||Waking from the Trance of Unworthiness
(Catherine Al-Meten) Article about using meditation as a way to deal with unworthiness and self hatred.
||Make Way for the Energy of Spring!: 5 Tips For Energetic Spring Clearing
(Elaine Seiler) Author and energetics expert Elaine Seiler shares 5 tips For energetic spring clearing.
||The Psychology of Fantasy
(Saberi Roy) On the role of the conscious mind in fantasy and studying the uses, functions and stages of fantasy
(Lewis Mehl-Madrona) This essay is about accountability. In the community mental health center where I have been working, most of the patients lack any sense of self-agency or accountability. Most see themselves as helpless victims of diseases over which they have no influence. They expect me to provide them with a drug that will regulate their moods and emotions and make them feel normal again. What does it take to restore a sense of agency?1
||The Psychology of Fear
(Saberi Roy) On fear as feeling and fear as emotion and the study of fear in anxiety and phobia
(Magili Quinn) Reflection of a new mother1
||Ethics for Mental Health
(Lewis Mehl-Madrona) The history of the mental health industry involves the management of people who are socially unacceptable, who are defined as excessively different from the rest of us, who live at the extremes of emotions and behaviors. How we treat these people depends upon the stories we carry about how they came to be the way they are. Contemporary stories are impoverished and lead to mistreatment of those who suffer.
||What is Happiness?
(Warren Davies) How would you define happiness? Is it an emotion? A state of mind? A decision? Is it a reaction to things that happen to us, like pain, or is it something we can create
||The Psychology of Empathy
(Saberi Roy) Describing empathy and delineating the stages of empathy along with the theoretical and therapeutic implications
||The Psychology of Emotions
(Saberi Roy) Explaining emotions and distinguishing feeling and bodily reaction.
||The Self-Transforming Brain; Excerpt from Buddha's Brain; The practical neuroscience of happiness, love and wisdom
(Rob Kall) What flows through your mind sculpts your brain. Thus, you can use your mind to change your brain for the better--which will benefit your whole being, and every other person whose life you touch.
This book aims to show you how. You'll learn what the brain is doing when the mind is happy, loving, and wise.
(Lewis Mehl-Madrona) Each of us is a neuron in a social brain. We need connectedness to each other to regulate our moods. I propose that the current explosion in the rates of diagnosis of anxiety disorders, depression, and bipolar disorder is relted to our lack of connectedness. We no longer have other people to regulate our moods and emotions. Alternatives to isolation are available and desirable but require us to relinguish some freedom.
||Reflections on the American Psychiaatric Association's annual meeting
(Lewis Mehl-Madrona) This past week we attended the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in New Orleans, Louisiana. The high point was the amazing food that New Orleans offers. Besides that, we dialogue about the myths that psychiatry has created that now need to be changed. These myths include the idea that a perfect pill exists to make people feel "normal" and that a pill exists that can change unpleasant affect in happiness
||Coyote Healing Excerpt from Chapter 4, The Medicine Wheel
(Lewis Mehl-Madrona) This is an excerpt from my book, Coyote Healing: Miracles from Native America. It's about the medicine wheel.
||The Right to Expect?
(Judith Acosta) It is, or so we believed, our natural birthright. Birds did it. Bees did it. We did it. Just like that. In fact, most of the women visiting fertility specialists right now were afraid of getting pregnant and, for years, juggled IUD's, diaphragms, condoms, and pills to protect themselves from what they felt would be inevitable if they didn't cover themselves with creams and impermeable membranes.
||Alpha-Theta Neurotherapy As a Multi-Level Matrix of Intervention
(Nancy White) Alpha-Theta Neurotherapy, has been found in clinical practice, as in the original work of Elmer and Alyce Green and further developed by Eugene Peniston and described in his original research, to reduce or eliminate alcoholic craving while simultaneously addressing mental, emotional, physical and, at times, spiritual dimensions of alcoholism and surrounding issues.
||Pain; Four Biofeedback Approaches
(Rob Kall) there are at least four different ways biofeedback can help pain sufferers.