Transformation Through Crisis: Finding Opportunity in the Midst of Danger. Michael R. Bütz, Ph.D. Linda L. Chamberlain, Psy.D. Robert F. Morgan, Ph.D. The Handouts…. www.aspenpractice.net. Setting The Context….
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Michael R. Bütz, Ph.D.
Linda L. Chamberlain, Psy.D.
Robert F. Morgan, Ph.D.
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions…”
Oliver Wendell Holmes
“The place of my origin had changed, and having gone away I had not changed with it. In my memory it stood as it once did and its outward appearance confused and angered me. When I went away I had died, and so became fixed and unchangeable…”
“…My return caused only confusion and uneasiness. Tom Wolfe was right. You can't go home again because home has ceased to exist except in the mothballs of memory…”
“The significance of a crisis is in its temporal telescoping of development. Major alterations in pattern may occur in a relatively short period and may subsequently remain stable for a long time.”
Michael R. Bütz, Ph.D.
“…will one day make a systematic study of the unfolding of the significant ideas in this transitional period, assuming that events confirm our prediction that we are witnessing the beginning of a metamorphosis…”
Gerald Caplan, 1964
Prepare for an epistemological, epistobabble – deconstructionist moment, as we confront how we explain ourselves…
“Mathematics essentially means the existence of an algorithm which is much more precise than that of ordinary language. History of science attests that expression in ordinary language often preceded mathematical formulation, i.e. invention of an algorithm.”
von Bertalanffy, 1968
“The normal consistency of pattern, or equilibrium, is maintained by homeostatic re-equilibrating mechanisms, so that temporary deviations from the pattern call into operation opposing forces which automatically bring the pattern back to its previous state.”