New video about ways to compassionately be present with someone in emotional pain

In this video introduced by good friend Will Hall, I share about being with people in extreme states for over 25,000 hours since 1980. There’s a brief experiential exercise at the end you could try, that helps caregivers be more compassionately present with people in extreme states and other emotional pain. The video is from the recent RD Laing gathering at Esalen Institute.

Michael

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Mad in America: Monarch eTNS Inspires “Stop the Psychiatric Abuse of Children!” (SPAC!)

Hi All,

I co-authored this brief article with good friend Dr. Peter Breggin, about the new international advocacy project we’re starting called “Stop the Psychiatric Abuse of Children” (SPAC!). Please join us in spreading the alert about the new children’s Monarch eTNS electrical brain device approved by the FDA, and in opposing all the psychiatric harm done to children that we document in our article.

Thank you!

Michael Cornwall, PhD

Director – SPAC!

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

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