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3. The therapist’s inner instruments

Sternberg, Janine Karnac Books ePub

In order to examine what the experience of infant observation might contribute to the equipment of a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, it is necessary first to examine which capacities and skills are considered to be relevant for a therapist. However, these issues are not well addressed in the literature, which makes it all the more important to draw a distinction between capacities and skills. I understand “capacities” to refer to the qualities of the personality, the generalized approach of the practitioner; “skills” (I am using “skills” and technique as synonymous), on the other hand, could be translated as the individual tools that are used within the session. Skills may on occasion exist without the underlying capacities, and skills can certainly be practised and honed. Obviously there are ways in which the two interact: for example, the capacity to bear uncertainty and wait for something to emerge may display itself in the session in the therapist’s silence and lack of questioning. However, I think we can be clear that being silent and not questioning may not in itself mean that the practitioner has the capacity to bear uncertainty. Because technique arises from and is closely interwoven with capacities, it is difficult to write about them separately in a cogent way. Some skills are readily understandable applications of capacities, whereas others are not. We might question whether, for example, a particular way of listening is a skill or a capacity. In this chapter I have concentrated on capacities and note the technique that arises directly out of them; in chapter 4 I address those aspects of technique that seem less closely tied up with capacities.

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8 Being-in-the-Covenant: Reflections on the Crisis of Historicism in North Malaita, Solomon Islands

Afterword by Michael Jackson Edited by Indiana University Press ePub

Jaap Timmer

BIBLICAL PROPHECY MAKES a major contribution to discourses and practices of nation and destiny in Solomon Islands. After discussing its broader context, this article investigates the power of Old Testament prophecies through analysis of the 2010 Queen’s Birthday speech of Solomon Islands’ governor-general, Sir Frank Kabui, entitled “Our connection with the Throne of England” (Kabui 2010), given to an audience of national and international officials in Honiara, the capital of Solomon Islands. Kabui, a To’abaita speaker from North Malaita, focuses on a British-Israelite theory that claims that Jacob’s pillar stone is kept in Scotland because the kings and queens of Britain are the seed-royal to the House of David. I situate his thoughts in widespread To’abaita ideas about connections between the island of Malaita and Israel to highlight the way in which people read themselves into biblical narratives via the “Table of Nations” in Genesis 10:1–32, seen as the canonical list of peoples. By detailing this particular attempt to situate Solomon Islands in the prophecies and history of the Old Testament, I draw attention to an important dimension of local historiography and the meaning of religion in that context.1

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Area and Volume: CLEP Algebra II

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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8. The Courage to Listen to Followers

Chaleff, Ira Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

WHEN COURAGEOUS FOLLOWERS are successful at steering leaders away from potentially disastrous behaviors, actions, or policies, we rarely see the process or even recognize its results. The media do not typically report preventive actions they do not see or catastrophes that didn’t occur.

Similarly, when leaders or organizations self-destruct, we usually see only the visible acts, or failures to act, of the leadership. Unfortunately, courageous followers do not always succeed, despite their best efforts. Attempts that courageous followers may have made to head off the disaster often remain invisible.

As we began the new millennium, contrary to this general rule of courageous follower public invisibility, people around the world got rare glimpses of attempts from below to head off disaster in a range of U.S. institutions. In time, these specific events and personalities will fade from popular view, but leaders would do well to remember such examples as cautionary tales.

In the private sector, headlines were made when a midlevel vice president tried to caution the chairman and CEO of Enron, the country’s largest energy trading corporation, that its accounting procedures were egregiously misrepresenting the company’s financial position. She took a large personal risk by breaking with the corporate culture and sounding the alarm about these practices. The CEO read the detailed memo prepared by the VP and even interviewed her. Then, instead of treating her information with the utmost seriousness, he referred it to the company’s law firm and asked them to investigate the matter but not to make a “detailed analysis” or second-guess the company’s outside accountants, effectively quashing the investigation. Shortly thereafter, the company imploded; investors lost virtually everything; thousands of employees lost most of their retirement funds; and the CEO, other former executives, and the midlevel accountants who enabled the fraudulent business practices were indicted and convicted on a range of criminal charges. The chairman/CEO died before being sentenced. His successor, a key architect of the fraud, was sentenced to twenty-four years in prison. Had the CEO only listened to the courageous follower in his ranks and taken her concerns seriously! Perhaps he could have steered the corporate ship, despite the advanced state of its moral rot, to a soft landing instead of a crash and burn.

