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Enforcement of a country’s democracy determines the state of its food security, drinking water, air and independence of its government from the influence of corporate corruption and greed.  Canada has been taken over by pharmaceuticals, biotechnology companies and corruption in government.  Citizens are becoming very angry. (more…)

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Animated-Flag-CanadaIf you care about Canada’s democratic principles being eroded by lobbyists for major corporations like Monsanto, Big Oil, Big Biz and countries like China and the USA, then please take the time to read this Democracy Watch summary of the terrible things Canadian politicians and government bureaucrats are doing to our country at all levels, clearly reducing our Canadian democracy in the direction of third world countries…this is alarming.  As a direct result of this mafia-like behavior, we have pharmaceuticals running our health care system, we have pharmaceuticals and psychopathic psychiatrists and other doctors freely drugging and maiming our children by the millions, we have doctors lying about the addictiveness and brain-damaging effects of the drugs they cavalierly supply to unwitting patients, we have a hospital care system rated as the worst in the civilized world and our health care system is imploding.  66% of people die in hospital and iatragenic illness (death or illness caused by medical treatment) is the 2nd leading cause of death and maiming in Canada. 

While our Canadian democracy is being decimated by big business and political interests, the federal government pretends its millionaire and billionaire supporters are not salting away money in tax havens to avoid paying taxes.  Our entire election system has been hijacked by lobbyists and corporate donors to political parties, most of the members of these parties involving in behavior that is designed to enrich them and their families.  We are paying for Senators who are rarely if ever audited..primarly because there are no rules that govern government ethics and where there are rules, they are either not enforced or penalties result in a slap on the wrist.  Canadian citizens are being robbed blindly, made ill at alarming rates by Big Pharma running wild, our skies poisoned by Chemtrails to ‘control weather’ and our lands ruined by Big Oil so that China can have our oil and gas. 

 Please, click here and read the brilliant summary by Democracy Watch and help recover our democracy by signing the petition demanding ethical standards in Canadian goverment at all levels(more…)

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 Girl_suffering_form_anxiety     To get healthy and stay healthy, you need the truth … the truth about what is in your water, your food and especially how your mind is conditioned.  When  clients struggling with mental illness seek my clinical hypnotherapy assistance to turn their emotional and physical health around safely we start with the facts: 

  • Conventional medicine is not about ‘curing’ or ‘healing’; it is designed to suppress symptoms, which inevitably rise up as something worse later;
  • The medical-pharmaceutical complex is engaging in extraordinary levels of medical fraud, misrepresentation of facts, willful negligence, manipulation of clinical trials, control of mainstream media, manufacturing of mental illness, suppression of legitimate health information, ghost-writing and collusion – the result is that experts have deemed much of the information in ‘esteemed’ medical journals worthless and dangerous; 
  • Mainstream medical information is controlled by Big Pharma – natural healings of cancer, mental illness and catastrophic illnesses are censored;
  • Mental illness is not brain disease. Brain disease has objective scientific evidence; ‘mental illness’ is nothing more than opinion with nothing to back it up. Mental illness is a term conjured up entirely by psychiatrists to meet the needs of pharmaceutical companies to sell illness-causing drugs. Further, diagnoses are ‘voted’ in and out on the whim of psychiatrists and drug companies – not a single mental illness is backed up by science;
  • According to psychiatrists, normal human emotion and reaction is mental illness and everyone needs to be ‘treated’. The conventional treatment for normal human emotions results in worsening conditions and epidemic levels of disability;
  • SWAG – (Scientifically Wild-Assed Guess) = the way psychiatry operates;
  • The brain is not the center of emotion; it reacts to emotions.  I know of no one who has ever experienced a brain-break when hurt, betrayed, abandoned, neglected, abused, etc, but everyone has experienced heartbreak(more…)

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BEFORE undergoing any psychiatric treatment, whether by a psychiatrist or a General Practitioner prescribing psychiatric drugs, please read the following article by a Psychiatric Survivor..he was one of the lucky ones who survived, most don’t……………

25 Good Reasons Why Psychiatry Must Be Abolished

by Don Weitz, Psychiatric Survivor & 24-year activist in the psychiatric liberation movement

1. Because psychiatrists and psychiatric treatment frequently cause harm, permanent disabilities, death – death of the body-mind-spirit.

2. Because psychiatrists frequently violate the Hippocratic Oath which orders all physicians “First Do No Harm.”

3. Because psychiatrists patronize and dis-empower people, especially their patients.

4. Because psychiatry is not a medical science.

5. Because psychiatry is quackery, a pseudo-science which lacks independent diagnostic tests, testable hypotheses, and cures for “schizophrenia” and all other types of alleged “mental illness” or “mental disorder”.

