The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour: Frequent Alert 66: Let’s Talk About Dreams

Hi All,

When I’m the guest on Peter Breggin’s radio show tomorrow (Wednesday, November 14, 2018) at 4:00 PM EST, I’ll be sharing a unique teaching on the archetypal and personal dimensions of dreams from Carl Jung, that Jung personally passed on to my mentor, John Weir Perry. Please join me with my dear friend Peter, and call in with your dreams too!

Michael

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Mad in America: Having Empathy Doesn’t Mean That You Also Have Compassion!

Hi All,

In my new blog post here, I share that to feel empathy doesn’t ensure that caring and compassion are present too, and that some of the most highly empathic people I’ve ever known have been con artists, manipulative politicians, psychiatric dogma-bound mental health professionals, career criminals, and seductive and exploitative spiritual teachers and gurus.

Best wishes,

Michael

 

Mad in America: Letting Negative Projective Identifications Come, and Letting Them Go

Hi All,

My new article looks at how some of the stress you may be feeling these days, could be coming from the powerful emotional projections of politicians and others that are aimed at causing the public to feel as afraid and vulnerable as those politicians and others are actually feeling inside themselves.

Michael

The Dr. Peter Breggin Radio Hour – 6/13/2018

Hi All,
I’ll be the guest on Dr. Peter Breggin’s Radio program on Wednesday June 13th, from 4:00-5:00 PM, Eastern time. We’ll be discussing my new article that’s posted here on my website titled, “Merciful Love Can Help Relieve the Emotional Suffering of Extreme States.”
We hope you can join us!
Best wishes,
Michael

Merciful Love Can Help Relieve the Emotional Suffering of Extreme States

Hi All,

Here’s my article for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology Special Edition on Extreme States. In it, I draw on my personal experience of extreme states over 50 years ago, and also of attempting, as a caregiver, to compassionately be present with people in extreme states for almost 40 years.

Best wishes,

Michael

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NYTimes: Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit

Hi All,

This article was published today in The New York Times. It’s a long overdue report by national media on the inherent risks of taking antidepressants that aren’t told to people when they are prescribed.

Michael