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Chapter 3, titled,

“The Farther Reaches of Human Experience:

“The Prenatal Matrix, the Wombular & Cellular Veils, & Unsullied Experience—Experience Is Divinity”

of “Dance of the Seven Veils I”

by Michael Adzema

THREAD sillymickel.blogspot.com/2022/11/dance-… #psyche

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“Dance of the Seven Veils I” by Michael Adzema

is subtitled,

“Primal/Identity Psychology, Mythology, & Your Real Self

“Adult to Toddler, Veils One-Three”

Which is Volume 2 in The Path of Ecstasy Series

THREAD wp.me/pwJJl-1bZ #psychology #Adzema #prenatal

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[*Quotes/highlights:*] “In looking at these matrices embedded in us through our cellular & womb & birth experiences, it will be possible to have our best chance to get a look at existence outside of these matrices—the No-Form State.” []

THREAD drive.google.com/file/d/1poVJ7I…

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1) This is the cover of Good Will Hunting. Many people argue Robin William’s portrayal of a therapist in cinematic history [despite strangling and threatening the client in that famous scene]. Still, look at where Robin’s character did his best work: #Outdoors Image
2) This thread is about therapy outdoors as I was recently labelled as an “abuser”. I understand where this comes from my #research about survivors’ experiences in #WildernessTherapy. Good Will Hunting is not about Wilderness Therapy. They aren’t the same thing.
3) In 2020, I co-edited a book with Prof Nevin Harper titled Outdoor Therapies. This book examined #AdventureTherapy, #Nature-Based Therapy, Horticulture, #ForestTherapy, #Surf Therapy, #AnimalAssisted, &, yes, #WildernessTherapy.
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1) Regarding the recent article shared below, and because this put me in a particular mood today to see #TTI survivors used for industry promotion. Let's explore historically how direct comparison trials fair in #psychotherapy.
2) The first meta-analysis ever found: “More generally, virtually no difference in effectiveness was observed between the class of all behavioral therapies (e.g. #behavior modification) and the nonbehavioral therapies (e.g., Rogerian, #psychodynamicpsycnet.apa.org/record/1978-10…
3) A meta-analysis for #youth #mentaldisorders found: “there was no #evidence of any differences among treatments” tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108…
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The list of concerns I have with this article cannot be contained to one tweet but let's start with a few.
1) WinGate was an accredited program until only this year. It is likely the horrific assault occurred while accredited. Why this was omitted from the article but mentioning the program is currently not unaccredited is worrying.
2) The article mentions that accredited #WildernessTherapy programs achieve 424% better outcomes than "treatment as usual" [aka anything but wilderness]. The problems with this study are endless and no #therapy is 424% more effective than doing absolutely nothing.
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Therapist Tip: 1 in 44 children are now born with #autism A core theme in many #autistic #aspergers #adhd individuals is self hatred or self-loathing, in both the diagnosed & undiagnosed. Many are unaware they are #neurodivergent Many are misdiagnosed or have missed diagnoses
Those who were late diagnosed (after kindergarten) are included. A common theme is growing up feeling 'different', 'not fitting in', being bullied, not being accepted, 'feeling like an alien', not understanding oneself, confusion, negative self-esteem, #adhd #selfesteem
a lack of friends, family of origin issues, difficulties communicating, being misunderstood & #trauma They may have ptsd from childhood, developmental trauma, have been bullied and/or abused. They often feel as though something is inherently wrong with them (shame & guilt) #PTSD
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I usually ask my clients how they are going to take care of themselves after a therapy session. This week, my client asked me. I shared a few of my spiritual hygiene/cleansing practices with her, so thought I'd talk about them a bit.

#wellness #TherapistTwitter #spirituality
These aren't in any order. 🌱going outside. I go outside after sessions to ground and cleanse. Sometimes I do a few breath exercises 🌬 take my shoes off and plant my feet in the grass🦶🏾I'm an air sign, so I love a warm or cool breeze.

