Several years ago, I had the good fortune of being employed as an art teacher at an Islamic school. It wasn’t an experience I actively… Read More »Behind the Hijab: Reflections on Working at an Islamic School From a Teacher Raised as a Catholic
“Rip, Rip, Rip … this is a battle, a war, and the casualties could be your heart and soul!” exclaims Mr. Keating (Robin Williams). The… Read More »Be gone Mr Pearson’s correlations coefficient! – Statistics and the Dead Poet’s Society
Thinking and communication processes are based on symbols. Therefore, it logically follows that symbols would also play a role in mental wellbeing. In this blog, I discuss the basics of this connection.
Psychoanalytical’s assumption that symbols have universal meanings is flawed. I demonstrate this by challenging Jordan Peterson’s remarks about Chaos being predominately a feminine trait.
The process of seeing involves light entering our eyes and influencing the physiological mechanisms for sight in our brains. At the back of our eyes… Read More »The Art of Perception: sight and mental health
Over a hundred years ago Freud created a name for himself with the invention of psychoanalysis. Since then, scientific research has disproven most of his work, especially that which relates to trauma. Nevertheless, many people are still dedicated “believers”. Amongst those still under Freud’s hypnotic influence is Jordan Peterson. The consequences of such means that individuals with PTSD are at risk of not getting the support that they need to recover.