Holistic Healing Centres for all countries worldwide
Healing is an essential part of human existence in our present age. Looking at our societies, nations and world today at the beginning of the 21st century, and indeed looking at the 20th century which still informs and controls public opinion, social norms, and functioning, it is very obvious that a lot of healing is required in all countries. Most people are limited by 20th century beliefs and older beliefs which have played a significant part in creating most of the social, economic, religious, military, diplomatic and political problems in the world today. There is broad agreement and general consensus across the world that the old system and old mentalities have failed, and failed miserably, and will continue to fail, as they have proved incapable of building up peoples and nations, and incapable of building socio-economic & political stability, justice and peace. Most societies crawl from crisis to crisis, learning nothing in the process, and many developed countries remain in permanent crisis, with the following:
continuing wars and conflicts and accompanying terrorism spreading to many countries throughout the world. The central role of political corruption, so called 'regime changes', intensification of religious and ethnic hatreds, and political mismanagment in this
the continuing existence of and false justification of religious and ethnic divisions, hatreds, injustices and wars, and the endless cycles of revenge
high levels of crime in most countries
overcrowded prisons in many countries
high poverty rates (especially child poverty rates)
high alcohol and drug abuse rates
high suicide rates
high hospital admissions and over-crowded hospitals
high and growing levels of mental illness
the devastating effects of chronic stress and social inequalities and injustices on the health of people
not enough money and 'resources' for health services and healthcare, and for education / training and job creation but too much money and 'resources' for conflict and war, for corrupt over-priced state purchases and contracts (which are often siphoned off), for speculating in assets and derivatives ($710 trillion) and for bail outs of banks, speculators and financial institutions.
societies which deny the importance of healing while inflicting many social injustices, inequalities, discrimination, prejudices, pain and conflict on their own peoples and other peoples.
high wealth inequality and income inequality in many countries, and accompanying social injustices which intensify hate and hateful divisions
highly stressed and socially unequal societies which cause high levels of stress for families, leading to abuse of children, neglect, belittlement, violence, addiction, lack of love, divorces and separations.
high corruption levels which impose huge financial burdens on peoples and nations
massive government debt and private debt levels, which have their roots in the corrupted money creation processes and unlimited speculation
punitive taxes, levies and other state charges for workers and families. And tax evasion in many countries amounting to hundreds of billions of euros per year by the very wealthy
deep social divisions which breed hatreds, resentments, violence, crime and social conflict
the evils of Communism, State Socialism, Fascism and Nazism. And the social divisions which created these perverse and evil ideologies in the 19th and 20th centuries.
denigration of and discrimination against women, the disabled, religious minorities, ethnic / racial minorities, and regular scapegoating of such social groups
Structural violence against people in society, particularly against minorities, the unemployed, the disabled, the elderly and the poor. This involves structured injustices, discrimination, prejudices, deprivation of justice, stigma, bullying, abuse, and other serious injustices and causes great disharmony, discord and conflict within societies. Its negative effects impose large scale damage, costs and expenses on people, families, communities, property, businesses, investment and government.
the uncaring attitudes, apathy and 'sheep like' behaviour of most people
the crawling, the bowing and the grovelling to corrupt authorities and hierarchies
paedophile rings involving (i) very wealthy, influential and politically connected people and (ii) powerful religious organisations which existed and continue to exist in cities, towns, villages, orphanages and institutions in European countries and in North America, and in developing countries. Cover ups, loss of files, suppression of evidence, intimidation of witnesses, non prosecutions, etc. have aided and abetted these crimes.
the widespread child abuse and murders covered up by religious, the police, and political authorities in many countries
high levels of bullying, harassment and abuse in schools and colleges, and in workplaces which create more and more hatred, divisions and revengeful actions
high levels of gossiping, backstabbing, and slandering which destroy the respect and dignity due to all persons.
high school shootings, college shootings, family rows and murders, gang shootings
the brutalising of young children and young adults, and the creation of the 'Wounded Child' complex, creating more people like Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, the Czars, Idi Amin, the Kaiser, Saddam Hussein, General Tojo, Leopold II, Ismail Pasha, Al Capone, Charles Manson, Adam Lanza, Ted Bundy, Jim Jones, Fred West, etc. etc.. All of these people were created and worsened by corrupt, greedy, hateful, divided and uncaring societies. The 'Wounded Child' complex is a major contributing factor to many political and social problems and catastrophes.
rising levels of community break-down which is mostly ignored by societies and governments
high levels of relationship break-downs which is mostly ignored by societies and governments
high levels of family break-down which is mostly ignored by societies and governments
These harsh and limiting circumstances destroy the free will of most people on earth. Free will has been and continues to be destroyed by this. This widespread destruction of human freedom, human potentialities and possibilities is disgraceful. Damaged, egotistical and uninformed people create damaged and damaging systems for all persons, and pass on the same mindsets and vicious cycles to their children and grandchildren and spread damage from generation to generation.
'War would exist without countries. War emerges from consciousness
immersed in division / separation and accompanying injustices'
Most seriously it damages interpersonal communications and relations. Society and its many ills, conflicts, and wars is governed by interpersonal communications and dynamics and the feedback mechanisms which are part of this. Individuals are in a constant dynamic feedback with society, in the form of families, friends, work colleagues, teams, casual acqaintances, strangers, etc. These negative environments create, re-create and continuously perpetuate negative behaviour, structural violence, stigma and prejudice, gossip, backbiting, slanders, idle talk, rumours, hateful talk, prejudices, stigma leads to aggression, violence, serious physical injury, damage to property, crimes, hurt to family, hurt to friends, illness and health problems, intimidation, bullying, and social exclusion create chronic illnesses of the body, mind and soul. They also have biological consequences which can be measured in the genes, the blood, the messenger RNA, the hormones, immune cells, brain chemicals, brain glucose levels, and the brain and nervous system structures of people, creating many illnesses. This sets up structures of physical causation and biological causation which lead to hatreds, intensification of divisions between people, conflicts, wars, genocides, crimes, injustices etc.. Most of humanity, over 90%, suffers from mental illnesses, and their sickness constructs and maintains their sick societies over time. Your leaders in all fields - political, economic, business, the law, banking, academia, etc. are sick and their sickness reinforces your sick societies, as those in power and authority perpetuate these sicknesses and the many social problems emerging from them.
The following pictures are the reality of ‘Regime Change’ in the Middle East started, supported and backed by some 'christian' nations in the west and gulf states in the Middle East.
Wars and conflicts have greatly benefitted certain rich and priviliged sections of society while manipulating, using and destroying the poor, the working class, innocent civilians, the gullible, the naive, the young, and the weak minded.
Looking at the world today and it's myriad problems, most of which have 3 or 4 common denominators, it is obvious that healing on a massive scale is required. Healing of individuals, families, communities, groups, people's and healing between people's and nations is of utmost importance, indeed it is the foundation upon which future positive and constructive changes can be built. Healed, healthier, more conscious and aware and more balanced peoples will have the capability and insights to create more rational, healthier, democratic, freer and more just socio-economic-political paradigms in the future. This will enable all persons to develop their talents and gifts fully for the benefit of all, and encourage a new consciousness which works for the upliftment and progress of all. Healing, particularly deep healing, is the starting point, the foundation stone. We propose new types of Healing centres which encompass mental, emotional, spiritual and physical healing, healing at a deeper level, with well proven, highly innovative and effective programmes.
What kind of world is possible ? view the following inspirational video:
The Experience in Ireland, Britain, Belgium, France, Spain and other European countries and North America
In European countries (and North America), there is too much fragmentation of healing systems and places of healing. There are different types of healing but all of them are interconnected and inter-related. The human body is a complex interacting system encompassing body, mind, spirit and environment. Healing thus must be directed at:
- Physical Healing. This includes conventioanl medicine and alternative medicine
- Mind healing
- Emotional healing
- Spiritual healing
- Relationships healing
- Energy healing
- Chakras healing and Meridians healing
- Envronmental healing. The dynamic interaction between humans living in an environment. And healing of environments.
One example is the mental health services and fragmentation of complementary and support services such as counselling, occupational therapy, employment, educational opportunities, employment training, other types of healing (see list above), responsibility training, sports and hobbies, social inclusion initiatives, etc.in European countries. There are too many diverse, un-coordinated and disjointed programmes of low quality and with little or no effectiveness. And many are under-funded, under-staffed and suffering cutbacks so that their potential medium to long term effectiveness cannot be ascertained. There is no clear direction, no leadership, no strategic direction, no strategy, no coordination of plans and programmes, no integration of services, no common objectives, and the system is akin to headless chickens running around. Mental health care services have been neglected since austerity began in 2008, and suffered severe cutbacks. Mental health treatment programmes are based on poisoning patients with pharmaceutical drugs and increasing the profits of drug companies. Many patients develop new physical illnesses from the side effects of these drugs. Most mental hospitals are shabby, dirty and run down, and serve to worsen a patient’s existing illness.
Valuable taxpayers money amounting to hundreds of millions of euros per year are being wasted on a system and programmes which are not working. There is a serious lack of joined up thinking and joined up actions, and this has largely contributed to the continued failure of mental health services in Ireland and other European countries today. The 2012 (Irish) male rate of self-harm was 195 per 100,000 - up 20 per cent since 2007 - while the (Irish) rate of female self-harm was 228 per 100,000 - up 6 per cent over the same period ; these are very high by international standards. The economic impact of illnesses is also substantial, Male victims of child sexual abuse are twice as likely to be out of work due to illness Irish Independent 23, August 2014.
