Tag Archives: depression

This Is What A Suicidal Crisis Looks Like From The Inside – Alaina Mabaso

http://www.depressionarmy.com/ourblog/2015/8/2/this-is-what-a-suicidal-crisis-looks-like-from-the-inside Very powerful piece by Alaina, for which many thanks. I know this landscape of bleak despair, and the urge to die. Since I was a teenager, I have visited it from time to time. During my training as a … Continue reading

Posted in blaming, Carl Rogers, communication, compassion, conditions of worth, congruence, consciousness, core conditions, cultural questions, cultural taboos, Disconnection, dying, emotions, empathy, encounter, external locus, fear, friendship, grief, growth, human condition, kindness & compassion, loneliness, organismic experiencing, power and powerlessness, presence, psychiatry, relationship, sadness & pain, shadow, suicide, therapeutic relationship, trauma, violence, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ancient Grief – Soul Searching Solace

http://soulsearchingsolace.com/2015/06/19/ancient-grief/ The writer stumbled across this today. It struck some chords, and made her cry. Beautifully expressed, powerful, raw, moving testimony of maternal grief… Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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Will Hall on Marijuana

http://beyondmeds.com/2015/08/26/marijuana-for-mental-health/ Wide-ranging, intelligent, balanced and informed contribution to the cannabis debate by Will – whose writing is consistently of high quality. The writer has no agenda about what drugs other competent adult human beings do/don’t decide to take – but … Continue reading

Posted in anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, child development, client as 'expert', clients' perspective, cognitive, compulsive behaviour, consciousness, consent, cultural questions, cultural taboos, dependence, diagnoses of ADHD, diagnoses of bipolar, Disconnection, diversity, DSM, ecological, education, ethics, family systems, fear, healing, hearing voices, herbalism, iatrogenic illness, Monica Cassani, natural world, parenting, perception, political, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, psychosis, reality, regulation, relationship, research evidence, risk, schizophrenia, sexual violence, spirituality, sustainability, trauma, values & principles, violence, Will Hall, working with clients | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Societies with Little Coercion Have Little Mental Illness – Bruce Levine

http://brucelevine.net/how-societies-with-little-coercion-have-little-mental-illness/ ‘Coercion—the use of physical, legal, chemical, psychological, financial, and other forces to gain compliance—is intrinsic to our society’s employment, schooling, and parenting. However, coercion results in fear and resentment, which are fuels for miserable marriages, unhappy families, and what … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', abuse, actualizing tendency, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, Bruce Levine, child development, communication, compulsive behaviour, conditions of worth, conflict, consent, cultural questions, diagnoses of ADHD, Disconnection, diversity, education, emotions, empowerment, equality, Eric Fromm, ethics, external locus, family systems, fear, growing up, human condition, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, non-conforming, organismic experiencing, paradigm shift, parenting, perception, power and powerlessness, psychiatric abuse, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, psychosis, RD Laing, relationship, schizophrenia, self, self concept, teaching, values & principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Neurons to Nirvana: Gabor Maté Interview

A wide-ranging collection of excerpts from an interview with Gabor Maté, covering addiction, ayahuasca, past experience, transitional states, Western medicine and the mind/body division, and much more besides. As always, he is very watchable and he talks sense. Well worth … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, acceptance, actualizing tendency, anger, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, blaming, child development, childhood abuse, cognitive, communication, compassion, compulsive behaviour, conditions of worth, conflict, congruence, consciousness, core conditions, criminal justice model, cultural questions, Disconnection, dying, ecological, ecological issues, emotions, empathy, empowerment, encounter, ethics, external locus, fear, Gabor Mate, generational trauma, grief, growing up, healing, identity, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, kindness & compassion, love, meaning, medical model, mindfulness, natural world, neuroscience, non-conforming, organismic experiencing, paradigm shift, parenting, perception, person centred, physical being, political, power and powerlessness, presence, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, reality, relationship, sadness & pain, scapegoating, self, self concept, self esteem, shadow, shame, shaming, spirituality, surrender, sustainability, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship, trauma, trust, values & principles, violence, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry

http://cepuk.org/ Follow the link to the website for CEP. In the writer’s view, anyone working in the therapeutic/allied world has an ethical responsibility to be aware of, and evaluate, these arguments. CEP has some seriously intelligent, aware and informed people … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, accountability, anti-depressants, anti-psychotics, CEP, consent, core conditions, cultural questions, diagnoses of bipolar, DSM, empathy, encounter, ethics, external locus, growth, healing, iatrogenic illness, Joanna Moncrieff, medical model, MHRA, neuroscience, non-directive counselling, Palace Gate Counselling Service, paradigm shift, perception, person centred, political, power and powerlessness, presence, psychiatric abuse, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, psychosis, regulation, research evidence, Robert Whitaker, schizophrenia, suicide, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship, transformation, values & principles, violence, working with clients | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Toko-pa – Redeeming Medicine of Dark Dreams

http://toko-pa.com/2015/06/30/redeeming-medicine-of-dark-dreams/ Interesting post from Toko-pa about her beginnings with dream work, which is so key to her own work and practice now:- ‘The deeper I went into my own darkness, the richer my life became.’ Or, as Jung puts it:- … Continue reading

Posted in awakening, consciousness, creativity, empowerment, flow, grief, healing, identity, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, Jung, meaning, metaphor & dream, perception, reality, resilience, sadness & pain, self, shadow, sleep, spirituality, surrender, therapeutic growth, Toko-pa, transformation, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment