Archive for November 2019

On this remarkable radio/TV  presentation of the Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, I talk with  three outstanding Toronto activists and leaders in the antipsychiatry movement: psychologist Bonnie Burstow; psychiatrist Stephen Ticktin;  and activist Oriel Varga.  Much of our time emphasizes what they are doing in Canada and the world to stop psychiatric oppression—a goal which I wholly support.  Yet we somewhat disagree about the nature and aims of psychotherapy.  The disagreement pertains to whether individual freedom or the necessity of social change lies at the heart of living a good life.  For me, therapy should enable individuals to pursue their own personal goals in a satisfying manner and I seldom find that political activism is high on anyone's wish list.  For them, political activism is part of recovery.  An interesting discussion between well-meaning people who deeply respect and enjoy each other and yet who differ on an important aspect of what it means to live a good and satisfying life.

This Dr. Peter Breggin Hour, the third in my new radio/TV format, is probably my best-ever talk about how to overcome emotional and psychological impediments to sanity and a good life.  On my own without a guest, I explain the nature of psychological or emotional helplessness and how to over come it, and then take the conversation deeper into our worst fears and dreads and how to pull ourselves out in order to live the best possible life.  I begin this spontaneous talk by catching you up on the latest in electrically-induced mind control—the exact opposite of how to live life—and then spend most of the hour delving as deeply as I can into what life is about, including what are the worst threats, and how to live it above and beyond them. 

My friend and marvelous psychologist Michael Cornwall PhD is my guest on this, my second live radio show that is also filmed as a TV show for presentation as a video on my YouTube channel.   Our lively conversation ranges over topics from the effect of emotional trauma on children to the FDA’s approval of Monarch,  a method of electrically stimulating (really disrupting) the brains of children labelled ADHD, as well as any other children with almost any diagnosis that the doctor imagines it will help.  I also return to an ongoing topic of genuine attempts at even more subtle forms of mind control than putting electrodes on the foreheads of sleeping children.  Billions of dollars are behind developing computer-brain electrode-to-flesh connections both for “treating mental illness” and for making super-people.  This is not conspiracy theory, this is not fantasy, this stuff is in fact being highly promoted.   Find out more on www.breggin.com.  And remember, this is now my weekly radio/TV show.

Starting with this show, The Dr. Peter Breggin Radio/TV Hour goes live with radio every Wednesday, followed by the filmed TV version a few days later on my YouTube Channel. Yes, it’s now a radio/TV show, thanks to new technology at Progressive Radio Network (www.PRN.FM).  On this first radio/TV show, I am Joined by nutritionist Pam Popper PhD and psychiatrist and Pinar Miski, MD for a Peter, Pam and Pinar special.  It will be a regular feature the first Wednesday of every month.    This is the radio version of the fun, interesting and informative first presentation.   It’s the inaugural radio/TV show, so please forgive a few glitches along the way.


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