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SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY: A User’s Manual


SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY:  A User’s Manual by Anne C Woodlen This 60-page collection of 23 essays recently sold out at Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference and now is available for sale to you. “The great jazz bassist Ron Carter once … Continue reading

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Participant’s POV: Empathic Therapy Conference


Hello Anne, Thanks for your reply, these conversations are so important and I am so happy to have met you and Dick—the dynamic between the two of you makes me smile. I love his style (and I love your fierceness!)—in … Continue reading

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Surviving Psychiatry: A User’s Manual


Surviving Psychiatry   A User’s Manual Anne C. Woodlen The great jazz bassist Ron Carter once described good jazz as a delicate balance of the predictable and the unpredictable.  Too predictable and it bores the listener, too unpredictable and it … Continue reading

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A Survivor’s Birthday/Christmas


On Thursday I asked my therapist, “What am I doing here?”  She replied, “Life review.”  On Friday, a friend asked for my New Year’s resolutions.  Saturday I went to see the movie “Hugo” wherein the child, whose father had trained … Continue reading

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