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Covenant House Vancouver offers these youth an opportunity to address any counselling and psychiatric needs. Our Registered Clinical Counsellors work from an attachment theory lens, which recognizes that a safe and trusting relationship is a basic biological human need, much like the food, clothing, and shelter that we provide. Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists. Last week we learned about Dr. Tony Rousmaniere’s heartbreaking experience with Grace – a client that unexpectedly died of a drug overdose, prompting a career crisis for Tony, which drove him to find routine outcome monitoring… Your therapist is a professional, but they’re not omniscient. Much like any other clinician, therapists can make mistakes in their diagnoses. That said, if you’ve raised an objection to your therapist’s diagnosis and you feel like you’re not being heard, it’s time to move on. “The first therapist you can get an appointment with is not always the one who’s right for you. I think it’s important to talk to a few people and see who you like rather than what’s convenient.” Hillcrest Energy transitioning from dirty fossil fuels to clean… DBT is a money-making machine and any time money is involved people’s intentions are not necessarily the best. Individual sessions for one hour weekly; group session for two-and-a-half hours weekly; on top of that you’re doing daily homework. And if you watch Marsha talk she’ll freely admit to this, no big deal, she simply took skills from different traditions such as Eastern mindfulness, distress tolerance, and mainly CBT skills. The good and bad news is that EMDR does not make you forget what has happened. After processing, accessing memories of a traumatizing event will feel much like accessing any other memory. The most noticeable difference will likely be that the memory no longer creates an overwhelming body response. Trauma disrupts the natural rhythm of brainwaves, and EMDR provides a “corrective” rhythm to resonate with the brain as it processes disruptive memories. Bids are “little moments” that slowly build up mutual trust, funding what Gottman calls an “emotional bank account” that one can draw on later when things get tense. His research shows that 86% of couples that “turned into their bids” stayed married and found that “arguments between couples were not about specific topics like money or sex, but insteadfailed bids for connection. On the other hand, Lisa feels that date night starts with the coordination of the kids and sitter, long before we even step foot in the restaurant. And if all that coordination falls on her, the date’s no longer a date. We might as well save ourselves the drama and stay home. On the other hand, the Caregiver needs help getting the babysitter situated. The kids are hysterical because they’re not feeling the new sitter. (Crap!) Next thing you know, we’re 45 minutes into dinner staring down at our plates in silence. Attachment develops as a result of nature and nurture. It begins in utero and is influenced by maternal experiences and genetics. It is then impacted during early childhood in the ways caregivers respond to our cries in infancy, how our needs are met, and the way we are treated. Couples do not need to have an identical attachment style to function successfully in a relationship but having an awareness of the ways one’s style can impact the relationship increases the odds of satisfaction and longevity. Differing attachment styles may require extra intention and effort to work through problem areas. Before coming to your parents with what you would like for them to adjust, first ask yourself what is bothering you and explore why. Identifying how their specific behavior makes you feel will help you feel more confident and secure in asking for what you want. There are many alternative explanations for his behavior. People with BPD often struggle with paranoia or suspicious thoughts about others’ motives.

  • We then processed the clear reality that I was skeptical about a choice she was making and talked about how we could live with that tension and still do good work together.
  • Instead, I imagine that the therapist was sick of seeing no movement, but lacked a more skillful way of dealing with the impasse.
  • Therapy may serve as a safe space where you can start working through your relationship and trust issues and “try on” new coping techniques.
  • Attachment style can impact the way couples communicate, and often it is as much about what is unspoken as what is said aloud.
  • Each memory we have is stored in a “neural tree,” which is a structure of cells that we could pick up and look at.

