Here’s my brief new essay on 40 years of compassionately being with people in extreme states and other forms of emotional and spiritual suffering, without viewing or relating to them based on the pathologizing psychiatric disease model.
Here’s the recorded discussion I had with Peter Breggin on the healing value of exploring both the personal and archetypal levels of dreams, including when people are in extreme states. I share a unique and practical teaching on understanding dreams that Carl Jung shared with my mentor, John Weir Perry.
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!
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Hi All. Here’s my new article on the “anti-psychotic” drug Abilify, that can now automatically send signals to your doctor, family members and the courts, to show them when you comply and swallow the pill.