Abusers go free as children remain unidentified and at risk. "More than 2,000 have been waiting a year for occupational therapy, nearly 5,000 have been waiting for assessments or treatment by speech and language therapists and 3,000 are on waiting lists for mental health services." Irish Independent newspaper, 25 June 2014.
Galway/Roscommon Mental Health Services Final Report. HSE, June 2014.
The experts' report into the west's mental health services describes as 'astonishingly large' the number of hostels, day centres, sheltered workshops and other supportive community structures - which they say have become the focus of treatment.
These services are criticised as inflexible and expensive." RTE news report, June 2014
These issues and other issues of bullying, child abuse, murder, criminality, genocide and cover ups are discussed in more detail in the Law section of this web site
Structures of Causation - The Role of the Environment and Negative Environmental Feedback mechanisms
The environment is the key to understanding mental illness and emotional illness, including high levels of stress, and the many physical illnesses resulting from it and the many crimes, conflicts and wars resulting from it. The environment is the most important factor as it creates negative feedback loops and mechanisms which intensify and worsen these social problems. These are briefly oultlined above and will be discussed here in more detail. The mental, emotional and spiritual illnesses of people in positions of power and responsibility - politicians, governments, policy advisors, senior civil servants, military and intelligence personnel, religious leaders, big business executives and professionals and the accompanying injustices, corruption, crimes, and human rights abuses they inflict on societies worldwide create a myriad of illnesses, social problems, and economic and political problems worldwide. They create destructively ill societies, which manifest in increasing levels of crime, anti social behaviour, suicides, prison rates, violence, disrespect, irresponsible behaviour and family breakdown and other evils at all levels of society in most countries. This is often called "freedom" but it is not freedom, it is tyranny and slavery of the worst form.
The Core Issues afflicting humanity can be categorised as follows :
Excessive selfishness, self-centredness, greed, acquisitiveness, avarice, corruption, corrupt deals, materialism, ego, claiming to be correct all of the time in one’s views, dogma or beliefs, self aggrandisement, self importance. Modern factors such as the widespread prevalence of Neo Liberal economics and a selfish, materialistic "me, me, me" culture creates a harsh uncaring climate, promotes greed, selfishness, misunderstandings, mockery, judgmental attitudes, a 'blame the victim' mentality, fuelling excessive divisions and conflict between people. This is accompanied by factors below:
Not caring for others, neglecting others, dismissing others, fobbing off others, being too busy all the time, being irresponsible and not giving a damn about oneself and others and one's community and society, excessive self centredness and meanness accompanied by:
Judging others, condemning others, belittling and mocking others, denigrating others, gossiping about others, slandering others, prejudice and discrimination, bullying others, religious hypocrisy, irresponsibility and a failure to understand personal responsibility, undermining others, inciting hatred against others, abusive and destructive family environments and community environments which leads to
Irresponsibility as people behave like docile, fearful and submissive sheep, and 'go along' with all manner of corruption, injustices and abuses, and refuse to take responsibility for their own lives, the lives of their families, and their communities and societies. The greatest of abuses, corruption and injustices are committed and allowed to be committed, by those individuals who refuse to accept personal responsibility, and refuse to act in a responsible and conscientious manner, and refuse to say stop to the tyrants, the dictators, the corruptors, the criminals, the abusers, etc..
The effects of physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and emotional abuse in childhood and also in adulthood in the form of broken relationships and marriages and friendships are an important environmental factor. This tends to be worsened by the above factors.
Traumatic loss, traumatic stress including the loss of parents, a partner, a wife / husband, a child, a close friend, a job, a career which can intensify and worsen the above factors
The effects of political manipulation and religious manipulation which set people against each other, and intrensify the above factors, and led to more injustices, abuses, crimes and atrocities. This has been cynically done for power, money, property, land, wealth, by deranged and immoral political leaders and religious leaders, using God as a criminal weapon of convenience.
Endocrine illnesses and neurological illnesses which affect the nervous system, viral or other pathogen infections of the nervous system, and heavy metal or toxin contamination of the brain and nervous system in adulthood can increase the risk of mental illness, emotional illness, anti-social and criminal behaviour
An inability or unwillingness to properly fund and resource the healing of humanity and healing centres for this purpose. And in addition to this lack of healing, there is an accompanying inability or unwillingness to strategise for peace and harmony and achieve it at individual levels and groups levels and at national and international levels. This involves failures at political level and government level and inter-governmental level. Thus, sick and deranged political and authority figures - politicians, governments, advisors, diplomats, political lobbyists, etc. condemn others and themselves and their societies and world to more illness, more misery, more crime, more conflicts and more war while creating continuous conflict at all levels of their societies and world. Chronic lack of leadership, responsibility, and integrity in the modern world.
This is the sick, unhealthy and deranged environment which poisons people and creates illnesses and all the misery, crimes, injustices and wars in the world. The following analysis provides some further insights into these issues:
“The current ruling ontology denies any possibility of a social causation of mental illness. The chemico-biologization of mental illness is of course strictly commensurate with its depoliticization. Considering mental illness an individual chemico-biological problem has enormous benefits for capitalism. First, it reinforces Capital’s drive towards atomistic individualization (you are sick because of your brain chemistry). Second, it provides an enormously lucrative market in which multinational pharmaceutical companies can peddle their pharmaceuticals (we can cure you with our SSRls). It goes without saying that all mental illnesses are neurologically instantiated, but this says nothing about their causation. If it is true, for instance, that depression is constituted by low serotonin levels, what still needs to be explained is why particular individuals have low levels of serotonin. This requires a social and political explanation; and the task of repoliticizing mental illness is an urgent one if the left wants to challenge capitalist realism.”
― Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? - http://bit.ly/2EF17hs - free delivery worldwide
Psychiatry: The Science of Lies by Peter Breggin
This is another good book about the abuses of psychiatry. Some physical and biological illnesses have been falsely called psychiatric illnesses. This has led to denial of proper medical treatments, and to continued suffering and death in many cases
Negative environments full of judgment, finger pointing, gossiping, slandering, hateful words, incitement to hatred and violence, mockery, bullying, hatred, violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, threats, intimidation, greed and selfishness create great stress within individuals and change the thought patterns, self esteem, mental state and brain function and brain compositon of affected individuals. This is a natural human reaction to very negative and evil environments. They also create highly destructive feedback mechanisms which worsen illnesses, anti social behaviour and social breakdown. Dosing these people with dangerous and posionous pharmaceutical chemicals to change the brain neurtransmitters does not deal with the causes of mental and emotional illnesses. It merely poisons the patients, while the environment or causative factors behind illness remain in place and perpetuate the illness over time. In fact, most people getting pharmaceutical drugs for mental and emotional illnesses fail to recover fully. They remain ill for many years and decades. The negative environment and its feedback loops perpetuate the illness and indeed worsen it over time. And many develop physical illnesses from the side effects of these pharmaceutical drugs. So the causative factors of illness are ignored, the patient is poisoned with pharmaceutical drugs, remains ill and exposed to the causative factors, and develops new physical illnesses from the side effects of the drugs. This has proven to be a disaster for patients, their families and health systems worldwide.
There is a need for governments and health systems to deal with the causative factors behind these illnesses, and to treat these root cause factors.
Historical Context to many Illnesses
Look at each century in detail and you will see the same mistakes, flaws and evils repeating over and over again in relation to healing, and to medicine. Look at the failures of the healers, shamans, mystics, prophets, messiahs, psychiatrists, psychologists, who all failed in each century going back thousands of years. Most religions also have failed as they were based on oppression and on grinding down people and this produced enormous levels of judgment, finger pointing, gossip, divisions, hatred and violence, feeding more illnesses, more suffering, etc..
Each race has been damaged in some way. The Irish, the Polish, the Russians, the Jews, the Syrians, the Africans, the American Indians, the Arabs, the Palestinians, etc. have all suffered terrible injustices which have left a mark. The Irish need to realise and become aware that they are the products of 800 years of British oppression and brutality, 1,500 years of Vatican oppression and 400 years of Protestant oppression. This has formed their consciousness, their mindsets, their thought processes and brain patterns. And it forms the environment within which people live and operate, and interact with each other. And it creates their wrong choices, which emerge from this and the many illnesses which emerge from it. The pain body of the Irish is quite intense yet most Irish and most healers are totally ignorant of it. Indeed any “healing” process emerging from this is bound to fail on the basis that it fails to address these issues and heal the surrounding environment around a person. The integration of the individual with the environment and vice versa and the role of this in healing is something which humanity is slowly learning, but it will be another 100 years into the future before they realise its implications. You can presume to be “healing” but not healing. The half healed or quarter healed person is likely to regress back and worsen in negative and destructive environments. At this point in human history, humans are too busy accumulating more money, property and status, while destroying each other in the process, thus worsening the pain body, the pain environment, and intensifying destructive environments, such that the healing process and “healers” keep failing and frustrating themselves and their followers.
Failed ideologies such as Communism, State Socialism, Fascism and Nazism, which appeared to offer "solutions" have worsened this, creating even more injustices, abuses, crimes and evils. Hundreds of millions of innocent people have been murdered, tortured and jailed by these failed ideologies. And this created more illnesses and more suffering for a humanity already mired in suffering.
