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The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study – Beyond Meds

October 31, 2012

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A quick share today…. Trauma is known to be at the center of the issues called “mental illness”. If not physical trauma then often the family dynamics become an issue when children are taught they have no power over themselves or their lives. Often times well intentioned parents believe that by “making” their child obey […]

October 16, 2012

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Originally posted on Everything Matters: Beyond Meds:
Will Hall did the Keynote speech at Alternatives 2012. It’s another inspiring and deeply moving talk. He got a standing ovation for very good reason. Things are changing! In the several years I’ve been doing this work I can see the change. We are making a difference. Our…

October 16, 2012

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Originally posted on Everything Matters: Beyond Meds:
Meditation collections below. .Meditation is the PRACTICE of learning to PAY ATTENTION. That is all. Paying attention can be a very difficult feat in  a culture where we are taught to deny so much of our being. Finding ourselves again, though, is incredibly well worth the time and…

October 8, 2012

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October 7, 2012

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Originally posted on Everything Matters: Beyond Meds:
My friend and co-editor here on Beyond Meds, Will Hall, spoke at the American Psychiatric Association a day or two ago. I just listened to this talk and was moved very deeply. Imagine — he just said all this stuff in front of a room filled with psychiatrists!!…