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Working with “parts” and “sub-personalities” as we come to consciousness and heal

Those of us whose nervous system have been destroyed by psych drugs and withdrawal from them often find ourselves simply splayed open. In essence, our unconscious is screaming at us because our nervous systems have been gravely injured. As we begin to heal we find ourselves diving more and more deeply into our psyches by necessity. This is about some of what we find. This is not unique to those of us who’ve come off psych drugs…it’s simply laid bare. All our human psyches are made like this. …

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Sometimes things get weird

By Jen Peer Rich Sometimes our weirdest behaviors are actually the unspeakable expressions of grieving, healing and transformation happening inside. Energy always finds a way out. Waking up is full of recognitions that hurt. It’s sad to realize we’ve been victimized. It’s heartbreaking to realize we have been stretched into such painful dimensions by outside […]

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The hurt and pained bully and love

Someone asked to know more about what I referred to as sub-personalities and parts in the last post: The somatic imperative and meditation — she thought that perhaps it was the drug withdrawal that created these parts. I responded: no, it’s not the drugs or the withdrawal that causes the sub-personalities. They UNCOVER them when the nervous […]

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The somatic imperative and meditation

Most of my deep meditations still happen while lying down. This remains necessary because the somatic experience remains far too intense to otherwise tolerate sitting. In order to profoundly allow and experience the healing process (by relaxing deeply into it) the body must be horizontal and completely and progressively more relaxed. This allows the nervous […]

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Stop. Trying. To. Fix. Yourself.

And then I realized that freedom was already here. Waiting. All I had to do was stop trying to fix myself.

(we don’t like it when others do it to us, so why do we do it to ourselves?)

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Jane Fonda on transformative healing. Tell it to us, sister!

This, too, is another way to talk about some of what I’ve been experiencing with my transformative healing from the iatrogenic brain injury. Jane Fonda speaks of it in terms of a maturation process…a developmental stage, which I think is totally appropriate. That said, I have encountered hundreds of young folks through my work and social media who are also coming into this sort of rapid maturation of the spirit. We are waking up all over the world!

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I was a psychiatric success story

I was a psychiatric success story. My mother used to go to NAMI meetings and was able to share the wonderful news about how successful my forced and violent psychiatric treatment had been. I was working a respectable job with respectable responsibilities.The other mothers hung on every word. My psychiatrist too, believed I was a success story. He had done his job well. …