Because the trauma happened cumulatively over a long time, it’s sometimes hard to identify that it is to blame for one’s unhappiness. Individuals living with mental illness, together with staff,work to plan and implement four recovery-oriented excursions, outside of the HRM. Driven by personal goal-planning exercises, each excursion will have a unique recovery focus based on physical activity, creative expression, community volunteerism, and learning and exploring new skills. Each excursion will be followed up with a participatory action evaluation process, where participants document their personal goals,related to their own mental health recovery plan. Excursion focuses include Animal Rescue, Nature Appreciation and Exploration, Historical Education, and Farming and Agriculture. So I began the next session by saying, “You know, I came on pretty strong last time with my concerns about this new relationship. How are you feeling now about the stance I took in our last session? ” She acknowledged that my concern made her feel cared for, but she worried that she was disappointing me. We then processed the clear reality that I was skeptical about a choice she was making and talked about how we could live with that tension and still do good work together. In fact, she thought I was probably right, but then revealed for the first time that she saw herself as a “betting woman,” who was OK with long shots when it came to relationships. She thought she’d decline to lend money to this current guy, but would keep open the possibility that this could be a good relationship. This exchange helped repair a frayed clinical relationship, in which I’d almost become overresponsible and not therapeutic. Another reason we remain stuck with clients going nowhere in therapy is that most of us keep “progress notes” instead of tracking outcomes. I confess to this habit, especially when it came to a couple I’d been seeing for several years. When I looked through a year’s worth of their session notes, more than half of them recorded some improvement from session to session. But when I stepped back and asked the couple to evaluate the progress of their overall relationship, they concurred with me that nothing much had shifted. In fact, a mentor once told me that two-thirds of the records he reviewed for mental health hospitals reported progress, even for patients who never got better overall. So why do therapists tend to get stuck in clinical relationships where we spend session after session spinning our wheels? One reason is that these sessions ensure a predictable, paying slot in our schedule. Another reason, however, is that we usually don’t tell anyone about these cases.

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Love may bring two people together, but sometimes money is what drives them apart. Matters of finance can strain relationships in many ways, such as when spouses keep secret debts from their partners or, as a recent study showed, when wives make more than their husbands. I don’t understand why they call it “Therapy” when is just a conversation without a plan. I get irritated when at the beginning of the conversation the therapist ask me How do you feel today? I don’t want to feel better about my issues, I want to improve them. What I enjoy the most is making adjustments in the protocol because a new wrinkle has shown itself. Another strategy for avoiding decades on a clinical plateau is to be a perfectionist without being immersed in self-criticism. I always question whether I could have done better with a difficult case, but I rarely beat myself up over it. I experiment with the small details of therapy and with the structure and flow of therapy . I’m a sponge for nuance and details when I see master therapists share their work. However, I pay more attention to what they do—their craft—than to how they theorize it. When we processed all of this, she saw clearly how she’d blinded herself to red flags that had come up in the relationship. Recently, about 15 years after we’d finished therapy, I got an email from her saying that her life was good, that she’d had better relationships with men in recent years, and that none of them had borrowed money from her. Stop pushing for change, and wait for another opening when life teaches lessons. Cindy and I moved on to work on ways she could keep as healthy an emotional balance as possible in a relationship I thought was basically unhealthy. At some point, one of us would be proven right by the outcome of the episode. The result was that most of my frustration melted away because I didn’t define my goal as getting her out of this relationship. Rather, I tried to help her learn what she could from the situation she’d chosen to be in. Cindy, the woman who’d been with a series of mooching men, had started seeing yet another new guy who talked money early on. She knew well my concerns about her pattern and shared them. After a particularly challenging session in which my conversational craft had slipped into badgering, I knew I needed to do repair work. Kerry Pinnisi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and certified EMDR practitioner in Massachusetts. She practices Existential and Psychodynamic therapy, and particularly enjoys working with clients who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community, polyamorous, and/or millenials. On average, it ranges from 3 to 12 weeks, though it can be significantly shorter or longer. Sometimes a person may feel different by the end of a session, and sometimes they may not. Although I keep a close eye on how my client is feeling as we go, I trust their own report most of all—as a person is their own best guide to how they’re doing. Some experiences are not always visible from the outside, such as “red lining” (panic, fury, etc.) or “blue lining” . In other words, EMDR can open the way for other therapies (such as psychodynamic, existential, and other “talk” therapies) to be more effective. When individuals are doing their own attachment work within a safe, loving relationship it can offer a lot of healing. The work is two parts; one’s own journey toward exploring self-worth and having a safe place to practice healthy attachment behaviors within a committed relationship. More obvious ways trust is affected are through jealousy, insecurity about a partner’s dedication, and feeling preoccupied by self-doubt. Insecure attachment can even contribute to infidelity, as there can be a sense of relationship futility, boredom, and challenges with getting one’s needs met. Trust is a primary challenge for people with insecure attachment styles. It may not even be obvious that the underlying issue is trust-related, but it manifests in murky ways like not fully investing in a relationship or keeping emotional distance for self-protection. Even with two securely attached people, the need for communication and problem-solving is crucial for a healthy relationship. For couples in which one people have anxious, avoidant, or disorganized attachment, communication can be difficult. Two people with secure attachment are likely to have a greater sense of stability in their relationship. Not to say that the relationship will be perfect or without strife, but the baseline ability to trust the process of human relationships is a good indicator for success.

