Tag Archives: psychotherapy

Beyond Recovery: Stage Five


Hello, My name is Dustin and I live in Michigan. When I was seventeen years old my mother put me in a psychiatric hospital called Forest View. The abuse I felt violated me to the core! I felt like I … Continue reading

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Moving On


The damage done by psychiatric medications has now taken such a toll that I no longer am able to maintain two blogs.  Henceforth, all my posts will be to my other blog, “Notes in Passing,” at http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com .  Please follow … Continue reading

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Defending the Indefensible


I just googled myself, looking for something I’d written, and happened upon a blog written about me by Cathi Carol (http://cathicarolblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/anne-c-woodlen/). I can’t find any place on her blog where I can comment, which is the first problem.  On my … Continue reading

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The Mind without the Spirit


(I have no idea why this won’t post in 12-pt. font.  Sorry ’bout that.  I don’t mean to yell at you; maybe God does.) In Dr. Andrew Weil’s 7-page paper, “We Have Happy Pills, Anxiety Drugs, and Therapists Galore: So … Continue reading

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“Full Recovery from Schizophrenia?”


By Paris Williams, PhD   This is the first of a series of blog postings related to my own series of research studies (my doctoral research at Saybrook University) of people who have made full and lasting medication-free recoveries after being … Continue reading

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“The Most Important Factor in Recovery”


from the Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web Recovery-Based Engagement/Drop-in Center Mission The Consumer Web provides peer support, resource development and consumer directed programs that help people improve their lives. http://akmhcweb.org/recovery/Fischer.htm  A Look At . . . Coping With Mental Illness … Continue reading

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Cathi Carol: Not a Psychologist (Part II)


Consider a teacher:  a teacher goes to college to learn how people learn, and how to teach them to learn.  There are theories of learning that explain how children absorb knowledge.  There are various skills to be learned about how … Continue reading

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Cathi Carol: Not a Psychologist (Part I)


Comment received from Cathi Carol regarding “Friend, or What?” “I hope this helps: “Take it from a psychologist: When your famous friend/therapist said ‘You can’t afford me’ and then called you when he could, that meant he was giving you free … Continue reading

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