Archive for August 2020

Be bedazzled by Dr. Nass, as I am with her.  Meryl Nass MD is an internist but she is really something more extraordinary, a doctor who all her life has sought out the truth about medications to treat viruses and vaccines to prevent them.  For a very scientific and yet impassioned discussion about COVID-19, treatments and potential vaccines, this is the hour for you.  We also have the fun of actually becoming friends on the show, which adds a delightful aura to all knowledge we exchange together and with you.  Meryl Nass will entertain and enlighten you.      

Pam Popper PhD is Founder and President of Wellness Forum Health and an amazing person bursting with life, intelligence, scientific acumen, a reform spirit, and love.   She brings all of this to a very thorough discussion of COVID-19 and what it’s really all about.  This will catch you up on our latest thoughts and feeling about the causes and the cures, and how people are managing to live life amid the pandemic.  I found it inspiring. 

The Hearing Voices Network is a bright light in the darkness of approaches to people who have seemingly “alternative” experiences that psychiatrists classify as psychosis and demean with diagnoses like schizophrenia.   The centerpiece of today’s show is a marvelous 24-year-old woman, Alison Branitsky, who has been hearing voices since she was a child and who managed miraculously to escape destruction in the psychiatric system as a teenager.  My other guest, the magnificent psychologist John Read, and myself are mainly catalysts to the presentation that Alison makes personally and as a leader in the Hearing Voices Network USA.  I know I have been especially enthusiastic about many of my recent shows; but I can guarantee you will learn from and be inspired by Alison and by the existence of the worldwide Hearing Voices movement.   In you are in the field of mental health, and know little about this movement, please, please, please watch or listen to this show.  If you have any interest in the genuine internal life of us humans, you too should pay attention to Alison Branitsky and the hearing voices movement.   

Jeffrey Masson is an international treasure, one of the most thoughtful people I have ever known.  He has enlightened me about many vastly important issues from Freud’s betrayal of children by denying the existence of child abuse, to the role of Psychiatry in Nazi Germany, on to the importance of animals for their own sake and in our lives.  For many years, his writing has focused on the lives of animals and the meaning of our relationships with them, and today’s show was supposed to focus on his new book, Lost Companions: Reflections on the Death of Pets; but we could not resist covering a fascinating range of topics including those I’ve mentioned above.  This is a very thoughtful and enlightening show, a rare experience that adds wonderment to our lives.   
 

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