Towards the development of clinical aerospace psychology
On 11 September 2001, millions of people watched in horror as two commercial airliners crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, one into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a further one into a field in Pennsylvania. This constituted one of the most terrifying and audacious terrorist attacks experienced. Mental health professionals the world over could never have anticipated the psychological repercussions of such events. The images of the large commercial jets slamming into the sides of the Twin Towers— often replayed on television and reprinted in magazines and newspapers—have now become indelibly branded on our consciousness. Some clients and patients have discussed these events and their wider implications with trained therapists, and sometimes, too, with a new quality of anxiety.
It is reasonable to assume that every psychotherapeutic encounter has become affected by recent world events in a number of different ways. For many people, the terrorist attacks have aroused previously palpable feelings of insecurity and lack of safety that might have emerged in therapeutic work in other ways. Others who had been seasoned travellers have now developed an overt phobic reaction, or a fear of flying.
A woman patient learnt I was seriously ill and one afternoon said, “I want to have sex with you. I want to know you. I want our incommunicado cores, our unknowns, to know each other.”
It is hard to convey the full feeling and I do not remember everything exactly. It had to do with experiencing everything, nothing held back, all giving. A full “interpenetrating harmonious mix-up”, but more. For a profound cognition-a deep, total knowing-was part of the mix. As if all would be involved, given, known. The unknown would be known, a known unknown. Somehow, knowing was an essential, implicit part of this unknown, the incommunicado core. Unknown to unknown, core to core. Swept up into and as everything. Everything itself.
Of course, she knew this could not happen. We would not do this; we would not hurt those close to us this way. She told me how she would “act out” sexually when she was young. Sex as a way of asserting self, tasting life, not missing anything. She had come a long way to be able to have and express her longing with me and for us to have the feel of it, to have the spirit of it.She feared criticism. Someone would misunderstand and push her back on herself: rejection. Always the residue of being bad, that feelings that want life and are life are bad, and that she is bad for having them. Perhaps, too, she wanted to heal me. We would have this wonderful life experience and it would make a difference to both of us. It would be a moment of fulfilment, a trueness. That this would heal me was a hope, a wish, a fantasy, a caring, a feeling inside. Now, shared feeling.
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All the degenerative effects of aging can be referred to as typical changes, to be distinguished from what may be categorized as necessary changes. Necessary changes are those which, by the laws of human nature, are inevitable, regardless of what you do or how you live your life. Typical changes are those occuring due to customary, day-to-day lifestyle choices. The purpose of this chapter is to show you how you can avoid, eliminate, or reverse the typical changes associated with aging—or, more accurately, sedentary living (diminished muscular strength, diminished bone density, weakened joints, and slower, weaker movements, to name a few).
The tendency (translation: the choice) to become increasingly less active is the critical element that has long been overlooked by studies examining the effects of aging. Activities that tend to become minimized or eliminated are the very ones that are most essential for keeping bodies stronger and younger. As people age, they tend to avoid activities which require brisk movement for extended periods of time (long brisk walks or jogs, bicycle rides, etc.), or activities that challenge their muscles and bones (lifting and carrying heavy objects, such as groceries, book bags, etc.).