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Retelling our own life stories that are creative and hopeful rather living as victims and in despair.

Latest Episodes

The Scientific Report from the Planet Flog About the Death of Planet Earth

When some advanced civilizations in our galalxy realized sometime around 2050 AD Earth time that our planet had gone quiet the Galactic Counsel Empowered Flog, the planet closest to Earth, to visit andprovide information as to what might have happened toa civiization ready to be iinvited to join the galactic community. This is a summary of what mighthave gone wrong thatcreated a series of disasters that ended both human civilization and most life on the planet.

37 minSEP 23
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The Scientific Report from the Planet Flog About the Death of Planet Earth

Sharing Stories With Psychotherapist Al Galves

Psychotherapist Al Glaves and I will talk about how the medical model of mental illnesses was created and how it is fed by the American Public's acceptance of its harmful and erroneous beliefs. We will speak about the factors that motivate the various "states of being" (in essence, troubled and troublingmodes of behavior, expressions of thought and emotional reactions)that are ultimately diagnosed as "mental illnesses and disorders." Finally we will discuss the ways the public can protect itself from the lies of the psychiatric model and Big Pharma and stillsuccessfully participate in the process of psychotherapy.

57 minSEP 22
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Sharing Stories With Psychotherapist Al Galves

How The False Stories of Mental Illness Can Steal Your Life. Part 3

In Part 3 of this series I will discuss the differences between a relationship with a Psychotherapist or other mental health professional that will help rather than hurt those seeking help for emotional pain, difficult relationships orproblems realizing a life that is creative and emotionally fulfilling. I will describe what to expect and look for in a relationship that goes beyond the destructivemoral labels of psychiaric diagnoses and is based onperson to person interactions definedbymutual respect, honesty,openess and lacking in any forms of coercion and intimidation. I refer to the former as psychotherapy which pretends to be a form of medicine and the latter as psycho"therapy" which recognizes, in one way or another,that the interaction is medical in name only.I will argue that many professionals do practice psycho"therapy" inspite of defining their efforts with medical terms such a "therapy," "patient," "mental illnesses and disorders," "symptoms" and the like. store.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

40 minSEP 16
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How The False Stories of Mental Illness Can Steal Your Life. Part 3

How the False Stories of Mental Illness and Health Can Steal Your Life, Part 2

A second episode dealing with the myths of mental illness and health and the various ways in which your life can be ruined. I will continue my discussion of the basic information the public requires to interact with the professionals that comprise those supposedly "diagnosing" and "treating" problems in living.

42 minSEP 12
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How the False Stories of Mental Illness and Health Can Steal Your Life, Part 2

How The False Stories Of Mental Illness and Mental Health Can steal Your Life

A person writes on Twitter "I had somany dreams. Had so many things I wanted to do. I was told I needed to wait for the right cocktail of meds ...so I could be balanced. Days turned into months and years. 20 years gone. Never got to start my life." In todays episode I shall describe how being drawn into the lies of the the mental health industry steals lives and what each person might learn that will allow them to avoid or escape from the traps of our current system of so-called mental health services. I will suggest ways of finding real psychological help by becoming aneducated consumer of what is currently available and ultimately being your own life advocate. store.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

44 minSEP 10
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How The False Stories Of Mental Illness and Mental Health Can steal Your Life

The Story of Race in America as told by Isabel Wilkerson

Today I will discuss some of my reactions to Wilkerson's argument that race based on skin color formed the basis of a caste here in America. I will discuss the incredible, mind alteringstatement that "there are no black peope in Africa.'' I will discuss this from my own vantage point that had my grandparents not left Russia for America I would have most certainly died in a killing field or extermination camp because I belonged to the "Jewish Race." Here in America Judaism is a religion and my race is White. I feel certain this will be the first in a series of podcasts on this vitally important topic. www.store.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

33 minAUG 27
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The Story of Race in America as told by Isabel Wilkerson

The Mysterious Story of the Self

Today I will discuss the nature of the self and try to convince my listeners that beginning a sentence that expresses a psychological fact should not be "I am" but "I do" thereby changing the nature of our selves from nouns to verbs. This small grammatical shift allows us to recognize the enormous difference between judging ourselves and judging our actions or behaviors. Once we judge ourselves as a noun the judgment becomes a permanent attribute of our identity and self. Once we judge our behaviors we have an opportunity to change any aspect of our behavior which we (or others) feel is wrong or harmful. The change from "I am" to "I do" alsoallows us to challenge the psychiatric nonsense of being lablelled as mentally ill or disordered and living with the belief that our selves are permenantly defective. For example, "I am Schizophrenic" changes to "I behave schizophrenicallyand I can always learn to behave differently." I will also discuss the relationship of our brain's activities to our understanding of self and selves. To learn more read my book 'Psycho"therapy" and the Stories We live By' www.store.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

