fiedler

Every digital image requires some processing before it can be considered complete. This processing can be as simple as resizing and sharpening, or it can involve more complex modifications to an image to achieve a desired look. Night and low-light photographic images are no different. We need to consider our final output and maximize our image for what we want to see based on what is available in the captured image.

Later in this book there are complex approaches to creating images, but to get started, we will talk about some basic file management techniques that should be applied to every image. For this process, we are not dealing with images that we specifically captured to expand the dynamic range. For that process, see chapter 10.

If your images were captured correctly, when you first bring them into your computer, they will be RAW files. How you do this is really up to you, but it is recommended that you use at least these five basic tenets when extracting files from your camera:

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Inside Passage Ports

Norton, Clark Hunter Publishing ePub

Most Inside Passage cruises include at least three of what we'll call The Big Four ports: Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau and Skagway, so we'll look at these first. Later we'll look at lesser-visited ports in the Inside Passage region, and then turn to ports in the Gulf of Alaska and British Columbia.  

Ketchikan is the first city you come to when traveling north into Alaska by ship, and most cruise ships and ferries sailing Alaska's Inside Passage make it their first port of call, earning it the sobriquet "Alaska's First City." Located along Tongass Narrows on Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan boasts other self-anointed titles as well, among them "Canned Salmon Capital of the World." The latter title pays homage to the town's founding as a fishing camp and its history as a canning town dating back to the turn of the 20th century. (Alaskan native peoples had lived and fished on the banks of the Ketchikan River for thousands of years, however.) With a population of around 8,000 (and 15,000 in the area), Ketchikan is now Alaska's fifth largest city, yet the downtown is compact and fun to walk around, especially along its colorful wooden boardwalks that cross creeks and evoke the town's early frontier atmosphere.  Built at the foot of and into the sides of steep green hills and mountains, Ketchikan is also suited to grabbing high-up views - if you can see through the mists, that is. It's one of the nation's wettest cities, receiving a drenching of 162 inches of rain a year. That's 13.5 feet of annual precipitation - making it the rainiest town in Southeast Alaska (no small feat in itself) and much rainier than famously wet Seattle, Washington. Ketchikan residents soak it all in with good cheer and seem to take perverse pride in not using umbrellas - though they do at least like to keep their feet dry, favoring the ubiquitous high boots dubbed "Ketchikan sneakers." 

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