#wellness #TherapistTwitter #spirituality
Rose water spray⚘️ I have a few different sprays but loveee rose water. I spray this around my body, focusing on my crown, heart, and hands area. Sometimes I spray and sweep it up and around, or just spray up and walk through

#wellness #TherapistTwitter #spirituality
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Therapist Thread 🧵 The difficulty in treating 'self-hatred'. BPD, other PD's, autism, aspergers, gender dysphoric clients who often present with extreme self-hatred. They have a great need to avoid their subjective internal experience or deflect it with external anger of hatred
They may be there in therapy but emotionally avoid, highly dissociate &/ or use drugs & alcohol, are hostile ("I hate all people", "no-one can help me", Shame- prone, isn't regular with appointments, never had a role model that cared for them in their life #therapy #hatredofself
Patients who attack themselves verbally or other is distressing for the #therapist The client has often hidden the level of self hatred they have. They have adapted in ways to hide this from themselves & others. Some feel they are punished by fate or karma. Some can't show how
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Narcissistic abuse is all pervasive, across all areas, affects all involved with a #narcissist. It involves a wide variety of manipulative tactics, is longstanding, highly abusive, coercive, sophisticated, subtle, of long duration, highly controlling, utilzes #narcissistic agents
It is used overtly or covertly by the narcissist or their 'agents'. It is designed to attack your independence, autonomy, to #control you, to break you down because it makes them feel better, period!#Gaslighting works under the guise of caring about you. It is designed to
Get you to deny your own #reality. This is. It loving. Many other manipulative tactics are involved. They are also not loving or kind. A narcissist recruits an entire community to do it's dirty work for him/her. The Narcissitic agents are also part of the problem. It is usually
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Imagine your whole life you’ve been wearing goggles and noise-cancelling headphones. Now imagine you didn’t know it since they’ve been part of your day-to-day as far as you can remember. Now imagine for the first time you’re trying to feel these devices (1/7)
On your person, on your head, in your mind, in your heart, in your sensorium, in your entire subjective experience. Then imagine you can investigate the boundaries of the gear, the lenses and the drivers. And imagine how they color, flavor, even cause your hopes and fears. (2/7)
Finally, imagine being told all of this and feeling unwilling or unable to agree, to feel that to be true, to feel how dangerous that would be for you, your understanding of self, of your perception and perspective. Imagine I’m with the one telling you. (3/7)
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#Thread
The importance of what’s ‘on the record’.
Personal reflections from an #ActuallyAutistic perspective.
I’ve been thinking a lot about #testimony and #truth
Zoe Zaremba’s death was investigated by a coroner this week, and the many injustices she suffered were recorded.
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It’s a hollow kind of victory when the truth only comes out after someone dies, but it still matters that the truth prevails over lies.
Zoe fought so hard for justice during her life, and the fight goes on, galvanised by an inquest which recorded just how badly she was failed.
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The fact that the mental health trust was only properly held to account after Zoe’s death highlights a significant problem.
Being believed, and getting justice, can be incredibly difficult if you happen to be #ActuallyAutistic
#AutismAcceptanceMonth
#AutismAcceptance
#autism
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Different professions require distinct applied skill sets
1. Working as a #quality systems controller in the dairy industry, a degree in total quality management will not suffice alone!
You need to have some awards in veterinary sciences & nutrition sciences or food science/tech
2. Working in the Insurance Industry with just a degree in Actuarial Sciences cannot help per se.
The Actuarial Risk Aspirants must develop an understanding of #Insurance Underwriting Methods, Insurance Business Models, Insurance Law & Accounting, in addition to Maths and Stats.
3. The same holds true for those who graduate with qualifications in Financial Engineering or FINTECH, etc.
Students must develop an understanding of financial products, laws, exchanges, etc
Blindly applying quantitative models to events or observable data won't take you anywhere
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Just a friendly reminder @moderna_tx told the @SECGov that the @US_FDA defines #mRNA as gene therapy. And called it an unprecedented new category of #medicines tho they really want that #vaccine classification anyways for liability protections & fear the public wouldn’t take it.
They know the #COVID19 #vaccine isn’t a vaccine but human #gene #therapy.
The @US_FDA #fda reaffirmed their definition of modified viral #nucleic acid that alters #CELL Jan 30th 2020 #COVID ImageImageImageImage
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The #narcissist cannot exist without their #narcissisticagents (flying monkeys), who do their work for them, participating in #narcissisticabuse by proxy. There is alot of information out there on narcissists, but little on their ‘agents’. What type of person becomes an agent?
People who resonate with a #narcissists victimhood or grievance, are highly Suggestible, easily manipulated, socially naive, lack #boundaries have blind trust in the narcissist, need a leader or to be led, are easily deceived and used. All narcissists use their audience
