Why the secrecy in the mental health industry? …..We are in the dark as consumers!

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Try and find out background on a therapist.
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Impossible, it is hidden on purpose, as everything else.
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Try to find out what clients think about a therapist?
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Try to find out how successful a therapist is?
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Try to find out what therapies are most successful?
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Good luck.
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Why are therapist not considered life coaches? They are the mental Gurus, no? They get paid like they are.
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Emptying the amygdala, integrating implicit memory,,, …….. …… What would be the consequences?

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Can we look from a global perspective, not just the impact on trauma or anxiety disorders, but the impact on so called normal individuals.
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What about the masses who resist trying, risking, living full out because of fear of failure, peer pressure, not wanting to be ridiculed, past memories and events, avoiding criticism or maybe not wanting to feel awkward or uncomfortable?
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Hard to pursue happiness, when its direction, location is unknown.
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Ships are safe in the harbour but that is not what ships are for.
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Can we insert, “Our Life” for ships?
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We can feel safe, never risking, never living fully, but that is not even close to happiness!
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In conclusion: mindfulness practice can alter healthy lives, enriching them exponentially with minimal effort.
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Simplicity,,, something that has taken over my life!!!

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Born out of a space of seven years, incubated at a Zen centre for five of them, steeped in five hours a day mindfulness practice, simplicity emerged.
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Meditation and all it’s emotional connotations, connections to robes, religion, monks, cults, etc. we’re dropped in favour of a breathing exercise, a focus practice, a learned simple skill.
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The breathing track is just that, like a running track, a place to exercise our breath with maximum focus, and minimum distraction.
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Mindfulness/Meditation has been distilled down to a simple, powerful core skill.
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With this focus skill you can:
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Empty your amygdala of implicit memory,
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Slow the nervous system,
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Deplete adrenaline and cortisol,
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Let go and stay present,
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Feel more positive, more connected, more peace of mind, more calm in time,
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Change the mind/brain drastically,
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Our goal,,,, to endure with a smile, some days….

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Whether we meditate constantly or not, life is not some easy flowing, joyous, celebration everyday.
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Some days, enduring real loss or navigating negative situations with a smile, is all we can accomplish.
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Life is far from easy at times, look around and see the intense suffering in our present time.
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I realize how lucky, how much gratitude I have, compared to so many of the needy in my small city.
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Being able to let the strife, the stress, the ugly part of life fade, allows me to be present, to live this moment, freely.
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We need resilience and tools to ensure and survive life’s critical moments.
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A coach, a jock, an athlete accepts his final challenge!,

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Jim Valvano, the unlikeliest of national championship team and coach, responds to cancer, I accept.
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“Cancer can take away all of my physical abilities.
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*It cannot touch my mind,
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*it cannot touch my heart,
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and it cannot touch my soul.”
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——Jim Valvano—–
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Wow, what a spirit. None of us get out of this journey, but all of us can fight, live like this, full out.
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Life, like the breath has transitional moments!

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Yesterday, began early, the cat was dying, hurting. We headed to the 24 hour emergency veterinarian hospital.
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Shockingly, we were not the only ones euthanizing their pet, pseudo child. Life’s harder side was revealed to me this early morning.
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An older couple walked in with a small dog in cardiac arrest. He announced he was broke, could not afford any tests or exams and asked, please put my dog of 14 years to sleep.
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His wife shared with me, he lost his last two jobs, one to fire and the other to the company going bankrupt. The day before he received notice his unemployment had run out. The wife pulled out her last credit card to pay the $141 for the service.
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That man came out and stared into the night, tears running down his face.
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I felt his helplessness, his hopelessness, I felt that suicidal thought pass his devastated spirit.
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It is a weird place, where we go to purchase a professional death for our pets.
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I have had to go sit and let go of these strong emotions and situations. I felt a little helpless myself and, because no words came to me that would comfort this poor soul.
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Life is hard and real loss hurts. As we were leaving, he came out carrying a small white carton box. Sad.
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Desperation saved my butt!… …… ….. .. I Embrace it daily now,

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In a recent response, a viewer gave credit, reluctantly to being desperate for her happiness, calm, and some piece of mind.
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Let us explore the connotations of desperate.
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Being desperate brings many positive possibilities!
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Being desperate makes taking action much easier.
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Being desperate exists in this present moment, a tremendous opportunity for healing and growth.
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Being desperate crystallizes focus, if practiced daily.
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Being desperate eliminates the superfluous loss we ruminate about, our core fear should present itself, finally.
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Being desperate saved my ass, it allowed me to let go, accept, be vulnerable, human, flawed, happy.
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I am now desperate to be present, empty of thought each breath.
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Practice like your life depended on it, emotionally I believe it absolutely does!
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