Saturday, 22 October 2011

Bullying (Definition)

defines bullying as:
‘persistent, offensive, abusive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, abuse of power or unfair penal sanctions, which makes the recipient feel upset, threatened, humiliated or vulnerable, which undermines their self-confidence
and which may cause them to suffer stress

‘ Where one person or persons engage in unwanted conduct in relation to another person which has the purpose or effect of violating that person’s
dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that person’

Jungian Cognitive Functions

Jungian cognitive functions
From Wikipedia,

In some forms of psychological testing, particularly those related to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the cognitive functions (sometimes known as mental functions) are defined as different ways of perceiving and judging the world. They are defined as "thinking", "feeling", "sensing" and "intuition".

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Declaration of Independence

When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security”

The Declaration of Independence

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Demon as a Guiding Spirit (Lesser God)

c.1200, from L. daemon "spirit," from Gk. daimon "deity, divine power; lesser god; guiding spirit, tutelary deity" (sometimes including souls of the dead); "one's genius, lot, or fortune;" from PIE *dai-mon- "divider, provider" (of fortunes or destinies), from base *da- "to divide" (see tide). Used (with daimonion) in Christian Greek translations and Vulgate for "god of the heathen" and "unclean spirit." Jewish authors earlier had employed the Greek word in this sense, using it to render shedim "lords, idols" in the Septuagint, and Matt. viii.31 has daimones, translated as deofol in O.E., feend or deuil in Middle English. Another O.E. word for this was hellcniht, lit. "hell-knight." The original mythological sense is sometimes written daemon for purposes of distinction. The Demon of Socrates was a daimonion, a "divine principle or inward oracle." His accusers, and later the Church Fathers, however, represented this otherwise. The Demon Star (1895) is Algol.

Beware of the Martians

Mars has two known satellites, Phobos and Deimos ("fear" and "panic", after attendants of Ares, the Greek god of war, equivalent to the Roman Mars). Searches for more satellites have been unsuccessful, putting the maximum radius of any other satellites at 90 m (100 yd)

In Greek mythology, Deimos (Ancient Greek: Δεῖμος, pronounced [dêːmos], meaning "dread") was the personification of terror.

Phobos (Ancient Greek Φόβος, pronounced [pʰóbos], meaning "terror") is the personification of horror in Greek mythology. He is the offspring of Ares and Aphrodite. He was known for accompanying Ares into battle along with his brother, Deimos, the goddess Enyo, and his father’s attendants. Timor is his Roman equivalent. Considering the accounts in Greek mythology, Phobos is more of a personification of the fear brought by war and does not appear as an actual character in any mythology.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

On who to hang out with…

On who to hang out with…
Don’t hang around with people who are negative and who are not supportive of your writing. Make friends with writers so that you have a community. Hopefully, your community of writer friends will be good and they’ll give you good feedback and good criticism on your writing but really the best way to be a writer is to be a writer.

by A Burroughs

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Self Domain (Tidal Model)

The Self Domain is the private place where the person lives. Here the person experiences thoughts, feelings, beliefs, values, ideas etc, which are known only to the person. In this private world the distress called ’mental illness’ is first experienced. All people keep much of their private world secret, only revealing to others what they wish them to know. This is why people are often such a ‘mystery’ to us, even when they are close friends or relatives.

In the Tidal Model the Self domain becomes the focus of our attempts to help the person feel more ‘safe and secure’; where we try to help the person address and begin to deal with the private fears, anxieties and other threats to emotional stability, which are related to specific problems of living. The main focus is to develop a ‘bridging’ relationship and to help the person develop a meaningful Personal Security Plan. This work becomes the basis of the development of the person’s ‘self-help’ programme, which will sustain the person on return to everyday life.

Tidal Model (Nursing Care)

"The Tidal Model, give me some hope to fantasise about a future where there are no DSM's, ICD's, scales, screens and inventories. A future where we are listened to, and responded to individually, with respect for our rich and varied frames of reference"

The Self Domain –
focuses on the person’s experience of crisis and emphasizes the need for them to feel safe.

The World Domain –
emphasizes the person’s need to be understood.

The Others Domain –
focuses on the type and nature of support the person might need from other people, professionals and agencies in order to live an ordinary life.