Posts Tagged ‘Therapy’

Undermining Government Through Communicative Anarchism

At its heart, anarchism is a philosophy. It is about asserting that installing rulers and initiating violence are wholly immoral. Anarchism is a synonym for absolute liberty. The philosophy is a conclusion one arrives at through deductive reasoning — through understanding slavery is unacceptable in any form and government is just another form of it.…

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Stop Desecrating Flags and Preach Love Instead

Love

“Love heals. Heals and liberates. I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins.” -Maya Angelou I want to see more love and acceptance during “Memorial…

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Anarchy and Emotion: A Heart-Based Philosophy for Transforming Society

ANARCHY AND EMOTION: A HEART-BASED PHILOSOPHY FOR TRANSFORMING SOCIETY

I study counseling psychology. I learn to use skills that help people deal with personal issues, trauma, mental issues, and stress. But saying I “help” someone is actually a misnomer. In reality, I empathize with an individual; I leverage the desire to connect with another human. I do this to show a person that they possess their own ability to cope with the stressors of life. In other words, I…

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Anarchy and Emotion: Toward a Softer Aesthetic for Freedom

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(Note: This is Part 1 in a 3 part series covering Hard Versus Soft anarchism, the doctrine of Relationalism, and movement toward the Sensual Society. This is my attempt to professionally reconcile the underlying truth of psychological findings with voluntaryist anarchism.) “The world will not know peace until we learn to understand each other’s emotions” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl…

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Healing Madness with Communication, Conversation, and Love

HEALING MADNESS WITH COMMUNICATION, CONVERSATION, AND LOVE

  Does anyone believe schizophrenia (madness) can be “cured” with conversation only—with words and human connection alone? Most modern psychiatrists deny that this is possible. They claim that schizophrenia is a permanent brain disease. But a new form of therapy is challenging that old perspective.

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Lay Siege to the Therapeutic State: Unmake Psychiatry

LAY SIEGE TO THE THERAPEUTIC STATE: UNMAKE PSYCHIATRY

Freethinkers should fight to abolish what Thomas Szasz called the “Therapeutic State.” The Therapeutic State is the marriage of government and psychiatry. Government is the warmongering tribal leader. Psychiatry is the charlatan medicine man.  The enterprise is a rampaging behemoth that wields a deadly blend of deception and violence. It is an incestuous relationship that damages…

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The Cure for Combat PTSD is Prevention and Empathy

Empathy

Post Traumatic Stress disorder is considered a mental disorder that affects people who have experienced something painful or unnerving. These experiences are usually scenarios that involve witnessing or causing death or destruction. For example, if a man signs up for military service and is spirited away to strange lands to kill strange people—he becomes a likely candidate for PTSD.…

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Tale of a Pharmaco-Zombie Child

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When I was a youngster I was diagnosed with ADD. Educators said I could not pay attention. They said I often got lost in my own world. I would not read what they wanted. I read my own material, usually fantasy sagas and other unpopular works of fiction. They constantly had to discipline me and complain…

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