|Alison Miller||Karnac Books|
Dealing with triggering
Post-traumatic vs. programmed responses ll survivors of trauma have post-traumatic responses, commonly called being “triggered”. For example, you walk past a man in the street who wears the same aftershave as the stepfather who sexually abused you, and you have a ﬂashback of your abuser.
That is a post-traumatic response, but not a programmed one. However, if you walk across the street in response to a deliberate signal from a cult member, that is a programmed response. It is still post-traumatic, as it is based on trauma, since some insiders fear being severely punished if they do not go to the cult person, but it is also deliberately trained.
Post-trauma responses are not all deliberately programmed. As a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, you will have both programmed and non-programmed post-traumatic responses. Non-programmed post-traumatic responses are usually triggered accidentally by situations that resemble the original trauma. Even programmed responses can be set off accidentally if something in the present situation happens to resemble the pre-set cues for those insiders to do their jobs. However, if a response is programmed, you need to negotiate with the insiders who are “doing their jobs” in setting off the response, to help them understand that it is safe to turn it off.See All Chapters
|Robin Nixon||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
Using Ajax not only substantially reduces the amount of data that must be sent back and forth, but also makes web pages seamlessly dynamic—allowing them to behave more like self-contained applications. The results are a much improved user interface and better responsiveness.
The beginnings of Ajax as used today started with the release of Internet Explorer 5 in 1999, which introduced a new ActiveX object,
|Ian Olney||Indiana University Press||ePub|
THE GIALLO FILM
Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace chronicles in gruesome detail the crimes of a silent, black-clad, white-masked killer, who, armed with an iron claw, stalks and brutally slays half a dozen beautiful female models employed at a fashion salon in Rome. The chain of murders begins in the opening scene, when the first victim, Isabella (Francesca Ungaro), returns to the salon after a night on the town only to be ambushed on the grounds by the anonymous killer, who savagely slashes her face, throws her against a nearby tree, and finally strangles her to death before dragging her body into the bushes. When her mutilated corpse is discovered the following day, the police are contacted and proceed to question her former employers, the suave Massimo Morlachi (Cameron Mitchell) and the attractive, recently widowed Countess Cristiana Como (Eva Bartok), and her former co-workers, few of whom seem genuinely distressed by her horrific death. Although the motive behind Isabella’s murder is at first obscure – the investigating detective, Inspector Silvestri (Thomas Reiner), initially speculates that the person responsible might be a “homicidal sex maniac” driven to kill by “the female beauty” – it soon becomes apparent that she was murdered because of her intimate knowledge of the sordid private lives of her colleagues. When her incriminating diary is discovered and circulated among the models at the salon, the killer begins to eliminate them one by one. As the bodies pile up, the mystery surrounding the identity of the masked murderer grows, frustrating the police and terrifying potential victims.See All Chapters
|Rosine J Perelberg||Karnac Books||ePub|
“Since the beginning, mankind has been submerged in a sea of time”
We have become aware of the time-sea in which we live very slowly. The first recorded awareness of time came late in evolutionary terms, 35,000 years ago, when early modern man began burying the dead. Denotating the phases of the moon and the migration of birds, animals, and fish has always involved a temporal dimension. Recording the movements of the sun, moon, and planets and the passage of time became a basic human activity (ibid). Stonehenge and, later, clocks, were employed to keep a record of time. Clocks emerged in the thirteenth century as a response to the monasteries’ need for accurately kept services, the nocturnal office of matins being the catalyst.
Time as an external phenomenon—chronological time—is often contrasted theoretically with psychological or subjective time: behind this is the idea that there exist two or more different types of time. What if there are no different forms of time? What if time is a unitary, unifying phenomenon and a familiar dimension of our experienced surroundings that is distinct from the processes which occur in time (Gell, 1992, p. 315)? Like its offspring, history, time is everywhere and is mediated by cultural conditions and personal psychological factors. Might the world be a big clock, albeit one which different people read very differently (ibid., p. 96)?1 Or are there different forms of time? In this chapter I discuss different experiences of time and give three examples of time from patients in psychoanalysis; each experience reflecting a different psychic state.See All Chapters
|Jack Phillips||Berrett-Koehler Publishers|
APPLICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION
Many projects fail because of breakdowns in implementation. Project team members and participants just don’t do what they should, when they should, at the frequency they should. Measuring application and implementation is critical to understanding the success of project implementation. Without successful implementation, positive business impact will not occur—and no positive return will be achieved.
This chapter explores the most common ways to evaluate the application and implementation of projects, processes, and programs. The possibilities vary from the use of questionnaires to observation, and include such methods as action planning. In addition to describing the techniques to evaluate implementation, this chapter addresses the challenges and beneﬁts of each technique.
Why Measure Application and Implementation?
