Thursday, October 25, 2012

Quiet Internal World

Creating a quiet internal world allows for private thought, self-reflection, and traveling through time via episodic memory. Quiet moments can then serve as the grounds for mentalization, creativity, and consolidating the self (Winnicott, 1958).  ...
Winnicott (1962) suggested that the ego and one's sense of self consolidate during the periods of quiescence when children feel safe and calm in the presence of their parents. Good-enough parenting scaffolds the child, allowing him or her to go ``inside'' and rest in imagination and the experience of self (Stern, 1985). ---pp. 145-146, The Neuroscience of Psycholtherapy

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