All races and all human beings need to realise that we are all spiritual beings undergoing a brief physical existence and that the pain body and pain environment both inherited and developed is a fundamental impediment to healing and to self development, spiritual development, and self realisation. Spirituality is an essential part of life on earth and one's total existence, and we advise many people to read books and research on Near Death Experiences, including Colm Keane’s 4 books on the lessons of Near Death Experience so as to get a basic understanding of what spirituality is all about, the link to Amazon is below https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heading-Light-Things-That-Happen/dp/0955913365/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1517920812&sr=1-3&keywords=colm+keane
Strategic and Practical Solutions for all Countries
Most countries and peoples are severely damaged by the factors mentioned above. They require a lot of healing, and new forms of legal justice and social justice via the courts. We will address these issues below.
In recent years from 2010 onwards, there has been public pressure for more de-institutionalisation of patients and for greater integration of patients back into communities, and the provision of support services and assistance for patients in the community. This new form of social inclusion is a welcome development. Holistic Healing centres would assist and coordinate this in the areas of
(i) the de-institutionalisation of patients and the integration of patients back into communities and the provision of many support services for patients in the community with paths to healing, wellness, and full recovery. This could be coordinated with the holistic healing centres and other service providers. (ii) legal justice and social justice to protect and support the dignity of all persons, especially the most vulnerable in society and those suffering illness. And new political structures, legal structures, Constitutional structures and institutional structures to support this. (iii) the exposure of corruption and wrong doing, especially by those in powerful positions and the rectification of injustices and crimes. For example, the problem of elite paedophile rings and child trafficking run for wealthy and powerful members of society, and the non investigation of this and non prosecution of this for decades and centuries. (iv) support services for normal healthy (employed and unemployed) people who are experiencing serious life difficulties and mental / emotional trauma and health issues with paths to healing, wellness, and full recovery in schools, colleges, Universities, training centres, workplaces, families, communities, organisations, and public meeting places. This could be coordinated with the holistic healing centres and other service providers.
We propose the following.
Holistic Healing centres which integrate, coordinate, oversee and deliver many health, economic, legal, and sociological services in relation to mental health.
If we wish to make any progress on mental health in this country (and other countries), there needs to be new strategic thinking which includes joined up thinking and actions between government, the HSE, the patients, their families, their carers, their communities and neighbourhoods, and the many health services providers both private and public, health research organisations, and employers, training bodies and schools and Universities. This needs to be delivered via a new Holistic model, in the form of Holistic Healing centres which integrate and coordinate the many aspects of treatment, healing and of social inclusion measures. Each county would have one centre, and there would be 2 centres in counties with high population density.
There needs to be large scale deployment of government and private investor funds and European Union funds to build Holistic Healing centres in all countries which would heal the mind, emotions, spirit and body of peoples and nations. There would be extensive use of such centres by individual patients, families, groups and communities. Healing would be open to all persons.
No Money or Plenty of Money ? Which is it ?
Politicians always tell the people that there is no money for healing centres, no money for health services, no money for improving healthcare. They are liars and need to be called out publicly as liars. The global cost of bailing out the banks and financial institutions between 2007 and 2014 was $13 trillion (Andrew Haldane, Bank of England estimate), and the global value of the arms trade is $2 trillion per year. This amounts to $15 trillion wasted on corrupt special interests and the promoting of mass murder, slaughter, banking frauds, financial frauds and criminality. In the USA, according to an ex senior government employee, Catherine Fitts, over $20 trillion of government funds has gone missing since the late 1990's and believed to be the result of fraud, corruption, theft, embezzlement, etc. within the Deep State. In 2015, the value of the Derivatives market, which is pure financial speculation was over $710 trillion (Bank for International Settlements) ; this is over 10 times the global economy. The cost of giving all persons on the planet adequate health care and a decent wage is $86 billion per year (http://www.anielski.com/real-cost-eliminating-poverty/). This figure of $86 billion is very small fraction of the $15 trillion wasted on banking bailouts and war, and special interests ; it is 0.005% of the amount. And $86 billion is a small fraction of the $20 trillion lost to theft, corruption and embezzlement in the USA, less than0.004%. And $86 billion is less than 0.00001% of the $710 trillion amount wasted on derivatives speculation worldwide. Considering the trillions of dollars wasted on speculation, bailouts of banks and speculators, and mass slaughter and war, there are plenty of financial resources and money to build holistic healing centres, and build justice, social and political stability and peace on earth.
Holistic Healing Centres - Structure and Operations (for all countries)
These Holistic Healing centres must:
be built using new modern design and open plan schemes with extensive use of large windows and natural lighting (sunlight) and bright walls to provide bright environments
contain several audio-visual rooms and audio visual equipment and virtual reality equipment, wrap around HD flat screens, and immersion technologies to facilitate treatments and recovery.
broadband Internet connections, projectors and large HD flatscreens and speakers for individual and group healing sessions and access to international lectures and presentations by experts, and national / international seminars and conference
many light boxes in rooms to treat Depression and other mental illnesses
contain several meditation rooms which can be used for meditation and group work
contain several small consulting rooms for individual therapy
contain rooms for workgroups
have walls which are sound proofed to provide peace and quiet and confidentiality in the centre.
detoxification facilities to detoxify bodies and improve body and mind function
access to laboratories to identify diseases and infections of the nervous system and brain
teaching kitchens where people can learn to prepare and cook healthy foods
contain a gym and individualised and group training programmes and detox programmes. Gyms with weights, running machines, weight lifting machines, mountain machines, an aerobics room, a swimming pool. Dressing rooms, toliets and showers with disabled access facilities must also be provided.
2 or more saunas including hot saunas and infro red saunas for detoxification purposes
have adequate natural surroundings in and around the healing centres, including woodland or forests, and rivers / streams / lakes / waterfalls / sea and gardens, parks, some wild life, and fields.
a bus or access to a bus for group excursions to places of natural beauty
have a canteen and toilets and showers, including disabled access facilities
provide in-patient facilities for those patients requiring emergency treatment and accomodation, and intensive support, supervision and assistance in improving and recovering.
the provision of hostel accommodation close to the centre
the provision of workshops, sheltered employment and training centres close to the centre.
The centres must include the following highly effective and successful innovations in mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health care and would be solutions focussed, with an emphasis on end goals, success, achievement and recovery.
Strategic Aims and Objectives Healing of the individual, the group and the environment - Integrating Healing at the Individual level, the Interpersonal level, the Family level, the Group level, the Community level, the Neighbourhood level, the Collective level, Society level, and International level to create Individual Recovery, Group Recovery, Communities Recovery and Social Recovery. Healing of the environment must be prioritised as it facilitates individual healing. The importance of Individual responsibility, Family responsibility, Group responsibility, Social Responsibility and Government Responsibility in achieving this. This would be the primary purpose and objective of the healing centres.
Address Root Causes of Mental Illnesses, Emotional Illnesses, Criminality and Most forms of Stress
This is detailed in the previous section above Structures of Causation - The Role of the Environment and Negative Environmental Feedback mechanisms
This section above provides the core issues and the means by which to identify and diagnose and treat these type of illnesses. We need to acknowledge that psychiatry is an inexact and imprecise science, and contains too many presumptions and assumptions and too few facts. Most psychiatric drugs have dangerous life threatening side effects, and are hazardous to health. Psychiatric drugs have caused several disabling and life threatening illnesses and many deaths, and have been the subject of many law suits in the courts in North America and Europe. Psychiatry partially treats some of the symptoms of illnesses and often belittles, denigrates and neglects patients while ignoring the root causes of illnesses. The internal dynamics and structures of causation, including root cases and perpetuating factors are completely ignored in psychiatry. This perpetuates and worsens illnesses over time, making full recoveries impossible or rare.
These undermine the ability of many persons to cope with difficult life circumstances or unexpected changes in their lives. The result is that people often break down as a result of a complex mix of social circumstances. This is worsened and exacerbated by stigma, prejudices, discrimination, judgmental attitudes, slanders, social isolation and alienation. Indeed these additional factors both worsen these illnesses and keep them in place for many years and decades. And these too are ignored by psychiatry and psychology.
Modern factors such as the widespread prevalence of Neo Liberal economics and a selfish, materialistic "me, me, me" culture creates a harsh uncaring climate which also worsens health outcomes for individuals, communities and societies. They tend to worsen old painful experiences and existing illness. Unfortunately these abusive and painful experiences become engrained in the mindsets, the thinking, thought patterns, mental reflexes, reactions and subconscious of ill persons, and can be intensified in times of adversity, setting up new structures of causation in present and future relations. There are some genetic predispositions which increase vulnerability, though negative experiences themselves can cause changes to the genes and gene expressions, similar to the continuing findings in Epigenetics. There is a synthesis of nature (genetics) and nurture (upbringing and life experiences).
In addition to the obvious mental illnesses, emotional illnesses, stress related illnesses, crime and conflicts, there are also negative changes to the genes, the blood, the messenger RNA, gene expressions, the hormones, immune cells, brain chemicals, brain glucose levels, the structure and functions of the nervous system, which can lead on to many illnesses and diseases. This sets up structures of physical causation and biological causation which lead to more ill people, more broken families and broken communities, more addictions, more crime, an intensification of divisions between people, conflicts, wars, genocides, injustices etc.. Vicious cycles which promote ill health and many social problems.