40 minAUG 25
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The Mysterious Story of the Self

The Destructive Myths of Race and Intelligence

I will deconstruct the concepts of race and intelligence and describe how these basically unscientific and invalidconcepts have been used todivide and dehumanize human beings and justify the enslavement and murder of millions as well asconvince more millions into believingthat race, rather than theirhumanity,is the primary definition of their identities. My guest today will be Dr Chuck Ruby, author of "Smoke and Mirrors: How You Are Being Fooled About Mental Illness" https://chuckruby.com See my book at store.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

45 minAUG 11
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The Destructive Myths of Race and Intelligence

Stories About Human Nature and How They Shape Politics

Arehuman beings the products of their genes,how they are treated by other human beings in their environments or by a combination of both? Are some human beings basically good and some basically evil? Do we have any control as to how human beings turn out and if so how can we describe that control? I do not pretend to know the answers to these questions but I will try and clarify how to approach these thorny, but very important issues. How do the answers to these questions shape the politics practised in any given family, social group or society? For further discussion see my book at store.bookbaby.com/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-liveby

26 minJUL 28
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Stories About Human Nature and How They Shape Politics

A Discussion of Dr. Mary Trump's Book About Donald Trump

A critical discussion aboutMary Trump's psychological insights abouthow her family's dynamics shaped the personalities of its members. Dr. Trump is a clincal psychologist and provides a well written, easy to read, and in my opinion an importantvolume on her theories concerning the rise of Donald Trump and the fall of her father, Freddy, Donald's older brother. I will frame my discussion to include the question as to why and how Donald Trump became the personal savior to millions of American Citizens. www.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

42 minJUL 21
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A Discussion of Dr. Mary Trump's Book About Donald Trump

Latest Episodes

The Scientific Report from the Planet Flog About the Death of Planet Earth

When some advanced civilizations in our galalxy realized sometime around 2050 AD Earth time that our planet had gone quiet the Galactic Counsel Empowered Flog, the planet closest to Earth, to visit andprovide information as to what might have happened toa civiization ready to be iinvited to join the galactic community. This is a summary of what mighthave gone wrong thatcreated a series of disasters that ended both human civilization and most life on the planet.

37 minSEP 23
Comments
The Scientific Report from the Planet Flog About the Death of Planet Earth

Sharing Stories With Psychotherapist Al Galves

Psychotherapist Al Glaves and I will talk about how the medical model of mental illnesses was created and how it is fed by the American Public's acceptance of its harmful and erroneous beliefs. We will speak about the factors that motivate the various "states of being" (in essence, troubled and troublingmodes of behavior, expressions of thought and emotional reactions)that are ultimately diagnosed as "mental illnesses and disorders." Finally we will discuss the ways the public can protect itself from the lies of the psychiatric model and Big Pharma and stillsuccessfully participate in the process of psychotherapy.

57 minSEP 22
Comments
Sharing Stories With Psychotherapist Al Galves

How The False Stories of Mental Illness Can Steal Your Life. Part 3

In Part 3 of this series I will discuss the differences between a relationship with a Psychotherapist or other mental health professional that will help rather than hurt those seeking help for emotional pain, difficult relationships orproblems realizing a life that is creative and emotionally fulfilling. I will describe what to expect and look for in a relationship that goes beyond the destructivemoral labels of psychiaric diagnoses and is based onperson to person interactions definedbymutual respect, honesty,openess and lacking in any forms of coercion and intimidation. I refer to the former as psychotherapy which pretends to be a form of medicine and the latter as psycho"therapy" which recognizes, in one way or another,that the interaction is medical in name only.I will argue that many professionals do practice psycho"therapy" inspite of defining their efforts with medical terms such a "therapy," "patient," "mental illnesses and disorders," "symptoms" and the like. store.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

40 minSEP 16
Comments
How The False Stories of Mental Illness Can Steal Your Life. Part 3

How the False Stories of Mental Illness and Health Can Steal Your Life, Part 2

A second episode dealing with the myths of mental illness and health and the various ways in which your life can be ruined. I will continue my discussion of the basic information the public requires to interact with the professionals that comprise those supposedly "diagnosing" and "treating" problems in living.

