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A conversation is recounted in the book # Shantaram  in which the character, Khaderbhai, says: “There is no such thing as believing in #G...

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Saturday, 24 August 2013

WHO GETS THE STILLFACE TREATMENT FROM YOU?

In the linked video Dr Edward Tronick runs the Stillface Experiment with a mother and her baby girl.  See what happens when the mother interacts with her baby, and then when she makes no response to the child's overtures. When the mother shuts down her responses and emotions and stops reaching out, the baby carries on reaching out, but eventually gives up and gets distressed.

The question is: do you do stillface to anyone?  And how long do they keep reaching out before they become distressed about you no longer reaching out?

The other question is: how much richer could your relationships be if you were to be fullly engaged, responsive and reaching out?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apzXGEbZht0&feature=player_detailpage

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