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Breaking News: The Cause of Schizophrenia Finally Discovered? Noel Hunter

http://psychintegrity.org/breaking-news-the-cause-of-schizophrenia-finally-discovered/ Follow the above link for Noel’s piece. It’s a long, well-written and well researched article, essential reading for anyone in our line of work. The writer too has watched with some dismay, the viral description of the Sekar et al. … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, anti-psychotics, bullying, child development, childhood abuse, consent, creativity, criminal justice model, cultural questions, Disconnection, emotions, empathy, empowerment, ethics, external locus, generational trauma, genetics, growing up, hearing voices, internal locus of evaluation, kindness & compassion, love, meaning, medical model, neuroscience, non-conforming, objectification, paradigm shift, perception, person centred, political, power and powerlessness, psychiatric abuse, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, psychosis, relationship, research evidence, sadness & pain, scapegoating, schizophrenia, self, self concept, trauma, values & principles, violence, vulnerability, working with clients | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘5 Signs You’re on the Hero’s Journey’ Alison Nappi

http://www.writewithspirit.com/blog/5-signs-youre-on-the-heros-journey Yesterday’s post included a Joseph Campbell reference, and today we remain with the themes of the hero’s journey, and the importance of mythology in our quest for meaning.  Laurie Penny and Alison Nappi have written very different pieces around these themes … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, actualizing tendency, awakening, compassion, conditions of worth, consciousness, creativity, cultural questions, Disconnection, embodiment, empowerment, encounter, fear, flow, generational trauma, good, grief, growth, healing, human condition, identity, immanence, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, love, meaning, metaphor & dream, non-conforming, organismic experiencing, paradigm shift, perception, power and powerlessness, presence, reality, resilience, rewilding, risk, sadness & pain, self, self concept, spirituality, surrender, therapeutic growth, transformation, trauma, trust, vulnerability, wonder | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thousands of children are being medicated for ADHD – when the condition may not even exist – Will Sutcliffe

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/thousands-of-children-are-being-medicated-for-adhd–when-the-condition-may-not-even-exist-10509842.html Thoughtful and useful article by Will about the ‘ADHD’ label, its implications and consequences. The writer too believes the exponential increase in diagnosis and drug treatment makes sense in political and financial terms, rather than in terms of the … Continue reading

Posted in blaming, child development, civil rights, cognitive, communication, compulsive behaviour, creativity, cultural questions, diagnoses of ADHD, Disconnection, diversity, education, emotions, empathy, encounter, equality, ethics, external locus, family systems, fear, Gender & culture, generational trauma, growing up, human condition, masculine, medical model, non-conforming, paradigm shift, parenting, perception, physical being, political, power and powerlessness, psychiatric abuse, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, relationship, research evidence, scapegoating, shame, shaming, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship, trauma, values & principles, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘ADHD: A Destructive and Disempowering Label; Not an Illness’ Philip Hickey

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/07/adhd-a-destructive-and-disempowering-label-not-an-illness/ ‘Psychiatry has created and promoted the self-serving fiction that childhood distractibility/impulsivity and various other human problems are illnesses that need to be “treated” with neurotoxic chemicals and other brain-damaging interventions.  Suggesting at this very late stage in the proceedings … Continue reading

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Medical Education: Psychiatry and Reductionism as a First-year Medical Student – Evan Einstein

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/07/medical-education-psychiatry-and-reductionism-as-a-first-year-medical-student/ This is interesting and hopeful… Gratitude to Evan for his willingness and openness to think, question, and challenge – rather than conform and comply, as we are encouraged/constrained to do in our cultures, both here and on the other … Continue reading

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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

The Scarlet Label: Close Encounters With ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’ (Part 2) Jacqueline Simon Gunn & Brent Potter

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/11/scarlet-label-close-encounters-borderline-personality-disorder-part-2 Click on the link for the second part of this excellent post by Jacqueline and Brent, drawing on their co-authored book on this subject:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Borderline-Personality-Disorder-Perspectives-Stigmatizing-ebook/dp/B00PMABJM6/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416064246&sr=1-2&keywords=borderline+personality+disorder+potter We think the points they make are valid and important. Here too is the … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, actualizing tendency, awakening, borderline personality disorder, Brent Potter, childhood abuse, clients' perspective, cognitive, consciousness, cultural questions, Disconnection, emotions, empathy, empowerment, equality, ethics, external locus, fear, Gender & culture, healing, human condition, identity, internal locus of evaluation, Mad in America, medical model, mindfulness, non-directive counselling, paradigm shift, perception, political, power, power and powerlessness, psychiatric drugs, psychiatry, relationship, sadness & pain, scapegoating, self concept, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship, trauma, trust, working with clients | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment