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|Lonely Planet||Lonely Planet||ePub|
pop 345,000 / area 3718 sq km
Wicklow and Kildare may be neighbours and have a boundary with Dublin in common, but that’s where the similarities end.
South of the capital is scenic, wild Wicklow. Its most imposing natural feature is a gorse-and-bracken mountain spine that is home to one of Ireland’s most stunning landscapes, replete with dramatic glacial valleys, soaring mountain passes and important archaeological treasures – from breathtaking early-Christian sites to the elegant country homes of the wealthiest of Ireland’s 18th-century nobility.
To the west, Kildare is far more sedate but one of the country’s most prosperous farming counties. It is also where you’ll find some of the most lucrative thoroughbred stud farms in the world, many with links to the horse-breeding centre of Kentucky in the US. Horse breeding is a big deal in Ireland, but in Kildare it’s the very lifeblood of the county, generating many millions of tax-free euro.See more
|Peggy Jones||Karnac Books||ePub|
above Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
below Li / The Clinging, Fire
above Ch ien / The Creative, Heaven
below Sun / The Gentle, Wind, Wood
There is a great simplicity at the heart of this hexagram, reminding us of our common humanity. The image is of fire under the open skies of heaven. Over the millennia, human beings have come together and found fellowship around fires. In a sense, we could consider these gatherings - and the more general mastery of fire -as the earliest expression of human culture. Stories were told, dances performed, plans made, disputes aired and settled. The reality of community was demonstrated, validated, and witnessed by all around the fire. This hexagram directs our attention to the fact that this coming together of individuals is not to be a hidden or secretive affair; the strength of a body of people who openly celebrate their fellowship resides in mutual respect and in the absence of dark motives or liaisons that invariably lead to inner divisions. The time, then, may be one in which the individual is seeking, or needs to seek, this sort of fellowship, perhaps as a way to move beyond narrower personal constraints, obstacles, or fears.See more
|Caki Wilkinson||University of North Texas Press|
Mnemosyne, one must admit, has shown herself to be a very careless girl.
She’s no spring chicken, lately too consumed with baggage of her own, while yours, misplaced, circles the great black hole of files erased.
She smokes too much, but keeps her wrists perfumed, fanning a fragrance vaguely pickled, sweet, and, unamused, her daughters scrunch their noses at the whole charade, the floppy hats and poses
(by now, they’ve learned her rules are obsolete)— because she chooses sides in arguments, a trained conclusion jumper who disdains gray areas in protocol and brains.
“Ask St. Anthony,” she says, and circumvents attempts to call up ladyfingers, Dawn, and coffee…rubber gloves, white flour, while a wrist gets misted in the produce aisle.
White ladyfingers, gloves, coffee, and Dawn… and what else? Doh. Well, should’ve made a list.
Necessity’s a bitch and lack evades the logic of our best mnemonic aids
(like grade school sayings written to assist with spectrums, treble clefs, and unsolved Xs, the facts far less enduring than the fictions of Roy G. Biv, Aunt Sally’s dear afflictions).See more
Felicity de Zulueta
Following Bessel van der Kolk's excellent presentation on developmental trauma in children and the resulting implica-F tions in relation to their treatment, I shall look at the implications of his presentation in relation to adult patients with a history of child abuse.
It is through an understanding of attachment disorders that we can most easily make sense of findings relating to simple and complex or developmental post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The implications of attachment research in terms of the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma are covered in my recent paper (Zulueta, 2006a) where I underline how PTSD impacts both on the individual and on the immediate family system and can be transmitted down the generations.
After an initial review of current research in the field of attachment, I emphasize the importance of integrating techniques that enable clients to modulate their emotions as part of the therapeutic process. These approaches are essential in the treatment of clients whose lack of affect modulation results from their early traumati-zation or neglect, or subsequent traumatization in adult life. These techniques influence mainly the right hemisphere through thevagus nerve; i.e., yoga breathing, the energy therapies and art and dance therapy. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and sensori-motor therapy also have an important part to play in integrating the mind and body of the traumatized individual, for whom, as van der Kolk says, the “body holds the score” (Siegel, 2001).See more
Among the factors which influence the prospects of analytic treatment and add to its difficulties in the same manner as the resistances, must be reckoned not only the nature of the patient’s ego but the individuality of the analyst.
“Say as little as possible to the patient at the beginning of the treatment. Do not interfere with the patient’s thoughts. Let it unfold.” Probably no candidate today would receive this advice, as I did thirty years ago, to refrain from participating actively in the analytic process. My training followed Freud’s comment in “On beginning the treatment” that “one lets the patient do nearly all the talking and explains nothing more than what is absolutely necessary to get him to go on with what he is saying” (Freud, 1913c, p. 124). Since that time, however, the psychoanalytic situation has changed enormously. More than the familiar set up and enduring rituals of clinical practice might suggest, the notion of a standard technique applied by a well-analysed expert to an ill patient has given way to a more interactive conception of psychoanalytic treatment. In particular, our ways of understanding the nature of the analyst’s participation in the process and our notions of what is therapeutic about it have shifted toward a more shared and co-constructed model. In this chapter, I focus on two aspects of this conceptual change: the presence of the analyst as a “real person” and the influence of the perspective of intersubjec-tivity on the treatment relationship.See more
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