A memory here from a few years ago when my friend Will Hall interviewed me about extreme states for his groundbreaking radio program, Madness Radio.
With guest psychologist Michael Cornwall, who himself as been through madness, this is the most profound examination of psychosis, its causes and healing, you will ever hear. Frightening warnings with an even more positive message. Listen and pass it on.
The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – Psychosis and Healing – 03/12/14
What if people struggling with madness could explore their emotions in a supportive sanctuary? Do frightening ‘psychotic’ experiences have the power to transform and heal? Is breakdown also breakthrough? Michael Cornwall became a therapist after surviving his own crisis — without medication or psychiatric treatment. For more than 30 years he has worked in the tradition of Carl Jung and R.D. Laing to support people to go through psychotic states in medication-free community settings, including John Weir Perry’s Diabasis House in the 1970s.
Listen to the interview here.