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Differentiation of Self: Past and Present

What has been the difficulty of incorporating the ideas from biofeedback and neurofeedback into Bowen's concept of differentiation of self? To address this question, Priscilla Friesen stepped back to look at the history of the development of the idea of differentiation of self beginning at Menninger then NIMH. Before the present technological access to other levels of the systems of physiology and ...   Read More

Filed under Bowen family systems theory, Neurofeedback, Brain and physiology

Managing Self and Life Events

In this Family Matters interview, Priscilla Friesen discusses how life events can promote or constrain a family's flexibilty and resiliency in navigating these events. (28 ...   Read More

Filed under Family, Brain and physiology, Video

Concerns with Children

In this Family Matters interview, Priscilla Friesen highlights a family systems perspective when children are the focus of parental concern. (28 mins.) Family Matters is a joint production of the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and the University of the District of Columbia.   Read More

Filed under Bowen family systems theory, Brain and physiology, Video

Temptations, Incentives and Self-Regulation

On a day when the stock market falls 429 points, how many people are able to self-regulate? Last week we rallied as much as today’s market fell. But who cares about self-regulating when markets are rising? In the midst of these mood swings it helped to self-regulate. One way reading and thinking more broadly about the nature of capitalism and the complexity of the market. Some say we, who believe ...   Read More

Filed under Bowen family systems theory, Brain and physiology

The 'Take the Day Off of Easy' Challenge: Are You In?

I was about to start a spinning class the other day when I ran into a friend of mine in front of the gym spin room. She explained how she had done spinning for years but gave it up because she had begun “cheating.” In spin class, you have a choice of how hard you want your workout to be and she had begun opting for the easy workout. It was time for her to move on to where she would be held more ...   Read More

Filed under Brain and physiology

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