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7. Training exercises for developing the therapist’s creativity and resourcefulness

Bradford Keeney Karnac Books ePub

Bradford R Keeney & Wendel A Ray

We have used the following exercises to help therapists practice and develop rhetorical skills and therapeutic strategies. All of these exercises encourage therapists to utilize their imagination and creativity. When practicing these exercises therapists should not worry about whether their responses are clinically sound, safe, appropriate, or even ethical. These exercises are for helping to loosen the therapist’s attachment to cliches, recipes, and routine ways of being in a session. Like the exercises conducted in a school of performing arts, therapists should free themselves to practice exercising their inventiveness. Following the practice of an exercise, therapists may analyse, critique, and dialogue about the utterances that came forth.

We have used these exercises in a variety of training settings, including graduate course work, postgraduate clinical training programs, and workshops. The exercises are not a substitute for training. We regard live supervision of clinical casework to be the most important learning structure for training therapists. These exercises are a supplement to training that aim to help liberate and expand the therapist’s imagination and choices of conduct They are presented in skeletal form so that therapists may more easily modify and use these exercises in any way that may help the bringing forth of resourcefulness in therapy.

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11. Divs and Spans: Advanced Web Construction

Robson, Elisabeth O'Reilly Media ePub

Its time to get ready for heavy construction. In this chapter were going to roll out two new XHTML elements, called <div> and <span>. These are no simple two by fours, these are full blown steel beams. With <div> and <span>, youre going to build some serious supporting structures, and once youve got those structures in place, youre going to be able to style them all in new and powerful ways. Now, we couldnt help but notice that your CSS toolbelt is really starting to fill up, so its time to show you a few shortcuts that will make specifying all these properties a lot easier. And, weve also got some special guests in this chapter, the pseudo-classes, which are going to allow you to create some very interesting selectors. (If youre thinking that pseudo-classes would make a great name for your next band, too late, we beat you to it.)

Alice sure has asked for a tall order, hasnt she? She wants us to take the existing lounge XHTML and make it look like the handout menu. Hmmm... that looks challenging, but we do have CSS on our side, so lets give it a try. But, before we jump right into styling, lets get an overview of the existing XHTML. Heres just the XHTML snippet for the elixir specials; youll find it in lounge.html in the chapter11/lounge folder:

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CHAPTER 2: The psyche-soma within an object relations framework

Antonella Sansone Karnac Books ePub

Winnicott put at the centre of his developmental model not a mythic confict between incompatible forces but the localisation of self in one's body. for Winnicott, there was the body at the root of development out of which a “psychosomatic partnership” evolved. The self was frst and foremost a body self and the “psyche” of the partnership meant the imaginative elaboration of somatic parts, feelings and functions, that is, of physical aliveness. (Phillips 1949, p. 244)

What I fnd particularly relevant was Winnicott's interest in distressing psychosomatic symptoms that he encountered in his psychoanalytic practice. Nevertheless, he was also interested in the relationship of psyche and soma in health and in normal development as well as in illness. Phillips (1988, p. 5) drew attention to Winnicott’ s questions: “What do we depend on to make us feel alive, or real? Where does our sense come from, when we have it, that our lives are worth living? Winnicott approached these issues through the observation-one of his favoured words-of mothers and infants, and what became in time the “transitional space” between them.”

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2 Define Your Message

Christine Pelosi Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Who are you?


Match these leaders to their campaign slogan:

Barack Obama

(a) Don’t Swap Horses in the Middle of the Stream

Abraham Lincoln

(b) Change We Can Believe In

Bill Clinton

(c) Morning Again in America

Nancy Pelosi

(d) Don’t Stop Thinking about Tomorrow

Ronald Reagan

(e) A Voice That Will Be Heard

Each of these leaders chose a slogan that in just a few words would answer the question “Who are you?” Notice how each message answers the question and defines the leader:

Barack Obama:

(b) I am an antidote to war fatigue and transactional politics.

Abraham Lincoln:

(a) I am the commander in chief needed to win the Civil War.

Bill Clinton:

(d) I am optimistic and youthful.

Nancy Pelosi:

(e) I have the political clout to get things done.

Ronald Reagan:

(c) I helped America recover from recession.

Define or be defined. To define yourself you must lead with who you are. If people step onto an elevator with a supporter who is wearing your campaign button, what will the button tell them about who you are?

Take it a step further: what is the elevator pitch for you or your supporter to deliver to back up the button? You have less than a minute for your elevator pitch, and so you need a clear, concise argument promoting your effort, something the other person will think about later. This pitch is the heart of your message, and everyone who supports you should know it by heart and be able to make it under pressure.

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CHAPTER ONE. Dream telepathy: experimental and clinical findings

Karnac Books ePub

Montague Ullman

Over the course of my life I have had close encounters of I 1 four kinds with the paranormal or what has come to be known as psi phenomena.1 In 1932, at the age of sixteen, I happened on the subject of what was then called “psychic phenomena”. Impressed with how many great names were associated with the study of mediumship (William James, J. W. Crookes, Sir Oliver Lodge), several college friends and I embarked upon seances of our own at weekly intervals and lasting almost two years. The striking physical effects we encountered left their mark on each of us over the many years we remained in touch.2

That was encounter number one. It left me with a lifelong interest in the “paranormal” and an openness to it. Encounter number two was more fleeting and personal and lacked the consensual quality of my youthful experiences. It took the form of very occasional dreams that seemed to me to be either telepathic or precognitive. Here is one such dream that Jung might have considered a good example of synchronicity:3

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