Dear Readers: We have a double header this Thursday, Feb. 27th at 7 pm on Canto Talk. Our military historian, Barry Jacobsen, will review the insanity breaking out globally (e.g., the Ukriane, Venezuela) and our newly deputized “show psychologist” Dr. Rochelle Perper will sharing her insights on divorce, in light of the Divorce Corp. movie opening. (Click HERE at 7 pm Pacific Time/9 pm Central Time, 10 pm EST or for archived podcast afterward).
First, Barry Jacbosen will be reviewing items such as:
But to understand why the protests succeeded in toppling Yanukovych, it’s worth taking a glance at its strategies and military-style tactics. The protesters not only built a broad and inclusive coalition, but innovated where it mattered most: on the streets.
Really, it turned medieval.
Protesters shot fireworks with makeshift launchers. In combination with throwing stones and using slingshots, they overwhelmed disoriented Berkut special forces units, who were pelted with flying objects as fireworks exploded around them.
Protesters wore military helmets and carried makeshift—or captured—shields. Wooden boards were used to protect their lower legs from shrapnel the police taped to exploding stun grenades.
Among the array of homemade weapons, some were perhaps a little too ambitious. A crude trebuchet—a type of medieval catapult which uses a counterweight to fling objects—was overrun and dismantled.
To shield themselves from the onslaught, the police special forces units known as Berkut adopted distinct testudo formations. This packed shield formation was used by the Roman Empire, developed to shield infantry units from arrows. The first line holds its shields forward, with each preceding line holding their shields towards the sky.
Barry will really have to comment on the trebuchet!
We also will look what Legal Insurrection has to say: Ukraine’s acting government issues arrest warrant for Yanukovich
Then, on another issue related to insanity, we will take a look at the American system of divorce.
Dr. Rochelle Perper provides action-oriented therapy in a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy framework that is customized for individuals, families and couples, as well as adolescents and children. Her therapeutic approach involves helping people change their thoughts and behaviors and adopt healthy coping strategies in order to enhance their productivity and satisfaction. Dr. Perper is recognized for her compassion and skill in helping clients manage difficult transitions, including general challenges related to stress, depression, and anxiety. Her unique areas of specialty are helping people recover from grief due the loss of a loved one, trauma, traumatic loss, and violent crime.
For more on her firm, Therapy Changes, click HERE. The site has a blog, and some of Rochelle’s articles are:
STEP #1: STATE AN OBSERVATION
To start a conversation in a non-defense way, it is important to avoid blaming the other person for the problem. You will also want to be careful not to make character assassinations or make generalizations. Instead, focus on what you see or hear….
STEP #2: DESCRIBE YOUR FEELINGS
Next, follow-up your observation with how that behavior made you feel. This is important to relate better to the person that you are talking to and provide important context to the problem.
STEP #3: MAKE A SPECIFIC BEHAVIOR REQUEST
The most critical part of any non-confrontational conversation is to make a request for how things can be done differently in the future. By doing so, you are letting the other person know that you are not interested in holding grudges or complaining. Rather, you are interested in working towards a constructive solution to the problem.
1. Set goals
2. Take action
3. Focus on being productive, not being busy
4. Make logical, informed decisions
5. Avid the trap of having things done ‘perfectly’
6. Work outside of your comfort zone
7. Keep things simple
8. Focus on small progress
9. Pay attention to the gains you have made
10. Be positive
11. Choose your environment
12. Maintain balance
For more details on each, please follow the link. To contact Therapy Changes for an appointment or other information, click HERE.
This promises to be an entertaining and informative show.