6. Because psychiatrists can not accurately and reliably predict dangerousness, violence, or any other type of human behaviour, yet make such claims as “expert witnesses”, and with the media promote the “dangerous mental patient” myth/stereotype.

7. Because psychiatrists have caused a worldwide epidemic of brain damage by promoting and prescribing brain-disabling treatments such as the neuroleptics, antidepressants, electroconvulsive brainwashing (electroshock), and psychosurgery (lobotomy).

8. Because psychiatrists manufacture hundreds of “mental disorders” classified in its bible called “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (a modern witch-hunting manual); such “mental disorders” and “symptoms” are in fact negative, class-and-culturally-biased moral judgments for dissident ways of coping with personal problems and alternative ways of perceiving, interpreting or being in the world.

9. Because psychiatrists, blinded by their medical model bias, fraudulently pathologize and label people’s serious life or existential crises as “symptoms” of “mental illness” or “mental disorder” such as “schizophrenia”, “bipolar affective disorder”, and “personality disorder”.

10. Because psychiatrists compound this fraud by falsely claiming, without scientific proof, that these “mental disorders” are caused by a “biochemical imbalance” in the brain, genetic factors or “genetic predispositions”, despite the fact that there are no genetic factors in “mental illness”. (more…)

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NoDoz_caffeine_tablets_on_blackPsychiatric medications are dangerous and too often deadly.  Studies since 1970 have proven this over and over again.  In fact, the evidence is so clear that the FDA and Health Canada as well as many international regulatory agencies around the world have issued WARNINGS about the increased risk of suicide, homicide, agression, emotional blunting, major depression and psychosis all caused by antidepressant use.  According to years of independent research and review of studies, the use of psyciatric medication to treat any mental illness is almost guaranteed to worsen the issue. ETHICAL DOCTORS WARN PEOPLE TO AVOID PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT ALTOGETHER.

BEFORE you ingest any psychiatric drug, review the over 4,000 incidents of horrific results of antidepressant use between 2008-2011  at  SSRI Stories  .  This site lists only the worse treatment outcomes and represent about 1% of the adverse reactions people experience.  These medications are highly addictive and while the medications cause terrible side-effects while on dose, increasing or decreasing the medication doses quickly can easily result in severely worsening conditions.

To fully understand the brain abnormalities caused by the drug treatment of depression as well as other psychiatric drugs, be sure to read  Medication Madness by Dr. Peter Breggin, an international court-appointed medical expert on the brain-damaging, addictive properties of all psychiatric drugs.   It is no coincidence that of the last 18 rampages in the US alone, 14 killers were reported to have been on psychiatric drugs.  The other 4 cases are presumed to be linked to psychiatric drugs, but the information about their medical treatment has been suppressed. (more…)

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At GracePlace Wellness I work with children presumed to have behavioral problems. However, as I teach parents, the child is never to blame.

The reason we look to the child for resolution is because adults presume that a child’s mind is developed to the level of their own and thus that a child should be able to reason things out, understand cause and effect and have the verbal skills to explain themselves.

When a child is born, he is virtually born blank in terms of language skills, physical skills and mental nimbleness that adults take for granted. But they do have feelings and it is these feelings that guide them. If they feel safe and secure, they continue their behavior; if they feel unsafe and not accepted, they adjust their behavior to restore the preferred feeling. Thus their personalities develop to satisfy their evolving perception of their world. Their brain’s reactions and responses to their world are entirely consistent with the child’s belief of his level of safety.

Because of a profound lack of experience with life, children have little information with which to put stimuli into proper context. Thus rarely are stimuli put into the context an adult would expect. The more information a person has to draw on, the better and more reliable the context, thus it’s not hard to see that most of a child’s life is about doing the best they can to understand their world with little, if any, relevant information at hand.

The expectation that a child can engage in deductive reasoning, put events and feelings into proper and productive perspective, or recognize patterns is truly unreasonable, especially in children under twelve. They react to stressors, but with limited resources, knowledge and experience, thus the resulting behavior seems unacceptable to the adult.

All negative behavior in children has, at its root, fear. The more aggressive the child, the more fearful you can be assured he is. When the feeling is that their very survival is at risk, a child literally panics and he expresses this panic in what, for an adult, would seem to be unacceptable behavior.

The overriding factor for all beings is the relentless instinct to survive. A problem child is a child trying, in his not yet fully developed mind, to survive as best he can…and adults are not understanding the message often enough to help him.

