The book of life – psychotherapy. 37. Donald Winnicott (1896 – 1971)

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Interesting views on anger/emotion regulation

Mark Taylor Psychology

The book of life – psychotherapy. 37. Donald Winnicott (1896 – 1971)

English paediatrician who became passionate about the field of psychoanalysis
He believed all the sicknesses of humanity were due to the provision of parenting
– He believed the road to a better society began in the nursery
– he provided public education via talks about raising children on the BBC
– wrote the best-selling book, “Home is Where We Start From”

1950s
– believed babies cried to gain attention
– speculated that sending a 7 year old to boarding school might be a good idea to “toughen” the child
– he wanted to help people be “good enough” parents (not “perfect” or “brilliant” parents)

He believed the world had two classes of people:
1. Those who were not let down by their parents when a child
2. & those who were subject to traumatic experiences & who were…

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