My Beautiful Psychosis

Author(s) : Emma Goude

My Beautiful Psychosis

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A courageous new look at alternate reality on 19/10/2020

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Ms. Goude gives an intimate account of her most personal saga, dealing with psychosis, the medical system, imposed conformity, and her ultimate reckoning with her place in the world. In turns funny and profound, the book is like a friend telling you about what happened...

Julia on 12/10/2020

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Bravo to this brave book. If only all psychiatrists and psychologists would read this.

This book is an important book to change our ideas about mental health and spirituality. It feels like a breath of fresh air for us to return to our roots and instead of boxing in those who have minds different to ours to allow them to expand and to benefit all of us.

Instead of labeling people right now and giving them drugs to dampen their skills, it is so important that we are able to nourish everyone in society to become the whole of what they are. Shamans need this. We need shamans. We need to reconnect to what we have cut ourselves off from and not medicate our society into spiritual death.

Emma Burleigh on 27/08/2020

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This book is a rare jewel: warm, witty and wise. Sparkling with humour and insight, this book is funny, touching and profoundly insightful. It is a page turner with real depth. I couldn’t put it down and found myself thinking about it for a long time afterwards. The author’s writing is elegant, searingly honest, poignant and, at times, laugh out loud. It will also make you question everything you’d ever thought about mental health. It will make you cry, chuckle, get angry and ultimately fill you with wonder and hope. I really can't recommend it highly enough.

Graham Pirnie on 23/08/2020

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Emma Goude takes us through the gut-wrenchingly disturbing psychotic episodes she experiences. Episodes that end in her being regularly hospitalised and even “sectioned” under mental health legislation. In the book, Emma describes with warmth the help given to her by her family, friends and health professionals as well as the despair and frustration felt by those close to her on what she describes as her “spiritual journies”.
I couldn’t put the book down. It’s a page-turner. It is sensitively written, lucid, mercifully jargon-free and insightful. Emma Goude makes a very powerful and compelling case for change in the way that main stream medical professionals In the West perceive and treat psychosis. As questions of funding and treatment of mental health issues move rapidly up the political agenda, this is a book for our time.