|Hosking, Bev; Putt, Martin; Seligman, Katerina
||Climate change, biochar and community action: An exchange of letters
||Journal 25 December 2016
||When plants grow, they take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. When the plants die, the carbon is released back into the atmosphere. However, if the plant mass is converted to charcoal, the carbon that was in the plant can be locked into the soil instead of being released into the atmosphere. Charcoal is made by heating biomass (plant and animal material) in the absence of oxygen. The fumes that are driven off can be fed back to fuel the furnace, and can also be captured to produce high octane fuel. The heat produced can be used to generate electricity.
||The Psychodramatic Technique of Doubling and its Relationship to Zen Buddhist Practice
||Journal 7 December 1998
||The author describes the interaction between psychodrama and Zen Buddhist practice through the psychodramatic technique of 'doubling'. She recalls how the Zen Buddhist practice of 'zazen' meditation helped her cope with a severe illness. The practice of labeling thoughts, emotions, and impulses in zazen is similar to the psychodramatic process of doubling. She calls this process 'self-doubling' and believes that the greater self-awareness it brings about has had a positive impact on her life.
||Roles for Constructive Communication and Conflict Resolution
||Journal 9 December 2000
||The author describes a system of eight roles that may be applied in constructive communication and conflict resolution. The roles range from 'Courageous Adventurer' to 'Naive Receptive Enquirer'. A psychodramatic case study demonstrates how the eight roles facilitate the flow of communication and help in resolving conflicts.
||Responses to the Threat of Climate Change: A Sociodramatic Exploration
||Journal 20 December 2011
||climate change, environment, global warming, Moreno, Psychodrama, role reversal, sociodrama, subgroups
||Katerina Seligman describes a sociodrama undertaken during a residential psycho- drama workshop, whereby sociodramatic questions regarding the global threat of climate change were posed, and a range of subgroup responses were explored. She begins with her personal story of exploration regarding climate change to warm the reader up to the sociodramatic enactment that follows. The author describes the way in which the enactment facilitated role reversal and a deepening of the understanding of conflicting values in relation to climate change.