So, I want to talk a little about two things today in terms of the genogram timeline we have been talking about — and that is about Art and Time and what life is like along your personal genogram.
Here we go again with that genogram timeline!
Figure out your place on the timeline by putting your birthdate, and draw a heart around your date.
I’m just going to use a symbol in mine — this one: ❤ — because I know that stands for “heart” — which looks like this:
Wherever you are born along the genogram you grew up in a certain era, with you own cultural surround of things. In the era when I grew up, technology didn’t really arrive in my life until I was 20 or so.
For you that may be different?
One of the things that the technology has done is make a zillion things available to people? Like images. My feeling is that some generations along the genogram timeline might have been exposed to a flood of images before they had cognition of what the images meant?
Also, technology allowed for a lot of special effects in movies? And so the kinds of movies that I saw as a little kid didn’t have all that?
It’s important to understand what era each heart was born into?
The first is that most of the art is made on computers? The second is that there is very little expression being shown because the faces look blank and all alike. There was an artist in the 60’s who used to paint sad eyes too. A lot of the time the eyes are crying, and sometimes you see the heads as if they are filled with butterflies or hearts. If you scroll down you can see that.
My theory on ADHD is that, as people had more technology to deal with, their attention spans had to move more rapidly? if you were a child in the era where you were being forced to adapt to the technology? Is this where we seen an overall increase in the level of meds these kids are being prescribed? Overall?
If we take the genogram back to an earlier era like 1970.
We did not have children on medications to the level we are seeing now. At all.
My additional thoughts along the genogram timeline.
We had talked about Autism as being one in 100 now as a statistic. My thoughts on that require looking backwards into the genoram to the era of 1960 forward.
Questions for research would be what are the recreational drugs in use from 1960 forward in a three generation model?
Acid————————————————————-rave——————————————————–Outcome in children?
Prior to 1960 we did not have the same medications available to the general populace.
At any rate, Art and Narrative therapy can address what cognition is in any of these generations?
So, my model for use here, in terms of THE ALCHEMY PROJECT is a diagnostic tool that can be used with any population.
Because WordPress has the ability to “link” to images that are in the web as a whole?
Yesterday we looked at Van Gogh’s art. If the client wanted to grab a picture to write a bit of narrative around it we could soon see what we are looking at? Also, using the “clouds” that WordPress makes available on the blogs could help to sort out what language we are looking at as well.
Blog functions like a mirror in a sense? Also, blog would allow “treatment circles” as “friendship circles.”