PSYCHOLOGY

The Tao of Dialogical Family Therapy

THE TAO OF DIALOGICAL FAMILY THERAPY

  Brief Abstract In this paper I covered a brief history, the main ideas, and applications of dialogic therapy, or “open dialogue” to family therapy settings. Dialogical family therapy was derived from the philosophical work of Russian philosopher and linguist Mikhail Bakhtin’s. He was responsible for introducing the concept of “dialogism,” as well as writing about…

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Anarchy and Emotion: Overcoming Childism and Healing Emotional Injuries

emotional

(Note: This is Part 3 in a 3 part series covering Hard Versus Soft anarchism, the doctrine of Relationalism, and movement toward the Sensitive Society. This is my attempt to professionally reconcile the underlying truth of psychological findings with voluntaryist anarchism.) “The evolution of culture is ultimately determined by the amount of love, understanding and freedom experienced by its children…Every…

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Anarchy and Emotion: A Heart-Based Philosophy for Transforming Society

ANARCHY AND EMOTION: A HEART-BASED PHILOSOPHY FOR TRANSFORMING SOCIETY

I study counseling psychology. I learn to use skills that help people deal with personal issues, trauma, mental issues, and stress. But saying I “help” someone is actually a misnomer. In reality, I empathize with an individual; I leverage the desire to connect with another human. I do this to show a person that they possess their own ability to cope with the stressors of life. In other words, I…

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Anarchy and Emotion: Toward a Softer Aesthetic for Freedom

Aesthetic

(Note: This is Part 1 in a 3 part series covering Hard Versus Soft anarchism, the doctrine of Relationalism, and movement toward the Sensual Society. This is my attempt to professionally reconcile the underlying truth of psychological findings with voluntaryist anarchism.) “The world will not know peace until we learn to understand each other’s emotions” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl…

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Letter to Ross: Thank you for Spurring my Recovery

letter

Dear Ross, You have helped a great number people. I do not just mean in terms of saving lives, adhering to principles, or undermining the dark side of the drug war. You certainly contributed in those ways, but there is another potentially unrecognized contribution you have made. You have had tremendous emotional influence. You helped people…

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Healing Madness with Communication, Conversation, and Love

HEALING MADNESS WITH COMMUNICATION, CONVERSATION, AND LOVE

  Does anyone believe schizophrenia (madness) can be “cured” with conversation only—with words and human connection alone? Most modern psychiatrists deny that this is possible. They claim that schizophrenia is a permanent brain disease. But a new form of therapy is challenging that old perspective.

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Stop the Plague of Pseudoscience From Contaminating Anarchism

STOP THE PLAGUE OF PSEUDOSCIENCE FROM CONTAMINATING ANARCHISM

In anarchist communities, there are many more self-help and spiritual gurus gaining popularity. Anarcho-mystics are the primary personality. They have become acceptable enough to become a counterculture meme within anarchism. Everywhere I look, I see charlatans, snake oil dealers, tricksters, and quacks. The only difference between garden variety new age folks and these people is the label. They wear the…

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Anarchism Takes Courage: Helping People Escape the Cult of Normalcy

Normalcy

Anarchism is about courage. It takes poise to help people escape the cult of normalcy, wherein they revel in a haze of disinterest and violence and depravity. But when anarchists attempt to persuade people to discard love of their culture coma, of blood and carnage, they usually get a counterattack in the form of dismissive slander and appeals to State piety. But it…

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