Thinking Outside the

Psych Box


 
 
 
 
 

The Meta Issue 

Power, Control and Domination over Others,  as opposed to,

Self contained, Self actualization with Boundaries 

The world generally loves the power rush of the first without considering that what goes up too high must always come back down.

 


Philosophical Question for You
What if on a certain plane of human consciousness thought and communication actually existed on a universal and timeless level? How would that change our understanding of ourselves and of our overall existence?

 

Your Emotions Are Not Diseases
 They do not need to be eradicated. They are more like the brain’s OnStar system, used as guides to help you navigate your way through life. They signal you that something may be amiss and that there may be a better alternate route to take on your journey. It is up to you though, to LOOK at the map of your personal terrain and decide what may work better than the route you are currently following, in a way that will keep you from crashing and also avoid hitting anyone else along the way.

 




In Scandinavian research, ... mobbing is seen as an extreme social phenomenon, triggered by extreme social stressors, causing a range of negative effects, such as biological and psychic stress reactions.

Heinz Leymann

The Mobbing Encylopaedia

 

 

 

 

This is One of My Favourite Videos Recently

Take the time to Listen. It is about 45 minutes and expresses the long overdue need for great change in the awareness of those assessing and evaluating everyone elses.

Great job Prof. Mary Boyle, Glasgow

A Recipe for Disaster



By Patricia Lefave, Labelled D.D. (P.) in 11 cost effective minutes

A lot of us think the DSM reads more like a horoscope, a shopping list, or a recipe for cooking up a description for a ''disease process."

There is often a list of "symptoms" and those who are trained to retain the list, listen expectantly for the ingredients on it, suggesting the presentation of a half-baked (you might say...) "illness."

Something like this:

Is the half baked one who sits there before you, presenting with (remember the jargon) flour, salt, tomatoes, cheese, yeast, salt, meat, mushrooms, green peppers, sugar or water? What about anchovies? Does anything smell at all fishy to you?

Now if you hear at least six ingredients on the recipe list, then this obviously means you have a pizza right there before you, as there are enough ingredients to identify a pizza.

End of diagnostic criteria.

Or are there?

Well, just for fun, let's look at one individual's specific experience in life with just those very ingredients.

The Flour- that part is actually out of a discussion with a doctor about gluten.

The Salt - that one came out of the expression 'the salt of the earth" and was not about literal "salt" by Sifto.

The Tomatoes- that was the jargon the identified patient's grandfather used when talking about women. They were not "hot" in his time frame. They were "tomatoes."

The Yeast- this was related to an infection

The Cheese – there were two references to this in the identified patient's narrative. One was used in the saying, "the cheese stands alone." The other one was when the patient said she often liked to cut it.....

The Meat- she said that a former partner, abusive and controlling, treated her like she was a piece of....

The Mushrooms- She said she really liked those, even raw in salads.

The Green Peppers- was the name of a band she was once in back in high school. She said too bad they did not call themselves a different pepper name like red hot chili, for example. Then she laughed but the psychiatrist had no idea why. (other than that's what "they" do...)

The Sugar- she mentioned that she had really reduced that in her diet.

The Water- they discussed how older people often forget to drink enough of that and often tend to dehydrate and even mimic dementia like symptoms because of it.

During these discussions, the doctor of course, has had his eyes rolled up in his head, checking his own programming, the whole time the identified patient had been talking, unaware that the doctor was listening very carefully through the filter of his own beliefs, which he was of course, keeping to himself. One does not talk as an equal to those of untrained, lesser mind. The covert thought processes of the doctor will not come into the picture of awareness for the I.P. until AFTER the labeling has taken place. Then, when s/he hears about the "symptoms" she has "presented with" she MAY be able to make the connection. Of course by then, the label is already in place and once there it is harder to get rid of than termites in a log cabin...or perhaps in this case it should be like bats in your belfry, used as a more apropos analogy. You now have Pizza Syndrome.

( and this is in the case of one of the SLOWER diagnostician's who have never even come CLOSE to winning the Speed Diagnosing Championships as promoted and sponsored by the Psychiatric Times!)

But that is an improvement or what they used to say. They used to say you ARE A Pizza. They have corrected the public on this now and insist that others NOW say, You HAVEPizza Syndrome. That is how the "stigma' of your inherently defective, Pizza State has been removed in these modern, more enlightened times.

In any case, once you have been defined by experts as a pizza, you're a pizza, because they have seen all of your ingredients making you a pizza, on a list; and they defined the MEANING of that list themselves. You will either now agree to accept it and comply OR you will be understood to be a resistant, difficult pizza, still half baked, in denial, and with no insight into your own condition

Now while it is TRUE that if you combine all of those ingredients together in, a certain way, you can make a tasty pizza, the ingredients themselves, apart from any specific concrete context , evidence of how they are used, or action related to them, do not, in, and of themselves, "prove" the existence of a pizza, even if the doctors listening to the words are SURE they can almost taste one and smell one already half baked.

Nor does it prove that the person who spoke most of the words of the ingredients list, IS one, has one already half baked, or is in denial about the existence of the pizza as a condition. In fact, sometimes, not always or never, it is those who see and hear the existence of pizzas everywhere, and not anything else, who are the ones fabricating alternate realities, which cause them to feel sure they SEE things like pizzas, even though they aren't really there at all.

This has much to do with the human propensity for seeing and hearing things through the filter of our preconceived ideas and prefab expectations.

 
 
Of course, such fixed beliefs, despite any and all evidence to the contrary, are called "delusions" and they are called that, even by the SAME people who, without any doubt in their minds at all, are still seeing and hearing things that aren't really there,, mainly because they expect to see and hear them.

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What the Bleep Do We Know?

Another Perspective on Experience
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Logic Exercise
There are many platitudes and aphorisms used by humans as conversation or debate stoppers. This is one of my favourites of the idiotic concepts ideas.

 

"That is just the exception which proves the rule."

 

Dissect this statement in logical terms and explain how it is used as part of the splitting and defence group phenomenon of dysfunctional relating.

 
 
 
 
   
 
 


Everyone Was Just Shocked
Do you know why you are always “shocked” when a smiling, friendly, socialising type person in a position of authority turns out to be a serial killer? It is because you live in the same fantasy world that the killer promotes to hide himself. He is hiding behind the same mask; smiling, friendly, socialising authority who expects everything he says and does to be accepted without question. Any problem is thought to be in those who question him, and not in him, and/or in those who support and obey him. He is often the one he says ‘there is no ‘I’ in team’ because HE is the ‘I’ who is controlling the team.  

Question your assumptions and beliefs! 

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To Comply, or Not to Comply? 

And is There Really a 'Choice'? 

This is called the practice of free speech which I am using here and which my democratic country claims to cherish and protect as a 'right.'

The system likes to pay compliant consumers who will promote the system at the same time that it invalidates and silences those who speak out against it. It is not at all uncommon that threats of further 'treatment' are used to silence the opposing viewpoint.

Have you ever noticed a common denominator in those who promote the system? Listen carefully to their personal stories and you will hear it, again and again.  By common denominator of course I mean other than the fact that they are often well known as writers, politicians, actors, sports figures, singers and other public faces.

Let's think about that for a bit shall we?

As one of my old elementary school teachers used to say, (while using “hand actions”) “Let's pull on our thinking caps!”

 
 
 
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