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‘Eleanor you’d be better off with cancer, because cancer is easier to cure than Schizophrenia’

I agree with her view about being compassionate with yourself and others suffering in such situations but I disagree with showing compassion to voices – whether your own, those that sound different or ‘others’ (as some believe e.g. cultural/religious) that want to, claim to and do you harm let alone extreme harm. I don’t believe people create voices externally or internally to mimic trauma and extreme shock they’ve been through, it sounds like memory and repetition but not recreation as new characters. If it was the old ‘people’/experiences in your life or even continuing people/ones, you don’t always hear them as current, it’s easier to deal with such voices in/as past tense.

From most of the research I’ve done the more compassionate you are, the more consolatory and placatory/diplomatic you are with ‘them’ the more aggressive and malevolent they get, for longer. Once you give up the ‘fight’ which includes working on trying to lead as normal a life as possible and make yourself feel content as well as not working with/going along with the voice(s), they take over and you lose yourself.

The people who get on with voice(s) tend to see them as ‘angels’ or past loved ones, even ‘djinn’ style friends/allies.

P.S I’d also note – don’t listen to ‘answers’ voices give you like she did on an exam 😉 that could be cheating like she says even though some would argue you’re just listening to yourself/part of yourself and many authors/singers/creative people cite their works being dictated to them but imo the voice(s) could/can always be wrong and quite frankly, less intelligent than you.

That said she expresses herself very well, her horrifying circumstances, her methodology and her achievements. Well done Eleanor. I shed tears listening to that, what a brave person and I’m so glad she had helpful and loving people in her life.

An interesting experiment (reminds me of a documentary where ‘regular’ people sat in a room and each was surrounding by three to four other people talking at them to the point of feeling like being harangued, it only lasted a few minutes but it was devastating for some):

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