Web resources on Alternatives

Great web resources on Alternatives

1)      One of the sustained Alternatives for people experiencing ‘extreme states’: Soteria, started by Dr. Loren Mosher. Find him at


Soteria is a world wide alternative network, and find another Soteria example at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lWHNI9DK6E

2)      Peter Lehmann, “Recovery by Taking Psychiatric  Drugs versus Recovery by Coming off Psychiatric Drugs” Lecture to “GROWing towards recovery: A re-enchantment with life”. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin.  January 11, 2013


2a) Link to The Book on ‘Coming off Psychiatric Drugs’, find at


3)      Peter Lehmann, “Alternatives beyond psychiatry: Presentation at INTAR conference”, Toronto, 2008


3a) Link to The Book on Alternatives:


4)      Useful resources from ‘InterVoice’, an international organisation working for several years worldwide, providing insight and support for voice hearing people:


5)      Watch this breezy and racy presentation on “Mental health and psychosocial support” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-zWJbQ3baw

6)      Dr. Roger Walsh, a well known medical expert on the role of diet on mental health Watch him at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQjbQObx69M

7)      Finland’s famous Open Dialogue method with psychosis, watch Robert Whitaker at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBjIvnRFja4

8)      We have found that drumming is very useful in our work, especially with those in extreme states. For examples for use of rhythm in therapy, look up

  1. http://everybodydrum.com/rhythm/index.html
  2. Interview with the drum facilitation veteran, Arthur Hull, please find at http://www.cruzy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=66&Itemid=118

9)      Intensive Course in Asia for Arts based therapies based on Buddhist principles and practices, please find at

  1. http://wcclf.org/signature.htm

10)   Intentional Peer support and training, by Sherry Mead and Chris Hansen, please find at http://www.intentionalpeersupport.org/

11)   On Recovery by Sherry Mead, find at http://www.intentionalpeersupport.org/apps/videos/videos/show/17038001-shery-mead-on-recovery

12)   A classic form of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy created by Jon Kabat-Zinn found at www.mbct.com

13)   A website giving great resources on Mindfulness: http://www.mindful.org/

14)   A survivor group from UK has put up resources here:




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