By Will Hall -- Dr. Marius Romme, the Dutch psychiatrist whose pathbreaking work with Dr. Sandra Escher on voice hearing catalyzed the Hearing Voices Movement worldwide, is initiating a new project for people who hear positive voices.
The Future of Mental Health Interview Series
By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. Rethinking Mental Health Posted first on Psychology Today -- the series should be followed there. The work from this site, Beyond Meds will be covered in one of the interviews. ... This blog post introduces a hundred-day series of interviews on Psychology Today with folks from around the world committed to non-traditional ways of helping individuals suffering from emotional and mental distress.
I am heartbroken and badass, at once
By Jen Peer Rich -- Sometimes I know things that I don't want to know. Or I may see something that I can't unsee no matter how bad I want to. And usually it's not something I know or see strictly in my mind, but something I feel and see within my heart. That makes it harder to put what I am feeling or seeing into coherent thoughts or to find words to describe what I feel. All I have, is a giant hot soup of heavy feelings without any logical flow. When it's like this, I remember two things:
WORLD HEARING VOICES DAY today 9/14/16
See the below commentary and collection of links and share with anyone who needs to know that those who hear voices can thrive and be happy. Hearing voices: living and thriving as voice hearers
Supplements and the highly-sensitive body
Below is a response I wrote to someone about supplements for the highly sensitive body. Many of us who come off of psychiatric drugs develop hyper-sensitivities to many substances and foods. Many of us are highly sensitive to begin with as well.
How do you exercise when you’re in pain?
Baby steps…I started with an exercycle on which I peddled for 15 seconds until I could peddle 30 seconds. (I got it for free on free cycle). Walking to the mailbox was an exciting workout for quite a while. Yoga has been wonderful…sometimes still I only do 5 or 10 minutes at a time…it continues to unfold….I did a lot of other things in baby step ways. Never pushing beyond what felt safe and comfortable.
On being a compost pile
As I think about waste in my life, not just material waste like trash and plastic, but also psychological waste, I enter this thought stream to investigate if natural intelligence sustainable and efficient in the same way nature is? Is there such a thing as psychological waste or are we actually busy composting inside? ...
Happy New Year (and healing happens!)
Thanks to all my many readers all over the world for your ongoing support and for your commitment to becoming who you are meant to be in a world that makes it very difficult for us to do that. We all need each other to do that. That we might heal not just ourselves but our families, communities and our planet.
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