& people as a means of #control Their agents are not ‘human’ to them. They are viewed an ‘objects’ for their own agenda. They gossip, deceive & lie to their Agents. They may bring them on board for their ‘cause’. If an agent accepts, they are agreeing to underlying rules #Control
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I feel a need to apologize on behalf of #psychology
The organisations & #psychologists have burned their profession down. Many still champion this dying spiralling wokeism, in spite of contrary evidence, for their own selfish need for relevance. This damage is likely irreparable
This toxic wokeism has infected all #Psychology Organizations. The Australian #Psychological @AustPsych Society’s ex president Bob Montgomery is a convicted sex offender in jail & the APS couldn’t even genuinely apologize 👉🏻 abc.net.au/news/2020-06-0…
Then we have the Australian Psychological Society’s one way affirmation medicalisation approach of transgendering children/teens and denial of social contagion as one factor in the 4000% increase & the silencing/harassment of psychologists who disagree 👉🏻 psychology.org.au/about-us/news-…
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THREAD: Let’s talk about the HOW. How do “trans kids” #transition from healthy children to cash cows for Big Med? Let’s break down the process. (1/13)
The first step is the “affirmative model” of #therapy. When a child claims to be or wants to be the opposite sex, well-meaning parents may seek answers from a therapist. An “affirmative” therapist automatically labels the child "trans." (2/13)
It’s important to note that “affirmative” therapists don’t examine children’s #mentalhealth or question their ideas before making a decision. Instead, they “rubber-stamp” children’s psych evals. Src: (3/13)
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What is the "affirmative model?"
#healthcare #therapy #mentalhealthmatters
Let's unpack the difference between the “watchful waiting method” and the “affirmative model,” & how the “affirmative model” locks kids into confusion, distress & medicalization for life. (1/10)
“Watchful waiting” means that parents, therapists, and teachers neither affirm nor deny a child’s desire to be the opposite sex. When a girl says she wants to be a boy, the adults in the room wait to see if she’ll grow out of it on her own. #mentalhealthawareness (2/10)
“Affirmation” means that a girl who wants to be a boy is told she IS a boy. Her parents have her birth certificate changed. Her teachers call her by a boy’s name. Her peers are ordered to play along. She’s given drugs to prevent normal maturation, and told she NEEDS them. (3/10)
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We need to talk about #genderdysphoria. First: what is it? Let’s ask @APAPsychiatric: archive.is/AT7Np #gendercritical #womenwontwheesht (1/9)
@APAPsychiatric It’s true that some kids experience distress or confusion over biological sex. But studies show that those feelings are likely to resolve on their own during puberty, without any interference. No diagnosis or medicalization needed. #mentalhealth (2/9)
@APAPsychiatric Up to 98% of kids who experience distress over #biosex desist naturally, depending on the study. Find the most recent study, in which 88% of subjects desisted, here: archive.is/sQi1M #healthcare #science (3/9)
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#Narcissism thread 🧵 15 (more) questions to ask yourself if you are questioning whether someone is a #narcissist
1. Do they devalue, diminish, demonise or harshly judge you or act as the righteous ‘authority’ figure with you regardless of their age, status or employment? 🚩
Are they #superior? For e.g. A non lawyer preaching to a lawyer about law. 2. Are they #defensive? Do they seem only interested in trying to prove that they are right & you are wrong, in a defensive mode? 🚩They are #competitive not co-operative. Co-operation is a must #healthy
3. Do they demand #attention from you? For e.g., insisting on having the conversation when it’s convenient for them only &/or use emotional #manipulation to ensure conversation happens on ‘their’ terms? They may not answer the question, go off topic, deflect, defensive, accuse 🚩
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#Suicide by Clinic-Referred #Transgender #Adolescents in the United Kingdom. Great piece here urging us to reflect upon & think about, if evidence based #science is still your thing. Biggs (2022) conclusion asks us to question #medical responsibility. researchgate.net/publication/35…
How do we know if we are acting responsibly when we are offering ‘information’? What information are we offering? What if that information is on risk for #selfharm & #suicide? As a part of our daily #dutyofcare part of the #safeguarding process?
What about if that information is relied upon when we obtain parental consent for intervention with #children & #adolescents? What if that information isn’t true, is inaccurate, exaggerated, inflated, distorted? #science
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#Civil and intelligent conversation That involves #criticalthinking skills,self-regulation, #reflection, mutual respect respectful debate, direct conversation are #socialskills all research based Scientific evidence is highly encouraged here. I encourage this on my
Twitter feed to engage in civil #discourse
To #question everything, to be self-aware and insightful,
to allow open #transparent #ooen conversations & discourse free of denial, not listening, talking over others, not letting them finish their sentences, being angry and rageful.
These #behaviors do nothing to advance any cause. #Safeguarders & mediators are very important to the well-being of children miners and disabled adults. when it comes to #childsafety anyone who mocks child safety needs to seriously reflect and/or take A child safety course.
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Stop terming 'therapeutic' experiences, as 'therapy'. Therapy is structured and focused on the client's issues. There is a particular process for therapy which has fixed steps and actions and challenges.
#2

