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]

You are beautiful. Song of radical acceptance.

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I posted this video the first time in 2008. I just thought of the song today and watched the video again. It’s really a beautiful video challenging one to accept themselves just as they are. I find this to be a beautiful piece of artwork and a movement from the soul. I am grateful to have watched it again today. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The life-liberating impact of feeling the feeling

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By Georgi Y. Johnson — The moment we choose to feel a feeling, we have moved beyond thought and into direct experience. That is, we have moved out of the programing of the temporal, linear, left brain, which builds agenda through the composition of time frames and stories. Feeling what we feel does not take place yesterday, and will not take place tomorrow. It always happens in the now. Feeling is so much in the now, that even if the thoughts are in the future, the feeling will still be in the eternal now. Because of this, when we move from consciousness to awareness, or from mental awakening to sentient presence and begin to feel what “is”, old, unfelt feelings will emerge, even if decades have passed in the interim. — Contrary to popular belief, it is not possible to “think” away a feeling. We can check it rationally and we can relativize it. We can justify, excuse, build stories and rename it. But all of this thinking activity is dependent on the allowance of the feeling in the first place. We cannot know what the feeling is that we think we are “thinking away” (by changing our thought patterns) unless we first agree to feel it. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Fear is contagious. You can catch it.

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“Fear is contagious. You can catch it. Sometimes all it takes is for someone to say that they’re scared for the fear to become real. Mo was terrified, and now Nick was too.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book — This is true fear is contagious. It’s something worth deeply contemplating. We need not fear, however, because one can also free oneself by recognizing what has happened. Then the contagion comes to an end. Observation is a form of illumination. Fear is a shadow energy and it cannot survive illumination. In other words Franklin D. Roosevelt was right. There is nothing to fear but fear itself. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Cultivate stillness: stillness is our true nature

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“There is of course a reason for everything in nature. Your body tells you when you have moved out of harmony so you can adapt and find the most effortless way forward. But we were never intended to live out of harmony. We actually become addicted to stress and the hormones it releases inside us (adrenaline). It’s not that we enjoy it. No one enjoys stress – it’s deeply uncomfortable – but we do become addicted to it. When you only think with your mind, you are operating out of a mere fraction of your true potential. The ancient Chinese called this hexagram ‘Keeping Still’, and it is symbolised by a mountain. Its message is – there is no hurry. The fear that you will miss out comes from this Shadow – the fear that you haven’t got enough time. It’s all about time and our perception of time. When you are stressed, time is always running too fast, or too slow. Stress also has a passive manifestation – which is when we feel stuck. That feeling comes out of this 52nd Shadow. When you feel stuck, it’s because your breathing isn’t reaching down to your base. You can never really be stuck. You just aren’t accepting where your rhythm is.” … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Healing is a shocking process: protracted psych drug withdrawal syndrome (iatrogenic brain injury)

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Healing from this particular form of iatrogenic injury is a shocking process. It is shocking by nature of the fact that one of the hallmarks of this brain injury is a deep and profound neurological terror. This terror, held in the autonomic nervous system, manifests in a myriad number of forms from individual to individual. Even within the individual it most often shows up in numerous ways — possibly and often impacting every system of the body. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Show me all of you

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Today I am sharing a beautiful song inspired by gene key 59 from the Gene Keys. Gene key 59’s shadow is dishonesty, it’s gift is intimacy and the siddhi or highest manifestation is transparency. The song below is a contemplation of this gene key. I’ve been studying and contemplating the Gene Keys for the last few years. They are an elegant system of understanding our human nature that really helps illumine our shadow parts that we may integrate them and heal. I can feel this song in every cell of my being. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

The wounds we carry

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By Elaine Mansfield — “They’re all wounded,” I thought as I watched people in the grocery store or on the street, “but I can’t see their scars and they can’t see mine.” … I wished them happiness because I knew their life hurt as mine did, even if we were the lucky ones who had food to eat, a place to sleep, and medical treatment. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

I am the oppressor

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By Jen Peer Rich — When will we recognize that we are all being oppressed and oppressing all the time? If any one part of the system is oppressed, so too am I oppressed. Humans, animals, the earth, it’s all under the heavy weight of oppression. Every being deserves to be championed by the system from which it is born. We are all participating in the fate of every life. We have many communities within our life system that need rehabilitation from the oppressions that come with the belief in separation and the dislocation of the psyche from nature. So long as we keep the competition between oppressions alive, we can’t really help. .. [click title to read the rest]

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