Saturday, April 19, 2008

Brain Dead

Brain dead and mental illness are such subjects those not often addressed by some therapists, healers or professionals because they do not feel equipped enough to deal with them. This may be deemed an area best left to medical professionals.

We may come across the cases of individuals who experience existential or neurotic crises. However, it is an altogether different matter when addressing the issues ranging from borderline psychosis to actively psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia or manic depressive states or Bi-polar Affective Disorder.

Chronic Illness:

When individuals with a history of chronic psychiatric illness are in remission and well, it may be impossible for a lay person to find that only recently they may have been experiencing hellish hallucinations or perhaps felt suicidal. The point is not to stigmatise or scaremonger, but rather to emphasise that we have an obligation to be aware that people may seek proper advice during difficult periods in their lives. If one could not recognise the potential mental health problems, they are doing the client an extreme disfavour.

Health Beyond Reason:

Interestingly, classical texts did address some of the possible indicators of severe mental illness. As with any healing work, listings of any medical / spiritual illnesses should be applied in a studied, judicious manner, after examining the whole case. Have you ever thought that we can get the victory over these disorders and insufficiencies?

Survey for Mind-Body-Soul:

We ask people a short questionnaire to find out more about the impact of the negative results over mind, body and soul. You won't believe an eighty five of the hundred respondents confessed that they were surprised by some mysterious effects between the meditation experiences. 28% of the people admitted that the possibilities were more limited then they had thought, and some more came to the conclusion that this only works in actual practice. Ten respondents complained that the process of the subjects were often similar.

For instance, in reply to a multiple choice question about their mind, all subjects claimed to be healthy conditions. But again, there were many more differences than similarities. Moreover, even in those cases when most subjects expressed a similar opinion, there were usually dissenters.

Emotional Differences:

The questionnaires contained much information that could be used to estimate their emotional levels. Anyhow, the summery showed numerous differences that were hard to overlook. For example, although four subjects had a vivid imagination and were fond of aesthetic experiences, there was one subject who showed not the appreciation for such experiences. Nine respondents suspected that the questions were not always answered truthfully. Perhaps the subjects had a lack of self-knowledge or tried to present an illusive scenario of themselves. However, in spite of this potential bias, most questions concerned verifiable facts.

There is no reason to assume that the subjects lied about their hobbies or the keen interests. Even if all facts were false, this would not explain why the healer failed to demonstrate mental agreement. The majority of the respondents asserted that the subjects had not supplied enough information. We cannot rule out the possibility that the chance results were due to a lack of relevant details. It should be remarked, however, that nearly all attendents had asked for less information than they actually received.

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