Spiritual Emergence — David Lukoff

A video that is worth watching on psychosis and mental health. It's an interview with a psychologist by the name of David Lukoff who had a spiritual emergency as a young man. Yes, a psychotic episode that he came through without meds and now helps others like transform his life in similar fashion. His is... Continue Reading →

More on Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback worked wonders for me at the beginning of my withdrawal process.  I got off my antidepressant and then off about 1/2 of my drugs with the help of neurofeedback. For the drug naive it very well may be an important  key to staying off meds for some people. For people on drugs just a... Continue Reading →

The hoax that is antidepressant drugs is finally coming to light

Even in mainstream media. Newsweek being about as mainstream as you can get: Although the year is young, it has already brought my first moral dilemma. In early January a friend mentioned that his New Year's resolution was to beat his chronic depression once and for all. Over the years he had tried a medicine... Continue Reading →

Still I rise

Still I Rise You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? 'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like... Continue Reading →

Coming out about PTSD

An excerpt from a blog penned by a veteran: A dear veteran friend of mine pointed out to me that what we live with is not a disorder at all, but a very natural response to circumstances no one should ever face. Labeling this as a disorder tends to imply that the problem is with... Continue Reading →

Linkage for Friday

A few links to articles that caught my eye this week: The Rise Of Marketing-Based Medicine // Pharmalot “We propose that while evidence-based medicine is a noble ideal, marketing-based medicine is the current reality… ~ Learning to Sit with Depression: The Boulder Center for Mindfulness Psychotherapy -- Mindfulness of our emotions is not the same... Continue Reading →

Fascinating video on the nature of anger and thought

Marshall Rosenburg seems wonderful. I need to look into him more. I've known of his work for many years but not read it. He is the founder of Nonviolent Communication. There is a place beyond rightness and wrongness, I'll meet you there. -- Rumi

Creativity: A Crime Of Passion — creative children are often those who are called difficult

First, teachers were asked if they valued creativity and enjoyed working with creative students, and they overwhelmingly answered "yes". Next, they were asked to look at their own students and rate them on a variety of traits, ranging from highly creative traits, such as being determined, independent, individualistic, impulsive, and likely to take risks, to traits that are associated with low levels of creativity, such as peaceable, reliable, tolerant, steady, and practical. After they rated their students on these traits, they were asked to rate them from their least favorite to most favorite students. Interestingly, there was a significant negative correlation between the degree of creativity of the student and his favorable rating by the teachers. This means that the most creative students were the least favorite of the teachers, across the entire sample surveyed.

Neurofeedback and psychiatric drug withdrawal

My drug withdrawal journey started when I began neurofeedback which helped tremendously for 3 years. For whatever reason my situation became to complicated and I needed to seek other help, but I know what neurofeedback did for me initially was nothing short of a miracle. I got off an antidepressant in 5 weeks and continued... Continue Reading →

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