Physician-caused death, illness, anger and despair? It happens. What to do.

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There is an important read today at Mad in America by Bruce Levine about how to regain power from the medical establishment. Those of us who have been harmed and know just how serious it can be have an important role to play. … [click on title to read more]

May 16, 2015 International Protest of Electroshock

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Nancy Rubenstein speaks from her personal experience about why she is supporting this day of protest. Additional information and another personal story are included in this post. [click on title to read more]

Young women (15 – 49) with hormones please read this

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Our hormones are always involved in our mental well-being whether or not it’s recognized. Our endocrine system must be healthy if we are to be healthy. They are foundational to all well-being. Had I had this book and followed it’s simple advice I’m quite certain the entire trajectory of my psychiatrized life would never have happened. I would not have been drugged those 20 plus years and therefore become disabled from iatrogenic injury. This book could have taught me to heal before I was gravely injured by psychiatric treatment. I have since been able to put together a similar lifestyle that has allowed for great healing. So much so, that I know this book can help others because it contains many tips that would have helped my young self and can help other women in earlier phases of their lives right now. … [click on title to read and view more]

Reality tunnels or what flavor is your delusion? Some fun and seriousness both

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I figured out a long time ago that everybody knows something. I mean really KNOWS something. We just have to find the language to communicate with people who come from very different reality tunnels. I actually think that the language is perhaps energetic rather than verbal. If one listens energetically one can hear through the words into the truth of that person. Listening is in part about letting go of what we think we know. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Feeling your way to nondual awakening…

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*editors note: I really like this piece by Gary Weber because developing my inner sense of “feel” has been the most important thing in my healing process…
By Gary Weber — Developing an internal sense of “feel” was the most critical skill in navigating the thousands of hours of practice that was basically DIY w/only sporadic contact with two Zen masters. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The abyss is the chasm between heaven and earth, body and mind

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In mental health circles the health of the body is often neglected. The body is too often considered secondary, if at all, when people become over-involved in things of the mind. And of course our culture has split the body/mind when in fact they function as one. Becoming aware of my poor neglected body has been critically important in my healing process. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

A psychiatrist speaks: Breaking Down is Waking Up

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In the video below Dr. Russell Razzaque shares what he learns about the psyche when he starts meditating. He is surprised when he comes to recognize many states he experiences in meditation to be similar to states that are pathologized in psychiatry. He sees them in his patients and recognizes them in his own experience when meditating. I’ve certainly found meditation to be a way to learn how to recognize and integrate many parts of my psyche. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Easter: death and rebirth

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A small collection of beautiful, profound words and poetry on death and rebirth, easter, crucifixion and resurrection. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The human trauma and transformation

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Our response to suffering: A non-dual Christian perspective. Listen. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Healing is relationship, healing is radical community building

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For now our society remains seriously disconnected. Trauma is a symptom of disconnection. Psychiatry too often ignores trauma because, it, too, is disconnected. We don’t know how to take care of one another and therefore we don’t know how to take care of ourselves. We get this from our parents and we pass it on if we don’t become conscious. Healing requires learning how to do these things as a species not just as individuals. In the end healing is radical community building. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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