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Gregory Bateson: Pioneer of Family Systems Theory

If you love theory, worldviews, or philosophy, this post is for you.  Minuchin (1998) wrote that the field of marriage and family therapy was born from Bateson’s systems theory in the 1960s. 1,022 more words

Marriage And Family Therapy

Coding, De-coding, and Re-coding Mind along the Virgo-Pisces axis

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be
~Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night 421 more words

Nodal Axis

The (in)human author and the (in)human characters

The other night we were talking about fiction, or more generally any art, that could represent a non-human reality, a non-human perspective and experience. I argued that fiction was particularly unsuited to this task, because it’s a genre rooted in very human experiences and conventions for representing those experiences. 1,647 more words


More Bits from Cybernetics

As I read Steven Heim’s book* I keep finding more and more interesting information. The concept of communication was an important component of cybernetics. In fact   407 more words

Personal Stories

Gregory Bateson

Gregory Bateson fused anthropology, systems theory, biology, cybernetics, and psychology to yield insight into the nature of life and society. His writings concerned issues of culture in human societies, the question of order in the universe, the relation between human beings and their environment, and the capacity for human beings to change. 65 more words


The Mental Research Institute: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

I recently completed a training in San Francisco, and I had some time to explore the city during the evenings. When you think of sites to visit in the city, you would probably visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Warf, or Alcatraz. 440 more words

Marriage And Family Therapy

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE - DAY 193: Healing Coming From Within

Healing your body and living a pain free and vibrant life is your birthright!

Everything you need to know in order to heal is already yours, but you must allow this knowledge to come to the surface.