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Lewis

I'm interested in change and transformation on many levels, from astrophysics to healing to complex systems. How do we change? What makes us transform, especially when we so often fight it. I love the trickster image -- that character who convinces us, tricks us, cajoles us, or kicks us in the... Full Bio
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Contemporary Psychotherapy by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I wanted to share some comments from Healing Plots, a book by Amia Lieblich, et al, with which I very much resonate. They write that psychotherapy and counseling are unique ... Read on »
Neurobiology Learning Society of Honolulu: learning, mirror neurons, and dreams. by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In April, the Neurobiology Learning Society met in Honolulu at 1601 Kapiolani Ave (Intercultural Communication College offices). Argosy University student Janalle Kaloi-C ... Read on »
Drug Vs. Social Factors Binary Thinking by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine An article on drug development for anorexia caught my attention. See it at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/5068308/Anorexia-drugs-o... Here's ... Read on »
I'm recommending Judith Or ... by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm recommending Judith Orloff's new book to my friends and colleagues. It's called Emotional Freedom. For more information, see Judith's website for the book . I ... Read on »
Psychiatry and Aboriginal North America by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Native American culture and psychiatry Native American people are typically diagnosed with higher rates of “mental illness” than white North Americans. Similar finding ... Read on »
Love 2009 by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My son is struggling with love. He's 15 years old and suffering deeply. I tried to get him to write poetry, but he wouldn't, so I wrote three poems about his situation. I ... Read on »
Creativity and Madness 2008 by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm here at the Hilton Waikaloa on the Big Island of Hawai'i for the Creativity and Madness conference. I gave two talks about narrative concepts, one about the relation of ... Read on »
Christmas 2008 by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hello Everyone and Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas), Since my last post, I have been on Thom Hartmann's radio show in Portland, Oregon, which was really fun, since I got ... Read on »
I want to tell the story of be ... by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I want to tell the story of being kicked out of Canada, since it's one of the more bizarre experiences of my life, but it's also a message that Creator has a different plan ... Read on »
Dear Anyone whose Reading, ... by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dear Anyone whose Reading, I'm restarting my blog after several months hiatus. What's new! We've started Coyote Institute (for Studies of Change and Transformation ... Read on »
Bugs by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am sitting in the shadows of Mt. Mansfield, in Stowe, Vermont, waiting for my son to wake up. We're going to a sweat lodge in Weybridge, Vermont, that we built last weeken ... Read on »
Narrative Medicine and the Audience by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I am in Stony Rapids at the top of Saskatchewan. I just took off the article from Mothering on Hypnosis and Birth because I thought they had published it long ago and it tu ... Read on »
Where I grew up! by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I thought I'd start a series on my background, since people wonder. Here's where I was born. More images to follow next time i get the time to post. This was mos ... Read on »
American Psychiatric Association 2008 by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dear friends, I'm here in Washington, D.C., at the American Psychiatric Association's 161st annual convention. What a trip! I now realize that anything besides drugs is ... Read on »
what traditional elders believe about mental health training by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here's my latest paper that I've just revised. I'd sure appreciate some feedback or comments. Lewis What Traditional Indigenous Elders say about Cross Cultural Mental ... Read on »
Contemporary Psychiatry and Diagnostic Labeling by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here is a discussion that Barbara and I have been having on the Coyote Medicine discussion group. I liked it and thought it would fit nicely on this blog so others could po ... Read on »
Contemporary Psychiatry and Diagnostic Labels by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Check out this conversation that Barbara and I have been having on the Coyote Medicine discussion group. Barbara starts the conversation regarding an article by Kirmaier ... Read on »
More Bipolar, Part 2 by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The recovery of unmedicated schizophrenics did not prove that schizophrenia is a psychological and not a biological illness. It proved that biology responds intimately and ... Read on »
Bipolar Disorder -- more work in process by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The green grass hills seemed to stretch forever, limited only by the bright blue horizon. It was not hard to imagine those hills covered with bison while eagles circled ove ... Read on »
Hypnosis and Birth Study American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis 2004 by Lewis Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Here's the study from which I wrote the previous hypnosis and birth paper for Mothering. Lewis Hypnosis to Facilitate Normal Birth Lewis E. Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph ... Read on »