A short and sweet HuffPost article on the developmental stages of children's attention, and why it's important for emotional regulation.
It's in their third year that toddlers are able to focus at will, to ignore distractions, and inhibit their impulses. Thereafter, young children begin making choiceful decisions, applying willpower demonstrating self-discipline. By the age of eight, most children have mastery on their mental attention which allows the development of brain pathways for cognitive skills like reading and writing.
Link to the short article here:
Effie Gray Event - star studded film & opportunity to study subtle dynamics of developmental & attachment trauma
Saturday 8th March 2014, 10:00-17:00 at The Barbican
Tickets for the full symposium, or for the film screening only available from The Barbican Centre
From Catherine Cox's website:
With its star-studded cast, Emma Thompson’s screenplay about the relationship between Effie Gray and John Ruskin is due to be released in the UK in March 2014.
Starring Julie Walters, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, Dakota Fanning, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Sturridge, Greg Wise, James Fox, Claudia Cardinale and Emma Thompson herself, the film is a subtle but disturbing portrayal of developmental trauma, the failure of a man to follow the promptings of his anima and the rite of passage of a young woman.
Produced by Donald Rosenfeld, formerly of Merchant Ivory (Howards End, Remains of the Day), and more recently winner of the Palme d’Or for Terrence Malik’s film The Tree of Life (starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain), the film is exquisitely shot.
This unique event will bring together the worlds of psychoanalysis and film. Donald Rosenfeld (and hopefully some of the actors in the film) will be engaging with psychoanalysts on a number of the themes so elegantly portrayed in the film.
The event will include a viewing of the film, lunch at Gin Joint by Searcys and, we hope, an opportunity to meet Donald and some of the actors.
Event organised by Catherine Cox and Graham Fuller in conjunction with the Barbican Centre, Sovereign Films, the Guild of Analytical Psychologists (G.A.P.) and the Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP)