The Schizophrenia Project
May 4, 2011
At our clinics, and through our certified therapists, we now offer the Silent Mind Technique™, our method for eliminating the typical 'mind chatter' or obsessive thoughts that many people experience in their daily lives, as well as the 'voices' (auditory hallucinations) of schizophrenia. Over time, we hope to see this technique become available worldwide.
We certify and license therapists in our Silent Mind Technique™. These therapists charge only for cures, not time (‘pay for results’). If they can't eliminate the problem, there is no fee. Generally, our clinics treat clients with more severe problems.
If you have questions, wish more information about the specifics of treatment, or wish to talk to our clinical staff, call our office at 25-413-3211 in western Canada, or contact our clinics in Australia, Denmark, and Poland.
Clients who have used our technique have written testimonials.
Current Peer Review Research
Other Approaches to Curing Schizophrenia
What the process treats:
The Silent Mind Technique™ eliminates the 'mind chatter' or obsessive thoughts that can plague some people. It also removes something we call the 'tribal block', which is an unconscious influence from one's culture.
The process also eliminates the voices schizophrenics hear. Based on our testing so far, we are confident that we can eliminate the 'voices'. Other delusions are not addressed with this process, although in very limited testing the process has also eliminated visual hallucinations. Part of this study is to find out what other problems remain after the 'voices' are eliminated, and apply other techniques to eliminate them also.
The process also eliminates channeling and the spiritual emergency called demonic possession.
What happens during the process, and how does it take place:
A session takes about 2-3 hours. We do two or three sessions to be sure the process worked, spread a week or so apart. For clients who are treated at our clinics, we anticipate longer interactions to check for stability, possibly over several months.
No physical intervention is needed, no chemicals or drugs. We use state-of-the-art trauma healing techniques for the process. The client does not need to be able to follow verbal directions, but it is helpful.
Consent and Liability Agreement:
If you decide to participate in our treatment, we will require you (or your guardian) to fill out the consent, confidentiality and liability form before you start the treatment procedure. This protects us and also allows us to keep the method proprietary so that we can retain rights on the process for purposes of safety and quality control.
To explore working on this project, or to become a possible client, phone 250-413-3211 in western Canada to contact us (due to the ever increasing spam problem, this is a better way to get in touch than through email.)
We have a reasonably well-tested technique that permanently eliminates 'mind chatter' ("distracting thoughts") in ordinary people, giving them what we call the 'silent mind' state of consciousness. (If you are not sure what 'mind chatter' is referring to, a simple way to identify it is to do a 15 minute breath meditation (zen, vipassana), and note the annoying "random" or "distracting" thoughts.) We've found that almost everyone has this problem, but that some people find the 'chatter' much more obtrusive than others. Our testing has showed that the "psychotic auditory hallucinations" of schizophrenia are actually ordinary 'mind chatter', but heard without the normal suppression that keeps them minimized. In essence, schizophrenics have enhanced awareness and not a mental illness per se. The disease of schizophrenia is thus just one end of a continuum of awareness that almost everyone is on.
We’ve discovered that this problem of mind chatter is due to a certain type of very early prenatal trauma, and is not due to genetic or other physical reasons. A simple technique that targets and heals the appropriate prenatal developmental event permanently eliminates the problem, leaving the person without any distracting thoughts.
Current Peer Reviewed Research
Conventional belief is that schizophrenia is a disorder of the neurochemistry of the brain, in spite of the fact that no such mechanism has ever been found. Recently, because of some landmark studies in the last 10 years, a major shift in understanding the cause of schizophrenia in psychology and psychiatry has started to take place. There is now excellent peer reviewed studies showing that schizophrenia has to be caused and/or triggered by trauma (just as we empirically proved by actually developing a technique that eliminated the problem of schizophrenic 'voices' by healing key trauma). We refer you to just some of the many peer review journal articles and articles written for laypeople:
- A very good summary about schizophrenia can be found online in the Wikipedia.
- "Prenatal exposure to maternal stress and subsequent schizophrenia: The May 1940 invasion of the Netherlands" by Dr.s J. van Os and J. P. Selten, 1998 article on in the British Journal of Psychiatry 172:324-326. This was a key study linking prenatal trauma to schizophrenia.
