Psychodynamic Therapy Study / Effective – Mad in America

An article recently published in the Journal of Affective Disorders finds that mounting research evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (STPP) in the treatment of depression.

Using meta-analytic methods – or the analysis of results of multiple previous studies – European psychiatrists led by Ivano Castelli found STPP to be more effective in reducing depressive symptoms than unstructured treatment and supportive therapy. In addition, the researchers found Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and STPP to be similarly effective and did not see increased improvement in patients who combined STPP with antidepressants. The authors write:

“The findings could provide significant data for updating APA guidelines for treating depression. In fact, STPP can be a useful ground for the treatment of patients with mild depression or who do not assume pharmacological therapy or in case of no benefits from cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.”

Psychodynamic Therapy Effective for Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds

www.madinamerica.com/2023/02/psychodynamic-therapy-effective-for-depressive-symptoms-study-finds/

Full Moon – Energetic until August

“Full Moon in Leo” By Samantha Orthlieb

(Senses of the Soul)

Intense and powerful transformation continues in your lower chakras before, during and after this Full Moon Gateway! The Ascension coding of this gateway starts on February 5 and closes during the Full Moon on August 16, 2023.

The power of this gateway shapes your sense of deservingness (1st chakra), your sovereignty (2nd) and the essence of your authentic power. You are being guided by these energies to ask for what you need to have a balanced lifestyle, thus knowing that you deserve abundance in all its forms to lead a joyful and prosperous fulfilled life.

No more sense of drudgery, needing to overwork, perfectionism, control, or lack of faith is necessary (or allowed) to prove your worth in the New Earth paradigm of living! That is an old wounded masculine value system that is dissolving in the collective.

You are allowed to release the past and moving into a whole new way of being. This new sense of yourself is building creative energy inside of you in preparation for a new stage of your Ascension process – one that is filled with freedom and choice. So know that you are capable of creating what you desire, and that the help you need to do so will be there.

You are now attracting better, healthy relationships and bountiful circumstances into your life as your power center, your manifestation skills and your creative juices are coming into ripe alignment!

Infinite potential and possibilities are in the ethers coming to you, miracles are becoming normalcies! So stay committed to what it is you want to create for yourself and others.

This increase in internal vital force may be showing itself as more intense emotions (anger, frustration, crabbiness, fatigue, depression, lethargy), tension and soreness in the muscles, digestive disturbance, sore solar plexus, shoulder blade pain, skin issues such as rashes and hives, poor quality sleep, intense dreams and anxiety.

As you pass through this Moon portal, you will take a deeper dive to release that which is no longer needed. So keep flowing, be committed to transmuting your emotions, to caring for your health, finding more balance and shifting your mindset to release patterns that keep you in a lesser version of yourself.

There is powerful magic in the air, so bravely continue onward and know you are heading in the right direction.

And so it is!

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I owe myself

I owe myself an apology

For all of the times

I tore myself apart

When I neglected my own needs

Lowered my standards

Berated myself

And put myself down.

For the self-sabotage

I continually inflicted upon myself

And the times when I apologised

For being who I was

And expressing myself authentically.

And I owe myself

The permission to start anew.

To forgive myself

For the battles I fought

That weren’t mine to fight

For all of the love

That I failed to give myself

And for the times when I failed to realise

That rather than being broken

I was worthy of value, respect

And beautiful, brilliant things in life

And that how I treated myself

Dictated how others would view me

And in turn, behave towards me

So by showering myself

With love, kindness, forgiveness and respect

In turn, I could pave the way

For others to do the same.

Follow Us 𝗢𝗹𝗶𝗩𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗹

Words by ©Tahlia Hunter

Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences-Mad in America

In a new article published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine Focus, researchers lay out the American College of Preventative Medicine’s (ACPM) position on preventing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). While the authors endorse surveillance and research around childhood adversity, they recommend against screening for adverse childhood experiences in individual clinical encounters.