Ethical doctors everywhere are warning parents to avoid putting a child on psychiatric drugs…they are brain-damaging. The very part of their brain (pre-frontal cortex) that a child needs in order to reason, self-regulate emotions, remember detail and so on, becomes disabled, often permanently, by psychiatric drugs and often within a few weeks of being drugged. Much of the violence we see today is directly linked to psychiatric treatment.

Note:  psychiatric drugs are highly addictive…NEVER, EVER take a child off drugs quickly.  Like adults, to be safe, they must be weaned off slowly and watched carefully at all times as often the most vulnerable time for suicidal thoughts is during the weaning period.  For resources:  How to Wean Off Psychoactive Drugs Safely at www.theroadback.org 

Visit my website www.graceplacewellness.ca  to learn more about mindful parenting. Visit http://ssristories.com/index.php?sort=date&p  for over 4,000 incident reports of violence by those (especially children) on psychiatric drugs.

If you are a US Citizen, consider signing the Petition at www.CCHRint.org  demanding the US government fully investigate the clear link between the psychiatric drugging of children and violence, suicide and homicide.

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Iatrogenic illness and disease are most commonly defined as a type of symptom brought about as a consequence of therapy or treatment; a physical and/or mental condition or disorder arising from a medical treatment. Secondary lymphedema occurring after cancer treatment, mental illness as a result of over-medication, iatrogenic hypothroidism and Ritalin-induced psychoses are all examples of iatrogenic illnesses.

Drugs Associated With Iatrogenic Effects
More than a million adults in Britain were hooked on drugs prescribed for them by their GPs, a 2001 BBC documentary revealed. In particular it noted that benzodiazepines (eg. lorazepam), caused millions of adults lives to spin out of control, with withdrawal symptoms as severe as those experienced by heroin addicts. The anxiety attacks reported were worse then the symptoms patients originally sought treatment for. (BBC 2001)

According to T. Robert, 2003, in America, treatment and physician-induced deaths topped the charts as the leading cause of death. OxyContin alone is linked to such an alarming rate of death and addiction that in the USA even the FDA has gotten into the act and forced Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer, to provide more accurate data on deaths and abuse. Some 59 prescription drugs in the United States contain oxycodone and it has fast become a choice drug for addicts who rob pharmacies, forge prescriptions and align with unethical physicians to feed their habit.

According to Robert Whitaker, Zyprexa, an atypical antipsychotic, was linked to serious, in some cases life-threatening side effects requiring hospitalization in 22% of the 2500 adults tested in six-week clinical trials. In fact, during testing, 20 volunteers died, 12 by suicide. A study presented in 2004 at the AACAP is believed to be the first to find the link between Zyprexa and insulin and obesity issues in children and teens. Despite ligation since, doctors still prescribe this deadly drug to thousands.

Prozac and Iatrogenic Illnesses
Within one decade, 39,000 adverse reports about Prozac were sent to Medwatch; a number thought to represent only one percent of the actual number of such events estimated to be 100 times as many (roughly four million people) (Mezzman, 2005). This makes Prozac the most criticized drug in America. Prozac is marketed to the public as a safe drug, and yet millions are complaining about mania, psychotic depression, nervousness, anxiety, agitation, hostility, hallucinations, memory loss, tremors, impotence, convulsions, insomnia, nausea, suicidal urges…all very serious symptoms. (Mezzman, 2005)

In a 2005 interview of Robert Whitaker by Terry Messman, the author of Mad in America states: “….In this county, we have Medwatch, a reporting system in which we report adverse events about psychiatric drugs to the FDA. By the way, the FDA tries to keep these adverse reports from the public…it’s very hard to get these reports….Once we got the other SSRIs on the market, like Zoloft and Paxil, by 1994, four SSRI antidepressants were among the top 20 most complained about drugs on the FDA’s Medwatch list.” As Whitaker points out throughout his interview, the adverse effects, such as suicidal ideation, hallucinations and mania are not minor inconveniences.

Marketing in Madness
This is a must see 177 minute documentary of more facts about the victimization of patients all over North America. It really does pull everything you need to know together in a way that will make you aware of the sure-to-be consequences of starting on drugs to manage the stressors of everyday life.

What Can be Done About Iatrogenic Illness and Death
It would seem that about the only sure way to avoid drug-induced (iatrogenic) illness is to avoid drug therapy as much as possible in favor of safe, natural remedies and therapies such as homeopathy, which is very popular in Europe where even the British Royal Family physician is a homeopath, and hypnotherapy, which has repeatedly been shown highly effective for everything from irritable bowel syndrome pain to anxiety, stress and depressive feelings.

