Why must I be normal, and do normal things? Who made me believe I would fly with new wings? Why must I conform, re-enact what I see? Who made me believe I’d be better – and free? What makes it so hard to embrace each new task is the critical take, hypocrisy’s mask. Therapists decree…Read More
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through the tunnel, endlessly seeking
historical accounts of mental health, 1960s-70s From my searches the majority of historic information is from the medical profession perspective, with commentary from those who look upon these medics as saviours of society, taking on these societal misfits. Keeping them off the streets. I have found very few accounts from patients and service users, telling…Read More
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – is this really the best we have?
According to articles from reputable publications cognitive behaviour therapy has been found to be an effective treatment for: alcohol and drug use dependency, anger problems, anxiety disorders, bipolar affective disorder, depression, eating disorders, hoarding, marital problems.Also: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, perinatal mental health problems, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychosis.As well as: schizoaffective disorder,…Read More
Are we witnessing insurrection against the final taboo? Or are we becoming fallout from the friendly fire of duplicity? This month, September 2021, two major research initiatives into autism have hit the news. Hailed as breakthroughs in the bid to further knowledge and understanding of autism they have been less well-received in some quarters. Namely,…Read More
CBT: criminal brain training
Twice this week I have read the words of intelligent persons extolling the virtues of CBT. That is twice too many. These are not scientists, nor psychologists, but individuals who have been shown the therapy, found it useful and feel compelled to recommend it to others. It may appear to be altruistic, but it can…Read More
Favourite Music? It may just be your best therapy.
I have long felt that music can keep me balanced. At times of extreme mood – both low and high – I will turn to music. Or any sound that is personally soothing or uplifting. Last year I met a troubled young man. He was troubled in the societal sense of being painfully awkward in…Read More