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Stories We Live By

The Stories We Live By


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

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It is often assumed that what is considered normal behavior is also moral and what is considered abnormal behavior is also immoral. This assumption seems based on the idea that human beings are essentially "good" and that when... more

We begin tonight's narrative with a discussion of the documentary "Gasland" which details how the modern extraction of natural gas is destroying huge amounts of the planet's fresh water supply and adding to the problem of... more

Another serious problem with a mental health field based on psychiatric concepts grows from the fact that each so-called diagnosis is in fact a moral label of some aspect of the "patient's" behavior. The patient is not only defined as morally... more

How does good psycho"therapy" create positive change in the stories we live by? "Therapy" is a form of personal education whose goals are simliar to all good education. Good education is therapeutic and proper therapy is educational!... more

Today I will discuss the difference between psychotherapy which seeks to treat mental illneses and disorders and Psycho"therapy" which recognizes that metaphorical illness require metaphorical therapy. The psycho"therapist" seeks... more

Todays story begins with a brief discussion of "The Book of Woe: The DSM and The Death of Psychiatry" by psychologist Gary Greenberg. In it Greenberg demontrates how the same psychiatrists who developed the DSM refer to it as... more

Dr. Oz, you did a fine show and a public service when you exposed the fraud and dangers of anti-depressants such as Prozac. Your story happily contained the facts that these drugs are vastly overused, potentially damaging to brain and... more

When does life feel real and worth living? When do our lives feel real but not worth living? Can our lives be made up of performances to impress or placate others that do not feel real? Is such a life worth living? Can we lose sight of what... more

This is the most important show I have ever done! We have accepted the psychiatric story that virtually all of our children are mentally ill or disordered. Tonight we examine the section of the DSM that describes the many so-called... more

There is a growing chorus of voices from across the political spectrum to create a data base of the mentally ill in society and flag those who are the most dangerous. This data will be stored in a giant computer which can spit out the... more