The closing of psychiatric hospitals and the excessive drugging of patients and psychiatric treatments which ignore the environmental factors causing mental illness and emotional illness. And replacement of psychiatry with treatments aimed at root causes.
Address and Resolve the Pain Body and Pain Field
Utilise the work of Eckhart Tolle in terms of pain body and pain fields. His work is internationally recognised and used by many psychologists, psychiatrists and counsellors. It has been found effective in most cases. Central to this is the 'pain body'. According to Eckhart Tolle and other experts in this field the 'pain body' is the accumulation of pain, and the expression and manifestation of this pain which creates further cycles of pain. It can result from one's childhood and upbringing, one's experiences in adult life, historical factors such as the oppression of a people by foreign powers or religious powers or a national government, being bullied, being a victim of crime, suffering stigma and discrimination, the abuses of corrupt power and legal systems, and the many forms of injustices and suffering inflicted upon humanity.The pain body relates to the individual and the pain field relates to the environment and many people with pain bodies interacting with each other.
The pain field is a dynamic created by many interacting pain bodies increasing the pain and suffering of all, especially the most vulnerable or the most sensitive in the neighbourhood, community, parish, housing estate, county, region, country. The pain body and 'pain field' and the sense of division and seperateness between individuals, groups and nations combines together to initiate, perpetuate and intensify all forms of crime, conflict, war, mental illness, physical illnesses, injustices in a country. The 'pain field' is often neglected and ignored by doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists, and those involved in religion and spirituality.
The pain field is expressed, experienced and intensified in wars, conflicts, invasions and occupations of countries, oppression of people's, riots, crimes, and simmering tensions derived of deep artificial social divisions, and the labelling and tagging of people, created over periods of time. These divisions are artificial constructs of the mind, they are ambiguous, deceitful, manipulated and dubious in nature but are accepted as normal, natural, 'common sense', legal, and even 'divine' by devout followers. From this cauldron of hatred, one finds the generators and perpetuators of the pain field - the gossiping, backbiting, slander, mocking, belittling and all forms of hatred, the labelling of people, the discrimination and stigma against those persons deemed to be different in the community and in society such as the person of a different race or religion, the unmarried mother, the child of an unmarried mother, the person of a different skin colour, the person of a different ethnic group, those of a different gender, different sexual orientation, the unemployed person, the disabled person, etc.. This feeds the pain body and pain field, and establishes vicious cycles of division, discrimination, abuses, violence and revenge, and these cycles repeat over and over again, fuelling conflicts and wars. In many countries, corrupt laws and legal processes support these injustices.
This negativity has been reinforced by the fact that for many centuries, children in most countries have been reared with harshness, judgmental attitudes, hatred, anger,
violence and threats of violence, belittlement, mockery, to be obedient sheep, to be cannon fodder, to be prejudiced and stigmatise others, etc.. This created damaged and dysfunctional children who became damaged and dysfunctional adults. And they repeated the same pattern with their children, and so the cycle continued for generations. A system which grinds people down. Yet all this was and is seen as normal and natural for many hundreds of years ; indeed most people are conditioned and brainwashed to believe it to be normal. In fact and in truth, it was and is abnormal, un-natural, perverted, wrong and evil. It also lies at the heart of many social problems in all countries today.
Repeating patterns occur because most people are highly conditioned, almost brainwashed to accept and be accepting, without questioning or complaint. Most people cannot think for themselves, most lack even basic understanding, most are hypocritical, most people are 'sheep', they bow and crawl to corrupt politicians, corrupt advisors, corrupt officials and civil servants, corrupt legal professionals, corrupt bankers, corrupt property developers, corrupt clergy, bishops and religious leaders, corrupt police, corrupt judges, corrupt professionals and corrupt business people, and admire these corrupt people. They beg for the few crumbs off them. And they condemn, criticise, slander, gossip about, mock, belittle, and stigmatise those they see as 'different' such as the poor, the ill and disabled, the unemployed, the unmarried mothers, those of a different religion or race, the disadvantaged minorities, the elderly, their own neighbours, etc..By engaging in this hypocrisy, they consciously and unconsciously intensify the pain bodies and pain fields of all persons, and create the very hellish societies and world, they claim they are against.
The solution would involve treating (i) the pain body (ii) the pain field. This will involve treating the patient, treating the family, treating neighbours, and treating people in the wider community who are stigmatising, slandering, bullying and harassing the person with disability or the person who is considered to be 'different' in the community. The pain field is as important as the pain body, as it exists in a constant dynamic with the pain body. The existence of pain bodies even in healthy individuals underlies the need for family healing, groups healing and community / communities healing. This will involve several mediation and therapy programs and initiatives to heal the individual patient, and all other parties. The main direction of this being greater acknowledgment of the wider existence of human suffering, human differences, mental and physical illnesses and of degrees of pain and suffering in society, even in healthy 'normal' people. And building empathy, respect, support and tolerance for all persons.
Different types of highly effective psychological based treatments. The aforementioned Eckhart Tolle’s work and the works of Donald Winnicot, John Bowlby, Mark Epstein, Heinz Kohut, Donald Kalsched, Jean Piaget, Tony Humphreys and several other leading psychologists and counsellors could be used here. The most effective therapies from around the world would be fully researched and used in the centre.
Different types of counselling and psychotherapy based on best international practises and new effective innovations to meet the diverse needs of individuals and groups
Suicide Prevention counselling and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which has been proven to very effective worldwide. Suicide prevention programmes for those with mental illnesses and for members of the general public who are under excessive stress or experiencing serious personal difficulties which are increasing suicide risk would be prioritised in the centre. These programmes would use best international practises for treating this, and utilise the resources and personnel of the centre and of experts around the world via Internet broadband links. This may require in-patient stays for those at serious risk to life. There would be liaison with Pieta House, the Samaritans, Aware and other organisations to inform people about the facilities available, and to improve and update the centres activities over time.
Addiction counselling and psychotherapy
Anger management counselling and psychotherapy
Anxiety counselling and psychotherapy
Wounded Child Therapy (this is particularly important for people from war torn areas and economically deprived areas of cities and towns in developed nations)
Grief or bereavement counselling and psychotherapy
Stress management counselling and psychotherapy
Post traumatic stress counselling and psychotherapy
Sacred Feminine Healing
Emotional Freedom Therapy. Very effective for victims of abuse
Bullying counselling and psychotherapy
Family counselling and psychotherapy (for troubled families)
Relationship counselling (for those experiencing serious difficulties in relationships)
Individual therapy and/or group therapy sessions using the most effective, well proven, and innovative therapies from around the world. To faclitate this, top psychologists and counsellors from around the world could deliver interactive therapy sessions via the Internet to individuals and groups in the centre. Broadband Internet connections and audio-visual equipment. Patients could interact with these leading therapists and doctors around the world during sessions. In addtion lectures delivered via Internet broadband could also be attended by patients in the centre.
Dealing with the Environment and Destructive Feedback mechanisms such as Structural Violence against people in society, particularly against minorities, the disabled, colored people, women, the elderly, the unemployed and the poor This involves structured injustices, discrimination, prejudices, deprivation of justice, stigma, bullying, abuse, and other serious injustices and causes great disharmony, discord and conflict within societies. Its negative effects impose large scale damage, costs and expenses on people, families, communities, property, businesses, investment and government. The individual is linked to society through family, friends, neighbours, social acquinatances, work colleagues, etc.. There are many dynamic feedback mechanisms between individuals and groups and society in general which have an impact on one's mental health and physical health. Some of this is detailed in the followign sections www.healingcentres.org/stigma.htm and www.healingcentres.org/law.htm
Mediation & Associated Therapiesfor Individuals, Families, Communities, Neighbourhoods and Social Groups
Mediation between people and between groups is highly important. This mediation would focus on learning, recognising and implementing mutual respect, human rights, self esteem, respect for legal and Constitutional rights in a democracy, and personal responsibilities, family responsibilities and group responsibilities. The central focus would be that rights come with responsibilities, and that responsibilities are the buildling blocks of rights. One person's responsibilities impact directly on another person's rights. Responsibilities is the most important factor and is the foundation of social relations and a rational, sane, civilised and free society. Mediation therapies would be applied across families, communities, groups and a whole society to deal with bullying, discrimination, prejudice, stigma, social exclusion, abuse and harassment in schools, homes, workplaces, social groups and spaces and in society. This would encourage bullies, bigots, and judgers to analyse the effects of their actions, how and why they are wrong, how to build empathy with others, the role of the pain body and pain field in the bully, the bigot, and the bullied, the importance of respecting the human rights of others, the law and bullying and how it can affect one's criminal record, emphasising restitution, apologies and genuine remorse by bullies, and practical ways to transfrom bullies, and monitoring progress in this area. Liasion with national and secondary schools and colleges / Universities, businesses, and workplaces to help them draft and implement anti-bullying policies, inform them about the many negative consequences of bullying, assist and support guidance counsellors and workplace counsellors, and integrate new and better international practises.
