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      La psicoterapia ha a che fare con l’essere presenti. Con questo si intendono diverse cose, a seconda delle persone e del terapeuta. Questa pagina spiega la mia opinione al riguardo. Si tratta di essere presente a pieno, in relazione a un altro essere umano. Tuttavia, questo tipo di connessione ...
    Psychotherapy is about being present. What this means varies from person to person, from therapist to therapist and from client to client. It is about being fully present in relation to another human. This connection is rare to achieve. However we can fully tuned into another human being also...
    January 7, 2020
    Queste sono alcuni attimi che ho raccolto durante la mia breve visita a Firenze in Gennaio 2020. Sono stato per una settimana in Borgo De’ Greci, vicino alla basilica di Santa Croce. Il tempo era sereno e soleggiato, con giornate miti e accoglienti. Basilica di Santa Croce Arcetri Fontana...
    December 16, 2019
    These are the notes from a training I went to in Tower Hamlets City Council. The subject of the training was child and adolescent neglect. These are some of the things I found interesting. Very often a neglected child doesn't know that what was going on for them was neglectful. This is because...
    This is a summary of some notes I've taken during a course delivered by Tower Hamlets Council. Between 0 and 2 the child needs to develop trust in adults and in relationships in general. If the child has good-enough role models, they will learn to rely on the support to be available. However,...
    November 26, 2019
    Pain is something that protects us from further damaging ourselves. When we feel pain our body is signaling us to stop, slow down, or it is asking for attention. If our body works the way it's meant to function, then we will be able to perceive pain. The brain does not have pain receptors,...
    It’s inevitable that the therapist would feel something towards the client. Whatever she feel is always useful information to build the therapeutic alliance. Whether the client moves tender feelings or irritation, I believe that the therapist needs to allow those feelings to emerge. After the...
    Uncertainty pervades all aspects of our lives, right from our birth. When the baby is born the first thing they express is uncontrollable distress and anxiety. This hopefully gets named and soothed by the parent or caregiver. Recent developments in neuroscience back up the idea that the way this...
    The term projective identification is used in gestalt therapy and other humanistic psychotherapies. I sometimes found it confusing because there is a great variety of descriptions and definitions of what this process is. I'm writing this to help clarify how this concept has evolved over time. The...
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