27/09/2017

Healing Spiritual Awakenings Marked by Psychosis | Doug Miller Ph.D

Healing Spiritual Awakenings Marked by Psychosis | Doug Miller Ph.D

A Tale of Integrative Mental Health in Practice While these types of articles on alternative ways of understanding mental health appear now and then, rarely do we hear from someone who actually has practiced in these ways. While I have much to say about Transpersonal Psychology, I want to share an experience I had treating…

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27/09/2017

Shamanic Crisis, aka ‘Shaman Sickness’ | Dr. David Lukoff

Shamanic Crisis, aka ‘Shaman Sickness’ | Dr. David Lukoff

Dr David Lukoff has experienced his own challenges with involuntary non-ordinary states and has since developed the Spiritual Competency Resource Centre. Below is an excerpt from his tdetailed perspective on spiritual crisis as shamanic initiation. Shamanism is humanity’s oldest religion and healing art, dating back to the Paleolithic era. Originally, the word shaman referred specifically to…

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24/09/2017

The Basics of Human Ego

The Basics of Human Ego

Ego feeds on separation. There are numerous definitions of ego which are often contradictory. All tend to agree that ego means self, but whether it is the true self or a mask we wear depends on the definition. The following definition is a distillation of the perspective held by people such as Ram Das, Alan…

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23/09/2017

An Indigenous Approach To Healing Trauma

An Indigenous Approach To Healing Trauma

The following article was originally posted on UpliftConnect.com. The Healing Power of Listening in Stillness People have always experienced pain, and in the vast span of time before the colonial expansion of western culture, indigenous cultures weren’t without their methods of dealing with trauma. For centuries we’ve largely ignored the wisdom of those among us who are still directly…

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23/09/2017

The Shamanic View of Mental Health

The Shamanic View of Mental Health

The following article was originally posted on UpliftConnect.com.  My desire to expand on this topic is ultimately what lead me to create shamanicmentalhealth.org . By Jonathan Davis on Tuesday August 18th, 2015  Is there another way of looking at the mental illness epidemic? In November 2014 the peak psychology body in the UK, the British Psychological Association, released their…

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02/09/2017

A Brief Introduction to Shamanism

A Brief Introduction to Shamanism

Definitions: The term ‘shaman’ has roots in the Tungusk region of Siberian Russia. There are also highly contested roots from ancient Vedic culture which may have with numerous variations or similarities, either verbal or written, found in Indo-european, Germanic, Chinese, Tibetan, Arabic, Persian and Greek. ‘Shamanism’ is a loanword adopted by anthropologists as an umbrella term to describe…

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01/09/2017

Welcome to The Shamanic View of Mental Health

Welcome to The Shamanic View of Mental Health

Welcome to The Shamanic View of Mental Health, creating content for people experiencing overwhelming non-ordinary states of consciousness. The intention for this project is to publish regular video interviews of people sharing valuable lived experience, as well as articles exploring alternative approaches to mental health which include spiritual perspectives. Live Peer Support If you or a…

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