Measuring application and implementation is absolutely necessary. For some projects, it is the most critical data set because it provides an understanding of the degree to which successful project implementation occurs, and of the barriers and enablers that inﬂuence success.See All Chapters
|JOURNAL OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers||ePub|
ABSTRACT: This cross-case study utilizes the publically available data of three urban low-performing, low-socioeconomic-status districts designated as districts in need of improvement under No Child Left Behind legislation. Despite multiple interventions aimed at improving student learning, these and other districts remain in corrective action. Critics attribute responsibility for such low-performing schools in part to leadership preparation programs and their failure to prepare leaders who are capable of improving student learning. Current research points to the value of preparation programs focusing on the development of instructional leaders and a curriculum that focuses on improving student achievement (Darling-Hammond, Meyerson, LaPointe, & Orr, 2010). We argue that preparation programs must prepare leaders who can ensure that a well-articulated curriculum aligned to the state standards exists and, more important, is implemented effectively.See All Chapters
|Elaine McEwan-Adkins||Solution Tree Press||ePub|
Rather than rewarding those students who are responsible and organized with praise, good grades, and success, I do everything I can to teach every student to be successful.
—Hoedeman (as quoted in McEwan, 2009a, p. 123)
Chapter 2 focused on teacher-managed instruction. Your team discussed the importance of differentiating and scaffolding instruction for students at risk who are experiencing difficulties in the acquisition stages of literacy learning. In this chapter, we turn the spotlight on the gradual release of responsibility to students who are ready to successfully apply their skills and strategies independently. We will continue to explore differentiating but for a different set of students in your classrooms—those who are capable of managing their own learning, albeit with some coaching and guidance from their teachers. Rather than assuming that most students are not able to take responsibility for their own learning, this chapter focuses on how to teach students at various skill levels to be more responsible for their learning. This is new territory for many educators, but it holds the potential of increasing the academic capacity of the students taught by your team in powerful ways.See All Chapters
|Elizabeth Jennings||Carcanet Press Ltd.|
Today and consciously set self aside.
The barley’s burnt and ready for the gather
When we are needed. Threshing floors are wide.
We are citizens whose town is weather,
And always we press our imaginings
Upon the ripe and unripe fruit. I try
To offer liberation to all things,
Accept that I can’t change worlds with my eye.
Music with no voices is the one
Sound we make that does not sing of us.
I listen to a cello, it’s begun
Pure cadences that we cannot abuse.
Spring and a Blackbird
Today words have a tune.
Who found which? Who knows
Which came first? The singing goes
Up and up in swinging circles, in sound
Where intimate conversation never goes.
A poem takes off from the ground,
From snow safe and from heat-wave it’s immune,
And the sound of the poem belongs
To nobody. It’s a free for all,
A high clarity like the blackbird’s call
In this green-gold morning, this burning afternoon.
You need not search for music in your poems,
You, poet. They find each other out
Plangent, intransigent and never in doubtSee All Chapters
|Raphael, Frederic||Carcanet Press Ltd.||ePub|
I gave our charlady, Mrs May, a lift home. A humped over, butter-faced horse-toothed woman, moles with threads sticking out of them like threaded needles in a pin-cushion. Mother Mays they call her, old sack of potatoes, with a sick husband who used to work in the transport till he had his accident – they can’t prove nothing though. She works for three sets of people, all Jewish – they’re nice though, aren’t they, the Jew people, nicer’n our people sometimes, I think. Stuck up, our people are, posh, they’re very posh, our people; I like Jewish people myself. Course you’re English really, aren’t you, same as us really, Jewish people are; mother Mays coming home with a Jewboy, that’s what they’ll be saying, you know, oh those boys, in’t it dreadful the murders, burglaries, dreadful really, in it, them burglaries; course, you’ve got to be careful I mean. And the women, bad women, prostitutes in’ey? I think it’s dreadful them bad women, don’t you? Course, my mother she brought us up very strict. She was a well-spoken woman, my mother, she brought us up to speak proper, yes. My George is nicely spoken, I’m very nervous you know; my nerves. I get very strung up. I think it was the bombs, the blitz. I think that’s what did it, didn’t do us no good. No. I blame myself. My Alec you know, he says to me, oh mum, why didn’t you evacuate me? I kept ’im with me, my Alec. I feel guilty. Now I feel guilty. He’s a nice boy, my Alec, nicely spoken boy. I suffer a lot with my nerves, you know. I take a Guinness for it, twice a week. In’it dear though? One and four now. Gone down. One and five at the posh pubs. In’it dear though? Yes, oh I like my Guinness – Bulldog Guinness, that’s the best kind. I take it in two halves, you know. Yes. Course, my George, he’s a nicely spoken boy. Clever. He’s clever. And of course he was only young. I mean, he didn’t know what he was doing really, George. Nursed him with a broken heart. Six months I nursed him with a broken heart ’cos of that girl. Course he was only young. Right after the war; he didn’t know what he was doing really. I like polishing. It’s hard work, mind; but I’ve got the muscle, see? You need muscle for polishin’. There, that’s come up nicely. Yes, I nursed him with a broken heart. Mother Mays’ son married a German girl very soon after the war. They came to England to live – George this was – and he got a job. Her mother came over and they gave a party for her – booze, whisky and gin and sandwiches’n’all – and she took her daughter and the child back to Germany for a holiday. The wife never come back. George joined the army to get out there. Signed on for seven years.See All Chapters
|Carol A. Grund||Pauline Books and Media||ePub|
|Marci Green||Karnac Books||ePub|
Editors’ note. On a visit to the United States in 2001 to attend a seminar on attachment, Marci Green met up with a remarkable woman. In the course of their few days they shared their views on attachment, they spoke about this book, and the issues that it should cover. Out of that discussion came her extraordinary offer to write this personal account of her experiences of failed attachment and the processes by which she came to establish a secure base within herself with the help of an attachment therapist. We were honoured that she was willing to share this autobiographical narrative and believe it is a fitting chapter with which to bring this book to a close. We are truly grateful for this contribution.
