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    New member

    Hello, I am a social worker in NYC. I work as a teacher and in private practice. I hope to both give and receive helpful information.
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    Can you see a private practice psychiatrist anonymously?

    I have some issues I can't discuss with my NHS psychiatrist, it's nothing serious but feel like if I were too discuss this with my pdoc it might be written down in my medical records compromising my confidentiality and letting a wider audience know about my problems. If you were to see a private...
  3. Kerome

    Living Buddha, Living Christ

    I just thought it was worth drawing a little attention to this book Living Buddha, Living Christ by the renowned Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. I finished reading it a few days ago, and the main part of it is the author finding parallels between the Christian tradition and Buddhist practice. He...
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    can i ask a massive favour please?interview

    Hi I have an interview for m and s coming up and Was wonderin if anyone could ask me practice interview questions? Thankyou
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    Hi All, I'm new on here and this is my first post. I'm hoping that I'm using the correct place in the forum but I apologise if not. I'm posting to see if any of you people have had a similar experiences. It's a bit lengthy but I feel the details are relevant. I first started taking...
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    Just a question about Mindfulness meditations

    I try and practice mindfulness but in terms of formal practice ie meditations do find it difficult to get into a routine of doing it. I am just curious as to what kind of meditations people use, whether they use guided, whether they do different ones each time, do you guide yourself.
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    Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice

    Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice 978 1 909726 45 1 Edited by Christopher C.H. Cook, Andrew Powell and Andrew Sims For mental health service users, spirituality and faith are closely connected with questions of relationship, transcendence, and finding meaning and purpose in...
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    Zen & the Art of Living Deeply

    “In Japan we have the phrase shoshin (初心), which means “beginner’s mind.” The goal of practice is always to keep our beginner’s mind… This [means] an empty mind and a ready mind. If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are...
  9. Kerome

    Buddhism basics, part 5: Vajrayana

    Vajrayāna, also known as Tantric Buddhism, Tantrayāna, Mantrayāna, Secret Mantra, Esoteric Buddhism, Diamond Way, Thunderbolt Way, or the Indestructible Way, is a complex and multifaceted system of Buddhist thought and practice which has evolved over several centuries. It has a history which...
  10. Kerome

    How to be mindful in conversation

    I found this to be a useful article, staying mindful in the midst of challenging conversations is something I consider among the hardest things. Whether you are what I call “mindful-curious,” new to mindfulness, or an experienced practitioner, chances are that you’ve heard a lot about solitude...
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    Allow. We need only to allow.

    https://beyondmeds.com/2016/06/21/allow/ I wrote the below thoughts to someone who wrote to me seeking guidance. All I can ever do in response to such queries is share what worked for me. The truth is I do not know what you need to do. That is for you to discover. I know that my not writing for...
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    Worried about my son.

    Hi all, My son is 15 and has lost quite a bit of weight recently. Over the last 6-7 months he has stopped eating any sweets, crisps, chocolate etc although he is eating three meals a day. He's exercising a lot as well but when I spoke to the practice nurse a few months ago she kind of laughed me...
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    Are Some Psychiatrists Addicted to Deference?

    Are Some Psychiatrists Addicted to Deference? - Mad In America By Michael Cornwall, PhD Blogs May 2, 2012 One of the subtle but underlying factors that keep the great divide active between psychiatry's medical model of human emotional suffering, and the alternative paradigm that challenges...
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    Open dialogues in the present and the future – new developments

    Open dialogues in the present and the future - new developments - Open Dialogue Jaakko SeikkulaMay 13, 2016 Some years ago I wrote a paper named “Becoming Dialogical: Psychotherapy or a Way of Life?”, which was published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Marital and Family Therapy...
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    Is Buddhism a Good Religion for People who Don’t Like Religion?

    Is Buddhism a Good Religion for People who Don't Like Religion? | elephant journal The number of people who don’t practice an organized religion is growing. For almost all of human history, leaving the religion of your parents was unheard of. You could be born into a religion and stay in that...
  16. Kerome

    How can mindfulness help with mental healt

    I thought it might be a good idea to summarise how mindfulness can have a positive effect on ones mental health, by saying a few things about what it does, and then maybe opening up a space for other people to talk about how they have found it. 1. Mindfulness helps with awareness By spending...
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    Psychiatrists' understanding and use of psychological formulation: a qualitative exploration

    Psychiatrists' understanding and use of psychological formulation: a qualitative exploration Psychiatrists' understanding and use of psychological formulation: a qualitative exploration | BJPsych Bulletin Abstract Aims and method To establish an initial conceptualisation of how psychiatrists...
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    Sascha DuBrul on Navigating Between Brilliance and Madness

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rethinking-mental-health/201604/sascha-dubrul-navigating-between-brilliance-and-madness Interview with Sascha DuBrul EM: Can you tell us about the history of The Icarus Project, the vision of the organization and what it has accomplished? SD: I would be...
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    The Splendid Spiritual Practice of Silence

    The Splendid Spiritual Practice of Silence | Spirituality & Health Magazine The Splendid Spiritual Practice of Silence A former monk shares insights from a year of solitary prayer and contemplation A few weeks after I graduated from high school, I left home and went away to a monastery. For...
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    How do you practice self care?

    When it comes to MI I hear a lot of people talk about 'self care' when one is particularly struggling. I have to say that this is something I've never really thought of myself - often when feeling low or anxious it becomes too difficult to think clearly enough about what I can do to care for...