Suicide prevention month. Learn to listen to and love those with these impulses.


I’m reposting the below info because today is the last day of suicide prevention month. I have seen far too many people in the care of social services and standard mental health care grossly retraumatized rather than helped when feeling their most vulnerable because people do not understand these loving, accepting and healing approaches. They are based in deep trust for the process of the individual who presents themselves in front of you. Listen. Love. … [click on title to read the post]

The end of suffering and the default mode network


The science behind the non-existence of the self and Gary’s non-experience. … [click on title to read the post and view the video]

Radical ecopsychology. The human animal as part of the world around us.


As a species on the brink of many sorts of environmental disasters that threaten our world and our lives, we need an ecopsychology. We need it now. Consider this. … [click on title to read post]

Transformational healing in mental health. Let it be the norm.


It’s impossible to communicate hope if one is pessimistic. And this is the foundational problem with the mental health system and most mental health providers within that structure. Most do not know what is possible in terms of transformative healing and cannot help but perpetuate their pessimistic ignorance…it’s not even their fault. It simply is what is. (and I might add we are all guilty of this at one time or another because it’s part of being human…none of us know the full extent of what is possible in any given situation)

That said it lies among those of us who have experience with seeing people find profound healing to help others understand what might be possible so that chronicity among those labeled mentally ill doesn’t have to remain the norm. … [click on title to read post]

Send your love


Lyrics first, then the video below. Love this. The lyrics are great and it’s like the Police except techno (ish). Sting has always written lyrics that touch my soul. … [click on title to read post and see video]

Campaign for real change in mental health policy – (TODAY) DAY OF ACTION October 7


TODAY — From the Campaign for real change in mental health policy

On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, we invite you to participate in our day of action. We encourage you to call, write, or Tweet to your members of Congress and let them know that the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act is bad for America. …[click on title to read the rest]

Fall equinox today. Celebrate the season.

monica cassani fall mountains

The longer I am psych drug free the more amazing my connection to all things becomes apparent. Not just the seasons, but the cycles of the moon, the weather, sun flares and everything in my environment matters. Yes! Everything matters. We are deeply holistic critters and we are part of all of life and the universe. Everything is connected. I am aware of cycles within cycles influencing everything about me and my environment. … [click title to read more]

Advanced adventures in healing the gut: biofilm eradication


Having this information BEFORE coming off psych drugs might actually help one heal enough to not do as much damage in that process. I don’t know this for certain but I intuit that it’s likely. Healing the gut also helps heal the psyche in general for folks who’ve not started taking psych meds. This is something I know. — Biofilms are likely implicated in all the chronic illnesses that I’ve found those of us with protracted withdrawal issues have in common. That includes chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease and many autoimmune issues.(The most key factor for those of us impacted with severe protracted psychiatric drug withdrawal syndrome is that the nervous system can’t tolerate the necessary detox until necessary time and initial care has been taken. For me that meant several years of nursing my nervous system with an uber clean diet, meditation, yoga, and very very slow detox with gentle agents generally not recommended by anyone who is into detox because detox at the stage I’m finally able to handle now and that I’m sharing is far too aggressive for those of us with a damaged nervous system from psych drugs) …[click title to read more]

Our bodies hold our personal mythologies

tree meme

Our bodies, in perfect reflection of our psyches, hold our personal mythologies. In this way we are all unique. This is what western medicine does not get. Clinical trials can never capture this. … [click on title to read more]

My amazing healing body…


I’m on a kick…not writing on the blog so much and out and about a bit more and also meditating a lot too. Healing is fun if also sometimes still overwhelming.

My body is teaching me to get healthy. No one else knew how to do that. It’s a celebratory wonder.

My body has only ever wanted my attention…it’s always been about survival and evolution and healing…and it leads to freedom.

The body’s capacities are awe inspiring and it’s so sad too…what we do to our bodies…shutting down these incredibly intelligent creatures. … [click on title to read the rest]


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