Current Trends in Mental Healthcare Robert Whitaker (above) is an award-winning journalist, most well-known for his impeccably referenced, breakthrough book, Anatomy of an Epidemic. In it he describes the harm of taking psychiatric medications long
Fifty years after political and cultural winds slammed shut the doors on psychedelic research, UC Berkeley is making up for lost time by launching the campus’s first center for psychedelic science and public education.
Dr. Julie Holland will discuss her new book, Good Chemistry: The Science of Connection, from Soul to Psychedelics, which explores connection — why we need it, how we’ve lost it, and how we might find it again
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 “passes”, similar to healing
Before Slow Psychiatry: Drug-centered and Needs-adapted Approaches A “drug-centered approach” acknowledges that we do not fully understand the causes of peoples’ troubles. We understand more about drug action although our knowledge is certainly incomplete
Abolishing the Concept of Mental Illness: Rethinking the Nature of Our Woes by Richard Hallam, PhD Rethinking Woes In this timely publication (2018), Richard Hallam – a British clinical psychologist – questions the main tenets
Collaborative Mental Health Therapy: A Book Review This book explores a living collaboration between a traditional Mãori healer in New Zealand and a clinical psychiatrist. Mãori healer, Wiremu NiaNia outlines the key concepts that are
Ayahuasca: Is It a Shortcut? Ayahuasca is a brew made from plants that grow in the rain forest. It has been used in ceremony by indigenous peoples in Central and South America to expand consciousness
Using Integrative Mental Health Integrative Mental Health weaves together the best of science and the best of all therapies. These therapies might include common sense (get enough sleep), nutritional advice, the tools of allopathic and
The video above with founder/director Beatrice Birch reveals the philosophy behind Inner Fire. It’s an alternative to hospitalization. Inner Fire is not a religious or spiritual institution but has drawn inspiration from Rudolf Steiner’s thinking.