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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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Posted in alternatives to psych meds, Bipolar, Depression, diagnosis, Energy, Healing Touch, Integrative, medication, mental health, Psychiatry, psychosis, psychotherapy, Spiritism, Spiritual Healing, spirituality

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

Pharmaceuticals & The Sedated Society

‘The Sedated Society: The Causes and Harms of our Psychiatric Prescribing Epidemic‘ (Palgrave Macmillan 2017). Edited by Dr James Davies (co-founder of Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry in UK), the book contains chapter contributions from a team of global experts, including

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Our Fear of Psychic Phenomena

I just returned from a fantastic conference: the 2nd International Medical Spiritist Congress, “The Dawn of a New Era in Medicine”, October 1-2, 2016, at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  The roster of speakers was world class–almost all of

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Posted in anomalous experience, hallucinations, Meditation, mental health, non-ordinary states of consciousness, Psychiatry, psychosis, spirituality, Spiritually Transformative Experiences
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