Scream

Arthur Janov, the pioneer of Primal Scream therapy, recently passed away. Here are some thoughts about the context in which developed his therapy… ** Fifty years ago, in 1967, the California-based Arthur Janov was operating in a strange mental health environment. That year Scottish therapist R.D. Laing published The Politics of Experience, which questioned orthodoxContinue reading “Scream”

Born to Run: For Mindfulness and More

Have a Fitbit? Do you pound the pavement? Hit the road? Do you do it for body? Or mind? Likely both! * * In January 2017, psychotherapist William Pullen published a new book, Run For Your Life. It’s an interesting read. Here’s a description of the work: “Anyone who has ever gone for a run,Continue reading “Born to Run: For Mindfulness and More”

CFP. Mental Health and Money: Past and Present

A Call for Papers. Socioeconomic factors and mental health: past and present Editors: Professor Matthew Smith and Dr Lucas Richert (University of Strathclyde, UK) This article collection will examine how the relationship between socioeconomic factors and mental health has been and is understood in an array of different places and periods. Although much of theContinue reading “CFP. Mental Health and Money: Past and Present”

Mad To Be Normal

Mad To Be Normal at the glorious Glasgow Film Theatre. The film stars David Tennant in the lead role and is directed by Robert Mullan. I was lucky to sit on a panel afterward to offer some historical gems. It was a great conversation with Matthew Smith, Luke Fowler, Richard Warden, and the other attendees…Continue reading “Mad To Be Normal”

Podcast Announcement – Radical Mental Health Therapy

I recently had the pleasure of joining Chris Hoff on The Radical Therapist Podcast. You can listen to our lively discussion about the 1960s, long-haired hippies, and mental health services during a period of big-time change. You can download the Pod here or through iTunes. Thanks for listening and sharing! #mentalhealthawareness #healthpolicy