- Producer09/08/2016Is the world to much? Part IASK YOURSELF THE QUESTIONI think every good experience from life usually comes from an unanswered question we have deep inside. Something that has been in my mind for a bit, is the question asked in the title. Really though, is it too much? Most of...
Comments28/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD"if our greatest weaknesses can become our greatest strengths, then surely our greatest strengths can become our greatest weakness." Awesome! BRILLIANT message of positivity, motivation, and goal direction to Evolve upwards & not spiral awry from genetic mutations! Keep Creation a Creation with ethical standards throughout. @Dale Masters, @Randy Smith, @Mandi Loren, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, @CityVP Manjit, @Randy Keho, @Michele Williams, @Charlene Burke, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, PhD, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz.
- Producer06/08/2016Six Things We Would Like You To Understand About Mental IllnessFrom inside our mindsI would like to share with you a few things that someone suffering with mental illness would like you to know. Thank's to the wonders of social media, its incredible to me the wealth of people who are willing to share given the...
Comments28/08/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD'That old self is the same person, with the same struggles, just letting you in more than usual, or something is making the struggle worse than usual. ' 1 in 10 USA suicides are linked with Invisible Illnesses. People need to understand that it is #2 #4 "Definitely not a Choice."~@Leckey Harrison. And on the 'higher' level of self-awareness, we are reminded to be productive. Positive. Nurturing. Fluttering our wings to keep the water from contaminating the Hive. Let's do that.16/08/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie#9 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I was a licensed PI for the state of Washington. I don't play nice. When I "run" a clinic, a HIPAA violation is the usual appetizer; the billing fraud hammer comes later, usually after I have forced/ threatened a State Compliance Audit.....and the drug ring cases I usually dumped at the FDA, DEA doorstep - they have a heavier hammer than I.16/08/2016 #7 Brian McKenzieYou will never get to be "Uncrazy" - there is no test for normal personality, every clinical interaction will reaffirm the current Dx or assign a new Dx that perpetuates the treatment, counseling, maintenance, meditcation carousel. The system does not want you cured but on an ever revolving cycle of meds and side effects that keep feeding their machine. Try it sometime - go to a provider and tell them you feel fine.....you will leave with at least one "illness" and a med script.......PS this is how I used to bust providers that were suspected of over prescribing opiods because of a nice pharma kickback incentive.08/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 #2 So many thoughts are extremely well stated, and I love your personal twist: to dedicate each component into separate entities for which you attribute a particular person(s) as having a special insight. Just love that ~ building relationships is what beBee is all about....and we'll "be there" for you, too. We are now beginning that road alongside you. Others will jump on...and we'll keep pushing on to support, love, accept, and have no regrets. 🐝beeZ working together. Love your valuable contributions ~ keep it up!
- Producer01/08/2016I can't handle todayIt Started Off Like Every OtherWho, what, when, where, why, dunno, dunno, dunno, dunno, dunno. All I know is today was looking to be great. Had an awesome day yesterday with the family. Went out and had a great little adventure. I was looking...
Comments07/08/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher#5 I understand, sadly I've been there. I find they may disappear for a long time and come back out of the blue. But, there's usually an event that triggers them or a series of events. Then they seem to come on after stress let down for me, if that makes sense? Do you have a counselor?06/08/2016 #5 Vincent King#3 Thank you for your comments. This isn't PTSD related. Anxiety has been a life long companion of mine. This past Sunday just so happened to be my first unprovoked panic attack which held more severe than usual physical implications. I'm doing better now. It took until Tuesday to get fully back to normal.06/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 In total agreement and sincere appreciation of your contribution to actually have a solution! So much of life is 'lip service' to ailments, and that's a disservice overlooked by many health care 'unprofessionals' who just dare to write an Rx. You ROCK! @Vincent King, let us take this to the next level and get you better ~ that's how bees thrive!06/08/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher@vincent King, I'm so sorry you were experiencing panic and anxiety. It's not fun. I see this was written 5 days ago, how are you now? Do you suffer from PTSD or Anxiety/Panic disorder without PTSD? There are others on here who have been where you are and can offer suggestions/help. One person that comes to mind is @Leckey Harrison. Keep us updated!! Sending good thoughts your way.05/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDP.S. @Vincent King, I'm also Sharing this on my Twitter (@medibasket ), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/margaret.aranda.1), Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/Dmargaretaranda/ ), Google (https://plus.google.com/u/0/111846950139615364972 ), and more! Follow me & let me know! Oh.....P.S. Perhaps @Lisa Gallagher and others can help me put together a Talk Radio Show on Anxiety...it would be my pleasure to feature you both & your contact info on "I'M ALIVE AND LIVE" ~ (1st Broadcast here; Join 1000Mikes.com First: http://en.1000mikes.com/user/manageArchive.xhtml ) ~ Let's Jive on this Hive & Get This Show on the Road! Anyone else with a Passion? Let's DO IT!05/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDA Warm beBee Welcome, our friend @Vincent King! So many of us...patients with chronic illness, entrepreneurs, mental health advocacy, veterans, teens....the list goes on...need this! Love how you go through stages of paragraphs that could really be pages...so much unsaid, yet you write with rising bread, yeast coalescing with molecules of un-power to transform from flat to tower! Keep on writing, dear kind sir-bee....stirring you on to keep singing your song, as wee neeed it! @Randy Keho, @Lisa Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Anees Zaidi, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Paul Walters, @Brian McKenzie, @debasish majumder, @Ali Anani, @Javier beBee....as I bring others on to Buzz personal memories along, we appreciate your candor and courage, dear Vincent. We do.
