Societal / Political

Transforming and Managing Anxiety: I. The Nature of Containment

Transforming and Managing Anxiety: I. The Nature of Containment

In this essay I look specifically at the derailment into authoritarianism and at the multiple ways in which this derailment can be avoided—in favor of the construction and engagement of a wide variety of containers that enable the transformation to take place. It is in the identification of viable containers that we begin to find the pathway toward true freedom.

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Studio Nine: The Sleep Room

Studio Nine: The Sleep Room

We asked participants to watch the disturbing movie, “The Sleep Room” which is based on the real-life Cameron experiments conducted at the Allen Institute in Montreal Canda.

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The Work and Life of Women: The Dynamics of Individualism and Power

The Work and Life of Women: The Dynamics of Individualism and Power

[Note: This essay builds on work that was published in Rosalind Sun and William Bergquist, The Word for World is …

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The Nature of True Freedom III: Creating A Shared Image of the Future

The Nature of True Freedom III: Creating A Shared Image of the Future

Positive freedom to do something, in turn, is sustained only if a society has defined or is in the process of continually defining and redefining a clear and exhilarating image of its own purpose and, in particular, its own future.

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The Nature of True Freedom II: Harmony of Interests

The Nature of True Freedom II: Harmony of Interests

I provide an economic and commerce-based perspective, suggesting that true freedom might reside in something called the “harmony of interests.”

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The Nature of True Freedom I: Balancing Personal Rights and Collective Responsibilities

The Nature of True Freedom I: Balancing Personal Rights and Collective Responsibilities

I propose that true freedom requires a balancing between a concern for individual personal rights and a concern for collective, shared responsibility.

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Dancing with the Internet and Other Human Embedded Technologies

Dancing with the Internet and Other Human Embedded Technologies

This is the first in a series of recorded interviews concerning the impact of emergent technologies on the way in which we think, feel and take actions. William Bergquist, Ph.D. conducted this interview with Karin Bustmante, Psy.D., a distinguished psychotherapist and professor living in Boulder Colorado.

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Memory and the Internet

Memory and the Internet

We are ready to introduce a new character into this dance that we are choreographing regarding memory. This new character is the Internet. This new character has a major impact on the way we assimilate and accommodate, on the way in which we engage procedural and declarative memory, and on the way in which we remember and forget. Let’s first consider assimilation and accommodation.

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From Learned Helplessness to Hope: A Case Study

From Learned Helplessness to Hope: A Case Study

For the LGBTQ+ youth, it is not enough to examine hope on the individual level. It should be linked into a broader context of family, community, and nation.

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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION: THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMANITY  

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION: THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY AND HUMANITY  

The moonshot in this article is to find allies for the radical transformation needed to assure senior leaders bring character and inquiry to governance. This is for the sake of Democracy and Humanity. The test is in honoring their word, competence, moral principles, honesty, courage, loyalty, fortitude, and doing the right thing.

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