Rather than escalate my efforts to break through with this couple, I did my “let’s evaluate our work” protocol, which led to a consensus about how therapy had progressed. We agreed that they’d learned to work as a parental team, with their son functioning better for it, and our sessions had given them insight into their marital issues, but without much change on that front occurring at home. I said that a plateau in therapy after good initial work is common, and that it gives us a chance to decide what to do next, including ending our work for now. They seemed relieved that I didn’t expect them to manufacture energy for changing their marriage. Earlier in my career, I might have increased my efforts to avoid failure and, as a result, bestowed a sense of failure on them. Instead, after one more session, we finished up with our heads held high. Of course, they had marital issues as well, including difficulty with emotional intimacy, which they were trying to tackle. They seemed to use the sessions well, but admitted to inertia at home, where they rarely followed through on what they’d learned in our sessions. Despite my best efforts to have them reflect on what might be blocking the energy for intimacy, therapy was bogging down.


Because positive self-talk is crucial to mental health, remember to show yourself compassion as you heal from a relationship loss. Take your negative feelings about the breakup and flip the script on them, using what clinicians call cognitive reframing. If you frequently find yourself agreeing to sex or initiating sex even when you don’t feel sexual desire, you may have complex PTSD. You might do this because you crave immediate feelings of closeness, or you find that sex dulls other negative emotions. Then, when the physical intimacy is achieved, you may abruptly pull away, potentially ending a romantic relationship before it’s had the chance to begin, and you move on to a new partner. This is a sign of an anxious-avoidant attachment style triggered by complex trauma. When a person is exposed to multiple traumatic events over a long period, they can develop complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Witnessing the illness or death of a caregiver, abuse or neglect by caregivers, or frequent exposure to violent or chaotic situations can result in complex trauma. Years after these wounding events, someone with complex PTSD might have trouble finding and keeping loving and fulfilling romantic relationships and have no idea that complex trauma is the reason why. Project focuses on the recovery of participants from the Mayflower Unit by supporting them in their first steps to returning to their communities. Clients engage in shared experiences with others, learn skills, and are motivated to reestablish connections to leisure. The Change of Scenery program gives patients the opportunity to access nature as part of therapy throughout their recovery process. These outdoor experiences are designed to support the recovery and rehabilitation of individuals experiencing mental health issues through the use of an environment outside of the traditional hospital setting. Through outdoor programming, Change of Scenery aims to reduce the rates of recidivism and re-hospitalization. Outdoor therapeutic activities include the Wilderness Wellness program, camping experiences, the Horse Discovery Program, skill development hikes, scenic trips to the beach, sea kayaking, fishing, and more. I find this kind of self-correction great fun, and I revel in sharing my experiences with colleagues so they can experiment with the change in protocol if it makes sense to them. The calming techniques discussed above can help you relax when you’re starting to become derailed by stress. But what do you do when you’re feeling overwhelmed by difficult feelings? This is where the impulsivity of borderline personality disorder comes in. In the heat of the moment, you’re so desperate for relief that you’ll do anything, including things you know you shouldn’t—such as cutting, reckless sex, dangerous driving, and binge drinking. If you experienced abuse or neglect or lived in a chaotic environment as a child, you may have a hard time trusting your romantic partners. This is especially true if the caregiver you loved was also a source of the trauma you experienced. As an adult, you may crave closeness but then push it away when it appears. This is a sign of an anxious-avoidant attachment style caused by complex trauma.