When money is the driving force behind the prescription of such deadly drugs, one must ensure they do not trust blindly. As Ronald Reagan once said, “trust, but verify.” Any effort to verify claims of the safety of any drug prescribed will soon enlighten a patient to the fact that pharmaceuticals cause more harm than good.

Related Articles:

Hypnotherapy for Mental Wellness

Zyprexa Litgation information

Sources:

BBC News, May 13, 2001, ‘Hidden World of Tranquilizer Addicts’Jones, A. Nov 2004 ‘Eli Lilly’s highly touted new anti-psychotic, Zyprexa”

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It has been my experience that many PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) sufferers have found permanent relief from having undergone competent hypnotherapy.  After hypnotherapy, most PTSD sufferers seem to feel a calmness and peacefulness that pervades their approach to life.

Many PTSD sufferers feel deep anger, resentment, fear, discouragement, anxiety, depression and various combinations thereof.  But the one symptom that is common is a severe anxiousness.  PTSD is usually diagnosed after a person has experienced a traumatic event; it is suffered by children and adults alike.   In summary, they are truly suffering and many feel a sense of hopelessness and disempowerment as they face relentless periods of severe and uncontrollable anxiety.

I was trained at The Pacific Institute of Advanced Hypnotherapy where a hypnotherapist is taught the techniques that can help relieve such suffering, irrespective of the label affixed by the medical community.  Many of my clients have successfully healed themselves of the deep-rooted emotional causes of the intense and disabling emotions associated with PTSD.  Being piled on top of an accumulation of years of feelings of danger and insecurity, often, the most recent traumatic experience is in effect the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’.

Unfortunately, it seems that many of the drugs prescribed for PTSD seem to intensify the anxiety and the withdrawals add to feelings of being out of control of one’s life.  Hypnotherapy however, carried out by a well-trained, experienced hypnotherapist is drug-free and entirely dignified and self-healing.  This therapy provides a safe and effective way for the PTSD client to connect with the deep subconscious reason(s) for the life-long fear that was confirmed and intensified by the traumatic incident.

It is vitally important that a PTSD client seek out the most experienced and well-trained clinical hypnotherapist possible.  Some hypnotists, without the requisite training and experience refer to themselves as hypnotherapists and thus, without the intensive regression training required, may be ineffective in dissolving the root-cause issues.  A competent hypnotherapist can help a client reach the subconscious mind, help the client become aware of the underlying issues, facilitate reframing of the events that are at the root of the issues and provide direct and indirect subconscious suggestions for calmness, safety, protection, love and worthiness that benefit the client permanently.

While everyone should be consulting their doctor about all health issues they struggle with, it may also be beneficial to ask your doctor about hypnotherapy as a first option for relief of PTSD symptoms.  Many people have found that hypnotherapy should be a first option rather than the last, given that it’s benefits have been confirmed by research and it has no known negative side effects.

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Last week I was reading a blog by Lynne McTaggart on her website www.wddty.com (What Doctors Don’t Tell You) that really scared me. After reading it I was seriously asking myself if we have made Gods of psychopaths.

Lynne was explaining that during the trial of 14,000 women vs. Wyeth, the manufacturer of Hormonal Replacement Therapy, it was learned that the company had hidden all sorts of evidence from their clinical trails that showed that their product caused breast and cervical cancer. Here for the past 14 years or so, we were told this therapy was necessary to avoid cancer and yet it in fact caused cancer and the company knew it from the get-go.

It also turned out that this kind of behavior is just part of doing business for pharmaceuticals and therefore all these studies you hear announced on the News and all these ‘research reports’ they routinely refer to in ads and TV commercials are completely unreliable.

Now all these so-called prestigious medical journals are in a tissy…one falsified and manipulated clinical trial will taint all articles that have referred to it and they will all be entirely unreliable. It seems some 75% of medical journal reports and articles are now useless, if not very dangerous because so many people have been prescribed these medications on the basis of these articles.

I haven’t touched a medication in 35 years, preferring to use homeopathy instead. Drugs have never worked and we have more catastrophic illness surfacing every day…no wonder! You would have to hog-tie me before you could get me to take a medication. Those people are deliberately forcing people onto drugs to make money and our doctors just go along, presuming that what the pharmaceuticals say is truthful. Well! The news is now out and it isn’t pretty.

I feel that if these pharmaceuticals do not meet the definition of psychopaths, their salespeople, the psychiatrists and medical doctors who favor them so highly, should change the definition of psychopath to be sure they are included.

