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Ways Self-Disclosure Can Help Cross Systemic Cultural Barriers and Help People Who Experience “Psychosis”

I have found that artful self-disclosure is a needed skill for cross-cultural work in psychotherapy. I am writing to assert and justify the use of self-disclosure particularly for people who experience “psychosis” in which complex cultural barriers appear to be present.   Historically, it has seemed that many in the psychotherapy establishment have tended to … Continue reading Ways Self-Disclosure Can Help Cross Systemic Cultural Barriers and Help People Who Experience “Psychosis”

Original Gangster!?

You might think you know Where he comes from By noting the precision Of his feet as they Rest in sandals. Atop the spattered glass concrete. Looking at the charisma Buzzing within his disposition, You might imagine his room— The bed sheets and blankets Sucking on the mattress, The ugly, throw rug Nestling into the … Continue reading Original Gangster!?

Advancing “Psychosis” Treatment Locally

In the month of October, there have been some exciting developments in the local efforts to make hearing voices groups available to the public. HVN-USA is coming out to San Francisco to provide a three-day training for twenty-five individuals, including several people who have been attending groups in East Oakland where I provide a free … Continue reading Advancing “Psychosis” Treatment Locally

Demystifying Complex Trauma for Therapists

We all know that ending a secreted abuse and getting public support is an important element of healing. Indeed, it is nice when society comes to the rescue as they did to victims when the world trade towers fell. When victims sense they are supported there is more opportunity for resilience, heroism, and healing. But … Continue reading Demystifying Complex Trauma for Therapists

I Wash My Hands in the Muddy Waters of the Mental Health System

What was emerging now was different than anything I had experienced prior. I had just gotten support from relationships I had built over the past year at the Quaker meeting-for-worship. Maybe my situation at work had been getting whispered about among my friends. Maybe my spirit was exuding a sense of desperation. Either way, I’d … Continue reading I Wash My Hands in the Muddy Waters of the Mental Health System

Keeping My Eyes on the Prize

As the summer wanes, there is still that sense of loss. The traffic in and out of work always thickens, the days shorten, and we in California must start to pray for rain. Last weekend my dog turned two and she and I are readying ourselves for our weekly hike.   Last weekend I flew … Continue reading Keeping My Eyes on the Prize

Identifying the Trickster Phenomena During A Message Crisis or “Psychosis:”

  When a message receiver can identify the fact that some of their messages are tricksters it can go a long way towards improving efforts to fit in, heal trauma and reduce consensus reality confusion. A supporter who is trusted may be able to articulate the concept, spot it when it’s happening, and teach spiritual … Continue reading Identifying the Trickster Phenomena During A Message Crisis or “Psychosis:”

Another Award, hope I’ll make it to the next level

Dear Tim, We had a staggering 1,023 entries in the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book Awards, and your book Fighting for Freedom in America: Memoir of a "Schizophrenia" and Mainstream Cultural Delusions has been selected as a Finalist in the category of Autobiography/Biography! Warm Regards, Keith Katsikas CEO & Publisher TopShelf Magazine