Green Belief

Being without fear ~ Belief modification for dissolving fears

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Grit God and Genius
Grit God and Genius


In Grit, God and Genius, I mention my difficulties and setbacks and celebrate my victories. Entering into renewed life, I am alive to live with strength and creativity.

In the Western culture, we have become afraid of, or look down upon, pain and suffering. With the view that pain and suffering is for losers and the weak, we shun ourselves. In Eastern culture, pain and suffering is viewed not as awful but as a celebrated opportunity for renewed life. Even confusion is viewed as a positive phase linking one to certainty. Through confusion comes clarity.

Because life can be very difficult at times, do you wonder what you can possibly think about in order to stop being so depressed? Do you wonder what you can put your mind to in order to feel better?

Have you ever needed hope and wondered what God could possibly do to help you? Have you been able to laugh at yourself? Have you wanted to be accepted for your differentness. I dedicate this book to those who want to laugh again, think positively, and to know that they are not separated from God.

In my research into genius, I try to show how we can accept ourselves and others for our differentness and for what we are in common.


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Mental-Telepathy-Debunked
Mental-Telepathy-Debunked

For many years, proponents of parapsychology exploited schizophrenic delusions as evidence of ESP. This created an obstacle for those trying to dissolve telepathy-like delusions.
To modify his own paranoid false beliefs, Chapman read all the literature he could find on the subject of mental telepathy slanted toward proving its authenticity. Lesser known alternative explanations for ESP are presented here.

In order to help people understand the true nature of their telepathy-like delusions, Chapman has attempted to debunk, demystify, and deflate certain popular beliefs about thought-transmission.

Chapman examines the concept of mental telepathy from his personal experience with paranoid delusions which had telepathy-like themes – thought transmission, thought-broadcasting, thought-insertion and thought-withdrawal. From a schizophrenia point of view, this book is intended to argue against the concept of thought-transmission and perceived mind-reading ideas.

Chapman compares mental telepathy with hallucinations, psychic bonding with anticipatory senses, and delusional beliefs with chosen beliefs. He discusses telepathy as misinterpretation, ESP as symptom, precognition, psychic deception, belief and disbelief in telepathy, the literature on parapsychology, resistance to ESP, causes of ESP-like experiences including self as cause, body chemistry, subjective thinking, and physical and environmental causes.

Also discussed is the theory of reciprocation in the formation of delusions, psychical intention, knowing without thinking, eliminating false beliefs, recognizing telepathy-like beliefs, reality awareness, evaluating the “evidence” for ESP, doubting the validity of delusions, counter-arguments against the concept of mental telepathy, investigating telepathy-like delusions, and replacing delusions.
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On Second Thought
On Second Thought

A Personal Account of Belief Modification and Cognitive Therapy for Telepathy-Like Delusions - by Robert Kevin Chapman

Eleven years of research findings went into this─the author‟s first book in which the efficacy and benefits of cognitive therapy used to modify false beliefs are detailed. Based on the author‟s first-person account.

“Chapman‟s detailed account explaining how to counter delusions demonstrates a wide and in- depth knowledge of the research literature. His account is remarkable for a number of reasons. The fact that he is able to reveal his thinking is very timely for therapists who are beginning to work with delusional ideas using cognitive behavior therapy. His research and personal account may be helpful to those with similar experiences to explore alternative explanations and counter- arguments for their own false beliefs.

“A very impressive effort. Many of the ideas in the book are important indeed and will be very helpful to people struggling with delusions.” ─John Strauss, MD (Yale University)

Hopefully, Chapman‟s account will lead consumers to try cognitive behavior therapy and get them a step further along the Assessing Readiness to Recognize and Disclose Delusions scale ─ an assessment tool Chapman himself designed. Ideally this will lead professionals wanting to understand delusions to consult Chapman‟s book. I recommend that this is the best cognitive understanding of how to counter delusions and that researchers in England or here in the US who already see the benefits of Cognitive Behavior Therapy utilize Chapman‟s work as a self-help tool/bibliotherapy in an experimental study.”
─J. Baker, Ph.D. (School of Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology) From “A Commentary on Robert K. Chapman‟s First Person Account: Eliminating Delusions,” ─Juanita N. Baker, sent to the Schizophrenia Bulletin, National Institute of Mental Health, VA.