- Producer26/07/2016Is Anxiety Disease Interfering With Your Job?We all get anxious when it comes to our jobs, however, Anxiety Disease - also called Anxiety Disorder can lead to missing too much time from work, leaving work early, or ultimately losing your job.Many people aren't aware they have Anxiety disorder...
Comments01/08/2016 #55 Robert Bacal#54 Ok. Rebel @Rebel Brown I'm making this one last comment. The numbers DO matter, and 10% or 50% or 60% being non verbal is factually wrong, and a result of ignorance which is shared by a LOT of very smart people who simply don't know better. To promulgate falsehoods, or to repeat falsehoods does a disservice to others, and not an insignificant one. The numbers people quote are ALL bullshit. FInally, if the numbers don't matter, why did you use a number? Let's have a little accountability and responsibility for spreading bullshit.01/08/2016 #54 Rebel Brown@Robert Bacal I've heard what you're saying and I've studied that research and what M said. My bottom line around this whole argument is simple.... specific numbers DO NOT MATTER. You can make words 50% or whatever will make you happy. Words are still not the only source of input into our minds, and they are certainly not the majority of the communication inputs into our unconscious minds. We have individual interpretations of words that are stored as programs that trigger with the words. Which is one of the reasons we've all seen the miscommunication in emails, social media, any form of the written word. For complete and clear communication to occur - our minds need more. Especially our unconscious minds which control our data filtering and processing. The language of our UM is the senses, not words. So we need MORE... And that was my point. Which I am guessing you already knew anyway...01/08/2016 #53 Robert Bacal#52 Rebel @Rebel Brown Not to minimize the importance of non verbals, but you are propagating a commonly held myth here. What you say about the 10% is simply and absolutely not true. It's a gross misinterpretation of Meharabian's research, one that he often bemoaned. For a full explanation, http://work911.com/communication/mehrabian.htm28/07/2016 #50 Lisa GallagherI just re-read my comment to you @Rebel Brown and I hope it didn't come off the way my mind read it. What I meant by being in my own research phase was this- being open to listening to others, including you. I thank you so much for all you've shared so far! I hope this comment made sense, because I felt my last one didn't.28/07/2016 #49 Lisa Gallagher#48 I'm still in my own 'research' phase @Rebel Brown :)) As I said, my therapist was just beginning it with me and we both had scheduling conflicts so I haven't delved into it yet with him. He's not trying to push this on me. He has other forms of treatment as well. You don't need to back out... this discussion is valuable from all viewpoints! Thanks Rebel!28/07/2016 #48 Rebel Brown#34 I'll take your word for that @Lisa Gallagher . Ive had research thrown in my face since I started PTSD treatment. No one cared about MY EXPERIENCE. they were trained hypnotherapists and so they bullied me into using their approach because "it was proven." Worst decision I EVER made in my life. Darned near ruined my life to be totally honest. So when someone throws research back at me, without asking about my experience, instead treating it as a throw away exception to some rule, that doesn't feel open minded. Especially given that I have worked with many others who had the same experience I did . As I said - thats why I went back and became a trainer of hypnotherapists, so I share my experience with those I train so they understand there's more than research. There are people who have experiences and not all are perfect or successful. I'll back out now. I pray you have a better experience than many I've worked with on the other side of EMDR my friend... Blessings always..28/07/2016 #46 Lisa Gallagher#42 @Shawn Quinlivan Thank you for such a detailed response. I'm the type of person who needs to read Scientific data. I'm far from a Scientist but I do understand a lot of Medical terminology. There is much to be said about treatment with Medications and on-going treatment with a therapist too. I agree, I've read that the person conducting EMDR needs to really know what they are doing. I would love to chat with you too Shawn, I value your input on this discussion. Anxiety and PTSD are hell to live with. Thanks so much for your comment!28/07/2016 #45 Lisa Gallagher#40 Hi @Sara Jacobovici, yes I agree- this topic is very important. Many Americans are afflicted with Anxiety Disease/Panic Disorder and it's not something we can just wish away. If it was that easy, we wouldn't seek help. We wouldn't feel the need to finally speak out about this illness. It's been an illness that has been taboo to speak of for years. Any illness that's categorized as a "Mental illness," has a stigma attached. The brain is malfunctioning and with all the reading I've done (believe me, I've read a lot) I still don't feel they know enough about the brain to understand why this happens. They are getting closer by understanding the chemical messengers that add to this illness and the part of the brain that seems to be affected, the receptors but as far as treatment, we are all different (think of fractals) as our friend @Milos Djukic talks so much about. I think of our brains as fractals. And, that may be why what works for one person may not work for another. For example, I have friends who are able to take SSRI's or SNRI's and have rebounded. I can't take those, I have a severe reaction. I'm not sure if some people realize there is a difference between anxiety we all feel over stressful situations or events vs. Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The first one- life's stressors are normal even though they suck. The second is an illness that a person has no control over and the chemical messengers flood the body before the person has time to try and calm their brain. It's exhausting physically and emotionally. I really appreciate your input Sara and value this discussion!! Thanks so much for your comment.27/07/2016 #42 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.My primary interest in this thread is to offer @Lisa Gallagher some helpful information.
