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Kind Voices Replace Violent Ones in New Therapy for People With Schizophrenia A new avatar-based therapy allows schizophrenia patients to put a face to the auditory hallucinations they hear, and encourages patients to gain dominance over the voices that once controlled them. Although the method, called Audio Visual Assisted Therapy Aid for Refractory auditory hallucinations (AVATAR), may sound strange, it has real benefits. Recent trial results show that as many as 83 percent of patients experience a dramatic reduction in their auditory hallucinations after coming face-to-face with their demons. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Related: Forced Hallucinations Reveal Secret Reason Why Some People Are Scared Of Things That Aren't There

Inexpensive Mini-Greenhouse - DIY Thirty years ago, I bought MOTHER EARTH NEWS to help pass the time while I was a U.S. Navy sailor stationed on an aircraft carrier. I enjoyed reading the magazine from cover to cover — often three or more times per cruise — and I couldn’t wait for the next issue. Traditional South African Healing How can seeing visions and hearing voices be transformed into a spiritual gift for healing? What does the initiation ordeal into becoming a shaman involve? Gogo Ekhaya Esima was diagnosed with psychosis and confined in psychiatric hospitals before she became an initiated Sangoma healer in the Zulu tradition of South Africa. Today she is a certified Peer Recovery Specialist in mental health, a trauma survivor, and a spiritual teacher and was recently featured in the film Crazywise.

How to Make a Bee Hotel What are Solitary Bees ? As well as Bumblebees and Honeybees (that live socially) there are some 200 species of wild bees in the UK that are called 'solitary bees' because they make individual nest cells for their larvae. Some species nest in small tunnels or holes in the ground or in sandy banks, piles of sand, or crumbling mortar. 5 mental health podcasts by therapists of color — Redefine Enough hosted by licensed therapist, davia roberts You didn't think I'd write an entire blog post about mental health podcasts and not mention my own, did you??? That's silly! If you're a woman of color who loves affirmations and wants to learn more about mental health, AFFIRM is the podcast for you.

20 Creative Ways to Upcycle Pallets in your Garden Inspiring Pallet Gardening Ideas Recently I upcycled a pallet and large square wooden crate lying around a local landscaping yard into a mini garden shed for $7. I was so pleased with the result it made me consider other ways to reuse materials for my garden needs. With more of us conscious of repurposing rather than impacting on landfill with unnecessary waste, I thought I’d share these DIY creative ideas to upcycle free wood pallets. You may be amazed at the possibilities! Cheryl has turned this hardwood pallet into a stunning vertical garden – perfect for a narrow balcony or limited space.

Many children with bi-polar and ADHD symptoms can be helped without the use of dangerous off-label drugs – DES Daughter Network Let’s try to find ways to relieve illness without the use of drugs Video by dr rapp, published on 22 February 2008. Many children with bi-polar and ADHD symptoms can be helped without the use of dangerous off-label drugs. There are fast, easy and inexpensive answers available. Each individual is different and the treatment is rarely identical. Dr.

Building a PVC Greenhouse Part 1- Framing I’ve been needing a new greenhouse for years. The old one on the property was designed for starting seeds, not any long term plants. It was built in the 60s or 70s, and it doesn’t get enough sun. It is wood-framed, down to the soil, so it is slowing rotting away at the bottom, and termites are eating the rest. The door is permanently open.

Listen to the Voices in Your Head One afternoon about seven years ago, Marty Hadge tentatively stepped outside a two-family, white-shingled house in the former mill town of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Hadge, who was pushing 50, lived in one of the units, alone. He wore 280 pounds on his 5-foot-2 frame, a side effect of consuming antipsychotic medication for several decades.

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