Archive for dissociation

“Addictions from an Attachment Perspective”—A Review (part III)

Welcome back from my interlude late last week. This is part III of my multi-part blog series wherein I review the 2014 edited volume entitled Addictions from an Attachment Perspective—Do Broken Bonds and Early Trauma Lead to Addictive Behaviours? We’ll start off looking at Chapter III—The Self-Medication Hypothesis and Attachment Theory: Pathways for Understanding and […]

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Reaction to “Origins of Attachment” (part III)

Welcome to part III of my reaction to the 2014 book Origins of Attachment co-written by Beatrice Beebe and Frank Lachmann. This will be the final part in this series. It’s a bit long but I wanted to wrap things up. Let me ask you this question: Why is it that you cannot tickle yourself? […]

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Summarizing “Hamlet’s BlackBerry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age” (part 8A)

I ended part 8 by asking three questions: What’s the problem that digital technologies attempt to solve? What’s the “distance” aspect of this problem? Are solutions being brought about through greater levels of abstraction? In this part, which I am calling “8A”, I’d like to take a first pass at answering these questions before continuing […]

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