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Who is watikanyilpai ?

  Over twenty years ago, my friend and colleague Jungian analyst Craig San Roque and I were camping out at Yarrapalong, near Yeundumu, in remote Central Australia.  We were being taught some of the elements of  Western Desert Aboriginal  medicine … Continue reading

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The politics of Nurturance

How can we encourage society to be more reflective about nurturance, so that we can nurture the nurturers better. ?   In the last 15 years or so, the  neuroscientific evidence  behind all this  has exploded.  Our understanding of the … Continue reading

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Left and right brain tango

We are right brained creatures for the first 2 years,  to such an extent that our right brain becomes, and remains, the larger of the two hemispheres, especially its anterior parts. The left hemisphere only begins to develop from the … Continue reading

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What is nurturance?

What is nurturance?   Providing security is just the first albeit essential step.  Using that as a base upon which the developmental dance of attunement can be enacted is  the next step. But this is actually not enough, if the … Continue reading

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nurturance

“The nurturing we receive in the first few years of life has a big influence on our mental and physical health. It shapes our own ability to be nurturers, our capacity for empathy in the way we relate to each … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post. Here are some suggestions … Continue reading

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