A Psychiatrist Speaks Out with Courage

After reading the book Many Lives, Many Masters, by Brian Weiss, MD, a prominent psychiatrist in Miami, Florida, and graduate of Columbia University, and Yale Medical School, I am affirmed by a quote of his, that I have been living:  “Therapists need to consider the possibility of life after death, and integrate it into their counseling.”(p.164).  He explains further, that he understands why “highly trained professionals remained in the closet” when dealing with these issues with their clients/patients, and sharing profound experiences with them.  He states,  “We could not deny our own experiences and senses.  Yet our training was in many ways diametrically opposite to the information, experiences, and beliefs we had accumulated.  So we remained quiet”.(p.129).
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Terrific blog, Clare! I am looking forward to more inspiring ideas from you.
Spirituality is such a necessary component to healing, I am glad you are taking on this topic.

    • Many of my friends, colleagues, and clients would agree with you, Patrise. We can easily get stuck in the moment of pain, without seeing the bigger picture. It seems to me that we take on that spiritual journey, as we continue to understand how to raise our level of awareness, and allow healing to take place…. amidst all the experiences we have on this planet.

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  • So glad you are shining a light on this issue. Ignorance, denial, and secrecy work against the very mental and emotional health that psychiatry is meant to promote. Keep up the good work!

    • Well put. No one and no group of people should feel they have to hide their own authentic experience. The judgement comes to me, when I consider the behavior of that individual (or myself, for that matter), as constructive or destructive in it’s context.

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