Family, neighbourhood and community healing programmes. This encompasses the pain field, a dynamic created by many interacting pain bodies increasing the pain and suffering of all, especially the most vulnerable or the most sensitive in the neighbourhood, community, parish or housing estate. Family members, neighbours, community members and leaders would be invited to participate in mediation programmes in the Holistic Healing centre. The issue of bullying, harassment, aggression, stigmatising and discriminating against those with mental illnesses would be dealt with first by community engagement and dialogue and cooperation, and if this fails then by the law and courts.
Mediation and therapies to encourage inter-religious, inter-racial, and inter-cultural dialogue, conflict resolution and healing. This is becoming important in many multicultural societies and societies where there is conflict. Encouraging peace building at community level and grassroots level, and building peace from the "bottom to the top and from the top to the bottom". This being from individuals up to community level up to communities, towns, cities, and regions level up to government level. Peace building at every level. This could include the following within countries:
tolerance and pluralism within all persons
freedom of expression and freedom of religion for all persons. Separation of church and state.
respect for other religions and spiritualities
freedom of expression comes with responsibilities, which include not infringing the rights of others
identifying the reasons for grieviances, misunderstandings, injustices and discord and working to resolve them positively and peacefully
refusing to "stand idly by" and let bullies, bigots and criminals bully and harass innocent people.
understanding the role of the pain body and pain field in divisions, tensions, misunderstandings and conflicts.
looking for areas of common agreement, and getting agreement on this, and building upon these agreements to foster tolerance, understanding and harmony
building social justice and economic justice for all persons in terms of employment, housing, education, training, wealth distribution, community groups, civil rights, political respresentation, laws, legal processes, etc.
working for a wider and fairer distribution of wealth in societies, with a view to stablising them.
different religions and spiritualities
praying together and meditating together for peace, justice, harmony, tolerance and understanding.
cross-community cooperation, integration and peace initiatives
and projects. Ways to live together and work together in harmony, tolerance and peace.
using the principles
in the Teachings of the Masters of the Far East, and the "One God", "Oneness", "I am" teachings to build understanding and unity.
using the principles and practises of the Inner Peace Movement
using the principles and practises of the Bruno Groening movement
the importance of respecting the Constitution, Common laws and Human Rights laws
integrating and upholding human rights within all religions and organisations, especially the rights of women, the disabled, minorities, children, the unemployed and other social groups who have suffered discrimination and abuse by religious and political authorities in the past and present.
Advocacy and Support
Strong advocacy organisations to protect and defend the rights of minorities, the disabled, the unemployed, the ill, the elderly and the poor in society. These would play a vital role in defending the mental health and physical health of all persons in society.
Laws, State Institutions and Legal Processes based on Human Rights and Human Dignityand Exposing and Combatting Corruption and Abuses
Regular changes to laws, Constitutions, legal processes, police processes and oversight processes to fully protect the human rights, legal rights, common law rights and Constitutional rights of all persons, and expose corruption and abuses of power and resolve them. And use this fair, equitable and just system to promote mental health, emotional health and physical health, and more stable societies. Some legal issues, problem areas and required changes are listed on www.healingcentres.org/law.htm
Personal Responsibility Training
This would encourage people to learn personal responsibilities and implement personal responsibilities and behave responsibly every day. See section Learning Responsibility, Goal Setting, Structures & the Role of Mentoring in this below
Group Responsibility Trainingand State Responsibility Training
This would encourage groups and state employees to learn responsibilities and implement responsibilities and behave responsibly every day. See section Group Responsibility and State Responsibility Training below
Sources of Trauma and Stress
This is very important. Identify and resolve sources of trauma and stress. Address the root causes. This may involve the use of law and legal tools, court cases and the enforcement of rights, restitution, compensation, political and diplomatic actions, and mediation meetings.
Greater Economic Democracy and Social Inclusion
This will involve social and economic changes to more fully socially include and integrate marginalised and vulnerable groups in society. This
includes minorities, the disabled, the unemployed, the ill, and the elderly. This will end discrimination, stigma, and prejudices which have destroyed societies worldwide for many years. Economic democracy will play a major role here in the future ; this involves wider distribution of income and wealth via the free market system. Some policies are detailed on this web site.
Specialist Addiction Serviceswithin the Clinic or attached to the Clinic
These would provide intensive services for those recovering from addiction. These would use and integrate best practises from around the world. The most successful therapes, methods, techniques and strategies from around the world be sourced and used. This service and would be available 7 days a week. This clinic would liase with public organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous and other services in the community to help persons overcome addictions and help them integrate with society, work, and social activities.
Some innovations in this area include
ReHab4 Addiction. This is UK based and uses very innovative methods and strategies for overcoming addiction.
Addiction Counselling & Support Services in the Community. This would be undertaken by professionals with experience of best practises worldwide.
Personal Responsibility Training
This would encourage people to learn personal responsibilities and implement personal responsibilities and behave responsibly every day. See section Learning Responsibility, Goal Setting, Structures & the Role of Mentoring in this below
Oxford House Movement for Recovering Alcoholics and Drug Addicts
In the USA, special houses known as 'Oxford Houses' provide accommodation and support for those people overcoming addictions. The atmosphere is one of support, encouragement and motivation
to overcome addiction and resume employment and independent living. These have proven to be very successful and are rececing fuding from the NIH in the USA, the American government http://www.oxfordhouse.org/userfiles/file/index.phpand private donors. The Best Treatment For Drug Addicts Is Community Oxford House web site
Use of Multimedia for Healing
Use of new and innovative audio-visual technologies to encourage healing of the patient and facilitate recovery. This would include total immersion technologies and facilities, and combining sound, light, colour, vibration, smell, positive, uplifting thoughts, feeling and sensation and bio-feedback to heal at a deep level and recover. The great work of Dannion Brinkley in hospices in the USA could be used here. There would be broadband Internet connections to facilitate audio-visual healing programmes delivered over the Internet.
This would be a vital part of therapy. Many methods would be used to raise consciousness, including various forms of meditation listed below. This would include spiritual practises and non spiritual practises. The objective being to develop a sense of peace and tranquility, a higher consciousness, greater self awareness and environmental awareness, and a stronger sense of personal responsibility, group responsibility, family responsibility and society responsibility in the maintenance of good, positive mental health, positive and uplifting interpersonal development and growth, and positive harmonious social relations.
Meditation in Nature
Meditation helps to quieten and still the mind, and to become more fully aware, more fully conscious. This would involve meditating in nature and taking in the natural beauty, sights, sounds, smells, and ryhthms of nature. This may include:
meditating beside the sea and using the movement of the waves to take in positive, healing, uplifting and empowering energies and chi (waves coming in) and releasing negative emotions, trauma and worries (waves going out)
going into forests or woods and using the trees and roots to ground oneself. And listening to bird song or observing the motions of trees or the motion of birds / animals
drawing in the healing frequenices of the bees and of bird song
meditating beside a waterfall and using the water energy to take in positive, healing, uplifting and empowering energies and chi
meditating at dawn or sunset and taking in positive, healing, uplifting and empowering energies and chi from the sun
Transcendental mediation has been used in India, China and other eastern countries for thousands of years. It is the core of eastern spirituality and philosophy, and has powerful healing qualities.
Other Types of Meditation
There would also be other forms of meditation practised such as Mindfulness meditation, Zen meditation, Tibetan meditation, Christian meditation, Buddhist meditation, Hindu meditation, Muslim meditation, Sikh meditation, Jewish meditation. Relaxation therapy will also be used. This would use highly effective, well proven relaxation therapies to help patients relax, de-stress, chill out and cope better with the difficult and challenging issues which can arise in life. Meditation and Relaxation therapy has been proven effective in many research studies and medical practises.
Sources of Trauma and Stress
This is very important. Identify and resolve sources of trauma and stress. Address the root causes. This may involve the use of law and legal tools, court cases and the enforcement of rights, restitution, and mediation meetings.
Light therapy has been found to be effective in treating Depression and some other mental illnesses.
There will be many light boxes in the centre which will be part of the treatment and recovery programme for some patients.
Research shows that it can reduce stress, increase endorphins and calming neurotransmitters in the brain and nervous system, normalise the endocrine system, improve the immune system, improve circulation and oxygenation of the organs, glands and tissues, and improve mental health and physical health. This would involve different types of exercise programmes designed to meet the needs of each patient and facilitate improvement and recovery. A gym, aerobics room, and swimming pool, and natural surroundings to jog / run / walk would assist this. Other programmes such as hill walking, forest wallks, and beach walks, would also be provided through the centre. This would be complemented by nutritional therapy (mentioned above) designed to optimise mental and physical health.
Diet and lifestyle changes
Teaching people how to buy, prepare and cook healthy foods and herbs and to take adequate vitamins daily, which nourish the body, mind and spirit. The findings of top dieticians and nutritionists in relation to diet and mental health and physical health would be used in the centre. Patrick Holford, the world's leading nutritionist has written a few books about optimum nutrition for the mind and body. His book Optimum Nutrition For The Mind
provides some excellent information on nutrition, vitamins and supplements and lifestyle changes to improve and cure mental illnesses.
