Most efforts are directed at the the executive of the personality, the Child, but still a significant amount of effort is directed at the Parent and Adult influencing the Child’s direction.
Three children is the maximum that one parent can emotionally cover. After that sub groupings amongst siblings will form.
Never a dull moment when working in a prison and great training for one’s diagnostic skills of some quite unusual forms of psychopathology.
We don’t like it but we can understand the death of a loved one by accident or illness. However the death of a loved one by suicide leaves us more puzzled.
Indeed the DSM 5 says if there is intense sorrow and emotional pain for a loved one after 12 months then that is classed as complicated bereavement, a neurotic condition.
Some fifteen years later he was executed by lethal injection. So he finally did complete the suicide attempt and he got the state to kill him.
So if there is a war, as we are told, then the enemy is not doing very well.
Most people entering counselling will be most surprised by this and are not expecting the drug counsellor to be of this mind at all.
But this time is is prohibition by stealth, they have not sought to have tobacco made illegal but they have sought to make tobacco prohibitively expensive.
Since that time the work on this concept has continued and the demon like qualities that can also be found in the archetype of Lillith, are applicable to more people but in less pure form as described here.
Psychotherapy can in this sense be seen as a feminizing pursuit, particularly for the male.
Once upon a time there was thing called the anti war movement, it happened with the Vietnam war.
There were three clients I was making appointments with for the next week and they were all very heavily pregnant women. That was all the dream was.
A game can then be viewed as an unsophisticated attempt by the person to repair self by bringing unconscious material to the surface.
Eventually he solves his own problem and has a plan for how to deal with it in the future. I have said very little and in essence been a spectator to his own processing and working it out for himself.
If this is true, that could explain why psychological games are such an integral part of the human psyche. Why they are so universal in human relationships.
This shocking effect when a person is deeply in AC just prior to an attempt could have significant implications for suicide prevention.
Despite the reason, we humans can’t keep a secret. We will say it out. The key is for the listener to stop listening and start watching. As a therapist it is certainly better to do this regularly with your clients.
As we know A1 thinking can be magical thinking and this would explain why the paranoid personality can have at times quite bizarre beliefs. Such as thoughts being monitored by people who are not of this earth.
In play children will tend to do what they think is the right thing. Follow formulas that are known to them.
That is of course a Critical Parent to Child transaction. A very difficult transaction to do well. And such a crucial one for parents to master
Ironically in this way empathy is quite self centred and narcissistic process. It is about me and my understanding of the experience of the client.
This would suggest the statistics on suicide are underestimated, the rates of suicide could be much higher than reported if one considers the possibility or “car suicides” instead of car accidents.
It would seem prudent for any therapist to enquire of the pre-suicide fantasy a person may have to assess the level of magical thinking present.
These people put themselves in a position where it was highly likely they would end up killed either by their own hand or by someone else’s hand.
That we can pass on the ‘hot potatoe’ to someone else such that we can avoid sacrificing self.
If one can accept their flaws and bad points that is a very good psychological state of mind to be in.
As a result we can see what was originally a phobia, upon closer examination is not a phobia. It is about what the person feels he can’t control or what he desires in his personality.
It is harder to maintain the split in the personality and the dissociation is treated.
There needs to be a change in the current legislation which allows for a category of suicidal person not to be reported in a mandatory way. If this should happen then this group of every unhappy people who are feeling very alone are not made to feel more alone but the current laws of this country.