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1. The Birth of Quantum Medicine

Yanick Jr Ph.D. N.D., Paul Basic Health Publications ePub

Millions of Americans are suffering with disorders that are not responsive to medical treatment. Many live their lives with endless pain. Others are incapacitated by and/or die needlessly from diseases for which there are no effective medical treatments. Chronic fatigue and dangerous obesity are the most common complaints of a generation that has lost touch with the body’s inner healing dimension.

An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from allergic disorders. Many individuals are finding themselves hypersensitive or allergic to substances that didn’t bother them in the past. Other individuals are complaining that their allergies are changing and becoming even worse. They complain of having a runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, skin rashes, and breathing difficulties that tend to roller coaster with the seasons. Since each season brings its own characteristic triggers, avoiding allergic reactions is not easy, as in many instances allergens that are in the air and in the environment year-round may be impossible to avoid.

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3. DON’T REJECT IDEAS — ASK FOR MORE

Foster, Jack Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Here’s what my first boss, Bud Boyd, used to do:

I’d show him a proposed ad for, say, a bank, and he’d say:

“Good. Good. Let’s pin it on the wall over here. Now, let’s see if you can do one that’s a little more impactful, one that leaps off the page.”

So, I’d go away and do a simpler, bolder, more impactful ad, and he’d say:

“Good. Good. Let’s pin it on the wall next to your first one. Now, do me one that will win us an award.”

When I came back with what I thought was an award winner, he’d say:

“Good. Good. Now, pretend you’re applying for a job in another advertising agency and the creative director there wants to see only one ad — the best ad you’ve ever written. Do me that ad.”

The lesson Bud taught me was a simple one: There’s always a better way. Always.

Perhaps Lincoln Steffens said it best. In 1931 he wrote:

“Nothing is done. Everything in the world remains to be done or done over. The greatest picture is not yet painted, the greatest play isn’t written, the greatest poem is unsung.”

Decades later, he’s still right: There’s always a better idea. Always.87

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11 2+2: Take Two

Allen, Doug Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Three weeks later, an unexpected visitor poked his head in Pauline’s door. It was Percy!

Pauline’s jaw dropped. “What are you doing here? I thought you’d have relocated to New Orleans by now.”

“Naw. I really like the jazz and the blues, but the food is way too spicy for me,” he replied with a wink.

“It’s so good to see you!” Pauline exclaimed as she threw all caution to the wind and gave him a big hug. “Come in. Sit down.”

“Thanks. Listen, Pauline, there’s something I have to tell you—”

“There’s something I have to tell you first,” Pauline interrupted. “I am really sorry about what happened between us. Worse than that, I confess, I’m ashamed. I never should have handled your performance appraisal the way I did. You were too valuable a team member for me to just let you walk.”

Percy was visibly moved. “Thanks, Pauline. The truth is, I came here to ask you if there would still be a position here that I could fill. I realize this company is where I belong.”

Without a moment’s hesitation, Pauline called the HR department and set everything in motion. Percy would once again be a part of her team.

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Prelude

Olthof, Jan Karnac Books ePub

Flowering magnolia outside the consulting room, with thanks to Joke Klomp and Ton Hilhorst

Mrs Johnson

Mrs Johnson, 65 years old, had been admitted to a hospital psychiatric ward. She had a tired and depressed look about her. She was withdrawn and largely kept to her room, at the end of a dreary corridor. Standing in front of her wardrobe, she said:

“I don’t have any clothes!”

A nurse came in, and pointed out the various dresses hanging in the wardrobe.

“Here they are, Mrs Johnson, your clothes are right here!” she said.

Silence…

Mrs Johnson looked at the wardrobe again and said:

“Yes, but I don’t have any clothes!”

The nurse remained friendly:

“Here they are, Mrs Johnson, look! Here are your clothes!”

Silence again…then:

“Yes, but I don’t have any clothes…”

The nurse became a little impatient.

“Now just follow with me and look, Mrs Johnson: one, two, three, four dresses. And a skirt. And here’s a sweater. Plenty of clothes!”

