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We Are the Introverts

We Are the Introverts

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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 effectiveness of DBT was demonstrated in a study in the July 2006 Archives of General Psychiatry. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

List of paradoxes This is a list of paradoxes, grouped thematically. The grouping is approximate, as paradoxes may fit into more than one category. Because of varying definitions of the term paradox, some of the following are not considered to be paradoxes by everyone. This list collects only scenarios that have been called a paradox by at least one source and have their own article. Although considered paradoxes, some of these are based on fallacious reasoning, or incomplete/faulty analysis. Informally, the term is often used to describe a counter-intuitive result. 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. [3]

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. Living in the Divided World of the Internet’s Future « Utopia or Dystopia Sony hacks, barbarians with FaceBook pages, troll armies, ministries of “truth”- it wasn’t supposed to be like this. When the early pioneers of what we now call the Internet freed the network from the US military they were hoping for a network of mutual trust and sharing- a network like the scientific communities in which they worked where minds were brought into communion from every corner of the world. It didn’t take long for some of the witnesses to the global Internet’s birth to see in it the beginnings of a global civilization, the unification, at last, of all of humanity under one roof brought together in dialogue by the miracle of a network that seemed to eliminate the parochialism of space and time.

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.

Incurvatus in se "Latin: Incurvatus in se" (Turned/curved inward on oneself) is a theological phrase describing a life lived "inward" for self rather than "outward" for God and others. Paul the Apostle wrote of this condition in the Epistle to the Romans 7:15, 7:8-19: For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. [...] Why the Global Brain needs a Therapist « Utopia or Dystopia The idea that the world itself could be considered an overarching form of mind can trace its roots deep into the religious longings of pantheism- the idea that the universe itself is God, or the closest thing we will ever find to our conception of God. In large part, I find pantheists to be a noble group. Any club that might count as its members a philosophical giant like Spinoza, a paradigm shattering genius such as Einstein, or a songbird like Whitman I would be honored to belong to myself. But alas, I have my doubts about pantheism- at least in particular its contemporary manifestation in the form of our telecommunications and computer networks being granted the status of an embryonic “global brain”.