No wonder hypnotherapy is sought after by more and more people looking for resolution of emotional issues, fears and unwanted habits!

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Hello everyone,
I received the article below as part of a discussion our hypnotherapy mentoring group is having on the practice of psychiatry and I thought you might find it interesting.  The fraudulent and harmful psychiatric practices which are now-a-days the norm, as more and more people end up on as many as 4 to 6 psychotropic drugs for issues which started as depressive feelings, need to be made a government priority. Because people are then put on another 4—5 drugs to manage the side-effects of those highly damaging medications, it is not uncommon today to find people on as many as 8-20 drugs at one time with their health and lives in absolute shambles. 

Warm regards,
Grace 

IS PRACTICING PSYCHIATRY A DISORDER IN NEED OF TREATMENT? DR. STEPHEN MURGATROYD TROY MEDIA CORPORATION: FEB 2010:

Who knew? Psychiatrists are currently debating whether “sex addiction” should be added to the catalogue of psychological disorders that can be reliably diagnosed and treated. On the one hand, some are saying that sexual addiction, in the true sense of a diagnosis, is a real disorder and anyone who works with sex addicts know that they have a long array of behaviors. Others, however, believe the term is simply used to excuse bad behavior. Next in line will be the Tiger Woods syndrome, along with catastrophic views on the environment, an addiction to Starbucks, liking Barry Manilow and singing the praises of Rush Limbaugh. Soon all of our lives will be illness states, with some of us coping better than others in managing our daily diagnostics and treating ourselves through counseling, psychiatry and self-medication. Everything is problematic.

The quest to add sex addiction to the catalogue of recognized illness states is just a part of the desire of psychiatrists to identify everything as problematic. The handbook for diagnosis, known as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), now in its 4th edition, is the bible of mental illness. If you want to call in sick, go to the library and find a copy “it’s a treasure trove of sick-day opportunities. A new edition, the fifth, is due in 2013.
The DSM itself is problematic. Diagnoses like “homosexuality”, once classified as an illness, come and go depending on societal pressures. By no stretch of the imagination is it a scientific, evidence-based document. This is not surprising. Freud was not a scientist who used evidence and data for his treatment. Now Freud’s ideas have been largely discounted and his diagnostic category of “neurosis” is no longer used. Indeed, several forms of therapy once popular have, on the basis of evidence, been sidelined. What hasn’t been revised is the approach to the definition of mental illness.

There has also been a lot of psychiatric nonsense and billable rubbish, including the recovered memory craze, Satanic abuse confabulations, facilitated communication, multiple personality disorder with up to a hundred or more alternative personalities, including animals. Then there was Harvard psychiatrist John Mack’s gullible speculations about alien abductions — a suitable case for treatment in itself. Some psychiatrists are addicted to revenue and new illness categories “capture” more customers. Thomas Szasz argued that there was no such thing as mental illness and that psychiatry is largely a fraud. He had many followers. Indeed, fraud and psychiatry sometimes go together. In the 1990’s the medical insurers in the US took Szasz’s claims seriously and started to investigate psychiatric fraud. They looked at 50,000 cases handled by the National Medical Enterprises Corporation’s psychiatric hospitals. What they found was startling: 32.6 per cent contained a fraudulent diagnosis to match insurance coverage, while 43.4 per cent of the cases were billed for services not actually rendered. Is systematic deception to be a new addiction and a new DSM category?

Millions of students are now sent to special education classes or given prescriptions for Ritalin and other powerful, addictive medications for conditions termed “learning disabilities”, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and attention deficit disorder (ADD). Fred Bauman, M.D., a specialist in child neurology for 35 years, contends that these children are said to have conditions that do not really exist: “I diagnose these children the same way that I diagnose real diseases, such as epilepsy, brain tumors, and so on, and I find that they are normal. I do not find that I can validate the presence of any disease in this population of children,” he said. Some of us went to school before Ritalin was available, when we found ourselves with ADHD we were reassigned to activities which demanded our attention. Now we administer drugs.

Everything is not a form of illness: It’s time to rethink mental illness and to challenge the assumption that everything we do is a form of illness; from eating well (dietary disorder), drinking good wine (alcoholism), needing three cups of coffee to kick start the morning (Starbucks addiction), sex two times a day (sex addiction), telling funny stories (humour addiction), not paying attention when the news is on (attention deficit disorder), having sex while the news is on and drinking wine at the same time (deviancy) and so on. While there are real mental illnesses; depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disease, not everything we do is “on the edge” of madness.
It may actually be the case that psychiatry itself is the new disorder in need of treatment.

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