Through a synthesis of research and expert opinion, they put forward seven recommendations for preventing and assisting in recovery from adverse childhood experiences. They write:

“The American College of Preventive Medicine offers seven adverse childhood experiences‒related recommendations focused on screening, education/training, policy/practice, and research: 2 are evidence-based, and five are based on expert opinion. Notably, regarding secondary prevention of adverse childhood experiences, the American College of Preventive Medicine endorses population-level surveillance and research around childhood adversity but not adverse childhood experience screening in individual clinical encounters.”

American College of Preventative Medicine Makes Recommendations for Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences

www.madinamerica.com/2023/01/american-college-of-preventative-medicine-makes-recommendations-for-preventing-and-mitigating-adverse-childhood-experiences/

Shadow to Light

To think that enlightenment only comes through wonderful experiences is to delude yourself. Yes, there are those cases when someone has a spontaneous awakening, and he or she doesn’t have a lot of karmic tendencies to see through. But that is rare.

For most of us, the path to enlightenment is not rosy. We need to acknowledge this, because otherwise we’re only going to let ourselves travel toward that which feels good, that which supports our image of what the path of awakening should be. For most people, the path of awakening does have wonderful, profound moments and realizations. But it is also a gritty thing. Its not what most people sign up for when they say they want to be enlightened.

The truth of the matter is that most people who say they want awakening don’t actually want to awaken.

They want their version of awakening. What they actually want it to be really happy in their dream state. And that’s okay, if that’s as far as they’ve evolved…

But the real, sincere impulse toward enlightenment is something that goes far beyond the desire to make our dream state better. It is an impulse that is willing to subject itself to whatever is needed in order to wake up. The authentic impulse toward enlightenment is that internal prayer asking for whatever it is that will bring us to a full awakening, regardless of whether it turns out to be wonderful or terrible.

– Adyashanti

Take Back Your Energy

Energy / Ascension Update:

Time to claim back your divine power / Soul recall affirmation – prayer

The emotional body is breaking open so do not worry if you are very emotional, feeling sad or down, old dense feelings you are still holding onto are resurfacing to finally let go to receive the blessings.

Distracting ego thoughts like: why am I still not with my beloved divine partner, what am I doing wrong, why am I still stuck not moving forward, where is the success and rewards I worked for so long.

Feeling tired and need for rest with flue like ascension symptoms.

Believe me I am very tired also and long for all new to start.

Please do not give up and continue to focus on self love and self care as we are moving towards real unconditional love.

We continue aligning with our higher self and I Am presence.

It is important to go within and regroup. Reclaim back your life force energy through doing a power callback from all the external distractions. Show up for yourself through focusing on your own goals and plans.

This is part of travelling into higher dimensions where you will reunite with loving soul family, tribe, and Holy Grail union.

I felt the need to go to the beach today and recall back all my lost soul fragments and life force and made an affirmation for you to do the same.

Affirmation / Prayer:

In the name of my Divine I AM Presence, In the name of My Father Mother Creator God / Source.

I demand and comment that all my lost soul fragments from all time, space and dimensions be returned to me and make my soul whole and complete.

I demand and command that all my life force stolen from all time, space and dimensions be returned, restored and re-balanced in divine feminine and masculine energies.

I request that my highest energetic team and archangel Michael clear me from any remaining distractive ego thoughts, false beliefs, false guidance, dense and dark lower vibrational energies, hooks, cords, hexes, spells, AI, vows, promises, negative karma, not serving my highest and best new ascended life in divine unity love be deleted, removed or transformed into higher dimensional love.

Dear I AM Presence I do not want to be controlled and guided by my ego any longer. I demand and command you to take over all control and free me from all false guidance & temptation.

Divine I AM Presence please help me connect with my higher self and lead me into my new ascended life on the higher dimensional plane, connecting and aligning me with the higher realms, my divine counterpart and my higher love, light and soul family.

Thank you, it is done, it is done, it is done.

With divine blessings 🙏😇💖

David Alexander Lightfoot

Surgery

The exploratory surgery while I had a very bad UTI and ruptured appendix procedure has me weak but able to use the urnial to the amazement of my aids ; I’m damn good at it .

