Archive for April 2011

My guest, Major Maria Kimble, LCSW, opens up a world that few of us in the field of mental health can imagine.  Learn what it's like doing psychotherapy in intensive combat zones under fire in outposts in Afghanistan.  Hear why she became a parachutist in order to bring out the best in herself as a therapist in the 82nd Airborne Division. Find out what it's like to be what she calls "a petite woman" in the army and in combat.  Learn, once again, how empathic therapy is the best therapy under any and all conditions.  Major Kimble is an inspiring combination of wisdom, care and courage. 

What can you do as an individual to encourage empathic therapeutic approaches and relationships, while warning people about the dangers of psychiatric drugs and diagnoses?  Listen to my guest Dorothy Cassidy, MEd from North Carolina.  She has worked within the educational system, and outside the system as well, for more than thirty-six years promoting what's really good for children and adults while speaking out courageously about the harm caused by psychiatric drugs and diagnoses.  Be inspired!

My guest is addiction and trauma specialist, and best-selling author, Charles Whitfield, MD from Atlanta.  This is the second time this marvelous doctor has been my guest.  We describe how and why psychiatric drugs impede recovery from any kind of emotional or physical trauma, and how relationship ultimate heals.  Dr. Whitfield will be at our conference, just a few days away:  the first international Empathic Therapy Conference in Syracuse, New York, April 8-10, 2011.  You can learn all about it and still sign up at  We are aiming to make it the best conference in the field of mental health and recovery. 

The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour
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