posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 08:27 PM
Stories like these are why I have utter contempt for this so called science. The practices they listed in the article are sick. What I don't
understand is why the "patients" follow "orders" when they oppose such practices. The two men that run the place are not licensed as therapists.
The patients cannot be legally forced to do such things as far as I am aware. Even if they were licensed I would refuse to perform such utterly
ridiculous actions. Beat effigies of my parents? Come on!! Strip on their order? Go to Hell!! That type of behavior cannot be productive in any
way. The therapy predictably fails and the directors pocket all the money and blame the patient for their failure. How convenient.
The type of therapy I oppose are things like this, or worse. Therapy that is guided by drugs, strange practices like those in the article and, the
belief that human beings are purely biological creatures guided by the brain and nothing but the brain. Primarily, the practices pioneered by Wilhelm
Wundt. It is an abomination.
In my opinion, therapy is effective only in a social and philosophical manner. Group therapy where people discuss their problems openly and without
fear can be very productive and completely cure individuals. I know for sure that open, honest discussions in a comfortable environment helped me
resolve personal issues. Philosophical discussion groups led by therapists or non-therapists alike have great success.
One sentence in that article did strike a familiar chord with me. My father was and is, in fact, a distant father. My mother was and is, in fact,
overbearing. That behavior did create sexual identity confusion in me during my early to late teens. The ramifications being that I was a slow
learner when it came to establishing an intimate, caring and close relationship with women. I am aware that every human being is unique in their
own...errr....unique way.....so who am I to say that such parenting could or could not lead to distinct sexual behavior? My unique "parenting"
certainly caused me distress in my formative years.
The sad thing is that these activities are not of the "Fringe" variety. They are uncommon at best. I wish I had the knowledge to help in these
matters. About the only thing I can say is to be vigilant. Completely research the credentials of any type of therapists, counselor, psychiatrist or
psychologist if forced to come into formal contact with one. Know your legal rights. Use them with alacrity if placed into a situation against your
will. This last bit is kind of off-topic, I know, but I think it is important. In any case, don't take my word for it. Do your own research into
the subject and come to ones own conclusions.
Finally, excuse my long-winded approach to this topic. The plight of the men in the article struck a chord with me. Stories like these will continue
and very likely grow if not checked. I don't think many people are aware that the oppressive commitment laws that are used today by psychologists
are descended from the ideas and theories promoted by Wilhelm. I have seen a few topics on this site addressing this issue. The power granted to
these psychologists is draconian.
I hope these men are successful in their legal action against the two directors. The way the men were treated is abysmal.