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3 Recommendations on technique: Freud, Klein, Bion, Meltzer

James S. Grotstein Karnac Books ePub

Freud’s (1912e) recommendations on psychoanalytic technique are as apposite today as when he first formulated them. In reading them, one sees the origin of many of Bion’s ideas on technique. I advise the reader to re-read this invaluable trove of recommendations on technique in Volume 12 of Freud’s Standard Edition (pp. 111–171). I have extracted a very brief portion of the beginning of his contribution:

Freud’s recommendations to physicians practising psycho-analysis

The first problem confronting an analyst who is treating more than one patient in the day will seem to him the hardest. It is the task of keeping in mind all the innumerable names, dates, detailed memories and pathological products which patient communicates in the course of months and years of treatment, and of not confusing them with similar material produced by other patients under treatment simultaneously or previously. . . .

The technique, . . . consists simply in not directing one’s notice to anything in particular and in maintaining the same “evenly suspended attention” (as I have called it) in the face of all that one hears. In this way we spare ourselves a strain on our attention which could not in any case be kept up for several hours daily, and we avoid a danger which is inseparable from the exercise of deliberate attention. For as soon as anyone deliberately concentrates his attention to a certain degree, he begins to select from the material before him; one point will be fixed in his mind with particular clearness and some other will be correspondingly disregarded, and in making this selection, if he follows his expectations he is in danger of never finding anything but what he already knows; and if he follows his inclinations he will certainly falsify what he may perceive. It must no be forgotten that the things one hears are for the most part things whose meaning is only recognized later on.

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New Brunswick

Barbara & Stillman Rogers Hunter Publishing ePub

West of Saint John is a coastline of long peninsulas, deep coves, and rock-bound offshore islands. Connected in a circular route by ferries and a short drive through coastal Maine, the area abounds in water adventures, from kayaking under the cliffs of Grand Manan to watching the largest tidal whirlpool in North America. St. Andrews by the Sea is a summer holiday center for island exploration, seal watches, and birding, while inland lakes and rivers invite exploring by canoe. 

The Day Adventures program is at its busiest here, with centers in both St. George and St. Andrews, where you can literally shop from kiosk to kiosk, signing up for land and sea excursions. The choice of boat trips from St. Andrews is staggering. 

Passamaquoddy Bay is almost enclosed by the St. George peninsula, Deer Island and a string of islets. While small in comparison to the giant Bay of Fundy, it holds a lot of water, much of which rushes in and out with the twice-daily Fundy tides. The shore is steep in places, with long narrow channels and dozens of small islands, as well as sand bars which appear and disappear with the tides. It is, as you might guess, a wonderland of sea adventures. 

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Jennifer Margell Parkstone International ePub




Lorraine Glessner, Rows: Bank, 2010.

Encaustic, horse and human hair, collage,

mixed media on rusted and branded silk on wood,

40.6 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm.

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Chapter Five: The child at school

A.H. Brafman Karnac Books ePub

Endless fascinating stories can be told about a child’s first day at full-time school. It is a question of standing at the front gate and watching how parents bring the child all the way from home and then face that moment when they have to separate from the child and see him cross that threshold, that door leading to the new place where they have to brave the world without the parents, and they, the parent(s) will have to turn round and make their way home all on their own. Indeed, some parents have found equally traumatic the parting experience when their child started at nursery, but most of them still see the primary school setting as a totally new challenge and it can be very painful to see how upset some parents feel when the child leaves them to step into primary school premises. And what about the child? The extent to which the child’s demeanour matches the mother’s (visible or hidden!) feelings is quite surprising. Sensing that the parent is upset, some children become so frightened that they burst out crying and refuse to go into school and again it is striking to see the extent to which the parent’s reaction to the tears influences the behaviour of the child. However paradoxical it might appear, if the parent succeeds in controlling his/her distress and insists that the child will have to go into school, with a voice that is firm and quiet, not loaded with anxiety, most children will hesitate, tense up, as if plucking up courage, and then move on from mother to teacher. But … for an anxious parent, this degree of self-control is not easy to muster.

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7. Oneness

Joseph Jaworski Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

How are we educated by children, by animals! . . .
We live in the currents of universal reciprocity.

—Martin Buber

After the trial concluded, I went backpacking up in the Grand Teton Mountains. I had planned the trip for early September, but the trial had interfered, and instead of canceling, I decided to go in late October. I had been told that the snow would be heavy and it could be a difficult trip, but that was the only time I had. So I found a guide, Paul Lawrence, who had done photography work for magazines and knew about the Tetons during the winter.

Paul and I were at eleven thousand feet near Hurricane Pass between Cascade Canyon and Alaska Basin in the Tetons. It was almost noon on Friday, October 21. I was taking in the spectacular scenery—the Grand Teton itself, the snow-covered passes, crystal clear streams and brooks, running falls, icicle falls, snowshoe rabbits, and bright blue skies. At this time of year, no one else was backpacking in the mountains. We were totally alone.

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