Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike people down all over the world. The latest, catastrophic figures for children’s mental health in England reflect a global crisis.

There are plenty of secondary reasons for this distress, but it seems to me that the underlying cause is everywhere the same: human beings, the ultrasocial mammals, whose brains are wired to respond to other people, are being peeled apart. Economic and technological change play a major role, but so does ideology. Though our wellbeing is inextricably linked to the lives of others, everywhere we are told that we will prosper through competitive self-interest and extreme individualism.

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Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian.

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Holotropic Breathwork Workshops on May 13th and 14th in Toronto

This experiential workshop introduces participants to two simple therapeutic breathing activities.   Working in learning dyads, you will engage in an introductory breath work session, and experience the process both as a client and as a sitter.

Visual image making can play an important role as a follow-up to a breath work session by facilitating integration, safety and session closure.   We will explore several activities using art materials that work as excellent complements to integrative conversation, especially for intensive material that may be difficult to express verbally.

Breath work offers strong parallels with psychedelic psychotherapy, activating a similar range of inner experience. Breath work can be an excellent precursor to psychedelic psychotherapy. Client success with breath work is a good predictor of success in a psychedelic session, and breathing is a crucial factor in the therapeutic management of the psychedelic session itself. Our visual image-making activities will be as valuable in the post-session integration process with psychedelics as they are with breath work.

 

For more information or for tickets, click on this link: Holotropic Workshops in Toronto

 

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