Socialization/Psycho-Phobia – rethinking mental illness

Socialization/Psycho-Phobia rethinking mental illness

Socialization – Psycho-Phobia
Care is About Caring
a work in progress experiential experimental non-linear film
exploring Socialization and Rethinking Mental Illness

we don’t grow up in a State of Empathy but in middle of an united states of dysfunction – our societies are built on fear and punishment! – and for those of us who have had a profound fear, trauma, or abuse experience in early childhood we develop survival mechanism that, we think, work for us as a child, but as we get older those survival mechanism not only work against us the unintended consequence can be catastrophic especially if, there is nobody who cares enough to care enough about us to talk to us… as a result we don’t know what we don’t know… and are judged by others and society as if we are supposed to know what we don’t know! and so we wind up out of control and even more fearful, isolated, depression, suicidal, behavioral issues with diagnosis and in mental or criminal institutions – what is missing is society built on a State of Empathy

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Socialization documentary – raw
excerpted from The State Of Empathy

Howard Bloom on Empathy

Excerpted from The State Of Empathy & Pondering the Imponderable with Howard (OmKnowledgist) Bloom

conversation with issa about the song Paranoid and after conversation about song and then about what its like to be sick including his issues with sub-speak

      1. paranoid

conversation with Bi-Polar Bear James Kusel about “Socialization” not edited

conversation and walk & talk in the park with Howard Bloom

– excerpted from Pondering the Imponderable with Howard Bloom

conversation with Bi-Polar Bear James Kusel about “Socialization”

excerpted from Music Saved My Life – conversations with Bi-Polar Bear James Kusel

draft work in progress


“a pearl is a healed wound. We are all becoming pearls”
rethinking how we think about mental illness

a social sculpture work in progress film collage of voices
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Humor Me

Humorizing and Humanizing Effect of Humor

for Psycho-Phobia doc with David Granier

David Granier from “Cracking Up” film by Stand Up For Mental Health

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Mesmerizing with Andrew Scull 9-25-2015

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“Therefore anyone who wants to know the human psyche would be
better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar’s
gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart
through the world. There, in the horrors of prisons, lunatic asylums
and hospitals, in drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling-hells,
in the salons of the elegant, the Stock Exchanges, Socialist
meetings, churches and revivalist gatherings and ecstatic sects,
through love and hate, he would reap richer stores of knowledge
than text-books a foot thick would give him, and he would know how
to doctor the sick with real knowledge of the human soul.”
Carl Gustav Jung.

Breathing Saved My Life – Conversations with Amy Weintraub
on life, living and how breathing saved me
in conversation with geo geller
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please come back soon to see more or less what is new too

work in progress trailer in 5 short episodes

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excerpt audio – Howard Bloom on being Obsessive Compulsive from Pondering the Imponderable with Howard Bloom by geo geller

OCD – Prisoner in Your Own Body (playlist will automatically go to next segment)

OCD – Prisoner in Your Own Body, Battle Within and Without by geo geller – conversation with Jason Figueria about his relationship to OCD – Experiential documentaries in progress, Psycho-Phobia – rethinking mental illness and AhDentity Identify: exploring who we are, our relationship to ourselves and each others

Paranoid by Issa Ibrahim, singer/songwriter, aka IZ from GEwIZ. After the song we continue with brief conversation about the song and his insight into paranoia, after glimpsing himself in the mirror and being paranoid about the person in the mirror “I’m paranoid and I don’t know why? Feels like someone starring at me through my own eye, when i look in the mirror i can’t linger too long… because I’m paranoid… (note: (song starts after about 25sec intentionally left the silence in to give time to pause and think about paranoia the title and what’s to come next)

Tim Noe talk about gift and curse and what we can learn (audio mp3 and video link to)

      2. timnoe

James Kusel talking about life and being possessed by the devil and hospitalization
excerpted from “Music Saved My Life” – Conversations Over Dinner with Bi-Polar Bear James Kusel

Katie Down talking about Medical Model

conversation with David from MadnessAndGod for Psycho-Phobia (unedited)

conversation with Issa about life of insanity and encounters with Ralph on the otherside of the divide 10-22-2012

insanity: issa on ralph and beyond-10-22-2012

insanity: post-conversation after-issa on ralph and beyond–10-22-2012

Issa, his art, life, beyond and below in conversation with geo for and

excerpt-001-convo-with-issa-on-art-and-life 9/14/2012

001-convo-with-issa-on-art-and-life 9/14/2012


Music Saved My Life
Conversations with (self-described) Bi-Polar Bear James Kusel and geo geller

to keep it you have to give it away” by James Kusel