Recent Publications*

 

*Dr. Silvestri has published over 100 articles and chapters.

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It Is All About Relationships:

What Family Therapists Should Know and Consider About Their Approach

PERSPECTIVES | FAMILY THERAPY MAGAZINE

Sept./Oct. 2020, pp 44-45

Family therapy, or “systemic therapy,” as it is better described, is a holistic process that espouses to resolve problems through relational healing, but is it practiced that way?

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Smooth Sailing:

The Freedom of Forgiveness in this time of Crisis

ILLUMINATION | MEDIUM

August 22, 2020

In the book Forgive For Good: A Proven Prescription For Health and Happiness (New York: Harper Collins, 2002), Stanford Professor Fred Luskin emphasizes a forgiveness methodology based on rigorous research which documents the effects of unresolved grievances on one’s emotional and physical health. 

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How to Be in Harmony and Sustain our Interdependency 

Lessons from Aikido

ILLUMINATION | MEDIUM

July 28, 2020

Morihei Ueshiba’s portrait hangs above the kamiza, a place of honor in the front of our Dojo’s practice area, as it does in all Aikido Dojos internationally. He was born in 1883 and died in 1969. Aikido a martial art based on peace and harmony, with its flowing circular movements, was founded by him after many years of practicing adversarial martial arts. 

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An Ecology of Relationships

The importance of mutual learning.

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

June 24, 2020

When I was a graduate student at Columbia University, I always carried Gregory Bateson’s book, Steps to an Ecology of Mind* with me. In several chapters, Bateson used what he called “Metalogues”, a dialogue between a father and daughter. What follows is my metalogue about an ecology of “Relationships.”

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A Way to Create Needed Change 

How to make and sustain a personal contribution to this time of transformation.

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

May 24, 2020

I am a firm believer that the major problems of the world arise, as anthropologist Gregory Bateson profoundly pointed out, from “the difference between the way nature works and the way people think.”

April 5, 2020

Given the recent pandemic and the challenges that we will all be facing for a long time to come, there is a new needed paradigm to communicate and take care of each other. I am quite sure you have heard people say to you, “let’s be partners.” How successful have these partnerships been in your life? An alternative to being “partners” is to be “collaborators.”

https://medium.com/@drkennethsilvestri/collaboration-is-contagious-the-rewards-of-mutual-learning-and-understanding-our-interdependency-62a5393228ec

March 16, 2020

(Ongoing Column #17)

 

During a recent tai chi class, we had a discussion of how the form we all practice at the same time manifests itself within each participant. In other words, how do our individual experiences come together to create this incredible unity that we all feel in different yet similar ways?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wider-lens/202003/the-map-is-surely-not-the-territory

February 2020

(Ongoing Column #16)

 

Being inspired fills you with the urge to be creative. It is a way to view the world as an interdependent aesthetic experience. Inspiration allows you to be mindful and see things in context rather than depending on content.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wider-lens/201912/be-inspired-stretch-your-perceptual-edges

WINTER 2019-2020

Our emotional well-being is extremely dependent on how we deal with “stress” and its ensuing patterns of fear and anxiety. Stress—whether it’s brought on by busy winter holidays, dreary wintry weather, or disturbing world events—can undermine our health and relationships.

January 2020

(Ongoing Column #15)

 

Being inspired fills you with the urge to be creative. It is a way to view the world as an interdependent aesthetic experience. Inspiration allows you to be mindful and see things in context rather than depending on content.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wider-lens/201912/be-inspired-stretch-your-perceptual-edges

December 2019

(Ongoing Column #14)

 

I have been a student of Aikido, a martial art based on peace and harmony, for the past thirty years. What I learned on the mat during classes, has helped me, more importantly in my everyday interactions.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wider-lens/201912/surely-we-need-not-only-be-in-harmony-sustain-it

October 2019

(Ongoing Column #13)

 

A common theme in my practice, as with many psychotherapists, is the presenting problem of not being satisfied with life, which in most cases leads to different degrees of “anxiety” and/or “depression.”

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wider-lens/201910/ditch-linear-thinking

June 2019

(Ongoing Column #09)

 

“How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress”

— Niels Bohr

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wider-lens/201906/the-tao-self-fulfillment

May 2019

(Ongoing Column #08)

 

I recently read The Art of Is: Improvising As A Way Of Life by Stephen Nachmanovitch (New World Library: Novato, Calif., 2019).

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wider-lens/201904/the-ecology-improvisation

January 28, 2019

(Ongoing Column #05)

 

How can a loaf of bread help with understanding the complexity of relationships?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/wider-lens/201901/love-the-word-is-not-the-thing

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Dr. Kenneth Silvestri, Ed.D, CCH, RSHom

Psychotherapist | Certified Classical Homeopath

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​Telephone : ​973-214-0540

Email : drkennethsilvestri@gmail.com

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