Saturday, July 21, 2007

More on Fear and Anxiety

A woman is terrified of going to the supermarket.

A man loses sleep over being evaluated at his job.

A jazz singer is terrorized by her pending success.

It can be crippling and terrifying. And it´s the third largest mental health care problem in the world.

What is going on behind our fears and anxieties?

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else´s Head, we´ll take another look at this important social health concern.

First, an announcement, especially for my Canadian listeners to this Podcast. I´ll be in Canada over the next couple of weeks visiting family and friends. If you´re in the Victoria/Vancouver area drop me an e-mail. I´d love to get together with any who are interested in talking about Norberto Keppe´s work.

If you´re in the Greater Toronto area, I´ll be giving a lecture for any who want to know more about Keppe´s important discoveries and how they can help you in all aspects of your life. Loyal listeners to Thinking with Somebody Else´s Head, Lynne MacDonnell and Jason Coombs have very generously offered their meeting room space. My presentation there will be on Tuesday night, July 31, at 7:00 pm. Lynne is psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in Toronto, and her address is 2489 Bloor St. W., suite 306. Write me if you need more information.

A few weeks ago, I interviewed psychoanalyst, Leo Lima, about fears, panic and phobias. I had a number of responses to that program that prompted me to address the subject again. Lori wrote me from New York City about her claustrophobia and wondered how to get copies of Claudia Pacheco´s book, Healing Through Consciousness, which we mentioned in that program. This is a seminal book about psycho-somatic illness, I can get copies of it for you if you let me know you´re interested.

I´ve invited Markku Lyyra to join me today. Markku´s a Finnish psychoanalyst at Keppe´s International Society of Analytical Trilogy, and he has wide-ranging clinical experience treating clients from Europe and Latin America. He has many practical clinical examples this time to help us get to the bottom of these debilitating problems. Markku gives many lectures on this issue. Let´s explore this important issue more deeply today.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Fattening, and Thinning, of America

Up to 10 million teens develop disorders in this area. And worries about it can start much younger than that.

Adults are worried about it, too. And companies make big profits on our neuroses.

We've become a culture obsessed with it to a degree unprecedented in history. But solutions to it remain elusive.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, we'll look at why, with all our focus on weight in today's culture, many of us are getting fatter and fatter while millions of others are wasting away to nothing.

What in the world is going on with our weight?

There are so many factors at play here, aren't there? A skinny-as-a-rail 13-year-old looks in the mirror and sees a whale. The advertising agencies air-brush models to within an inch of their lives and dramatically alter how we see beauty. Plastic surgeons give whoever has the moeny to pay whatever body they want. Doctors and drug companies push their solutions in packages of pills that make them richer and the rest of us sicker.

Research shows that 42% of first to third grade girls want to be thinner. And 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat. Our neurosis is being manipulated to make money. And not just that - our food industry has been seriously corrupted by a totally skewed profit motive that makes us realize that our corporations and political systems are exhibiting strong psychopathic tendencies.

The work of Norberto Keppe can help us to understand what's going on here, and shows us how to develop new business and residence structures designed to take the power out of the hands of the banks and corporations, and put the resources, money and power into our hands. These ground-breaking structures and ideas are outlined in Keppe's revolutionary book, Liberation of the People: The Pathology of Power. This book highlights his great idealism, but also his astute social critique, and his solutions. It's great stuff. Write me at if you'd like a copy of this book.

We'll look at our topic today - the Fattening and Thinning of America - in a very expansive way. My dear friend, Susan Berkley from New York City, joins me to talk with Claudia Pacheco, psychoanalyst and vice-president of Keppe's International Society of Analytical Trilogy.

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Friday, July 06, 2007

The Loss of American Ideals

It's been the dominant force in the world for the past 70 years or so. It's impact has been enormous in every area - from economics to culture. But it's not the country it once was. And now, it's even become dangerous to itself ... and to the rest of us.

Where have things gone so wrong in the land of the free and the home of the brave?

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, for the 4th of July, 2007, let's take a look at the lost values of the United States.

American musician, Gilbert Gambucci joins me today to talk about the lost values of America, based on Norberto Keppe's discoveries on the pathology of power.

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