An exciting video with Peter Fonagy about people’s unique use of attachment relationships in order to create self-understanding
Are you interested in shame and guilt – and do you have about an hour to learn more about the topic?
This lecture has some interesting points about the significance of not reducing shame but instead supporting the child in learning to use guilt in a relevant manner. Furthermore the lecture has some scary, but interesting […]
In Center of Mentalization we often remind ourselves about the story of the starfish. The story goes like this: A boy is walking along the beach throwing starfish back into the sea. A man asks him: “Why do you do that when there are miles and miles of beach and thousands of starfish? You cannot […]
Are children able to resist temptation with the prospect of a future reward?
In this popular test, several kids wrestle with waiting to eat a marshmallow in hopes of a bigger prize. The Marshmallow Test is a good illustration of temptation and the hope of future rewards. This experiment is based on many previous and similar scientific tests. […]
“The Mentalization Guidebook” provides inspiration and tools for using mentalization when working with vulnerable children, adolescents, and their families. It is also designed to assist professionals with applying and maintaining mentalization-based teaching and therapy when working with those at risk.
You can read more about “The Mentalization Guidebook” here.
A little New Year’s treat from Center for Mentalization: A tool from “The Mentalization Guidebook” by Janne Østergaard Hagelquist. “The Parenting Card” is a tool for parents to actively work with themselves, their resources and challenges and thereby become more reflecting parents. You can find “The Parenting Card” here.
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