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She sits down beside me, collecting my hand. Exposing my wrist to feel my pulse, she says, “Count back from 100, subtracting seven as you go”.
I wonder if this is a game, or an entrance exam. Either way, she is waiting. Anxious good will sets me in motion, and so I begin.See All Chapters
|Challem, Jack||Basic Health Publications||ePub|
SAW PALMETTO & MEN’S HEALTH
MICHAEL JANSON, M.D.
Some dramatic changes have been taking place in Western medicine in the past few years, and you have the opportunity to benefit from some of these changes. Costs of health-care have been skyrocketing, and the government and insurance companies have tried to implement some form of control on the costs by managing the way doctors treat patients. At the same time, there has been an explosive growth in demand for treatments that are less invasive than surgery and less risky than prescription medications.
Why the changes? Consider that prescription medications are the fourth or fifth leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 100,000 people dying every year from their side effects, even when taken correctly. Heart bypass surgery is the ninth leading cause of death. Safe alternatives to drugs and surgery are available for almost every condition that plagues our society, but most doctors are only just beginning to learn about them. While still resistant to change, the medical profession is starting to recognize the benefits of natural treatments to complement or even replace some conventional medical care.See All Chapters
|Ilany Kogan||Karnac Books||ePub|
In order to incorporate the patient’s creative activity in therapy, the therapist must acquire some degree of understanding of the creative process, the function of creativity, and the role that creative activity plays in the therapeutic process. I have reviewed the creative process and the function of creativity in the first part of this book (Chapter One). I shall now briefly summarise the role of creative activity in treatment and then discuss the ways in which it was facilitated and incorporated in therapy, as demonstrated in the cases of David and Rachel.
The role of creativity in treatment
Creative activity facilitates the therapeutic process through the subsequent work of mourning it engenders, eventually leading to growth and development. In Segal’s terms, it is an attempt “to restore and recreate the loved object outside and inside the ego” (Segal, 1952, p. 197), which implies a successful work of mourning accompanied by symbol formation. As a result of the process of creativity during treatment, the ego is enriched, reintegrated and enlivened.See All Chapters
|Elliot Williams||Maker Media, Inc||ePub|
Talking Voltmeter Project
The project for this chapter pulls off something pretty cool: storing enough sampled sound data in your limited 16 KB of memory so that you can build a voltmeter that talks to you using your own voice. It’s not easy or even particularly sensible, but it gives me a good excuse to demonstrate how to use data stored in program memory.
Storing nonprogram data in flash program memory space is also very useful for any kind of constant data that you’d like to use in your programs—waveforms, menu strings, lists of birthdays, or any other sort of data that doesn’t need to change.
In addition to the basic kit, you will need:
If we had tried to use more than one or two waveforms in Direct-Digital Synthesis, we would have run out of memory. Not flash program memory—the ATmega168 has 16 K of that, and we were only using 1 or 2 K—but RAM. The irony of this is that we were storing entirely static data (a lookup table for a sine wave) in our scarce dynamic memory while the difficult-to-change flash memory section was largely empty.See All Chapters
|Maximiliano Firtman||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
jQuery Mobile allows us to customize the entire user interface through themes and CSS. We need to remember that jQuery Mobile generates HTML and CSS so every feature can be overridden using CSS.
In Figure7-1, we can see some jQuery Mobile websites with different user interfaces. If you want to see more of these customized UI websites, you can check http://jqmgallery.com.
Figure7-1.The site shows hundreds of mobile webapps created using jQuery Mobile, including some with a nice UI that looks really different than the standard theme
A theme is a set of color swatches defining:
Background colors and gradients
We can define up to 26 color swatches, from
A theme also has a global definition that applies to every swatch color, including:
Text and box effects, such as shadows and rounded corners
Active state for buttons and other controls
The idea of a global definition is to maintain the same experience not matter which swatch color is applied. For example, in the default theme a selected button is always blue, not matter which color swatch is used for that button.See All Chapters