"I wonder if the psychologist/psychiatrist who posted in this thread knows of the unsuccessful track record of their profession and where many of these qualified personnel freely admit to not being able to help or cure any of their patients. Psychiatry has a dismal track-record of cure in their patients, so who is she to comment on the altruistic endeavours of those who have been successful, and the desire to pass on that information to others?"
Had you carefully read my post... you would have known that I am a psychologist. I also specialize in health psychology... have done extensive independent study and certification training in various natural and holistic healing modalities... have also worked as a colon hydrotherapist, detoxification specialist, nutritional consultant, energy worker and teacher of meditation and qigong. The clients I have worked with would disagree with your opinion that they were not helped... although I don't cure anybody! That ability for a cure comes from within the client... and all I can do is assist them in facilitating the healing process. Nothing more. Unlike your stereotypical assumption of those with advanced education who are in the healing professions.... my approach is TRULY holistic... encompassing the body-mind-spirit human being and recognizing them as part of the larger social system.
And to really blow your mind... I don't even believe there is such a thing as 'mental illness'! The symptoms that people are manifesting and thought of as 'mental illness' are the result of physiologic, metabolic, hormonal and brain dysfunctions... related to stress... that are rooted in energetic imbalances and often spiritual crises. Psychiatry is one of the biggest and most dangerous scams in the allopathic 'health care' system! I don't even diagnose unless a client wants my services covered by insurance... and only then because that's what health insurance requires. I have a full understanding of what the stigma of having a 'mental illness' does to a person in all aspects of their lives... and I make it a point to discuss this with my clients... leaving the choice of having a diagnosis up to them. I am adamantly opposed to forced or coercive 'mental health' treatment of any sort as I have seen first hand the damage it does. If people voluntarily seek out my services... I provide them with the utmost respect and understanding that the answers they are seeking already lie within them.
Two of my favorite colleagues...
Don't try to put me in a box... you'll never find one that fits!
To answer a question... the reason for my posting on this forum was because of seeing that Lauray's post had been moved to the A/B Forum. I won't be posting here again.
*And by the way... are these your definition of supportive posts...