Free online conference on addiction (food, drugs, sex, shopping etc, etc) with Gabor Mate and others

Gabor Mate says: "I'd like to invite you to join me + 35 other addiction and recovery teachers for a online conference dedicated to giving people the best wisdom on addiction and recovery available for FREE." ...

Here we see that normal isn’t something to aim for…

The struggling self is one that is aiming to be true. ... The majority of well-adapted individuals that they have lost their own self at an early age and replaced it completely by a social self offered to them by society. They have no neurotic conflicts because they themselves, and, therefore, the discrepancy between their selves and the outside world has disappeared. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Our relationship with doctors (or health providers in general)

It should be understood that a great number of the readers of this blog have been harmed by the medical profession. Many of us have been gravely debilitated and disabled. Iatrogenic harm is injury incurred by medical treatment. Such injury is deeply traumatic and largely denied by the perpetrators which adds insult to the injury. Those who have had such injury need to learn how to take care of themselves as they move forward. It behooves everyone else to be aware of the fact that iatrogenic injury is very common so that they might avoid it.… [click on title for the rest of the post]

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