“Impressive, courageous. I am implementing your delusion reduction techniques with my clients who have improved a great deal using these strategies. I want my clients to read your book and use your strategies to work with me in their therapy sessions.” ─E. S. Larson, Psy. D. (Division of Comprehensive Psychiatric Services, Fulton State Hospital)

Lucid yet humorous treatment of a serious topic. Required reading for clients, practitioners and researchers in the mental health field. On Second Thought serves as a beacon of hope for those with schizophrenia and those who care for them. —B. James, HHC, Lead Facilitator (Community Holistic Health Counsellors)
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Paranoid for Nothing
Paranoid for Nothing


After writing On Second Thought, a psychologist-friend of mine suggested that I put together a short whimsical How-To book for the consumers of psychiatric services. For them, this would be a guide book - a "Reader‘s Digest" version - that could accompany On Second Thought.
The reflections contained in this book reflect my personal effort to overhaul my belief system. I have put into concise form what I think people─particularly those with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder─might want to apply to their experience of delusions.

This book is my attempt at applying art and humour in overcoming false beliefs. Some people might wonder why I would mix humour with the deep and potentially uncomfortable subject of paranoid delusions. Well, it‘s like this: I write a serious book on recovery. I make light of the subject in this book but the intent is the same─to help people. The humour expressed is intended to help people in seeing a delusion scenario in a new light from another view-point. This illustrates the choice there is in recognizing an alternative interpretation or explanation. Even in my workshop presentation, I use humour to talk about what can be a serious and potentially uncomfortable subject. In doing so, this also prevents guardedness in consumers who may already be distrusting and suspicious of people.

In this book, I try to demonstrate and depict the difference between apparent reality and ultimate reality, and relative truth and absolute truth. This is important in one‘s determination to see and know the truth about what‘s going on in life. This is important in order to rise above confusion, duality and uncertainty. This is important in order to recognize what to believe so that fearful beliefs can be let go and not be believed in again.
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Unnecessary Stigma of Schizophrenia
Unnecessary Stigma of Schizophrenia

This book is dedicated to those of you who have schizophrenia. And, as if that isn‘t enough of a struggle, you struggle also against society‘s negative misunderstandings.

As well, I dedicate this book to the families of those who have schizophrenia. You also suffer not only the loss of friendships and relationships, but the barrier of stigma prevents you from gaining new ones. You always wonder, who will understand? Who will reject us?

People with schizophrenia (Consumers of psychiatric services), families, and mental health professionals – we all need to educate others about what schizophrenia is and what it isn‘t.

Having had a major mental illness, I encountered stigma in many ways. Even though I recovered from schizophrenia, the stigma remains. it is everywhere.

This book is intended to dispel the myths and stereotypes about schizophrenia. My hope is that more and more people will change their image of mental illness.

It is a terrible shame that there is shame in being ill. The objective here is to educate. Not only is the person who has schizophrenia affected by misinformation but whole families are too. Humiliation, shame, embarrassment, and guilt – these must disappear. Why? Because the stigma is unnecessary.
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What Are You?
What Are You?



"Pick up this little volume and open it anywhere to a reading that will be the one you need to hear at this moment. And say a word or a prayer of thanks for the spirit that is in Robert in his sharing and is in all of us and in all of creation ─ a spirit that unites us and brings blessings in unlimited abundance."
- Fred Joblin

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Gaslight
Gaslight


This is a journal of events of what it was like for Verne to live with his spouse, Anne, who has Schizoaffective Thought Disorder. This experience was indeed a uniquely profound and trying time for the whole family. This is not a success story. Rather, as you read this account, you may feel either angry or depressed, or both. But as is the purpose of bringing this story to light, it is the intention of the author to show the need for greater support for family members in their journey alongside mental illness.

Reviewers’ Comments:
  • "Not horror, not sci-fi, This is a disturbing real account of a husband trying to cope with his wife’s paranoid delusions.”
  • "Painfully honest”
  • "Every doctor, every clinician, should have to read this.”
  • "Reinforces the need for education and the promotion of family and spousal support programs.”
  • "No human being should have to go through this by him or herself.”
  • "Child-care workers will gain insight into what a child of a mentally ill parent deals with.”
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