#2: Prime Minister Harper Allegedly Eats Babies

In this week’s podcast, Lorna and Avrum discuss the Togetherness Force and Differentiation of Self as they relate to Canada’s national elections.  

Questions answered include:  Do politicians really eat babies?  Do you have to put the other guy down to bolster your guy?  Have politics and football replaced religion?

Family Systems concepts:  The Togetherness Force and Differentiation of Self

  • “Is it possible to become a little bit more reasoned and mature with a little more thinking?”
  • “Differentiation of Self is the idea that each of us has a certain ability to separate our thinking from our feeling.”
  • “The force to be a separate, autonomous self can get squashed by the togetherness when anxiety is up.”

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Nadigel, A. (2015). Learning to commit: The best time to work on your marriage is when you're single. Self-Counsel Press, (November 7, 2015).