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​Existence recognition (stroke)

I will write a little basic knowledge about "existence recognition / stroke" that is my concept and I am trying to convey through portraits and family photographs.


"Existence recognition / STROKE"

"Existence recognition / stroke" that people's hearts will most want to live

The human mind cannot live without strokes.

The definition of stroke in psychological terms is "I know you are there."


In terms of everyday life, stroke refers to all human-to-human interactions, including verbal and non-verbal.

Knowing what you are there (here), say hello, talk, talk about work, quarrel, exchange love.


Without a stroke (recognition of existence), the human mind cannot live.

Therefore, a person's anxiety or fear is ignored, unresponsive, and has no stroke (existence recognition).


Strokes can be broadly divided into pluses and minuses. Plus strokes are positive, such as compliments, smiles, and hugs, and negative strokes are negative, such as demeaning, angry, and beating.

What kind of stroke an individual makes depends on the environment, relationships, and the quality of daily communication from an early age. (Regardless of age, you can change negative habits to positive if you are aware of it.)


People originally want a positive stroke, but those who do not get a positive stroke take action to get a negative stroke.

Because, as mentioned above, the human mind cannot live without a stroke (recognition of existence).


For example, a child who does not receive affection often mischiefs, cries, rampages, or harms someone because it is okay to have a negative stroke if he / she does not get a positive stroke. It is considered.

This applies not only to children but also to adults.


Positive strokes can basically only be obtained with positive strokes.

Originally, the interaction between people with a positive stroke is healthy, but there are many people who have become a habit of saying and acting with an unhealthy negative stroke.


You can know how a person obtains strokes that are not necessary for a person's mind to live from others in six patterns called "structuring time".

(Since it is a literal translation from English, the expression is a little unfamiliar)

(1) Closure: Find the source of the stroke within yourself without any stroke from others.

(2) Ritual: The exchange (stroke) can be maintained as it is without being deeply involved with others such as greetings.

③ Activity (work): Exchange strokes through work. If anything, it's theoretical.

④ Chat (killing time): It is fun for chatting such as well-end meetings and standing talks, and exchanging strokes, and it also releases stress. If anything, emotions are prioritized.

⑤ Game: To put it simply, it's like a fight between a family or a couple, and it's a negative stroke exchange.

A series of exchanges that start as usual for some reason, such as falling into an unpleasant atmosphere or someone getting angry and leaving the room, resulting in unpleasant feelings.

It's always a similar pattern, so even if you know what the result will be, you can't stop it.

⑥ Fellowship: Voluntarily and directly exchange strokes at this place. An ideal time for a deep fellowship that forgives one's heart. Each other needs a basic stance of "I'm OK. Your OK." Fellowship is not tied to the other five methods of structuring time, especially with games, without manipulating or using people. Affection is one of them.


I briefly told you about stroke (existence recognition), but existence recognition is so indispensable to the human mind, and people are happy by exchanging good quality "plus strokes". You can feel love.


I have learned about multiple psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in psychology, picked up the good points and easy-to-use parts that they have individually, and gave lectures on clinical psychological counseling practices and skills. Regarding the stroke of analysis and the "how to grasp" of rational emotive behavior therapy, it is the knowledge and skills that I am aware of every day, not only in my own work but also in my daily life.

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