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Creating Communities of Learners: The Interaction of Shared Leadership, Shared Vision, and Supportive Conditions

International Journal of Educational Reform Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ePub

Jane B. Huffman and Kristine A. Hipp

For more than 20 years, educators, policymakers, and others have targeted efforts for school reform from top-down bureaucratic governance to a more shared and collaborative focus on decision-making and innovative improvement processes. While these efforts have been admirable, and many dedicated educators have spent years working to achieve results, the results have been disappointing. Students are still not achieving as successfully as parents and society want them to, and the challenge to increase student performance to state and national standards has raised the accountability stakes to an all-time high. Schlechty (1997) commented: “The demands of modern society are such that America’s public schools must now provide what they have never provided before: a first-rate academic education for nearly all students” (p. 235).

What has gone wrong? What can schools and educators do to affect long-lasting change that addresses the needs of our students and society? Fragmented change efforts, including the Excellent Movement in the 1980s and the Restructuring Movement in the 1990s, have introduced changed initiatives, but produced minimal school improvement. What is needed is a systematic plan that coordinates and implements the essential elements needed for school improvement and student achievement. Cuban (1988) called for second-order change that would fundamentally alter organizational culture, structure, and leadership roles in schools. This reculturing of schools has been characterized by shared values and norms, an emphasis on student learning, reflective dialogue, deprivatization of practice, and collaboration (Louis, Kruse, & Marks, 1996). Sergiovanni (1994) calls on schools to become communities where professional learning is continuous, reflective, and focused on improving student outcomes. But building a professional learning community is difficult due to the many demands on teachers and administrators, the growing accountability issues, the increasingly diverse needs of students, teacher isolation and burnout, and many other unmanageable stressors. To develop, nurture, and sustain a community of learners means creating a different culture that includes a shared vision, true collaboration, administrator and teacher leadership, and conditions that support these efforts (Mitchell & Sackney, 2001).

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15. The transcendent function and Hegel's dialectical vision

Karnac Books ePub

Hester McFarland Solomon

In this chapter I will explore the parallels between Jung's concept of the transcendent function and the notion of dialectical change, first expounded by the German Romantic philosopher, Frederick Hegel (1770-1831).

Hegel's formulation of the method arrived at a particular time and place in European history, in Germany, at the time of the Romantic revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, a time of enormous social, political and economic turbulence and change. It formed an essential core of important 20th century European philosophical traditions, such as phenomenology and its derivatives, as well as the version of psychoanalysis developed by Lacan and his followers in France.

Hegel's dialectical model is a schema for understanding how change happens throughout all living systems; essentially, it is about the development of self-consciousness as it unfolds both internally and across society, in what he calls the World Spirit (Geist). Hegel's model finds a parallel in Jung's theory of how the individual develops a sense of identity or selfhood over time through the interplay between inner and outer, and between collective and personal psychological contents, both located at conscious and unconscious levels. Hegel expounded a philosophy that reflects a deep structural view of the reality of the world (Hegel, 1807a, 1812, 1817, 1820). It has had a profound effect on the thinking of those schooled in European culture since the 19th century. Hegel's dialectical vision reflects an understanding of fundamental truths, including psychological truths, concerning reality, and how the self is brought into being and attains its fullest actualization through the interaction between self-consciousness and consciousness of an other. Both Hegel and Jung expounded models that are concerned with those deeply embedded, inherited structures and dynamic processes that underlie the ways in which we perceive ourselves and our reality, and the ways in which we become the individuals who we are. Both employ an archetypal model of the self expressed in terms of an image of wholeness, achieved through successive conflict-ridden steps towards individuation and integration.

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5 Monitoring and Midcourse Corrections

White, Stephen Solution Tree Press ePub

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Monitoring and Midcourse Corrections

A ct on the best evidence possible, and learn from your mistakes.

—Robert Sutton

JANUARY 28, 9:00 A.M. With the first semester behind him, Byron tasked two members of his leadership team to cross-tabulate the data about implementing the improvement plans with readily available information about students by subgroup, course offering, attendance, and grades. Kim crunched the numbers, and Marilyn, the assistant principal, indentified queries about teaching practices and learning outcomes. Byron knew that January meetings to launch the second semester—both as small teams and as a faculty—were critical to set the tone for the remainder of the school year, and the brief holiday respite provided him time to make a number of midcourse corrections. Adjustments included:

  Beginning second semester, the administrative team would post the outcomes of classroom walkthroughs in terms of the degree to which the action steps for the improvement plan were evident. Charts would examine only observed practices and any correlation with improved student achievement or behavior, not the names of the teachers.

