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September 2021 Theme:

– Working With Aggression –  Coming Up Against Another


  • SOMATIC EXPERIENCE CHAPTER 8 – ‘Rough & Tumble’ – pages 98-112.
  • SELF EXAMINATION CHAPTER 5 – ‘Finding A Mind Of One’s Own’ – pages 63-79.
  • PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS  – ‘Reaction Formation’ – pages 140-141; ‘Aggression-inward’ – page 239.

  • CASE FORMULATION REVIEW – CHAPTER 6 – ‘Assessing Affects’ – pages 102 – 121; 


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Guided Meditation

“Holiding by it’s very nature is not just comforting.  It is also aggressive.

There is holding tight.  Holding off.  Holding out. Holding back.  Holding on.  Holding in.  Holding up. Holding down.

Each of these holdings contain a very different sense of the body – of the body in relation to itself, of the body in action, of the body in relation to the physical envirnment, of the body in relation to other bodies.

Bill Cornell

“We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our quiet.”

– William Butler Yeats



i lost my temper

temper, when one speaks of metal,

means strong,


temper, for humans,

means angry



today i found my temper.

i said,

you step on my head

for 27 years you step on my head

and though i have been trained

to excuse you for your inevitable


today i think

i prefer my head to your clumsiness.

today i began

to find myself.


perhaps I will begin

to find


            susan sutheim, 1969