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MINDFULNESS MATTERS

Most stressors are emotional BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.:  At pages 398 and 399, Dr. Mate writes that “For human beings most stressors are emotional ones. Anyone wanting to gain mastery over their addiction process must be ready for self-examination. Through counseling or some…

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inner causes

Is redemption complete abstinence from all drugs? BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D.:  At page 313, Dr. Mate opines that he comes from the assumption that: “redemption can be something other than an addict’s complete abstinence from addictive chemicals, a goal that’s not always realistic.”…

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HOW DRUG ADDICTS ARE MADE

Inadequate parents create inadequate children. BOOK REVIEW: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, by Gabor Mate, M.D. If parents are emotionally unavailable, endorphins won’t be released, and the child will be left to his own inadequate coping mechanisms. For example, rocking or thumb-sucking as ways of self-soothing or tuning out…

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10,000 DEAD ROCK STARS REFUSED TO BE VACCINATED

Eric Wagner refused to be vaccinated now he’s dead at 62 According to Wikipedia: Being opposed to institutionalized medicine, Wagner refused to be vaccinated. His doom metal career seemed to be actually taking off. Singer Eric Wagner was carving out a niche for himself in this insular sub-genre of hard core metal. He was on…

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MIRACLE OF MENTAL HEALING

There has been a miracle of pain healing in my life as a result of writing these blogs about healing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with eye movement desensitizing and reprocessing. (EMDR). The key to this method is to meditate the broken parts and integrate them into a newly purified whole. MENTAL MIRACLE OF PAIN HEALING…

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EMDR IS FOR PATIENTS SO TRAUMATIZED THAT FULL RECOVERY IS THOUGHT TO BE IMPOSSIBLE

TRAUMATIZED BEYOND REPAIR? The Body Keeps the Score, (2014) by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., CHAPTER 17 – PUTTING THE PIECES BACK TOGETHER: SELF-LEADERSHIP, Traumatized beyond hope, page 280: “Traumatized people suffer from many different types of clinical disorders. Dissociative identity disorder (DID) at one time was called multiple personality disorder. As dramatic as its…

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IS EMDR THE NEXT BIG THING?

The bilateral stimulation of EMDR can alter brain states in a manner similar to that seen during REM sleep. The so-called royal family has never appealed to me. When I had cable TV, I would always tune the royals out. Royalty is a scam in my opinion. I have never watched, listened to, or read…

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HEALING PAST MEMORIES WITH EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprogramming cleared childhood trauma from my neural pathways. Due to my traumatic childhood, I have found it impossible to show true affection to any other human being. I loved my dog during my turbulent childhood and so as an adult I could only love dogs. On some level I felt that…