  • Although I keep a close eye on how my client is feeling as we go, I trust their own report most of all—as a person is their own best guide to how they’re doing.
  • Both of these sessions failed, and the therapist gave up on the couple.
  • Although we have discussed his error at length, and he has apologized, I cannot seem to move past this.
  • The Access-a-Fit project focuses on the recovery of participants from Mayflower Unit, Transition Hall and Simpson Landing by providing an opportunity to get physically active and improve healthy coping strategies.

If you have borderline personality disorder, you’ve probably struggled with maintaining stable, satisfying relationships with lovers, co-workers, and friends. This is because you have trouble stepping back and seeing things from other people’s perspective. You tend to misread the thoughts and feelings of others, misunderstand how others see you, and overlook how they’re affected by your behavior. It’s not that you don’t care, but when it comes to other people, you have a big blind spot. Recognizing your interpersonal blind spot is the first step. When you stop blaming others, you can start taking steps to improve your relationships and your social skills. Another form of stuck clinical relationships involves the client who keeps making self-destructive choices, ones the therapist is on record as having repeatedly warned against. I don’t know how many sessions the client spent talking about this pattern and agreeing about how harmful this behavior was for her. She’d always conclude that she wasn’t going to do it anymore, and then, bingo, a few weeks later, there’d be a new sad sack living at her house. Because every relationship and every personality are different, there’s no ideal or correct way to manage a breakup. Breakups are inevitably painful and complex because they involve a loss and a host of complex and sometimes contradictory emotions. While there’s no psychologically healthy way to avoid negative feelings post-breakup, there are behaviors that can make the emotional experience even more difficult. Specifically, starting a new serious relationship too soon after a long-term relationship ends can have many negative emotional consequences. In studying how family financial socialization goes on to affect romantic relationships, Li focused on couples who were married or otherwise living together. While people may see hints of their partner’s financial attitudes during the earlier stages of dating, they still handle most spending and budgeting individually. Once they start living together, though, it’s no longer possible to keep financial habits separate from the relationship. Couples will discover whether they agree or disagree, and in some cases may find it hard to resolve their differences and continue the relationship. One source of conflict is how differently people are raised to think about saving, spending, and investing. Most mental health professionals believe that borderline personality disorder is caused by a combination of inherited or internal biological factors and external environmental factors, such as traumatic experiences in childhood. If you identify with several of the statements, you may suffer from borderline personality disorder. Of course, you need a mental health professional to make an official diagnosis, as BPD can be easily confused with other issues. But even without a diagnosis, you may find the self-help tips in this article helpful for calming your inner emotional storm and learning to control self-damaging impulses. In the past, many mental health professionals found it difficult to treat borderline personality disorder , so they came to the conclusion that there was little to be done. In fact, the long-term prognosis for BPD is better than those for depression and bipolar disorder. The bottom line is that most people with BPD can and do get better—and they do so fairly rapidly with the right treatments and support.

Enter into the mix Chloe Grace Moretz as the bitchy Lindsay Lohan-esque, young it actress, Jo-Ann, who challenges Maria’s ideas of popularity and pride. From the opening scene of the movie where Valentine is scheduling appointments for Maria in the shuddering corridor of a train hurtling through the Alps, director Oliver Assayas throws at us scenes that appear fresh and new. Clouds of Sils Maria is a character study of three very different women with entangled careers, at various stages of success and age. With beautiful cinematography and a screenplay that takes it’s time, like the treacle-like cloud that Maria and Valentine go seeking, Clouds of Sils Maria is both visually and emotionally rich. When it comes to treatment methods, there’s no ‘right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in S7J specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy , among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work. You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in S7J, or Child Psychologists in S7J. Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in S7J then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can. Do you know what needs to change, but find yourself repeating the same unhealthy patterns? Create a tipping point to propel you into the life you desire. I will help you build on your strengths to reach your full potential. Many treatment failures with BPD clients may be due more to therapists’ hesitations and defenses than to the “intractability” of BPD. Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and recuperating in a Los Angeles psychiatric center, Millie receives an unusual job offer that requires sleuth and creativity. This handy resource can be effectively combined with any DBT or CBT program, but can effectively used by anyone who is learning to track their emotions as they relate to problematic behaviors. So DBT becomes a huge part of your life, and any time you’re dedicating a whole part of your life there’s going to be a little bit of indoctrination happening.

