What can we learn from those who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience?
Bay Area Hearing Voices Network hosts a screening and discussion of the new documentary CRAZYWISE directed by Phil Borges.
During a quarter-century documenting indigenous cultures, human rights photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges often saw these cultures identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential. He was intrigued by how differently psychosis is defined and treated in the West.
Through interviews with renowned mental health professionals including Gabor Mate, MD, Robert Whitaker, and Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, Phil explores the growing severity of the mental health crisis in America dominated by biomedical psychiatry. He discovers a growing movement of professionals and psychiatric survivors who demand alternative treatments that focus on recovery, nurturing social connections, and finding meaning.
CRAZYWISE doesn’t aim to over romanticize indigenous wisdom, or completely condemn Western treatment. Not every indigenous person who has a crisis becomes a shaman. And many individuals benefit from Western medications. However, indigenous peoples’ acceptance of non-ordinary states of consciousness, along with rituals and metaphors that form deep connections to nature, to each other, and to ancestors, is something we can learn from.
CRAZYWISE adds a voice to the growing conversation that believes a psychological crisis can be an opportunity for growth and potentially potentially transformational, not a disease with no cure. To view extended trailer of CRAZYWISE click here.
When: Thurs., August 10, 2017, 7:00-9:30 pm
Doors open at 6:30, film at 7:00 pm, discussion to follow film
Where: The Lab, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco, 94103 (one block from 16th street BART station)
Suggested Donation: $10.00 *** BUT NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS! ***
Space for 150 people.
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When: Thursday September 28, 2017, 9:30Am-5:00PM
Where: Cubberley Community Center, Room H-6, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
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Peers – Free
Family Members – $40.00
Others – $80.00
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When: Wednesday November 16, 7pm-9pm
Cypress Community Center, Room 6, 403 Cypress Ave, San Jose (Map/directions)
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Professor Judith Ford, Professor of Psychiatry, Co-director, Brain Imaging and EEG Lab, University of California, San Francisco
When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: El Camino Hospital, 2500 Grant Road Mountain View, CA. New Main Hospital Conference Room E & F (Map/directions click here)
Registration: Registration required due to limited room capacity:
Email to: Lauren_Olaiz@elcaminohospital.org
This event is free and open to the public.
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WHEN: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. (LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED)
WHERE: Cypress Community Center, 403 South Cypress Avenue, Room 1, San Jose, CA, 95117
REGISTRATION/FEE: Free. However, to reserve a seat please send in $30.00 check which will be refunded upon attendance. Please print and complete the registration form (click here) and send in with the check.
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Cypress Community Center, Room 1, 403 South Cypress Avenue, San Jose, CA 95117
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