20 Dec
2019

Photos | Exploring the California super bloom on Table Mountain

first_imgCHICO — A visit to Table Mountain during the months of spring rain is the best time to find fresh wildflowers before summer heat sets in. With the promise of a super bloom this year thanks to several extremely heavy storms, I was very hopeful about this spring’s potential for flowers up on the meadows and along the flowing creek, and took an afternoon drive to the mountain before the rain clouds returned.Driving from Chico to Durham-Pentz Road and Cherokee Road up to North Table Mountain …last_img

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19 Dec
2019

Psychotherapy Has a Shrink

first_img(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 For better or worse, the practice of psychotherapy is shrinking, reports say.Two Brown University psychologists still believe that psychotherapy has some supporting evidence of its value, but admit that the practice is lagging.  Science Daily reported that psychotherapy is struggling with challenges coming from within and without:Psychotherapy has issues. Evidence shows that some psychosocial treatments work well for common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression and that consumers often prefer them to medication. Yet the use of psychotherapy is on a clear decline in the United States. In a set of research review papers in the November issue of the journal Clinical Psychology Review, psychologists put psychotherapy on the proverbial couch to examine why it’s foundering.The trend for years now has been to medicate the mentally ill, not to talk to them (advertising by pharmaceutical companies is a big factor).  The authors believe that psychotherapists have not made the case that some of their techniques work.  Nevertheless, even some practitioners doubt the evidence in published guidelines, preferring to work according to their personal discretion.  The field is plagued by a “proliferation of non-supported psychotherapies out there.”Research shows that many therapists put personal experience and intuition ahead of the evidence base. Gaudiano and Miller cite a 2000 survey of psychologists that found only 47 percent ever used evidence-based treatment manuals in practice and only 6 percent used them “often.” A 2009 survey of social workers found that 76 percent had employed at least one “novel unsupported therapy” in the last year.Medications, by contrast, go through clinical trials to support their “evidence-based” efficacy.  Some psychotherapists, though, dislike published guidelines; “One of the biggest fears within psychology practice is that evidence-based treatment is going to make me change what I’m doing,” the authors said.Right BrainIncidentally, the myth of the right-brained or left-brained personality has been debunked.  Science Daily reported that, while it’s true that some cognitive functions are concentrated in one hemisphere, personality types overall are not determined by left or right, researchers at the University of Utah found in functional MRI experiments.Psychotherapy is bunk that should be debunked and bonked so that it goes boink out of the science department, never again bankrolled by taxpayer dough.  This baloney that was so trendy decades ago, to the point that celebrities bragged about their shrinks and complexes with pride, isn’t a science and never was a science (9/14/11).  The fraud bequeathed by Freud and Jung and their many Darwine-drinking descendants, all contradicting one another, is better described as a sophisticated shamanship made up by a Western secularist culture trying to usurp the role of spiritual counseling.  There’s no hope in psychotherapy.  Patients are labeled with various syndromes and complexes, told they have to learn to cope if given any direction at all.  Psychiatry doesn’t do much better (5/10/13).  Patients could often talk themselves out of their problems—even talking to a computer or friend—pointing out the illegitimacy of psychotherapeutic “science.”A vibrant movement called Biblical counseling rose up in the 1980s to challenge the legitimacy of psychotherapy and of the baptized secular concoction misnamed “Christian psychology.”  Instead of treating people as “mentally ill” (excluding those who truly have a biological basis for a problem and can be referred for surgery or medicine), the movement disclaims the idea that the mind can be ill, and instead teaches personal responsibility.  Biblical counselors have had much greater success than any secular shrink by leading people to the Lord Jesus Christ, the “wonderful counselor” who heals the heart with grace, mercy, and forgiveness, granting the wandering soul a goal and a purpose for life.  “All Scripture is God-breathed,” Paul wrote, “and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).  Spirit-led pastors and teachers are “competent to counsel” one another (Romans 15:14).Make sure you have the right brain not to be left behind, falling for cultural myths like left- and right-brained personalities.  You need both hemispheres, and (barring radical brain surgery or defects), you use both hemispheres all the time.  Now that you know, use the occasion when someone brings this up for a friendly reality check.last_img read more

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1 Dec
2019

Offshore casinos to be shifted from Mandovi river: Goa CM

first_imgGoa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said the State government has decided to shift the offshore casinos out of the Mandovi river here, though no alternative site has been finalised.In a written reply submitted in the Assembly over a question tabled by Leader of the Opposition Digambar Kamat, Mr. Sawant said the government was also considering to formulate a casino policy for the State.Six off-shore casinos are currently anchored in the Mandovi river in Panaji. The State government granted a six-month extension to them in March this year.There has been a demand from a section of people to shift the vessels from the river.“The government has decided to remove casinos out of the Mandovi river, but till today no alternate feasible site had been finalised,” the Chief Minister said.He said the government was also considering amending rules under the Goa, Daman and Diu Public Gambling Act, 1976.“Once the rules are finalised, the same would be notified,” he said.last_img read more

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17 Sep
2019

Three SDUSD educators honored with Teacher of the Year award

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsHundreds turned out at De Portola Middle School Tuesday night to honor San Diego’s top teachers.The event is called “Day of the Teacher,” and pays tribute to one elementary, one middle school and one high school teacher in the San Diego Unified School District who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.The teachers were selected from 140 school sites, representing 110,000 students. Posted: May 8, 2018 May 8, 2018 Three SDUSD educators honored with ‘Teacher of the Year’ award KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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11 Sep
2019

RMLD Invites Wilmington To FamilyFriendly Open House On October 11

first_imgREADING, MA — Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) is holding its Annual Public Power Week Open House on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 3pm to 6pm, at the RMLD Garage (218 Ash Street, Reading).This free, fun and educational event features bucket truck rides, face painting, kids’ games and prizes, pumpkin decorating, a lineman dress-up activity for the kids, lineman demos, and an electric vehicle showcase.RMLD staff will provide education on electricity, electrical safety, and energy conservation, plus information about RMLD rebate and efficiency programs.The event also serves as a great opportunity for RMLD staff and customers to interact and build on an already positive relationship.Public Power Week is an annual event celebrated by not-for-profit, community owned electric utilities such as RMLD. Public power utilities take pride in providing safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to the local community.(NOTE: The above announcement is from RMLD.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSAVE THE DATE: RMLD To Hold Family-Friendly Open House On October 10In “Community”RMLD Invites Customers To Attend Open House During National Public Power WeekIn “Community”Wilmington Residents Invited To RMLD’s Family-Friendly Open House On October 5In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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