Areas of Expertise
Shame Psychology, Violence Reduction
An idea worth spreading
Imagine a society that realized that virtually all social dysfunction is the result of not valuing above all else: that every child gets off to the best possible start in life. And that then put the necessary resources in place to correct that. Our current "Billions for bombs, pennies for programs" would be reversed. We would realize that the TRILLIONS we've spent on "National Security" has been squandered; we'd be better off today if we'd simply made a bonfire and burned all that money...because we'd have spared hundreds of thousands of people around the world the unbelievable amounts of suffering we've financed with our ignorance. We'd spend money instead on education for better parenting, better health, social justice, infrastructure (physical AND social), understanding how to use our amazing diversity to build bonds between peoples, rather than dividing them. All of this is quite affordable - if we can get behind the idea that we need to reduce economic inequality.
I'm passionate about
Subjects like: Affect Theory, Attachment Theory, Trauma work, neuroscience - and connecting the dots between disciplines, to break down the walls of 'super-specialization' that academia fosters...