Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder - Robert O. Friedel MD, Steven Gans MD, John M. Grohol Psy.D. All of the psychotherapies proving successful for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) strive to address underlying deficits in the ability of patients to relate to others and manage emotions, longstanding problems that are typically rooted in childhood experience. Several forms of psychotherapy— including dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), transference-focused therapy, and mentalization-based therapy - have been found in studies to be effective for Borderline Personality Disorder. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) Transference-focused therapy (TFP) Dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT) Schema-focused Therapy (SFT) and Mentalization-based therapy (MBT) Experts say this new crop of clinical trials has propelled the field into the era of evidence-based medicine. "The field is coming into its own because we are doing randomized, controlled trials to determine what actually works," Joel Paris, M.D., told Psychiatric News. Dialectical-behavioral therapy
Fellowship for Intentional Community The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) nurtures connections and cooperation among communitarians and their friends. It provides publications, referrals, support services, and sharing opportunities for a wide range of intentional communities, cohousing groups, ecovillages, community networks, support organizations, and people seeking a home in community. The FIC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in the United States.  Activities The FIC publishes Communities magazine, the Communities Directory, Journal of Cooperative Living, FIC Newsletter and the Intentional Communities web site. It also sponsors and presents periodic Community gatherings, including annual gatherings at Twin Oaks and Art of Community events in various locations around the US. FIC vision and mission statement May 15, 1998 (assembled by the Vision Committee) Vision Mission Purposes The FIC declare its main purposes as: Organizational history Citations FIC web site
Bookshelf Porn Unification of Science and Spirit: Chapter 6 - MIND AS A COMPLEX SYSETM Chapter 6 Among my many memories of early childhood, a few stand out with particular vigor. First and foremost, there is Neil Armstrong walking on the moon -- this was around the time of my second birthday, but I remember it as well as anything I've watched on TV since. I understood where the moon was -- way up in the sky -- and that this man, dressed in a funny suit, was walking on it, having just flown there in something faster than an airplane. I was puzzled by "One small step for a man, one great leap for mankind" -- I concluded, not unreasonably, that a "mankind" was some kind of miniature human being, perhaps a sort of midget-monkey hybrid. I wondered why, if they had brought one of these "mankind" creatures along on the spaceship with them, they hadn't shown it on TV. Another glowingly vivid memory, from a couple years later, is watching my mother roll out of the hospital in a wheelchair, holding my newborn baby sister in her arms. I thought back to a previous "Eureka!"
muladhara to bindu Criticism of capitalism This article lists arguments against capitalism. For a summary of ideologies opposed to capitalism, see Anti-capitalism. Criticism of capitalism ranges from expressing disagreement with the principles of capitalism in its entirety, to expressing disagreement with particular outcomes of capitalism. Issues "Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone." Democracy and freedoms Economist Branko Horvat stated: "... it is now well known that capitalist development leads to the concentration of capital, employment and power. David Schweickart wrote that, in capitalist societies, "ordinary people are deemed competent enough to select their political leaders-but not their bosses. [T]he liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. United States President Dwight D. Exploitation of workers Inequality
10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brain Works One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually do. On many occasions I find myself convinced that there is a certain way to do things, only to find out that actually that’s the complete wrong way to think about it. For example, I always found it fairly understandable that we can multitask. Well, according to the latest research studies, it’s literally impossible for our brains to handle 2 tasks at the same time. Recently I came across more of these fascinating experiments and ideas that helped a ton to adjust my workflow towards how our brains actually work (instead of what I thought!). So here are 10 of the most surprising things our brain does and what we can learn from it: Share stories like this to your social media followers when they’re most likely to click, favorite, and reply! 1. Here’s how it breaks down: For night owls, this is obviously a much later period in the day. Insight problems involve thinking outside the box.
Buying Your Vote What Happens When a Dark Money Group Blows Off IRS Rules? Nothing. by Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, Yesterday, 11:08 a.m. The Government Integrity Fund spent most of its money on election ads, despite IRS rules prohibiting a social welfare nonprofit from doing so. What Newly Released Docs Tell Us About the IRS and How It Handles Dark Money Groups by Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, April 9, 11:52 p.m. Here are five takeaways ProPublica found from the documents released Wednesday by a House committee. Podcast: The Hidden Power of Dark Money by Nicole Collins Bronzan ProPublica, March 27, 11:45 a.m. Kim Barker and Theo Meyer discuss the increasingly shadowy world of political spending, the power of the Koch brothers’ network, and what to expect in midterm races. Who Controls the Kochs’ Political Network? by Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, March 17, 12:35 p.m. The Dark Money Man: How Sean Noble Moved the Kochs’ Cash into Politics and Made Millions D’Oh!