Healing the Mind through the Power of Story

Healing the Mind through the Power of Story

Author: Lewis Mehl-Madrona

Publisher: Bear

ISBN: 159143095X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

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Psychiatry that recognizes the essential role of community in creating a new story of mental health • Provides a critique of conventional psychiatry and a look at what mental health care could be • Includes stories used in the author’s healing practice that draw from traditional cultures around the world Conventional psychiatry is not working. The pharmaceutical industry promises it has cures for everything that ails us, yet a recent study on antidepressants showed there is no difference of success in prescribed pharmaceuticals from placebos when all FDA-reported trials are considered instead of just the trials published in journals. Up to 80 percent of patients with bipolar depression remain symptomatic despite conventional treatment, and 10 to 20 percent of these patients commit suicide. In Healing the Mind through the Power of Story, Dr. Mehl-Madrona shows what mental health care could be. He explains that within a narrative psychiatry model of mental illness, people are not defective, requiring drugs to “fix” them. What needs “fixing” is the ineffective stories they have internalized and succumbed to about how they should live in the world. Drawing on traditional stories from cultures around the world, Dr. Mehl-Madrona helps his patients re-story their lives. He shows how this innovative approach is actually more compatible with what we are learning about the biology of the brain and genetics than the conventional model of psychiatry. Drawing on wisdom both ancient and new, he demonstrates the power and success of narrative psychiatry to bring forth change and lasting transformation.
Healing the Mind through the Power of Story
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-18 - Publisher: Bear

Psychiatry that recognizes the essential role of community in creating a new story of mental health • Provides a critique of conventional psychiatry and a look at what mental health care could be • Includes stories used in the author’s healing practice that draw from traditional cultures around the world
The Healing Power of Stories
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: Daniel Taylor
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Doubleday Books

Stating that the key to psychological healing is in the telling of life stories, a guide to recovery blends the avant-garde therapy of narrative psychology with literature, religion, ethics, and philosophy, citing the lessons that can be learned in classical works.
Healing the Mind through the Power of Story
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-18 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Psychiatry that recognizes the essential role of community in creating a new story of mental health • Provides a critique of conventional psychiatry and a look at what mental health care could be • Includes stories used in the author’s healing practice that draw from traditional cultures around the world
The Power of Ecstatic Trance
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Nicholas E. Brink
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-22 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A guide to ecstatic trance for spiritual and emotional development, spirit journeying, and connection to the collective unconscious • Describes more than 20 ecstatic trance postures for healing, divination, spirit journeys, shape-shifting, past-life recovery, and connecting to the Akashic field • Explores the physiology and psychology of ecstatic trance journeying
The Art of Narrative Psychiatry
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: SuEllen Hamkins
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-10 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Narrative psychiatry empowers patients to shape their lives through story. Rather than focusing only on finding the source of the problem, in this collaborative clinical approach psychiatrists also help patients diagnose and develop their sources of strength. By encouraging the patient to explore their personal narrative through questioning and story-telling,