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Retelling our own life stories that are creative and hopeful rather living as victims and in despair.

The Stories We Live By Stories We Live By

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Retelling our own life stories that are creative and hopeful rather living as victims and in despair.

    The Scientific Report from the Planet Flog About the Death of Planet Earth

    The Scientific Report from the Planet Flog About the Death of Planet Earth

    When some advanced civilizations in our galalxy realized sometime around 2050 AD Earth time that our planet had gone quiet the Galactic Counsel Empowered Flog, the planet closest to Earth, to visit and provide information as to what might have happened to a civiization ready to be iinvited to join the galactic community.   This is a summary of what might have gone wrong that created a series of disasters that ended both human civilization and most life on the planet. 

    • 38 min
    Sharing Stories With Psychotherapist Al Galves

    Sharing Stories With Psychotherapist Al Galves

    Psychotherapist Al Glaves and I will talk about how the medical model of mental illnesses was created and how it is fed by the American Public's acceptance of its harmful and erroneous beliefs. We will speak about the factors that motivate the various "states of being" (in essence, troubled and troubling modes of behavior, expressions of thought and emotional reactions) that are ultimately diagnosed as "mental illnesses and disorders." Finally we will discuss the ways the public can protect itself from the lies of the psychiatric model and Big Pharma and still successfully participate in the process of psychotherapy. 

    • 58 min
    How The False Stories of Mental Illness Can Steal Your Life. Part 3

    How The False Stories of Mental Illness Can Steal Your Life. Part 3

    In Part 3 of this series I will discuss the differences between a relationship with a Psychotherapist or other mental health professional that will help rather than hurt those seeking help for emotional pain, difficult relationships or problems realizing a life that is creative and emotionally fulfilling. I will describe what to expect and look for in a relationship that goes beyond the destructive moral labels of psychiaric diagnoses and is based on person to person interactions defined by mutual respect, honesty, openess and lacking in any forms of coercion and intimidation. I refer to the former as psychotherapy which pretends to be a form of medicine and the latter as psycho"therapy" which recognizes, in one way or another, that the interaction is medical in name only. I will argue that many professionals do practice psycho"therapy" inspite of defining their efforts with medical terms such a "therapy," "patient," "mental illnesses and disorders," "symptoms" and the like.                                                   store.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

     

     

    • 41 min
    How the False Stories of Mental Illness and Health Can Steal Your Life, Part 2

    How the False Stories of Mental Illness and Health Can Steal Your Life, Part 2

    A second episode dealing with the myths of mental illness and health and the various ways in which your life can be ruined. I will continue my discussion of the basic information the public requires to interact with the professionals that comprise those supposedly "diagnosing" and "treating"  problems in living. 

    • 43 min
    How The False Stories Of Mental Illness and Mental Health Can steal Your Life

    How The False Stories Of Mental Illness and Mental Health Can steal Your Life

    A person writes on Twitter "I had so many dreams. Had so many things I wanted to do. I was told I needed to wait for the right cocktail of meds ...so I could be balanced. Days turned into months and years. 20 years gone. Never got to start my life." In todays episode I shall describe how being drawn into the lies of the the mental health industry steals lives and what each person might learn that will allow them to avoid or escape from the traps of our current system of so-called mental health services. I will suggest ways of finding real psychological help by becoming an educated consumer of what is currently available and ultimately being your own life advocate.

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    • 45 min
    The Story of Race in America as told by Isabel Wilkerson

    The Story of Race in America as told by Isabel Wilkerson

    Today I will discuss some of my reactions to Wilkerson's argument that race based on skin color formed the basis of a caste here in America. I will discuss the incredible, mind altering statement that "there are no black peope in Africa.'' I will discuss this from my own vantage point that had my grandparents not left Russia for America I would have most certainly died in a killing field or extermination camp because I belonged to the "Jewish Race." Here in America Judaism is a religion and my race is White. I feel certain this will be the first in a series of podcasts on this vitally important topic.


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professor bongos ,

Host is a hoot!

Only listened to your two episodes on Szasz so far, but really enjoying your wit and enthusiasm. Will certainly listen to more. You should interview Dr Jeffrey Schaler--he was one of Szasz's best friends and my former professor at American University (he was ousted due to AU professor squabbling and politics...he also runs Szasz's memorial website). Thank you for this gem of a podcast.

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