42 minSEP 12
Comments
How the False Stories of Mental Illness and Health Can Steal Your Life, Part 2

How The False Stories Of Mental Illness and Mental Health Can steal Your Life

A person writes on Twitter "I had somany dreams. Had so many things I wanted to do. I was told I needed to wait for the right cocktail of meds ...so I could be balanced. Days turned into months and years. 20 years gone. Never got to start my life." In todays episode I shall describe how being drawn into the lies of the the mental health industry steals lives and what each person might learn that will allow them to avoid or escape from the traps of our current system of so-called mental health services. I will suggest ways of finding real psychological help by becoming aneducated consumer of what is currently available and ultimately being your own life advocate. store.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

44 minSEP 10
Comments
How The False Stories Of Mental Illness and Mental Health Can steal Your Life

The Story of Race in America as told by Isabel Wilkerson

Today I will discuss some of my reactions to Wilkerson's argument that race based on skin color formed the basis of a caste here in America. I will discuss the incredible, mind alteringstatement that "there are no black peope in Africa.'' I will discuss this from my own vantage point that had my grandparents not left Russia for America I would have most certainly died in a killing field or extermination camp because I belonged to the "Jewish Race." Here in America Judaism is a religion and my race is White. I feel certain this will be the first in a series of podcasts on this vitally important topic. www.store.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

33 minAUG 27
Comments
The Story of Race in America as told by Isabel Wilkerson

The Mysterious Story of the Self

Today I will discuss the nature of the self and try to convince my listeners that beginning a sentence that expresses a psychological fact should not be "I am" but "I do" thereby changing the nature of our selves from nouns to verbs. This small grammatical shift allows us to recognize the enormous difference between judging ourselves and judging our actions or behaviors. Once we judge ourselves as a noun the judgment becomes a permanent attribute of our identity and self. Once we judge our behaviors we have an opportunity to change any aspect of our behavior which we (or others) feel is wrong or harmful. The change from "I am" to "I do" alsoallows us to challenge the psychiatric nonsense of being lablelled as mentally ill or disordered and living with the belief that our selves are permenantly defective. For example, "I am Schizophrenic" changes to "I behave schizophrenicallyand I can always learn to behave differently." I will also discuss the relationship of our brain's activities to our understanding of self and selves. To learn more read my book 'Psycho"therapy" and the Stories We live By' www.store.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

40 minAUG 25
Comments
The Mysterious Story of the Self

The Destructive Myths of Race and Intelligence

I will deconstruct the concepts of race and intelligence and describe how these basically unscientific and invalidconcepts have been used todivide and dehumanize human beings and justify the enslavement and murder of millions as well asconvince more millions into believingthat race, rather than theirhumanity,is the primary definition of their identities. My guest today will be Dr Chuck Ruby, author of "Smoke and Mirrors: How You Are Being Fooled About Mental Illness" https://chuckruby.com See my book at store.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

45 minAUG 11
Comments
The Destructive Myths of Race and Intelligence

Stories About Human Nature and How They Shape Politics

Arehuman beings the products of their genes,how they are treated by other human beings in their environments or by a combination of both? Are some human beings basically good and some basically evil? Do we have any control as to how human beings turn out and if so how can we describe that control? I do not pretend to know the answers to these questions but I will try and clarify how to approach these thorny, but very important issues. How do the answers to these questions shape the politics practised in any given family, social group or society? For further discussion see my book at store.bookbaby.com/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-liveby

26 minJUL 28
Comments
Stories About Human Nature and How They Shape Politics

A Discussion of Dr. Mary Trump's Book About Donald Trump

A critical discussion aboutMary Trump's psychological insights abouthow her family's dynamics shaped the personalities of its members. Dr. Trump is a clincal psychologist and provides a well written, easy to read, and in my opinion an importantvolume on her theories concerning the rise of Donald Trump and the fall of her father, Freddy, Donald's older brother. I will frame my discussion to include the question as to why and how Donald Trump became the personal savior to millions of American Citizens. www.bookbaby.com/book/psychotherapy-and-the-stories-we-live-by

42 minJUL 21
Comments
A Discussion of Dr. Mary Trump's Book About Donald Trump
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