Part 2 Nonduality Talk radio: Jerry Katz interviews Monica

radioThis is the second interview I’ve done with Jerry. It’s fun and there’s some good little nuggets in this one. It’s very different from the first one. If you missed the first one it’s right here: Nonduality radio interview with Monica (listen or download here)

Some of the highlights in brief:

  • Healing as a process of learning to live well.
  • Anger and other emotions.
  • The danger of the power of psychiatrists
  • Iatrogenic illness discussed: illness as the result of a physician’s action
  • Taking your health into your own hands.
  • Power of nutrition
  • Creating community online and Monica’s personal community and more…

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Here are the tracks:

0:00 – 6:27 Opening music: the song Byron Bay, by Prosad. Introduction to Monica. Review of themes from our first conversation. Healing as a process of learning to live well. Processing our emotional responses to life on this planet. Some people are more sensitive to the reality of what’s going on in the world and it can make them ill.

6:27 – 11:36 Anger and other emotions. Dealing with one’s dark side. Denial of the dark side is partly responsible for the planetary situation. When we deny our interconnectivity we suffer as does the planet. Fear of anger. Part of healing is ceasing to be afraid. Anger and withdrawal from psychiatric medications. Gratitude for anger. Managing anger skillfully.

11:36 – 22:00 The danger of the power of psychiatrists. Monica as a mental health professional. Denial within the mental health industry. Hard to not be complicit within any mental health system, even so called enlightened ones. Need to interview a psychiatrist on this topic and about power. Psychiatrists do want to help people, however if they are coming from a limited world view this could limit their ability to help to the point of denying people their civil rights. Forced psychiatric treatment as torture according the U.N. Hospitals as trauma and re-traumatizing mills.

22:00 – 24:04 Iatrogenic illness discussed: illness as the result of a physician’s action. Psychiatric diagnosis as a form of post-traumantic stress. Most people leave psychiatric more harmed than when they went in. The harm is denied by the psychiatric system and said to be part of the psychiatric diagnosis, not a real harm.

24:04 – 32:44 The acceptance and okay-ness with being ill. The acceptance of drugs. The medical industry wants you to manage illness rather than get better. Taking your health into your own hands. No separation between mental and physical illness. The social acceptance of some physical and mental illness. Mental distress as seen as unable to heal. Psychiatric drugs create chronicity. “Everybody’s sick and nobody’s expected to get well.” However, that’s not everybody’s experience. We need people who are mid-wives of the dark.

32:44 – 36:52 Stepping out of the box defined by their illness and attachment to the medical system. Monica’s experience and how her world view applies to the psychiatric industry.

36:52 – 46:25 Power of nutrition as part of Monica’s ongoing withdrawal from psychiatric medications. Probiotics discussed. Prebiotics. Curing IBS.

46:25 – 55:47 Creating community online and Monica’s personal community as well discussed. Ecstatic dance. Professionals need not be central to your community as they are often the cause to harm. A professional may or may not be necessary for a health matter. Conclusion. The song I Am Free, by Prosad, is played.

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*it is potentially dangerous to come off medications without careful planning. Please be sure to be well educated before undertaking any sort of discontinuation of medications. Do not assume your MD will know how to do it either. They are generally not trained in discontiuation. They don’t always understand that they don’t know how to help either. See: Psychiatric drug withdrawal and protracted withdrawal syndrome round-up

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About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters