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

 (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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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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Define Mental Health

(Excerpted from World Psychiatry, June, 2015) The concept that mental health is not merely the absence of mental illness [1, 2]  was unanimously endorsed, while the equivalence between mental health and well-being/ functioning was not, and a definition leaving room for

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Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil

Spiritist Psychiatric Hospitals in Brazil  “If the spirit is not acknowledged as existing and real, psychiatrists will only pay attention to effect. They will be impeded from divining the root causes and will never cure effectively… New theories—with solid experimental

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Treating Spiritual Emergency

One of the most unusual ways of looking at mental health crises is they are all “spiritual emergencies”. After volunteering within the Spiritual Emergency Network for 7 years, and dedicating much of my lifework as a therapist to facilitating a

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