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Chapter 7 Handling Learning Overload

Casey Reason Solution Tree Press ePub

Schools today are teeming with talented, energetic, and well-intentioned teachers and administrators working every day at a fevered pitch. They come to school early, work hard all day, and stay late. At the end of the day, they may slump over in exhaustion as they think about the challenges that lie ahead. Interestingly, many schools exerting this degree of effort, when they look at their achievements at the end of the year, are shocked at just how little progress they make. Systemic problems and recalcitrant staff members derail progress at every opportunity. A dominant contributor to this overall lack of effectiveness is the feeling of learning overload. Learning overload can keep even well-intentioned high-energy leaders from making significant progress toward their most important goals. Learning organizations truly can’t learn it all!

The problem of learning overload has grown as schools have become increasingly complex. Although technology was supposed to make our lives easier, most observers would probably agree that the massive influx of daily email and the monitoring that’s required to keep up with all aspects of our virtual world have created more, not less, of a drain on our time and energy (Nworie & Haughton, 2008) and may actually diminish our mental energy (Sen, 2008).

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Drop of Golden Sun

Janice Zeller Ryan Stash Books ePub

Finished quilt size: 63½˝ × 63½˝

DROP OF

GOLDEN SUN

By Karen Anderson-Abraham

This quilt was such fun to create! I love how it allows the quilter to combine improv design, my personal first love in quilting, with some more precise and measured sewing techniques in the wonky stars and the clean overall construction of the quilt itself. I really enjoy the whimsy of the stars contrasted with the super clean, modern minimalism of the rest of the design.

—Karen

ALL MATERIALS NEEDED FOR QUILT

Note: Specific fabric names/colors are included, but feel free to select different fabrics/colors.

Dark green (Kona Everglade) solid: 4½ yards for background

Light gray (Kona Ash) solid: 1¼ yard for borders

Variety of coordinating fabrics: ½–¾ yard for wonky stars

Variety of coordinating color fabric scraps (yellow, teals, blues, grays, lilacs, pinks, white): Use remaining fabric from wonky star blocks and small scraps from stash for center medallion and improv border bits

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Chapter 4: The Flame of Meaning: Reclaiming Our Purpose

Leider, Richard J. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

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New Elder
Frederic Hudson

“I refuse to become a marginalized person! So many people just disappear, lose their nerve,and disconnect. Not me. I’m at the end of who I was. But I’m at the beginning of who I might become. That’s exciting to me.”

These bold reflections from Frederic Hudson opened his dialogue with Richard on a sunny May morning in Santa Barbara, California. As the sunlight slanted through the living room windows of the Hudson household,Frederic took Richard on a passionate journey through his recent paintings. As he spoke,he was describing—as someone who is coming to terms with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease—what it is like to confront the limitations of the flesh.

“I’ve had to give up one era of my life,” Frederic claims, “in order to enter another. I’ve always been fascinated with how people deconstruct and reconstruct their lives. We all need to constantly do this, to reinvent ourselves.”

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Frederic speaks slowly,crisply,and clearly. This friend and colleague of Richard,this new elder who one year ago worked with a vengeance—traveling,speaking,writing and creating, always creating. Frederic, founder of both the Fielding and Hudson Institutes,is one of the thought leaders in adult development and coaching in America. Today Frederic savors solitude.“The life force,”he says,“now is about celebrating life and about generosity—giving it all away. It’s all about being. The peace I’m gaining is coming from using my illness as a challenge,as permission to be.”

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CHAPTER 4: MARRY YOUR ENEMY

Derber, Charles Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

They didn’t do everything they could have before 9/11 to prevent the tragedy that was 9/11. [The Clinton team] built a plan [to dismantle al Qaeda] and turned it over to the Bush administration. This administration failed to do its duty to protect the United States of America before 9/11. 1

GENERAL WESLEY CLARK,

January 12, 2004

MEET BEVERLY ECKHART

Beverly is the wife of Sean Eckhart, who was killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11. On August 8, 2003, at an event commemorating the anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki by the United States, Beverly spoke to a group in Nagasaki.

“On September 11, 2001, my husband, Sean, called me from the 105th floor of the World Trade Center. The fates, in their mercy, granted us enough time to say what we needed to say to each other before the building collapsed and he was carried to his death.”

Beverly has joined a group called September 11 Families for a Peaceful Tomorrow. The group is speaking out vigorously against the president’s war on terrorism. It argues that events leading up to 9/11 have been covered up, that the military response by President Bush is going to incite more terrorism, and that the police, fire fighters, and other “first responders” are being underfunded. 100

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