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I keep this page relatively up to date. This current version is from 2019-10-18. Creativity: Save for programming and improving self-management tools for myself and my wife and occasional bugfixes for my programming language Eas, I've put all my creative projects on hold in December 2018, as I'm focussing since then on the development of an effective therapy for neuroses (anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression) based in profound neuro-psychology. (See also the section on Personal Development further below here.) The main sparks for me were the original Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT by Aaron T. Beck, the Rational Emotive Therapy RET by Albert Ellis, the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy SFBT by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg, the Hypnosystemic Therapy HST by Gunther Schmidt, Transactional Analysis TA by Eric Berne and Maxwell Maltz' Psycho-Cybernetics. Edutainment: I currently watch in parallel in the TV series The Big Bang Theory (Netflix), Sherlock Holmes (all episodes and movies with Jeremy Brett, DVD, German) and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Netflix). I also listen to the complete German audio play series Jan Tenner (80s cult scifi/fantasy). My latest music discoveries: the Emil Gilels Edition (classical music CD box set; besides the pianist Emil Gilels also featuring the greatest violin virtuoso of all times, Leonid Kogan), the album "Herz & Verstand" (Heart & Brains) by Kärbholz (German rock) and the album "Sacrament of Sin" by Powerwolf (power metal). My favorite recently seen movies: 12 Angry Men (black-and-white classic, crime thriller and social criticism), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planerts (scifi action fantasy), The Court Jester (musical comedy with Danny Kaye), Thirteen Days (about the Cuba crisis) and the pro-vegan documentary The Game Changers by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan. Computer games I keep playing (often with our eldest son on my lap): Two Worlds and Thief 3: Deadly Shadows. Online games: King's Guard (a combination of match-3 and tower defense) and Bubble Shooter (our two-years old already is getting better and better at this one). Body/Health: For years I've been struggling with being underweight due to a phobic eating disorder (See also the section on Personal Development.), currently my weight is at least slowly increasing again. Since my almost going blind in 2017, caused by RCS (retinopathia centralis serosa) as the result of chronic severe stress, my vision has gradually improved, so that I even managed to read almost a whole page in a normally printed book without using any magnifying glass, albeit with a lot of effort, but it was a major success for me. On the PC however, I still use the Windows Screen Magnifier at a high magnifying factor. Personal Development: Since highschool I've been suffering from ever more severe neuroses (phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder GAD, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, phobic eating disorder aka selective eating disorder or avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder SED/ARFID). Over the years I gained a huge amount of knowledge about all that (through books and video seminars), as well as on general psychology and psychiatry.The success rates of therapies in this field are ridiculously low, compared against medical therapies of ailments of the body. As an engineer with my above-mentioned extra knowledge I've come to understand very well why that is the case. Currently I'm developing my own method of psychotherapy for neuroses. Maybe even with that I won't be able to fully beat all my (comparatively massive) problems, however I should be able to significantly increase my life quality and that of my family. Towards that goal I'm working since December 2018 almost exclusively on this project, postponing all my other creative projects. Regarding personal development, I recently could add Dutch to the languages in which I am able to watch movies, which increases my count to five (along with German, English, Italian and French). Household, Money and Bureaucracy: I recently programmed a shared digital to-do list for our family, hoping that step by step it will let us optimize our household, as too often too much remains undone for too long. At least we've got a nanny a few times a week now for some hours, which is a well-needed relief. Friends/Family: A toddler plus a baby is literally a 24/7 job, especially for my wife. The baby has started to crawl, which has multiplied the need for vigilance.
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