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Empathic Therapy Conference


This conference is an absolute must-do for anyone who wants to participate in real healing for people in emotional distress.  Richard Gottlieb, MSW, and I will be doing a workshop on “Treating the Maltreated,” i.e., what professionals in the mental health field need to know … Continue reading

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What is Empathic Therapy?


            I went to Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference because I knew Dr. Breggin to be opposed to psychiatric medications—drugs—which had grievously damaged me.  I also knew that without drugs there can be no hospitalization.  Only a chemical straightjacket can keep people … Continue reading

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PPP, DDD and Me


I went to the Empathic Therapy Conference because it included workshops about drugs and drug damage.  (All I understand of empathic therapy is that it’s what you do when you accept people as people, not as diagnosable units of sickness, … Continue reading

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Empathic Therapy: Hopefulness for “Schizophrenics”


So at the Empathic Therapy Conference I ask Dick, the therapist from Grand Rapids, if I can sit with him for his protection, and off we go to How Psychiatric Drugs Work and How They Get FDA Approval:  Peter R. … Continue reading

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Empathic Therapy and Healing our Homecoming Troops


I wheeled into Psychotherapy and Medication for Military Stress:  Maj. Maria Kimble, MSW, LCSW, at Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference. Earlier in the afternoon, I had noticed a young woman sitting in profile to me.  She had brown hair … Continue reading

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Breggin’s Empathic Conference: Out of Madness


I was attending Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference:  Bring out the Best in Yourself! (which will be available on CD; go to Dr. Breggin’s web site). My next stop at the conference was A Well-Being & Healing Approach to … Continue reading

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Non-Violent Communication: Felon v. Patient


I was attending Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference:  Bring out the Best in Yourself! So I wheeled into Non-Violent Communication; Increasing Empathy in Private and Institutional Settings:  Mel Sears, RN MBA.  Mel turned out to be a comfortable-looking older … Continue reading

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