PubMed lists related papers on trauma and schizophrenia in its database.
- "Childhood trauma, psychosis and schizophrenia: a literature review with theoretical and clinical implications" by J. Read, J. Os, A. P. Morrison, and C. A. Ross, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Volume 112:5 November 2005, pp. 330-350.
- "Delayed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Model for Schizophrenia and Depression: The Unification Theory of Mental Illness", Dr. Clancy McKenzie M.D. 1998, Trauma Response, Volume 4 Number 2. Dr. McKenzie, studying thousands of schizophrenics in the USA, found that trauma in the first years of life was at the root of cause of schizophrenia in the people studied. Another version is "A Unification Theory of Mental Illness", 1998, Frontier Perspectives, Volume 7, Number 2, Temple University, Philadelphia.
- Delayed Post Traumatic Stress Disorders from Infancy: The Two Trauma Mechanism, by C McKenzie and LS Wright, 1996, Amsterdam: Harwood Academic Publishers.
- Models of Madness: Psychological, Social and Biological Approaches to Schizophrenia, edited by Richard Bentall, Loren Mosher, John Read, 2004.
- Trauma, Metacognition and Predisposition to Hallucinations In Non-Patients" by AP Morrison, and T Petersen, Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2003, 31: 235-246.
Of even more importance, the conventional model says that, by definition, if you hear voices ("auditory hallucinations"), you are mentally ill with schizophrenia. (A diagnosis of schizophrenia using the DSM 4 categories is not very repeatable from therapist to therapist, but roughly 70% of people with this diagnosis hear 'voices'.) Recent studies at NIMH in the USA show that 2/3 of the population that reports hearing voices has no other sign of mental illness whatsoever. Several other studies also agree with this. There is a 'continuum' that people are on - most 'schizophrenics' are totally sane, except that they 'hear voices' - the same voices that most people do. This is also in agreement with our own findings.
- An organization in England is working to change how schizophrenia is seen and treated. They are the 'Hearing Voices Network' at www.hearing-voices.org. For an overview of this movement, go to the wikipedia.
- "Auditory Hallucinations: a comparison between patients and nonpatients", by A. Honig, MA Romme, BJ Ensink, SD Escher, MH Pennings, and MW deVries, Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, October 1998, 186!10): 646-51.
- "Psychotic symptoms in non-clinical populations and the continuum of psychosis", H Verdoux, Jim van Os, Schizophrenia Research, March 2002, 54:1-2, pp 59-65.
- "Factorial Structure of the Hallucinatory Experience: Continuity of Experience in Psychotic and Normal Individuals", M Serper, CA Dill, N Chang, T Kot, J Elliot, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, April 2005, 193(4): 265-272.
- "The continuity of psychotic experiences in the general population", LC Johns, J van Os, 2001, Clinical Psychology Review, 21 (8), 1125-41.
Our full model that identifies the intermediate mechanism that causes 'mind chatter' also accounts for other very puzzling phenomena found by researchers who study schizophrenia. For example, some people deaf from birth also report hearing 'voices'. ("Hallucinations in Deaf People with a Mental Illness: Lessons from the Deaf Clients", by D Briffa, 1999, Australasian Psychiatry, 7(2) pp 72-74. A popularized article about people with this condition is "Hearing about the voices of the deaf", 2005 in Psychminded.co.uk.)
Other Approaches to Curing Schizophrenia
We've recently know of a client who had paranoia and voices that were successfully treated with a brain biofeedback approach - the results have been stable for a year. We don't know much about this approach yet, nor do we know what percentage of people this works for - but it is certainly worth checking. The organization is Brain State Technologies, and they have licensed their technology worldwide.
1.2 May 4, 2011: Revised the page to indicate that the Silent Mind Technique is now used by our therapists and clinics, and is past the testing stage.
1.1 Dec 16, 2009: Change in the status from initial testing to beta testing in our clinics; with certified therapists treating less ill clients.
1.0 Feb 4, 2007: Description of our test of the schizophrenia ‘voice hearing’ elimination process.