Mad in America: It’s Possible — and Beneficial — to Stop Feeling Guilt and Shame

Hi All,

Here’s my new article that explores some ways that I’ve found to be effective in getting free of experiencing guilt and shame.

Best wishes,

Michael

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Revisioning Madness: Compassionately Responding to People in Extreme States, January 27-29, 2017

Hi All,

I’ll be leading this upcoming weekend workshop at Esalen Institute with my friend, Dr. David Lukoff, on January 27-29, 2017. Since 2011, I’ve organized and co-led six week-long or weekend workshops at Esalen, all aimed at a group exploration of expanding our understanding of extreme states, and the development of enhanced ways to compassionately respond to people in extreme states.

Best wishes,

Michael

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Mad in America: Why Parents Give Amphetamines and Other Risky Psychiatric Drugs to the Children They Love

Hi All,
My new article here explores the often taboo topic of
why parents may give potentially harmful psych meds to their children.
I’ll be discussing it with Dr. Peter Breggin on his radio program this Wednesday at 4 pm EST at http://www.prn.fm
Please join us!
Best wishes,
Michael

Mad in America: The Elusive Emotional Wounds of Omission That Our Culture Inflicts On Us – and the Healing Balm of Love That Can Heal Them

Hi All,

My new article on Mad in America about the price we all pay for our universal and core needs for empathy, compassion and love not being met in our wasteland culture.

Best wishes,

Michael

Mad in America: “My Ego Strength is Too Developed for Me to Ever Become Psychotic!”

Hi All,

A brief new article here about mental health providers who believe they never could suffer in the ways many of the people they serve experience, and how that belief limits the provider’s capacity for empathy and compassion.

Best wishes,

Michael

Madness Radio: Madness and Renewal Michael Cornwall | Madness Radio

First Aired 9-1-2012

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.