Great discussion on mental health on one of my facebook friends timeline, thanks for tagging me. I was interested to see how many people reacted to this post when I put it on my timeline and it is awesome to see how many people are openly sharing here about their life experiences on other people’s timelines.
I got into studying health through watching my mum die of Cancer, when I was 18, 37 years ago. This was fairly closely followed by what is called a ‘Nervous Breakdown’ and I was given electric shock therapy and told that I needed to be on lithium for the rest of my life. I decided very quickly that this wasn’t the way forward for me. Luckily I applied for a textile design job in the Caribbean, which I got, and I lived in a beautiful house surrounded by palm trees near the beach and I managed to wean myself off the pills.
I have never been back on them since and have spent my life exploring ways to help people naturally through these kind of experiences. I have worked with hundreds of people, in the health food shop where I worked for 10 years in London & in my own practice, who have mental health problems and I would agree that it is true to say that for many of them Anti Depressant’s have been a temporary life saver to get them to a better place. I also agree that some people manage their symptoms with them for a lifetime. I think it is all down to personal choice and circumstances.
We like to help people, at Cranleigh House who are looking for alternative solutions in all areas of health and ones which you often don’t see in the mainstream press or which are ridiculed as the Press is controlled by those who don’t necessarily have our best interests at heart.
I practice Homeopathy as well as naturopathy and, Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of modern day homeopathy, set up a mental hospital that successfully treated many people with mental health problems, Homeopathy can perform miracles. Barnstaple Hospital has a kinesiologist working in the mental health department and there are doctors locally who are open to looking at alternative solutions. I have recently worked with a woman who was prescribed different benzodiazepine drugs, – researching these drugs is an eye opener.
… Many doctors are prescribing these drugs indiscriminately and many people commit suicide trying to come off them.
People are often overwhelmed at what life seems to be requiring of us these days. To put these mental health issues in perspective I like to look at a bigger picture. I see, from my work with people and my observations of society and the world in general that we are reaching a fulcrum point, where all the ‘shit’ is coming out of people, of places, of countries. I see this as a real healing clearing and it is all for the best but, I think, it is really important that people have choices in mental health treatment and that it is not just the drugs that are funded. For example, homeopathy, naturopathy, EFT, Kinesiology, Body Electronics, Acupuncture, Shiatsu and many other therapies have a great track record helping people but, they are not funded by the NHS.
Until we are completely out of Europe lay practitioners can be prosecuted under European law for saying, in any publicity, that they do ‘detox’, as it is stated to be a ‘medical practice’ that only doctors can do. This was very restrictive. Natural detoxification, (using juices, liver flush, herbs, coffee enemas etc) is key in maintaining any area of health and is not something that is available through the NHS. Big Pharma, if you research it, and as many people are aware, is making millions of pounds from people’s ill health of any kind. Many very successful Alternative Health practitioners have been murdered or had their practices closed down.
Naturopath Richard Schulze has been threatened by the FBI when he worked with drug addicts curing them of their addictions naturally. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ8zzxXoM4k
Someone, who was on our detox retreat last month, stated that we are like a ‘Holistic Hospital’, as that is what she experienced staying with us, (a tiny one! LOL). Cranleigh House is a social enterprise and the money we make through running our programmes and operating as a vegetarian/vegan B&B is ploughed back in to offer our services to more people. We fund ourselves to do the work we do and looking at the feedback we receive we are doing an epic job but we are very open to receiving any financial help available to extend our work and also to work more closely with Barnstaple Hospital and local doctors who are open to natural healing options. We are an alternative way forward, as is The Heart Centre Combe Martin – whom we have joined forces and created a ‘Mental Health support group’ to discuss and find practical solutions to the issues talked about here. wishing you all health and happiness and let’s get out into nature and absorb those healing vibes and let’s keep discussing this very important topic….