On 10/26/2014 9:03 AM, steve.sun...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:

Jeez, Michael, doubling down on your idiocy, doesn't somehow make you look clever, or smart.

/It's starting to look like a FFL war on women. If Judy was still around she would have taken this rumormonger to task a long time ago. /

It,.......................... unfortunately......just makes you look.............more idiotic.

Sorry about that.

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <mjackson74@...> wrote :

Oh no no no no Sal! Haven't you read Share's gushing posts about what a grand effort the TMO is officially putting forth to combat suicides in Fairfield??? They certainly don't need to admit TM isn't the cure for all things. They are doing all SORTS of fabulous things, all created and orchestrated by the magnificent TMO!!

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*Sent:* Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:05 AM
*Subject:* [FairfieldLife] Re: FFL Hating Turq and Belief in God is a form of mental illness

---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony2k5@...> wrote :

So, what happened at the meeting, who said what and what are they going to do about it?

Dateline Fairfield, Iowa. The meeting? It was one in a continuation of working meetings held about mental health in the community that have been ongoing for months now most every Tuesday going under the working banner of the Fairfield Mental Health Alliance. These are working meetings of people who are interested in being activley involved in helping with communal mental health. On alternating Tuesdays are working committee meetings while on the off Tuesdays is the large group meeting where the committees bring their work. The larger meetings are very business like organized by agenda. A lot has been done [accomplished in very tangible ways] over several months to facilitate mental health in to the community. The meetings are open to interested people who would be actively involved. They are not gripe sessions where people just hate, bitch and complain, but working meetings looking for action steps to work on and facilitate. Different aspects have been focused on and worked on within the ongoing previous meeting process. Last month before this last meeting the other night was the presentation and distribution of the campus guideline for psychological health treatment. That was a historic meeting and showed the work of a lot of people.

This current meeting the other night was a facilitated meeting getting down to the cultural things that may underlie meditator communal mental health. Everything came on to the table. It was really well facilitated. Evidently it is now time in the process to really consider elements of our culture. There were about 40 people around the room of various ages and rank in the community. The meeting had a cross-section representation of students, graduates of the whole school system, long-term community meditators, campus people, and movement leadership. It was extremely well facilitated lasting within and hour or so such that everyone was asked to speak and participate in a series of rounds around the room where everyone was asked by the facilitator who ran the meeting to respond to particular questions in short and those comments were captured on whiteboard and poster boards by scribes in front of everyone to be kept and read through out the meeting. Starting with a question something like, in only a few limited words and without statement what do you see the problem is here in the community culture with mental health? 5 or so words. It went around the room. Then once everything was on the boards in front of everyone came the next question, in a word how do you feel now about all that was said? It went around the room to everyone including movement leadership. 'Hopeful' was a common comment among a range of feelings. Last large question of the group was something like, in five words what should be done to effect change in the communal culture? Again time was taken to go entirely around the room and the answers were recorded by scribes on boards in front of the whole group to read. That went around the whole room and everything was said without comment or discussion. It just moved around the room to everyone. These were pertinent action points. In the end of the meeting then everyone was asked to come forward and physically vote with a limited number of hash-marks to what they felt were the most important points offered in the meeting. That data then will subsequently generate a report with priority for a future meeting about what it might take to change the culture of the movement around mental health. It was all very open and very well done. Communal process to continue,,
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Now, as the science evidently does seem to indicate do take some quiet time for effective transcendent meditation for the welfare of your mental health and go forth and have a better day.
Jai Guru Dev,
-Buck in the Dome

Good for you guys for taking it seriously, it seems to me that for there to be an actual organisation to confront the issue means there must be quite a problem. Or is it that the usual therapies and professionals that the average person goes in search of aren't there due to the self-help nature of the town generally?

There are many paths to wellness, everyone has to find their own way I think as we all respond in different ways and have different needs. But as long as they know have options and won't get ostracised, it's a good step. So a well stocked library is essential too I think, reading about how problems develop and can be treated might be a good start for a lot of people, it might familiarise them as to how the mind works as opposed to what they've been taught by the TMO which has a woefully incomplete picture of how the personality works not to mention a very unhealthy attitude to mental problems to start with. As is evidenced by the fact that you need to hold meetings about mental health in the first place.

I don't credit this "vedic" treatment plan as being worth the effort, it might help a few but it'll be because some people are helped just by having someone to talk to. It depends what the problems are, how they started and how deep rooted they are. An admission that TM is no panacea for all can only be a good thing and I'll be interested in any news about how the TMO responds.

Admitting there is a problem is always the first step in conquering it as they say...

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