Certain foods and supplements, such as Omega-3 oils, GLA, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, TMG, Phosphatidyl Choline, Phosphatidyl Serine, 5-HTP, Magnesium, GABA, Blueberries, Ginseng, Wild Yam, Oat porridge, Turmeric, Cocoa, Valerian, Methylation cycle normalisation, Probiotics, White sugar elimination from the diet, Elimination of foods containing Aspartame, MSG, Soft drinks & Fizzy drinks (too much white sugar), Flouride and GMO from the diet, Taurine, Ginkgo (for circulation of blood in the brain) and Amino acids have very strong effects on the mind and body, and have no side effects. But, most pharmaceutical drugs have serious side effects and cause significant damage to the organs and body over time, increasing the risk of serious physical illness and premature death. Sadly, most mental health patients are not tested for biological illnesses and the side effects of medical drugs as doctors dismiss and mock them by saying “it’s all in the mind”. Thus serious physical illnesses are ignored and neglected, and patients have died. This is confirmed by recent research.
Research shows that cocoa can increase endorphins, serotonin, Phenylethylamine (PEAs), Anandamide in the brain. These chemicas help uplift a person and improve one's mood.
Glucose Treatments for PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
Glucose treatments and electrolyte treatment for PTSD patients and those people suffering depression and other mental illnesses. This is very effective and assists progress and recovery.
Stress Reduction therapies, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) therapies, & Positive and Uplifting Life Experiences
eat highly nutritional healthy foods, drink a lot of clean filtered water, exercise body and mind, and spend time in Nature.
create new positive and uplifting experiences every day to replace negative experiences in the past
enjoyable outdoor recreation in nature or beside the sea / rivers - examples being jogging, walking, biking, hiking, caneoing, skating, skiing or swimming.
walk in a park or forest or along a mountain trail, walk barefooted on a sandy beach or grass,
plant flowers and vegetables
light exercise such as walking, cycling, etc. in the sunshine. Sunlight has many healing properties.
Meditation including meditation in nature. See varous types of meditation above.
if you can have a pet, adopt one or more from a shelter—the gratitude of animals who live with caring persons brings high vibrations into the home.
deep breathing, yoga, aromatherapy and massage
volunteering in community activities such as hospice, animal shelters, school programs, homeless shelters and services, educational projects and community projects in socially disadvantaged areas, etc. uplifts your life as you uplift the lives of others
visit ethnic restaurants
go to art galleries, museums, movies, sporting events.
is effective in most cases and increases endorphins in the brain, reduces stress, increases oxytocin, increases calming and 'feel good' neurotransmitters in the brain and nervous system, reduces cortisol, and can reduce inflammation. These affect brain function, HPA axis function and endocrine function, immune system function, intestinal function, heart function and liver function. Regular Laughter therapy over significant time periods (months, years) has powerful positive effects on the human body.
This will involve:
use of Toxicology tests to measure toxin levels in the body
use of saunas and exercise to encourage the release of toxins from the body
use of detoxfification herbs and supplements such as coriander, chlorella, spirulina, seaweeds, radishes, milk thistle, turmeric, NAC, zinc, selenium, acidophilus and probiotics, Methylation cycle normalisation
use of chelation treatments
removal or avoidance of toxins in food, water and air
avoidance of toxic people
Heavy metal Toxins and Chemicals in the Brain and Nervous System
The toxic effects of the poisoning of food, air, and water supplies in many developed western countries and developing countries. This has led to an increase in neurological illnesses, psychiatric illnesses, autism, birth defects and other degenerative illness with neuro-psychiatric effects. Do toxicology tests on patients with mental illnesses and emotional disorders
Learning Responsibility, Goal Setting, Structures & the Role of Mentoring in this
The setting of goals and the achieving of goals. Listing of values and goals which are most important to an individual. The building of self confidence, responsibilities, resilience and persistence and the ability to 'bounce back' from setbacks in life so as to achieve these goals
Proper mentoring of people to achieve the following: (i) build self confidence and self-esteem. This is very important and a foundation for the patient. (ii) respect for oneself and for others. Development and implementation of non judgmental attitudes to oneself and to others. (iii) acquire self-discipline, responsibility, and self-motivation. Responsibility training to develop a strong sense of personal responsibility, family responsibilities, social responsibility and group responsibility. Learn that all rights come with responsibilities and that rights are dependent on responsibilities. (iv) self-belief, self advancement and self-actualisation in terms of :
- goal setting and attainment of goals and aims in life
- daily structure and weekly structure to assist the attainment of goals and objectives
- self discipline every day to achieve these mini goals and larger goals
- work and career advancement
- if you are ill, planning and implementing a route back to full recovery and health
- stress reduction therapies. See section above.
social activities which bring personal happiness, satisfaction and upliftment, and also friendships and positive relationships with other people
sport and exercise to keep one fit and healthy on a daily and weekly basis
- proper diet and nutrition to help one maintain good health every day
relationships with a partner, wife or husband
training and education or on the job learning or online learning to upgrade one's knowledge, talents and skills
- hobbies which provide satisfaction, meaning and accomplishment
development of one's spirituality if one believes in it
- social goals such as charity work, voluntary work and helping to build a better society and better world for everybody
(v) to love oneself and accept oneself. And to extend this love outwards to others (vi) encourage inclusion in society and positive and constructive engagement with society (vii) build resilience, mental toughness and mental strength to overcome setbacks, traumas and difficulties in life (viii) refuse to "stand idly by" and let bullies, bigots and criminals bully and harass innocent people. (ix) deepen one’s spirituality and awareness, and use it to develop empathy and compassion for others. (x) respect for human rights, democracy and freedom, for checks and balances of power, exposure of and punishment of corruption and injustices, and the development of a social conscience
This will involve several holistic healing programs in the centre itself and in coordination with other organisations outside the centre.
Group Responsibility and State and Government Responsibility
This would encompass the same training programme as that for personal responsibility above. The emphasis being on group interaction and on individual and group interactions. Many of the points raised in relation to reducing / ending Structural Violence mentioned in a secton above could also be integrated into this. Democracy, freedoms, human rights, and national sovereignty
ultimately depend on personal responsibilities, group responsibilities and state responsiblities.
Relationships are a fundamental and important part of human existence. They have a deep and lasting impact on all persons, all social structures and interactions, and on societies. The quality of peoples' consciousness and level of mental, emotional and spiritual development directly influences their relationships. The superficial and the shallow, which dominates today, produces predictable negative results. And will continue to do so.
The Holistic Healing Centres would encourage and promote the developmet of deep and meaningful relationships.
And the maintenance of such, where it is possible. Also healing of relationship problems and difficulties experienced by those suffering relationship breakdowns or difficulties. Those suffering mental health problems or other disabilities which adversely affect their relationships would be prioritised in the clinic. The importance of
flexibility & compromise
mutual self sacrifice
positive and uplifting verbal and non verbal communication
(Dr. John Gottman)
in relationships would be encouraged and developed.
Art / Painting therapy
this therapy gives patients a deeper appreciation of life, beauty, contrasts, and aesthetics.
It uplifts patients and gives them more depth in their lives and thinking patterns and provides structure and meaning.
Music Therapy and Sound Therapy
Certain types of music has very powerful healing effects on the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. These would be used for healing purposes in the clinic. These types of music include:
Classical music, in particular Baroque music and Mozart's music
The music of the spheres
Some spiritual music which is healing
Some New Age music which is healing
Energy Healing systems
Qigong (Chi Kung) and Tai Chi
Do light, gentle exercise such as Qigong (Chi Kung) and Tai Chi beside flowing rivers, waterfalls, in forests or mountains, to increase energy every day. They consist of very gentle, slow exercises and deep breathing, many of them can be done standing up or sitting down and involve little or no movement. They open up the energy centers and cause healthy energy (chi) to flow throughout the body, rebuilding and restoring health. They are designed to build up your energy levels not to build muscle or get fit. In China, millions of elderly people some in their eighties and nineties can be seen doing these exercises every day. They do not cause pains and aches like other forms of exercise, as they are gentle and slow. Their focus on increasing energy levels makes them excellent for all illnesses. I have attached a good introduction video to chi kung or qi gong exercises. As you will see it involves little or no movement and focuses on building up one's energy. I have also included a link to books below.
This uses spiritual or divine energies to rebuild one's health. Thousands of people have been cured of incurable medical illnesses since the 1950's through the spiritual healing of Bruno Groening, and this has been verified by medical doctors in several countries. For more information, visit the following web site: Bruno Groening spiritual healing
The Yuen method of healing
This method of healing has proven to be very effective for healing mental ilnesses, emotional illnesses and physical illnesses. Dr Kam Yuen and Mr. Leroy Malouf are the top healers in the world using this healng technique. These techniques would be used in the Healing centres to bring about deep levels of healing for patients.
Videos The Yuen Method The work of Leroy Malouf
New Types of Energy Healing
Some EM frequencies and sound or audio therapies provide deep healing for physical and mental illnesses. These will be used in the centre. This will involve investment in EM frequency machines and special sound and audio equipment. These therapies may be combined with (different) light therapies to facilitate deeper, lasting levels of healing and recovery.
The centre will also use Bio-energy to improve, balance and normalise one's energy levels and balance the body, mind and spirit. A good example being http://www.plexusbio-energy.com/
Use of Ley Line energies for Healing
energies have been used for healing purposes for thousands years. Several ancient civilisations used them. Many Christian churches and cathedrals were built on ley lines, particualrly intersections of ley lines. Ley line energies will be used to heal patients physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This would involve excursions to locations where there are powerful ley lines and intersections of several ley lines.
The Healing Code by Dermot O'Connor
Dermot O'Connor author of the Healing Code recovered from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). He runs a very successful clinic in Dublin, Ireland where he helps people recover from physical illnesses, emotional illnesses, and mental illnesses. He uses a variety of treatments to restore health and fitness.
