Monthly Archives: November 2013
Our youth shelter in Jombang offered a seminar for the various authorities dealing with youths during and after release. I worked with the participants with what we call anger management. To asset them to become aware of their emotions, to learn to dis-identify and identify, learning to observe as well as transforming anger. It was a successful event, with participants leaving with tools to be used on their own.
In the back of the shelter we have three ducks. They like to east watermelon, which I was feeding them on this picture.
My dear friend and colleague , head of the indiginous psychology department at Gaja Mahda university in Jogjakarta was given the professorship. I was in the unique position to be attending, and looking around the room of approx 400 pople I seems the only Western face there. It was a quite powerful event, first all the professors entering in their togas with they hats on, the one hour speech of my friend Bo Kwartarini, the individual congratulations of 400 peoples and a huge buffet. A very impressive affair. I was told, that the professorship, which is bestowed by the state as well and the university is quite difficult to achieve and there are not many. I felt quite honored to be invited to this event.