For the sake of discussion, randomized, controlled clinical trials have shown that hypnosis significantly decreases PTSD symptoms and is more efficient than comparison treatments. These peer reviewed research studies appear in publications by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. I present this evidence as the foundation upon which I have built a very successful and specialized approach; it is not intended to marginalize anyone else’s experience or perspective.
It is important to consider the variable of the human element here: all therapists are not created equal and some are more skilled at dealing with the adverse reactions common to overcoming traumatic stress. In my experience, interactive techniques such as therapeutic imagery, along with EMDR and other desensitization methods, gently reframe unhealthy responses—both psychological and physiological—to memories of traumatic events, diffusing both the emotional charge and negative impact. PTSD triggers and anticipatory anxiety are recognized and cast aside. Neural pathways are rewired and PTSD sufferers learn to become more present in the moment of their lives. And as love and connectivity begin to triumph over fear and separation, the trauma is embraced as a transformative and catalyzing force, a ‘wounded gift.’ This is how PTSD sufferers become not just survivors, but agents of hope and change for the many who are afflicted with this debilitating condition.27/07/2016 #40 Sara JacoboviciDear @Lisa Gallagher, you have obviously sparked an incredibly important discussion. One that needs to openly and freely discussed. As you say, "there is no shame in illness. The only shame is when it's untreated, or not recognized." I would add, and not debated. #34 Lisa, I agree with you saying, "It's helpful to me and I'm sure many to understand more about different therapy options that are out there.#36 @Deb Helfrich I echo some points you made that are crucial towards establishing the framework for this discussion: "...as far as I am concerned, we are clouding the issue taking sides the lack of people integrating, rather than isolating and reducing, seems to be the root of the current craziness that provides medicines that do more harm than the originating condition. Treatments that are known to only mask symptoms, not address the actual dysfunction... I am a philosopher, not a scientist, so my job is to ask questions" Integrating and asking questions, essential to successfully treating individuals. By the way, philosophy started it all including science and psychology.27/07/2016 #37 Lisa Gallagher#36 great analogy with Vegan vs. Paleo @Deb Helfrich. Like you, I'm not a scientist and I honestly love to (and need to ) hear of the treatments available. I have an open mind and I think it will help me to make a very educated decision for myself. And, sometimes we may try something, it may not work which is another reason I love the fact that there are those of you offering differing treatment options! Yes please, lets keep this conversation going. I appreciate all of your input. @Rebel Brown @Leckey Harrison @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.27/07/2016 #36 Deb Helfrich#29 #33 Hmmm. What if you are both right? I see incredible power within both of you and what I know of what you have overcome. An analogy that comes to mind is vegan vs paleo - as far as I am concerned, we are clouding the issue taking sides as if there is just 1 true diet for 7 billion individuals. People thrive on the diets available at the equator and in the arctic.
I am obviously coming from immersing myself in the chronic disease world and the lack of people integrating, rather than isolating and reducing, seems to be the root of the current craziness that provides medicines that do more harm than the originating condition. Treatments that are known to only mask symptoms, not address the actual dysfunction.
This is a VALID discussion. I am wondering if I can ask a question simply out of curiosity. Why would both approaches work for some, but not all, even occasionally making some folks worse? What about 2 other modalities - EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and TRE(trauma/tension releasing exercises) [as our own @Leckey Harrison has me very excited about]- also have data and many success stories within the Veteran community?
I am a philosopher, not a scientist, so my job is to ask questions that might keep 2 very competent people communicating for the good of many others. The human organism is infinitely complex and highly redundant. What are the commonalities among these treatment modalities?