In this interview, Laura Havstad discusses the chapter she contributed to a recent book, Death and Chronic Illness in the Family: Bowen Systems Family Theory Perspectives. The chapter is related to a Programs in Bowen Theory conference on Family Reaction to Death that was held in 2015. Both have strong ties to Murray Bowen’s ideas about family reaction to death, which he called “the emotional shock wave.”
February 16, 2018 by Laura Havstad With another terrifying school shooting in Florida this week I thought I’d try and address mass shootings based on emotional process in the family and in society.
Part two of an interview with Dr. Laura Havstad by Katherine Kott that explores the concept of emotional cutoff in Bowen theory.
Part one of an interview with Dr. Laura Havstad by Katherine Kott that explores the concept of emotional cutoff in Bowen theory.
Dr. Laurie Lassiter demonstrated how the family regulates individuals and how a primitive social species like bacteria has social processes similar to the triangles that regulate individuals for the benefit of the group. The triangle is the way the human social group regulates the individual by exploiting individual sensitives to acceptance and rejection to maintain the system status quo, which benefits some at the expense of others.