Extensive use of Complementary Therapies, energy healing and spiritual healing:
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Reiki to balance energy levels
Yoga, including Kundalini, Hatha, Raja, Tantric, Hot Yoga
Teachings of the Teachings of the Masters of the Far East, and the "I am" and "Oneness" teachings and therapies
using the principles and practises of the Inner Peace Movement
Ascension teachings, meditations and spiritual practises
Various types of spiritual healing based on love and compassion
Use of prayer, divine connection in combination with good deeds and words and work for social justice
Sexual healing and relationships healing
Use of natural energy lines and grids to encourage healing
Nature walks in woodlands, forests, and beaches and hill walking to encourage an appreciation of nature and the company of other people
Breathing therapy, including Butyeko methods.
Aromatherapy uses the sense of smell to induce feelings of calm, focus, stress relief, transcedence, happiness, relaxation, etc.
Ayurvedic therapies to improve mental and spiritual well being
Chinese medicine therapies to improve mental and spiritual well being
Joining Philosophy courses which expand one's mind, reasoning and view of the world
Culture therapy - visiting museums, art galleries, theatres, historical sites, and the cultural sites in other countries.
Dancing - swing, salsa, lambada, ballroom, tap, swirling, ethnic dancing from different countries, sufi dancing..
These services could be sub-contracted out to private experts in the field who could rent or lease facilities in the Holistic Healing centre for specified days / hours per week. . The overall aim being to improve the health and well being of patients, and facilitate recovery. There would be several quiet sound-proofed rooms for meditation and healing spiritual practises. These therapies would be used in the centre and at home by the patient.
The Promotion of Violence and Crime in the Media
Banning the use of violent films, dvd’s, video games and television programmes for all those with mental illness in the centre and at home. The combination of the pain body, pain field, suffering and angst present in many people mental illnesses or mental / emotional difficulties with the violent imagery in films, dvd’s, video games and television programmes, creates a dynamic which is destructive to the individual, the family, the community / neighbourhood and society. Patients must be given imagery which heals the mind, the body, the emotions and the spirit. Imagery which is positive, uplifting, hope-giving, constructive and encourages love, self awareness, gratitude, respect, and tolerance.
Combat Ignorance in Society
Patients would be taught
‘Civics, Constitutional rights and Social Responsibility’ and this would be compulsory. This subject would fully educate students about their Constitutional rights, civil rights, legal rights, common law rights, natural law, and human rights, and their legal responsibilities. The social responsibility section would emphasise involvement in democracy and democratic processes, being respectful, taking responsibility in their own lives, and voluntary work in charities, foundations and voluntary bodies to improve society and the wider world.
Coordination of Service Providers
Many individualised support services either running out of the centre or in coordination with other service providers / businesses to meet the needs of the patient The focus must be on healing the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Complete and thorough healing, which lasts over the long term.
Patients, carers and families and the Holistic Healing centre would liase with the following organisations to provide additional supports and services to patients :
Addressing Biological Factors and Emotional Factors in Depression, Mental illnesses and many forms of Criminality Acknowledge the role played by Neurological inflammation and lesions as a result of neurological infections, immune dysfunctions, autoimmune illnesses and disorders in mental illnesses, these are often ignored by doctors. Rectification of this via adequate MRI, SPECT, MRS, and PET scans for patients and appropriate biological based treatments.
Acknowledge the part played by chronic viral, mycplasma, bacteria, and lyme infections of the nervous system and brain, and the neuro inflammation which results from this and affects mental and emotional health and physical health. This is often ignored by doctors.
Virscan Test developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute. This tests for 250 viruses commonly found in humans.
Test spinal fluids, inflamed or infected intestinal tissue and muscle tissue, blood, blood markers (IgG and IgM), blood vessels, immune system cells, especially B cells, heart tissue, joints and synovial fluids, thyroid gland, and inflamed samples from dorsal root ganglia, basal ganglia, brain stem, vagus nerve, autonomic ganglia, peripheral ganglia, anterior and posterior horns of the spinal cord, cervical and lumbar nerve roots and peripheral nerves and sites of brain lesions for the following:
Chronic Lyme, including systemic Lyme infection, Lyme Neuroborreliosis, Lyme carditis and Lyme neuro psychiatric disorders. Test for Borrelia burgdorferi, Borrelia garinii, Borrelia afzelii, Borrelia valaisiana, B. miyamotoi
All viruses, bacteria, mycoplasma, parasites and fungii
Hypercortisolaemia often misdiagnosed as Depression
Pituitary gland disorders often misdiganosed as Depression or other mental illnesses. Test functions, hormone output and for structural damage to the pituitary gland
Hypothalmus gland disorders often misdiagnosed as Depression. Test functions, hormone output and for structural damage to the hypothalmus gland
Pineal gland disorders often diagnosed as Depression. Test functions, hormone output and for structural damage to the pineal gland
Thyroid gland disorders often misdiagnosed as Depression. Hashimoto's thyroiditis, abnormal Reverse T3 levels and activity, TSH, TPO (TPO - if positive, T4 & T3 dosage will need to be increased). T4 - free and bound, T3 - free (often low even if T4 is normal in ME due to the sick thyroid syndrome). .Level of thyroid hormone bound to thyroid binding globulin (TBG). Levels of Free T4 and Free T3. TRH test - the best thyroid test of all, Defects in the conversion rate of T4 to T3 (Dr. Edward Conley), Thyroiditis and inflammation of the thyroid gland.
Adrenal gland disorders often misdiagnosed as Depression. Test for Addison's disease, Test for hypo-adrenalism or adrenal insufficiency, Test for abnormal levels of adrenal hormones, Test for shrinking of adrenal glands and structural damage to the adrenal glands. Genova
This is a factor in many cases as the brain and nervous system are very dependent on electrolytes. Deficiencies will lead to brain and nervous system dysfunctions and emtional disorders.
Acknowledge the role played by genetic factors in mental illness. This would involve use of genetic tests to identify pre-dispositions to mental illness and also biological illnesses present. Genetic defects such as Methylation cycle defects can have both physical and mental effects on patients. Rectification of this via genetic tests for patients and appropriate biological based treatments.
Acknowledge the part played by spinal injuries and brain injuries in the development of mental illness. Rectification of this via adequate MRI, SPECT, MRS, and PET scans for patients and appropriate biological based treatments.
Acknowledge the part played by brain tumours and frontal lobe epilepsy and frontal lobe disorders in the development of mental illness. Rectification of this via adequate MRI, SPECT, MRS, and PET scans for patients and appropriate biological based treatments.
Acknowledge the relationship and links between the intestines and the brain, and the development of emotional / psychological issues. Rectification of intestinal dysbiosis and other abnormalities via medication and diet changes.
Ackowledge the effects of toxins in the environment and their effects on brain tissue, nerves, brain neurotransmitters, and breaches of the blood-brain barrier. Rectification of this via adequate toxin tests of blood, urine, spinal fluid and brain tissue, and MRI, SPECT scans for patients and appropriate biological based treatments.
Acknowledge the role played by food allergies in the development of or worsening of mental illness. Rectification of this via adequate tests for patients and appropriate biological based treatments.
Other Important Factors
There is a long history of physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children in Ireland. The scandals in the catholic church have brought this to light in recent years. This abuse occurred in religious run institutions and also in families where religion played an important role. Today many adults suffer from the effects of this and they have largely been neglected by the mental health services. This has been particularly true since the recession and austerity began in Ireland in 2008. The meagre compensation payments given to victims have been wasted on drink, cheap entertainment and drugs in many cases. This represents a form of self-medication in an environment lacking in proper mental health services and suffering austerity and severe cutbacks. The new centres would address this problem directly. The new healing centres would have ring-fenced funding on a legal and Constitutional basis with Irish government and EU government backing. We should not sacrifice the health and well being of the Irish people and nation to bail out national and foreign private banks, foreign bondholders and their political clients in Europe. The Irish government, the HSE, Irish health system, the Irish legal system and the Irish people have a duty of care to the Irish people, and this needs to be prioritised.
The healing centres would provide a deeper type of healing for those afflicted by physical, emotional and sexual abuse in the past. This would involve:
multiple healing programmes over considerable periods of time
they would also aid and facilitate people in getting justice via the courts and via the press and media.
access to lawyers, barristers, legal experts, police, prosecutors, the press and media, etc.
The centres would act in liaison with Childline and other such organisations to prevent and report child abuse to the authorities and the press and media, and provide treatment options for those children who have suffered or are suffering child abuse.
The psychological effects of child abuse are serious and tend to affect people later in life, with often tragic consequences. These healing centres would act to address these issues directly and effectively.
Acknowledge the role played by alcohol and drug abuse by mental health patients and implement measures to identify and rectify this. This is a very important area, as alcohol and drug abuse tends to worsen existing mental health illness and create additional conditions of misunderstandings and conflict which worsen the illness. This would involve individualised and group treatments in the centre, addiction counselling, detoxification and rehabilitation, and liaison with other organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Narcotics Anonymous, Threshold, and Cope. The gym, aerobics area, swimming pool and sauna and natural surroundings for walks and jogging and new diet would facilitate detoxification of the patient.