At that point, I work with the person to bring up the memory we agreed to use as a starting point, paying attention to the sense information, body feelings, and emotions that go with the memory. Even though our innate attachment style is hard-wired, we can make informed decisions about thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can shape the quality of our relationships with ourselves and others. It’s important to take the time to find a therapist you feel safe with—someone who seems to get you and makes you feel accepted and understood. You may start out thinking that your therapist is going to be your savior, only to become disillusioned and feel like they have nothing to offer. Remember that these swings from idealization to demonization are a symptom of BPD. Try to stick it out with your therapist and allow the relationship to grow. And keep in mind that change, by its very nature, is uncomfortable.

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Now that I look back at my own therapist I can see that she was kind of indoctrinated. I have had my therapist of 3+ years recently try out a ‘lurching’ approach with me, and I have to say it has dramatically affected our therapeutic bond is a very negative way. I no longer trust him or feel comfortable sharing anything with him. Although we have discussed his error at length, and he has apologized, I cannot seem to move past this. After a lot of trying to figure out why, I am realizing that it is because that one action/comment on his part invalidated the 3 years of support and empathy he had shown. I guess it makes me doubt his sincerity or authenticity all along. I have decided to terminate therapy because I now see it is a completely fake process. I’ve learned that the key is never to stop being a student. It’s hard to habituate while being a graduate student because there’s always something new coming at you; there’s always someone who knows more than you and is paid to teach it to you. The challenge after leaving school is to learn how to keep learning. Anthropologist and cyberneticist Gregory Bateson’s research showed that dolphins figured out how to create novel jumps and flips when they realized they’d only be rewarded for originality, not for doing their old tricks. Bateson called this “second-order learning”—learning how to learn.

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If you don’t ever feel uncomfortable in therapy, you’re probably not progressing. Finally, it’s important to take responsibility for the role you play in your relationships. Ask yourself how your actions might contribute to problems. How do your words and behaviors make your loved ones feel? Are you falling into the trap of seeing the other person as either all good or all bad? As you make an effort to put yourself in other people’s shoes, give them the benefit of the doubt, and reduce your defensiveness, you’ll start to notice a difference in the quality of your relationships. Do you have a tendency to take your negative feelings and project them on to other people? Do you lash out at others when you’re feeling bad about yourself? Does feedback or constructive criticism feel like a personal attack? Regaining control of your behavior starts with learning to tolerate distress. It’s the key to changing the destructive patterns of BPD. The ability to tolerate distress will help you press pause when you have the urge to act out. Instead of reacting to difficult emotions with self-destructive behaviors, you will learn to ride them out while remaining in control of the experience. Borderline personality disorder manifests in many different ways, but for the purposes of diagnosis, mental health professionals group the symptoms into nine major categories. In order to be diagnosed with BPD, you must show signs of at least five of these symptoms. Furthermore, the symptoms must be long-standing and impact many areas of your life. As a practicing psychologist, I’ve heard many individuals say they didn’t need much time to heal because the grieving process started long before the official end of their relationship. Put another way, they would say they already mourned the loss of the relationship while they were technically in it. Yet the argument doesn’t account for the need a person has to learn to be happy enough on one’s own – without needing or depending on another love interest to make them feel good and valued. If you feel hypervigilant to signs of trouble, or you are hypersensitive to slights even when you’re in a stable relationship with a loving partner, you might have complex PTSD. If you feel anxious or on edge most or all of the time when you’re in a relationship, and this pattern continues through multiple relationships, it might be time to seek treatment for complex trauma. The Now You’re Cooking project provides the opportunity to explore cooking and baking in a supportive group therapy approach to treatment. Clients have the opportunity to prepare healthy snacks while interacting with their peers. Additionally, clients acquire knowledge, skills, and the confidence to prepare healthy snacks. New Directions is a youth group for young adults ages who are living with mental illness. The group aims to build relationships that facilitate social inclusion, social awareness and peer support with the underlying emphasis on recovery and community integration. The allows individuals to share their own experiences in a safe, comfortable and engaging environment. The program also seeks to raise awareness and create discussions regarding the connection between mental health & addictions and chronic health issues throughout communities. This grant will allow Ms. Burke to have the chance to be trained alongside the rest of the BPBTP team at an intensive DPB training session. This will allow Ms.Burke, along with the rest of the team, to bring and integrate their newly learned skills into the programming and projects for clients, including the DBT drama therapy program. Are life’s stressors becoming too much and beginning to weigh you down?

