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6. Emotional contact and containment in psychosexual medicine

Francis Grier Karnac Books ePub

Ruth Skrine

Sex is a psychosomatic activity. For it to work, both the body and the mind have to be in good-enough working condition, analogous perhaps with Winnicott’s “good-enough mothering”. Nobody has a perfect sex life that never fails or disappoints, but most people muddle through, with a loving partner if they are lucky, a friend to talk to, and, hopefully, a bit of humour. Despite this, more people are asking for help from professionals. Certainly, sexual unhappiness is very destructive to individuals and families.

We live in a culture where the body and the mind have for a long time been seen as separate. Phrases like “he’s really ill”, meaning he is physically sick, and “it’s all in the mind”, meaning he is making it up, are still used. Broom (1997) suggests that thinking about the body and mind as one entity requires a new perspective. In the area of sexuality it is particularly relevant to try to work with the body and the mind together.

The Institute of Psychosexual Medicine trains doctors in a body-mind approach. The group-training method was developed by two psychoanalysts, Balint (1957) and Main (1989a, 1989b), and grew from the needs of doctors working in family-planning clinics who were meeting patients with sexual and psychosomatic symptoms that they could not help. It has been found to be relevant to doctors working in gynaecology, genito-urinary medicine, and general practice, as well as other professionals who are licensed to examine the body.

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Safely Automating Yum

Q. Ethan McCallum O'Reilly Media ePub

Copyright © 2007 O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Beijing • Cambridge • Farnham • Köln • Sebastopol • Tokyo

March 12, 2007


Managing multiple Red Hat-based systems can be easy—with the right tools. The yum package manager and the Kickstart installation utility are full of power and potential for automatic installation, customization, and updates. Here’s what you need to know to take control of your systems.

Kickstart and yum are tools to automate installation, updates, and upgrades of Linux systems. Specifically, they operate on RPM-based Linux variants, such as the Red Hat Linux line (including the Enterprise and Fedora branches) and CentOS. Both tools have a learning curve and require some infrastructure for you to use them to their fullest extent.

As with any tool, it’s fair to ask, “What can it do for me? Why would I take the time to learn it?” My inspiration was, well, installing Fedora Core several times. To see what I mean, consider some of the information you enter when you install a Red Hat operating system (OS) by hand:

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CHAPTER 8: The young child's education

Martha Harris Harris Meltzer Trust ePub

Parental instruction

Ours is the responsibility, now and for some time to come, for making most of the major decisions which will afect our children's lives. Tey need to trust us to know better than they do in many matters, and often, for convenience’ sake, they have to do as they are told without going into the whys and wherefores. However, that does not mean to say that, if they have any perception, we can pull the wool over their eyes to hide our imperfections and our mistakes in handling them. It's a basically very uncertain parent who always has to be right. “Do this because I tell you to” is all right for the moment when other things are clamouring for attention, and on those occasions when it's clear that an argument isn’t going to get anyone anywhere. But from a very early age, that varies from one child to another, children's interest in the connections between things leads them to want to know why we tell them to do this, forbid them to do that. Sometimes it's possible to explain, to enlist their reasoned co-operation. For little children, their fathers and mothers are in the beginning the kings and queens in the story books, sometimes benefcent, sometimes bad and unjust. Some day the children will fnd out that we are not so important in the world as they had supposed and the disillusionment is for them less of a blow, or less of a triumph, if we have not been fostering the illusion. Perhaps some readers may remember in John Hopkins’ TV series Talking to a Stranger the painful scene in which the cynical, disappointed grown-up daughter turns and accuses her father of having deceived her cruelly with fairy-tales when she was a little girl, deluding her into believing in a daddy who would take care of her and make all better. And she continued through life expecting to fnd just such a daddy and unable to forgive life and her own father for not providing her with one.

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Part V: Texas and the Twentieth Century

Edited by Richard B. McCaslin, Donald E. Chipman, and Andrew J. Torget University of North Texas Press PDF

Investing in Urban: The Woman’s

Monday Club and the Entrepreneurial

Elite of Corpus Christi, Texas1

Jessica Brannon-Wranosky


ewly urban areas in the South, around the turn of the twentieth century, promised opportunity to thousands of people looking to make their mark. Spread across the region, cities sprung up in areas where plantation and ranching agriculture was once the primary path to regional influence. Like most of the South, Corpus Christi in

1900 was surrounded by a mostly rural landscape, but a growing class of optimistic urban social elites believed that a different future lay ahead for the small seaside city. Middle class by national economic standards, this group included the town’s leading lawyers, storeowners, doctors, and bankers. As a group, they wielded much influence, but it was the women among them, including their wives, who made some of the greatest strides in the early Progressive-era reforms in Corpus Christi.2

Very few families in the area, except ranch tycoons like the Driscolls,

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3. Lighting Sources and Equipment

Glenn Rand Rocky Nook ePub

Tim Meyer

We need light to make photographs. Like the painters of the Renaissance, we create the lighting environment in a way that allows us to envision and capture the portrait. To do this, we need to understand how to control light. We will deal with this topic in this chapter, discussing light and lighting equipment, and in the next chapter, where we will discuss the modification of lighting.

Discussing light as energy is the most accurate way to approach this subject. Light, regardless of type, is part of the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS). When there is a release of energy, there is the potential that part of it will be released as visible light. All light that is used in photography involves an energy release, whether it is the sun, continuous light, or electronic flash.

We will begin by introducing incandescent and ambient light, including sunlight, and then concentrate more on electronic flash since it is so prominent in photographic portraiture. We take this approach to lighting because all light, regardless of how it is generated, acts the same. Therefore, the controls we use with electronic flash are the same as those used for sunlight or incandescent light.

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