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The (r)Evolution in Mental Healthcare: Brazil-Style

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 (Discount available for November 4-11 Brazil Trip–see below) There is currently an epidemic of mental health disorders in the U.S. One in five Americans is estimated to be taking one or more prescribed psychiatric medications, despite their many side effects.

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Guest Blog: Kelly Brogan, MD

An Open Letter to the Spiritual Community About Psychiatry By Kelly Brogan, MD  There’s life with the experience of mental illness and then there’s life as a mental patient. I’ve been told that both entail a large serving of unfathomable suffering.

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Healing Touch and Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil

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First published in the May/June, 2017 issue of EnergyMagazine.com There are about 50 Spiritist psychiatric hospitals in Brazil, utilizing an integrative approach to recovery, stressing the spiritual alongside physical and emotional therapies that address the true causes of imbalance. Energy

Posted in alternatives to psych meds, anomalous experience, Healing Touch, Integrative, Meditation, mental health, non-ordinary states of consciousness, Psychiatry, Spiritism, Spiritual Healing, Spiritually Transformative Experiences

India Uses Peer Support for Mental Health

Dr Vikram Patel is on Time magazine’s annual list of 100 most influential people in the world.  He has been revolutionizing the way mental health issues are approached and treated, not just in India but across the world   Dr Vikram Patel, a psychiatrist aged 51, is arguably

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Gut, Mood & Mental Health

Beneficial bacteria may serve the same role as antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. In one study,  people who took a multi-strain probiotic for at least four weeks reported a lessening of rumination—recurring, persistent thoughts about something distressing that has or may

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