The Cause of 'Voice Hearing' (Schizophrenia)
Schizophrenia is generally regarded as having a number of separate causes. Recent studies, however, are pointing to it being a neurological disorder influenced by early brain development (Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 2005;294:557-562). While genetic factors are also generally acknowledged, some research suggests that these represent a susceptibility to early trauma - like fetal malnutrition - rather than a direct causal link.
Although the link between developmental trauma and neurological disorder is becoming more widely recognized, it has been assumed that these early events were impossible to heal as the brain's development must have been affected in some irreparable way. As a result, clinical interventions have focused on treating the effects of the trauma rather than the cause. What Dr. McFetridge of the Institute has discovered is that, in essence, schizophrenic voice hearing is due to an interaction between a common fungal infection and a particular type of prenatal post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thus, voices can be treated in two ways: by eliminating individual voices (by healing individual trauma) or eliminating all voices simultaneously by making the person immune to the fungal infection using psychoimmunology techniques. Thus, this very common 'ribosomal voices' problem can be successfully eliminated with non-drug trauma healing methods. This can also lead to a reduction in other symptoms associated with schizophrenia such as paranoia. While some researchers might disagree with our conclusions, our techniques rapidly lead to the elimination of the problem. We know of no other technique that does this on a consistent and reproducible basis.
What is fascinating about this discovery is that almost everybody has the underlying problem - fortunately most people have a suppression mechanism that reduces the ‘voices’ to the level of distracting thoughts. The Silent Mind Technique™, while being of particular benefit to voice hearers, can therefore also be of benefit to the general population. This is groundbreaking work and promises a revolution in the treatment of schizophrenia and obsessive thoughts. Our aim is to bring this discovery to the world as soon as possible by training health care professionals in these techniques. Until this is accomplished and the methodology more widely accepted, we are offering the treatment on a charge for results basis to voice hearers who wish to rid themselves of this debilitating problem.
We are happy to demonstrate the effectiveness of our treatment to researchers, medical practitioners and anybody else interested in assessing the technique and helping to get this introduced into health services as soon as possible. For the 1% of people diagnosed with schizophrenia this is an imperative. Please note, we are only addressing the voice-hearing component of schizophrenia with our methods and while this can help with other aspects of the condition it does not treat the range of other symptoms attributed to the disease.
For a more in-depth discussion on these concepts, see the Institute for the Study of Peak States main website.
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June 28, 2015: Added a video explaining what causes ribosomal voices.
1.0 Sept 29, 2009: First draft.