Marijuana for Mental Health Conditions?

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By Will Hall — Cannabis (marijuana) is now legal in two states, legal for medical use in 23 more, and polls show the majority of Americans support legalization. As a counselor working with people diagnosed with psychosis and mental illness I am often asked about my clinical — as well as my personal — experience with medical cannabis. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

We can no longer say, I am right and you are wrong…

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We can no longer say, I am right and your are wrong… Can you see me? (short video and collection of excerpts, Marion Woodman)

Did I get enough love?

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By Elaine Mansfield — “As soon as you begin to ask the question, Who loves me?
You are completely screwed, Because the next question is How Much?” Tony Hoagland — And after that, Does he love me still? and Does he love me even though he’s dead? And then, When do I stop feeling married to a person who is no longer here? and Why do I feel lonely in a room full of people because he’s not smiling from across the room? … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Lessons the rejected shadow child learned in the Catholic church that she hated

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The vehicles (religions and mythologies) are always neutral. What people do in the name of these vehicles can sometimes be rather horrifying. For example in my Catholic upbringing I was told by a nun that anyone that wasn’t Catholic would be going to hell. Since it’s that sort of thinking that led to the Inquisition, that pretty much ended my early relationship to Catholicism. Still, I found something good in the hymns I share below and they have always stayed with me. They’ve stayed with the rejected shadow child too, because they were sung straight to her little alienated heart. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Illuminate me: the rejected shadow child Part II

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This is my dark and lovely message

Hear me cry

Hear me cry

Hear me cry

Never stop hearing me cry … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Song of the rejected shadow child

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I am not worthy

I deserve nothing

I crave forgiveness

Please forgive me… … [click on title for the rest of the post]

How can I get to know myself?

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“How can I get to know myself? Not by thinking, for thinking only reflects my conscious being, but by meditating. Meditation goes beyond the conscious mind into the unconscious. In meditation I can become aware of the ground of my being in matter, in life, in human consciousness. I can experience my solidarity with the universe, with the remotest star in outer space and with the minutest particle in the atom. I can experience my solidarity with every living thing, with the earth with these flowers and coconut trees, with the birds and squirrels, with every human being. I can get beyond all these outer forms of things in time and space and discover the Ground from which they all spring. I can know (…) the Origin, the Source, beyond being and non-being, the One ‘without a second’. I can know the birth of all things from this Ground, their coming into being in the Word.” … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Power vs. force

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Below is a quote from the latest cool psychiatrist, David R. Hawkins, I discovered completely by accident. A friend who is not involved in psychiatric stuff at all gave me a book by him. The fact that he was a psychiatrist wasn’t particularly significant one way or another to my friend. It’s not really all that important to me either. The guy is talking real healing and transformation. I don’t really care what he went to school to study over 50 years ago.

Still, it’s of interest to know that David R. Hawkins wrote a book with Linus Pauling (father of Orthomolecular Psychiatry and a nobel prize winner) and worked with him too. His understanding of what healing really is goes well beyond anything Orthomolecular medicine does with nutrients. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Non-medication ways to relieve depression: online course CE/CME available

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ERICKSONIAN HYPNOSIS IN THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION
*Treating Depression Hypnotically and Strategically emphasizes the importance of utilizing proactive and well-targeted interventions when treating depression.
*Out of the Blue: Six non-medication ways to relieve depression
*Altered States: Why Hypnosis Helps Depression
* The Many Faces of Loss, and how to resolve it.
*Hypnotic Brain Change for Depression: Help Your Clients Practice Positive Mental Habits.
*Getting Your Life Back: Healing Depression with Hypnosis
*What Can Solution Hypnosis Contribute to The Treatment of Depression? … [click on title to learn more about this opportunity]

Engage in one another’s differences in a way that is redemptive…

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“I want there to be a place in the world where people can engage in one another’s differences in a way that is redemptive, full of hope and possibility. Not this “In order to love you, I must make you something else”. That’s what domination is all about, that in order to be close to you, I must possess you, remake and recast you. ” … [click on title to read and view more]

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