This creates an “in and out” rhythm, which helps the brain get back in sync, and supports your brain in building connections to the neurons that store these memories. Couples who begin to explore the way their attachment styles affect their relationship may find that it helps reframe a lot of past life events, including prior relationships and lessons learned in childhood. The support and guidance of a qualified therapist can make a huge difference in BPD treatment and recovery. Therapy may serve as a safe space where you can start working through your relationship and trust issues and “try on” new coping techniques. Tell the other person that you’re feeling emotional and would like some time to think before discussing things further. When psychologists talk about “personality,” they’re referring to the patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that make each of us unique. No one acts exactly the same all the time, but we do tend to interact and engage with the world in fairly consistent ways. This is why people are often described as “shy,” “outgoing,” “meticulous,” “fun-loving,” and so on. People with BPD tend to have relationships that are intense and short-lived.

  • If you’ve recently ended a relationship, you may tell yourself that you already know those answers after a month or two of being single.
  • Borderline personality disorder manifests in many different ways, but for the purposes of diagnosis, mental health professionals group the symptoms into nine major categories.
  • In my practice, I use a combination of eye movements , as well as sounds alternating in each ear through headphones—whichever the client prefers.
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Rather, you continue to repeat your needs clearly and concisely over and over. This demonstrates that you are sticking to your boundaries and are not interested in engaging in an argument or negotiation about your boundaries. Being assertive involves stating how you feel and what you need without trying to hurt the other person. This includes maintaining eye contact, maintaining a sense of calm, being open to having a conversation, actively listening to the other person, monitoring your tone, having a straight posture, and being direct. It’s important to recognize that these impulsive behaviors serve a purpose. They make you feel better, even if just for a brief moment. If you’re feeling empty and numb, try sucking on strong-flavored mints or candies, or slowly eat something with an intense flavor, such as salt-and-vinegar chips. If you want to calm down, try something soothing such as hot tea or soup. If you’re not feeling enough, try running cold or hot water over your hands; hold a piece of ice; or grip an object or the edge of a piece of furniture as tightly as you can. If you’re feeling too much, and need to calm down, try taking a hot bath or shower; snuggling under the bed covers, or cuddling with a pet. Tell yourself that you accept what you’re feeling right now. Try to simply experience your feelings without judgment or criticism. Let go of the past and the future and focus exclusively on the present moment. Mindfulness techniques can be very effective in this regard.

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Hard Card takes the most risk by telling the story of an aggressive geriatric, in bleak rural Canada, who plots to rig a Bingo game by blackmailing the senior centre’s Bingo host. All the shorts come together quite well even though they tackle a variety of subjects, settings and moods. As a representation of the future of Canadian cinema, We Both Go Down Together is a promising snapshot. I did however find the lack of diversity a little troubling even when the names in the credits appeared multicultural. Multiculturalism is Canada’s trump card and one hopes it will get used more by these filmmakers in their future projects.

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