Therapy involves guidance, insights and support from a professional. Professionals are trained to help you and education is achieved in order to be informed of various methods to provide that help. Not so that the tag of our profession is given to 'things'.
#3

Therapeutic experiences do not necessarily need supervision, guidance, scientific advice or the study of psychology. Drinking tea is 'therapeutic' because one feels relaxed or calm after it. But tea is not your therapist for it to be therapy.
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How to drive a #narcissist #crazy: 1. everything is black or white w/them. Try a compromise. They will get triggered. 2. Your independence. They can’t stand this. Be independent. Think freely have your opinions & viewpoints. Exert your independence their their sense of superior
Will be threatened. You have the right to your own opinions, feelings thoughts. This drives them crazy. They now can’t be in control. 4. Accomodation of your preferences. They can’t stand this as they need to choose your vacation, your dinner at the restaurant
There is no Accomodating your feelings your opinions your wishes. It is their way OR the highway. 5. Change. Change interrupts their fixed narrative or agenda. They hate this 6. Ultimatums. If you have given your #narcissists an ultimatum they are now backed up against a wall.
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BPD - what is it? A handy guide:

Typically major symptom is emotional dysregulation - which means feeling emotions at 150%-200%. But paradoxically folk with BPD struggle to define the feeling they are feeling..

Also typical - complete lack of self worth. Worthlessness. But how?
It's trauma. Chronic trauma (typically childhood) combined with parents either absent or ill equipped to support their child. Sexual abuse is common. This can lead to a child developing a heightened sense of parent's emotions to avoid negative consequences - becoming an "empath".
Diagnosis is typically a long road - the industry avoids these patients and will go so far as to avoid mentioning traits in notes in an effort to shield the patient from said stigma - ultimately unhelpful. BPD folk like to 'woo' healthcare providers as another major symptom is...
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The ‘Australian Association of Family Therapy’ just had their 2021 conference. Here are their training materials 👀 👇🏻 I see a significant departure from Code of Ethics, evidence based research & science & Foundational principles of family therapy 👇🏻 #psychology #ethics #therapy
Please share widely. Contact AAFT at AAFT.asn.au admin@aaft.asn.au
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