Paris

As these notes are being typed, the aftermath of the terrible events in Paris unfold. I help individuals usually. The people who attend sessions in my office arrive with hopes, fears, doubts, anxieties and occasionally neuroses. The slaughter in Paris reminds one that as individuals have deep seated issues, so do societies and whole nations. Obviously the French Nation as a whole isn’t unwell, but embedded within elements of French society are delusions and anger that lead to violence and destruction. How does a nation purge itself of brutal and violent outbursts?In the short term violence will be met with violence as the state and dissenting elements act and react. There will be anger and grief in France. What’s the long term solution?