Slicing and dicing my bowels is painful and I’ve not had anything for pain since arrival at Rehab which is cruel. It’s affecting my sleep and I plan to resolve it

I have weakness in my legs which others are reporting as well and have plans to do energy work as well as supplements to correct .

I’m working on increasing my insurance coverage asap which I’ve tried to do for several years

When I woke from matrix of bipolar mental illness and learned that my cobra serve was running out , my fears of a catastrophic illness or disease would challenge me .

I tried unsuccessfully to get insurance , all took my deposit and a few payments , received a pre approved medical bill and threw me out. One company didn’t even cover the state of Virginia and I found this out 3 months after waiting for an appointment with a specialist , who told me upon arrival for said appointment that ” I’m not taking new patients” !

After buying my last house and in legal battles with ex , I signed on with Anthem Blue Shield with poor credit was $3000 deposit just to sign up

My Bipolar diagnosis still in play the policy would be $1000 per month , and I had a new $1000 house payment It was very scary and when I received a bill for $3000 2 weeks after signing up ; I quit that matrix

The coverage at $1000 per month did not cover glasses or dental !

Blue Cross/ Anthem did not refund my $3000 deposit and my futile efforts to have that money returned has met nothing but dead ends .

I’m in awe of the mostly women who have cared for me and their dedication and compassion are inspiring.

They do release our current medical model is in dire need of improvement, better pay and work conditions. I have deep gratitude and respect and share my experience and cutting edge quantum healing which they seem interested in .

Teacher/Student the beat goes on and I’m aware of the lessons I’m learning and light I’m receiving and dispersing.

Blessings & Peace

Dona Luna😘❤️🥰

Spirituality

Tested time after time , my surgery and recovery are yet one more hurtle .

I’m better but have a ways to go and my faith and determination are solid .

Magical people assist me and come into my life wherever I am and I’m gratified

What falls away is supposed to to make space for what’s in my best interests now.

I used to worry what did I have to offer , what was my worth and how could I best serve ? After years of being targeted by distortions to protect unspeakable abuses , I had to learn again I am love and I bring love and not everyone has the eyes to see and the heart to accept me ❤️

This surgery has brought me to a place of comfort and peace and patience because of the very special and unique earth angels that are at the ready to stand beside me and support me and that’s beautiful; money cannot buy happiness or these bonds that are of value beyond that I have known in the past . With the exception of the Heaven on Earth I knew as a young Mom I have never known that love ; the sweetest ever and that challenges the distorted , greedy and controlling.

I know I’ll be on my own and that’s ok until the man shows up that has a hand for my back and no knives to harm me . It’s hardly a consideration now as I fight to regain my physical strength and return to my room and seek my home 🏡

Medical treatment this time around has twice opened the door to psychiatry which I politely slam shut just as I reject the common offer of chemo for 1 cancerous polyp.

# I Got This

Ancient Souls

‘When you love an Ancient Soul’

“There is a special kind of person in this world who is often misunderstood. These people tend to be the loners, the free spirits, the innocent lovers. They see the world for all they can – and should be – although the world rarely sees them.

They are the old souls, the dreamers, the people in tune with life, so intuitive of emotions that they frighten us. They frighten us not because of who they are, but because of who we are not, what we lack.

Ancient souls reach depths we cannot understand. They have a connection with God, with the Universe, with Nature, and that’s why they are the people who will change the world.

We often feel inferior, as if we have to strive to stay remotely close to their level, to be worthy of their love.

It takes a confident person to love an old soul. But it’s worth it. It will change your life.

They are romantic, they are loyal, they help us grow, they are not materialistic, they understand the deep connections in life, they are grateful, they are examples of bravery.

They walk the most painful roads of this life, and yet somehow they find the courage to smile. Of being selfless. Support others. Loving an old soul and being loved by it is a gift from the Universe!”

— Louisa Fletcher

Art | Ellen Uytewaal