Welcome

The following are posts from members of a fictionalized online therapy group which consists of six characters …. all of whom are connected in one way or another with XXX . As may be apparent: UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Narrative Truth

“As defined by psychologist Donald Spence, historical truth involves concrete objects and events; a memory is historically true if it can be factually verified. Narrative truth involves the connections between events, which are not verifiable because they are based on values, interpretations, and emotions. A memory has narrative truth when it captures an experience to the satisfaction of those telling and listening…

Self

Concepts that interest me include Self, Psychic Inflation, Individuation, the Shadow, and the Trickster. Complex – the repressed organisation of images and experiences that governs perception and behaviour Shadow – the repressed, therefore unknown, aspects of the personality including those often considered to be negative Self – the central overarching concept governing the individuation process, as symbolised by mandalas, the union of male and…

Curating a Self

I would like to share my interest in the writer Jerzy Kosinski and how he sheds light on the process of curation. In a review of Jerzy Kosiński: A Biography by James Park Sloan, D. G. Myers, Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University wrote “For years Kosinski passed off The Painted Bird as the true story of his own experience…

Identity

“Six Characters in Search of An Author” asked the question, can fictional characters be more authentic than real persons, and what is the relationship between imaginary characters and the writer, who has created them.

Make your own social media

Read newsletters instead of News Feeds. Fall back to private group chats. Put the person back in personalization. Buy your own server. Start a blog. Embrace anonymity. Own your own domain. Spend time on federated social networks rather than centralized ones. …this means forgoing convenience to control your ingredients: Read newsletters instead of News Feeds. Fall back to private group chats. Put the person back in personalization. Revert to reverse chron. Avoid virality. Buy…

When Identities Collide

Anonymity provides me with safe spaces I need to reach out or to provide support to others. When Worlds Collide

The Social Construction of Stories

I‘m interested in where these narratives come from, particularly those narratives that sometimes get in the way of us being happier. There’s been a lot of psychological research on how stories are helpful for us; for example, in the case of experiencing adversity or trauma. If we look for explanation and reason through narrative, it helps us cope with the adverse consequences.…

‘Halo Infinite’ progression complaints highlight gaming’s generational divide

PERSPECTIVE ‘Halo Infinite’ progression complaints highlight gaming’s generational divide For Halo fans who only care about multiplayer, “Halo Infinite” is a free-to-play game. But improbably, it’s messing up the free-to-play part. This is the first time in its 20-year history that Halo has entered the free-to-play market, and a huge divide has formed between the game’s monetization scheme and what players, both…

Redo of a Famous Experiment on the Origins of Life Reveals Critical Detail Missed for Decades

Sarah Vitak: This is Scientific American’s 60 Second Science. I’m Sarah Vitak. The question of how life came to be has captivated humans for millennia. The prevailing theory now is that on a highly volatile early earth lightning struck mineral rich waters. And that the energy from lighting strikes turned those minerals into the building blocks of life: organic compounds like amino…

empathy exercise

This empathy exercise might help you bridge some divides Richard A. Friedman is a professor of clinical psychiatry and director of the psychopharmacology clinic at at Weill Cornell Medical College..: I’ve received many phone calls in recent years from patients in the outpatient clinic where I supervise residents in psychiatry, all asking to change therapists. One gay man in his 30s told…

Empathy Exercise

OPINION This empathy exercise might help you bridge some divides I’ve received many phone calls in recent years from patients in the outpatient clinic where I supervise residents in psychiatry, all asking to change therapists. One gay man in his 30s told me that, although his new female therapist seemed okay, he’d be more comfortable being treated by another gay man. An…

Xbox X Black Friday

To see everything that is on offer, you will need to visit the dedicated section of the platform’s website right here. Make sure to browse the various sub-pages, as the deals are spread out between them. Alien: Isolation — $9.99 (Originally $39.99) Amnesia: Rebirth — $11.99 (Originally $29.99) Assassin’s Creed Valhalla + Watch Dogs: Legion Bundle — $49.49 (Originally $109.99) Back 4…