Protecting Legal & Human Rights
Additional incentives including introducing new laws to cover stigmatising, discrimination against and other forms of bullying, aggression and harassment of those with mental illness. Most normal, healthy people have a pathological fear of police and courts and this fear can be used to stop the widespread abuse of mental health patients. This would greatly assist the work in these holistic healing centres and the health and well being of patients.
Lobbying for positive and constructive changes to education systems. This has a huge effect on a peron's emotional and mental development. For too many decades, the education system was based on denigrating, belitting, mocking and insulting children, dividing them against each other, hating and mistrusting each other, and making them fearful through oppressive forms of control. This was destructive to children and to adults, and to societies.
The new changes
to the education system must Include the following:
more tolerance and pluralism in education. Non sectarian and non discriminatory schools. An acceptance of other cultures, and other religions and other ethnic groups, as a means to creating more civilised and peaceful societies and world.
The Trivium method of teaching. This teaches critical thinking skills.
Educational Models of Excellence
The Trivium method of teaching
Educate Together model
Steiner schools model (also called Waldorf schools)
use of assistive technologies and Special Needs Assistants to enable disabled children to fully participate in the education system and reach their potential.
full development of the creative side of school children
full development of the analytical side of school children, including critical thinking, analytical thinking and logical and rational
of the emotional intelligence of school children
development of empathy in school children
use of art and music to facilitate learning (Steiner schools)
All secondary schools or high schools introduce a new compulsory subject to the curriculum called ‘Civics Constitutional rights and Social Responsibility’ and this would be compulsory subject for all state exams. This subject would fully educate students about their Constitutional rights, civil rights, legal rights, common law rights, natural law, and human rights, and their legal responsibilities. The social responsibility section would emphasise involvement in democracy and democratic processes, being respectful, taking responsibility in their own lives, and voluntary work in charities, foundations and voluntary bodies to improve society and the wider world.
use of Accelerated Learning techniques to develop learning skills
an educational environment which encourages mutual respect between all persons, and a nurturing, positive and uplifting
environment for learning.
the teacher gaining authority through fostering rapport
an educational environment which builds up the self confidence and self esteem of school children in an environment which is respectful to all.
collaborative group work and teamwork, involving projects which engage deeply with the subject matter (of a course), and encourage students to learn and analytically, logically and critically evaluate the material, and use evidence to back this up. This should make up to 50% of all marks given for a final Certificate in secondary school, (high school) and national school.
career guidance which focusses on what 3 - 4 fields the child has a strong interest in, loves doing, and finds fulfilling.
the teaching of Civics should be mandatory in all schools and colleges and Universities. People need to be educated about democracy, democratic institutions, checks and balances, oversight bodies, transparency and accountability, human rights, legal rights and social justice.
development of the latent abilities in school children
What do we need to teach our children ?
Math, languages, the sciences, civics, history, geography, information technolgy AND how to think and apply this knowledge, research facts and evidence, and engage in complex problem solving and reasoning through reading the following works:
Schools Outreach programmes
The Holistic Healing centres could act as meeting places and information points for school officials, teachers and parents. For impoverished and disadvantaged communities, school principals could meet with parents in the Holistic Healing centre and parents would be asked what services they feel would be most helpful. Based on that input and with the aid of selected teachers, the principals could formulate a comprehensive plan that could include the following: tutoring in studies, child care facilities, part-time jobs for older students, lessons not available in schools, individual and group counseling, medical services, dental services, rooms where family gatherings can be held, recreational facilities, veterinary care, transportation, tickets to special events, trips to museums and art galleries, provision of food and clothing, Big Brother and Big Sister activities, construction and repair services, vehicle maintenance, financial donations.
The principal's present the final plan to the mayor and city council, local government and national government, civic associations, sports groups, churches, libraries, store owners, restaurants, bankers, artists and musicians, technicians, mechanics, police, communication specialists, attorneys, healthcare providers — all organizations and individuals who have significant capabilities. And they could provide funding, resources, expertise, and skilled personnel to the schools.
Community Regeneration and Neighbourhood Regeneration programmes
Many poorer and disadvantaged communities have become breeding grounds for crime, drug and alcohol abuse, criminal gangs, negativity, bullying and harassment, the development of mental illnesses, family breakdowns, and the abuse of those people with mental illness and other disabilities. These problems have been ignored by government officials, health officials, religious organisations, journalists, businesses, doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists. The Holistic Healing centres would lobby for and work in liasion with Community regneration programmes. They would provide positive and constructive assistance and support, and help in the healing of the people involved and the communities involved.
Community Outreach programmes
The Holistic Healing centres could act as meeting places and information points for community leaders, civic leaders, local politicians, organisations and businesses. For impoverished and disadvantaged communities, community leaders could meet with ordinary community members and ask what services they feel would be most helpful. Based on that input and with the aid of community advisors and experts, the leaders could formulate a comprehensive plan that could include the following: community centres or additions to such, sporting facilities, part-time jobs for older residents and the unemployed, skills development, individual and group counseling, community health centres, credit unions, food banks, rooms where family gatherings can be held, veterinary care, transportation link ups, community events or festivals, community trips to museums and art galleries, Big Brother and Big Sister activities, local business development and marketing.
The leaders present the final plan to the mayor and city council, local government and national government, civic associations, sports groups, churches, libraries, store owners, restaurants, bankers, artists and musicians, technicians, mechanics, police, communication specialists, attorneys, healthcare providers — all organizations and individuals who have significant capabilities. And they could provide funding, resources, expertise, and skilled personnel to these communities.
The principles of the Ubuntu movement in South Africa to more widely distribute income and wealth in a reformed monetary system and free market system, and also build stronger community stability and cohesion, and use of renewable energies / energy independence. This system is proving to be very successful and a blueprint for sustainable economic growth over time, and more stable economic and social systems worldwide
Using Holistic healing centres and schools and colleges to educate all persons about their human rights, democratic rights, Constitutional rights and Common law rights. And educate them about corruptions of laws which undermines these rights, some of these are listed here www.healingcentres.org/law.htm
Empowering ill people with information and information technologies
The Holistic Helaing centres must coordinate the activities of many different state bodies, charities, voluntary oragnisations and businesses around the country for the purpose of providing timely and relevant information to users of the Holistic Healing centres. This would include providing the following types of information to those expereincing mental health disability and any other disability:
- education and training opportunities
- accessible transport and buildings
- independent living
- mentoring services
- occupational therapy
- disability guide
- advocacy services
one's rights and entitlements.
- initiatives and programmes aimed at
ending stigma and discrimination
- legal and human rights
- the arts
- aids and appliances
- complementary and alternative health services run through the centre and outside the centre
- projects and workshops
- volunteering opportunities
Encourage patients and others to take principled stands and to actively work to improve their societies in many ways, and work to improve human rights, social justice and freedoms, and the lives of all persons in their nations and in other nations. This would involve working for charities and voluntary organisations and agencies. Work towards the creation of a new world based more on the 'helping hand' than on the 'judgmental pointed finger'.
Fostering and encouraging of changes to economic and political ideologies and paradigms to encourage greater equality and social justice within democracies. And use of this to build social stability, better oversight, transparency and accountability in government, the legal system, banking and business, better healthcare for all persons, and encouraging all persons to make contributions to the economy and society and improve their productivity over time. Liasion with national schools and secondary schools, colleges and Universities, and government and state policy bodies to achieve this. The government could assist this by making Civics a required subject to pass in order to graduate from secondary school and from college / University.
Proper mentoring of the general public and use of disability awareness training programmes for this purpose. These can be delivered in the centres and outside the centre by coordinating with other organisations and persons trained in this area. The emphasis being on family members of patients, neighbours, community members, etc. to educate them about mental health illness issues and the need for tolerance, respect, kindness and acceptance of those with these illnesses. Development and implementation of non judgmental attitudes by these parties. Encourage unity and brotherhood in a practical way.
Refund of 300 billion euros from ECB to certain EU countries as agreed by EU governments and EU Commission in 2012. This relates to the massive bail out of European banks, bankers, pensions fund, hedge funds, insurance companies, and bondholders by European taxpayers since 2008. Use of some of these refunds could be used to implement Holistic Healing centres in Europe.
Proper independent auditing of all mental health hospitals, clinics and the holistic healing centres twice a year, at random. All mental health services must be audited to identify problems, and assess effectiveness. Implementation of solutions and independent auditing of solutions. Independent auditing is important and should be free of bias and conflicts of interest.
Use of whistleblowers to identify abuses of the mental health system and services. This would include all mental health hospitals, clinics and the holistic healing centres. This could be used to corroborate evidence and independent audit reports, and implement necessary solutions and changes to the system and services.
Proper independent auditing of the Police and the whole Legal system to identify abuses of the rights of disabled people. And enforcement of accountability through new laws and new policing guidelines. This will involve liaison with the Police Ombudsman, Police whistleblowers, confidential Police recipients, the Minister for Justice, and work by law professors and lecturers, post graduate students, sociologists, legal researchers and lawyers.
Use of Big Data and Data Analytics to analyse all aspects of the Holistic Healing centres, the Health system, the mental health system and services to identify problems, ineffectiveness and inefficiencies. Use these analytics to devise action plans and time schedules to bring the mental health system and services up to date with international standards of excellence. A proper system of accountability at all levels of the mental health system and Health system. Use of analytics to drive constant improvement and innovation in all aspects of health services.