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Returned from India

Hi everyone


Just wanted to say that after 8 weeks in India researching mental health recovery I am back and bursting with thoughts and thinking about how and why recovery in mental health occurs - and fundamentally Im wondering if  recovery is possible or do we simply just learn to live with and manage our lives with renewed hope?


I learnt so much while I was away - I had amazing access into the Ayurvedic Mental Research Institute and met HINDU Bhrahmin priets at  a 600 year old healing mana that has been treating psychological problems presented by approx 100 patients every day (many Muslim) ... the priests have amazing success using mantras alone. I interviewed priests,  a bishop, filmed living gods,  went on a pilgrmage and filmed live exorcisms and interviwed both patients and carers. I learnt one very clear thing that BELIEF and TRUST and BEING HEARD are vital as is the HEALTH of the doctor trying to heal.

Off to edit the 23 hours into one now!