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Twenty Years of Therapy

(Prefatory note: I have absolutely nothing against Linda Hamilton. She’s a fine actress who has acted in some ground-breaking roles. However, she does represent a problem that is fairly endemic in Hollywood.

I recently watched an old movie starring Linda Hamilton (also star of The Terminator). I hadn’t seen or heard of Hamilton in a long time, so I went to IMDB to see what she’d done recently, if anything. As I often do in circumstances like this, I read her biography, various quotes from her, etc. Turns out, Linda Hamilton suffers from what they call “bipolar personality disorder”, but which we used to call schizophrenia. It’s basically a mental condition where the person runs hot and cold. One day, they’re up. The next they’re down. Or the next hour they’re down. Sounds a lot like PTSness to me. (Possibly even false or pretended.)

Apparently, Hamilton underwent (or is still undergoing) twenty years of therapy to handle this condition.

Think about that. Twenty years worth of therapy to handle one condition. Lord knows what it would have been if she’d had cooties too!

Contrast this to Scientology. If you went kinda slow, you could do your Bridge in twenty years, and handle conditions you didn’t even know you had– hundreds of them. Moreover, the kind of condition that Hamilton suffers from could theoretically be handled in a week or so. Maybe more if you did the whole PTS/SP course as well. Certainly you’d expect whoever is keeping Hamilton in restimulation to be isolated and recognized as the source in that time.

But this isn’t a post regarding how nifty Scientology is. We all know that. This is a post about how come psychology/psychiatry takes twenty years to handle a condition it takes about a week to handle in Scientology. And doesn’t really handle the condition.

There’s really only one answer to that question. The whole purpose of Scientology is to resolve these problems for a person. You follow the Tech, apply it properly, and obtain a resolution. The whole purpose of psychology and its brethren is to control the mind. The multi-billion dollar medical/psychological/pharmaceutical industry doesn’t pump out millions of psychotropic pills every year so they can resolve the problems of the mind. They do it to control the mind. Even a casual reading of the history of psychology’s history will confirm that this is the case.

And this brings into sharp doubt the holy grail of some bloggers who believe that Scientology can somehow be merged or affiliated with psychology in the future. With each activity so far apart in purpose, the merger (and proper application of Scientology Tech subsequently) simply cannot be done.

So the next time you hear some Bozo on the Internet advocating for the merger or affliation of Scientology with psychology, realize they have, as LRH put it, “other fish to fry”.

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4 thoughts on “Twenty Years of Therapy

  1. cooldude on said:

    you’re right!

  2. Of course, there is always that they don’t want to solve the problem, they want to make a career out of it (ie, a regular pay check).
    Follow the money! (20 years, and counting, is a pretty good income.)

  3. Yes, 1984, that’s a big piece of the puzzle. Psychs have a vested interest in keeping you coming to see them. I told Paul I consider psychs the same as drug dealers. They addict you to them so you’ll keep coming back. I’ve seen the effects of those ‘dealers’ in my own extended family. It’s insidious. What’s worse, when the patient doesn’t see improvements despite years of therapy, the ‘dealer’ convinces them that, “oh, you’d be so much worse off if you weren’t coming in.” How do you prove that’s not true? It’s the perfect argument to keep their patients coming to see them. And the psychiatrists who can prescribe medications, well, they can do a good job of numbing the patient — a band-aid, not a cure.

    Another thing that drives me batty about the psych field is that they make their patients victims. They convince the patient that it’s not their fault they’re… (fill in the blank). It was their parents, it was some fabricated childhood trauma they’ve repressed, it’s a chemical imbalance, you name it. It’s never the patient’s responsibility. Think about that for just a minute. What kind of damage do you wreak when you encourage someone to NOT take responsibility?

    Sorry to go off, but like I said, I’ve seen the damage up close and personal.

  4. sofia13 on said:

    True

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