Archive for naturalistic systems theory

Repent for the Cosmic Castration Is Upon Us (part II)

The other morning I was enjoying a hot shower. I had my Waterpik shower head on pulsate. I was daydreaming about possible plans for my retirement (roam the countryside in an RV perhaps), which may never materialize given current economic conditions. All was well until I jumped back in response to the water going momentarily cold […]

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Hold the Presses—Why Are We So Attached to the Vitalism of Bowlbian Attachment Theory?

In a series of posts that started back on December 9th, 2010, I’ve been looking at the following question: “Do mothers (therapists) really attach to their babies (clients)?” I’ve suggested that within a reductionistic worldview, the answer is probably “yes.” However, within a naturalistic systems theory worldview (the one that Bowlby principally used), the answer […]

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Frogs, Sex and “Stayin’ Alive”

Frogs, Sex and Stayin’ Alive—OK, not exactly Drugs, Sex and Rock and Roll, but probably as close as I’m going to get in these Bowlby Less Traveled posts. Hey, frogs can produce hallucinogenic substances and Stayin’ Alive was a disco song from the 1970s by the Bee Gees—that’s close to rock and roll. So, what […]

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Bringing in 2011 with a Review of Posts from December, 2010

I trust that everyone had a wonderful and restful holiday break. I know I did. Last year (sorry, couldn’t resist) on December 9th, 2010, I began a series of posts that were triggered by the following question: Q – Do mothers (therapists) really attach to their babies (clients)? Lets do a bit of a review […]

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Of Sexualization, Carualization, and Attachualization

Believe it or not we’re still considering the question I asked as a part of my December 9th, 2010, post: “Do mothers (therapists) really attach to their babies (clients)?” Over a series of posts (12/9, 12/14, 12/17, 12/18) I have suggested that the above question only makes sense within a reductionistic frame or worldview. I […]

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