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Psychedelic mushrooms put your brain in a “waking dream,” study finds

Psychedelic mushrooms put your brain in a “waking dream,” study finds: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/07/03/psychedelic-drugs-put-your-brain-in-a-waking-dream-study-finds/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

purewilderness:

“The way we treat psychological illnesses now is to dampen things,” he said. “We dampen anxiety, dampen ones emotional range in the hope of curing depression, taking the sting out of what one feels.”

But some patients seem to benefit from having their emotions “unlocked” instead. “It would really suit the style of psychotherapy where we engage in a patient’s history and hang-ups,” Carhart-Harris said. “Instead of putting a bandage over the exposed wound, we’d be essentially loosening their minds—promoting a permanent change in outlook.”

Games People Play

scratbag:

The book I read to research this post was Games People Play by Eric Berne which is an excellent book which I bought from kindle. This book is probably the definitive text on transactional analysis, a form of psychotherapy centred on various roles people play in different situations. If you read…

Diane Ackerman: “Telling and listening to stories are life-saving acts”

dabacahin:

In our own private mind theaters, we are constantly talking to ourselves, yelling at a boss, beseeching a lover, scolding a workman, exchanging witticisms with celebrities, rehearsing different versions of encounters, talking through problems, confiding in ourselves. Children as young as three…

Psychotherapy in Depression Treatment Programs!?!

midwest-center:

Psychotherapy has become an indispensable part of every stress relief treatment program. They been proven to decrease depression, anxiety and stress related symptoms. Psychologists understand different and volatile aspects of human behavior, emotional health evaluation, diagnosis, treatment as…

Psychonuts - Psychotherapy

in-my-solitude:

Start your day off with a dose of positivity. No matter how low you get we always have the inner strength to turn negative feelings into a positive. Don’t let today waste away.
-Psychonuts

ricklondoncartoons:

Fluffy In #Therapy by Londons Times Offbeat Cartoons & Funny Gifts

Rick London - LTCartoons.com

ricklondoncartoons:

Fluffy In #Therapy by Londons Times Offbeat Cartoons & Funny Gifts

Rick London - LTCartoons.com

noarchitect:

Brooklyn, 2014

noarchitect:

Brooklyn, 2014

hairless-hugo:

It is hard for me to tell how much Hugo is growing (beyond weight) but I know that he used to be able to sit up straighter in his condo. 

hairless-hugo:

It is hard for me to tell how much Hugo is growing (beyond weight) but I know that he used to be able to sit up straighter in his condo. 

do-it-yourself-creations:

Everyone loves Animal Crackers, so why not learn how to make them yourself! Cake Spy has the recipe for these delicious crackers.

do-it-yourself-creations:

Everyone loves Animal Crackers, so why not learn how to make them yourself! Cake Spy has the recipe for these delicious crackers.