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(50) Daniel Mackler
Wed, 25 December 2013 22:14:37 +0000

Hi Carol,
Greetings! I'll reply backchannel -- but you can purchase it on this website under the DVDs (English) page with Paypal.
All the best --

(49) Carol Koepp
Wed, 25 December 2013 15:10:35 +0000

I would like information about purchasing a DVD copy of Take These Broken Wings.

(48) Valerie Corzine
Tue, 26 November 2013 01:12:26 +0000

Thank you so much for sharing your story and also all the work you do on documenting alternative treatments such as Open Dialogue and Healing Homes.

(47) Felipe Lobo dos Santos
Tue, 19 November 2013 09:38:38 +0000

A beautiful work and very innovative. Something very important to have in mind (and in the body ...or this is the same)! Congratulations!

(46) Madeleine Callebaut
Sun, 3 November 2013 05:27:06 +0000

Hi Daniel. I have not read any of your work but I have seen your youtube clips. I am intrigued by this form of caring therapy and hope to access something similar in Australia. .... xif it exists. I am a young. Female and have been suffering at the hands of my doctor's for too long. I hate them and am at the point of relinquishing their care but its sad that I know its only a matter of time before they send the police to bring me in. I live in brisbane queensland Australia. If you have any contacts near where I live I would greatly appreciate the help. Thankyou very much. Maddy

(45) Sepehr
Sat, 2 November 2013 19:34:28 +0000

Dear Daniel,

first of all, let me say I'm truly grateful for your videos on YouTube, I watched all of them and a lot of them 2-3 times (and I probably will buy some of your books when I have more money). I'm VERY attracted to "finding my true self", growth, healing from childhood trauma etc., and I do want to go this way. Unfortunately, I had a discouraging experience lately; it was when I moved to a different city, away from my parents and acquaintances. In the second night, I smoked some pot (never smoked it again since), when suddenly an intense anxiety came up, which was hard to endure, it stayed for days, till I decided to move back, because I felt so damn isolated, helpless.. it was just too much horror, and I feared that I now have lost my comfort forever..

Now I'm again preparing to move, now to a nearer city... I see that coming again, and it will (I'm still not completely free of it, after 2 month)... Now I'm again full of willpower to go through this, but I know all this will vanish again when such a horror comes back.. It was like I was losing myself, I had nothing to hold on to, my usual phantasies, pleasures etc. vanished, replaced with anxiety, fear of losing happiness forever, ending up in suicide..

*sigh* I don't know what to write, I just hope you have any tips, you could provide any information, I don't know.. It's messy.

With best regards,

(44) James Ashley Shea
Thu, 31 October 2013 23:48:10 +0000


Have you seen the video yet?

(43) Bart Schouten
Wed, 30 October 2013 18:06:57 +0000

I received your documentary "Open Dialogue". Watched it today. Very intriguing to see how those family therapists and doctors are baffled by your question "are you personally at risk by not medicating?" The only thing that is missing from the film is to interview some policy makers at the municipality level or perhaps the next-higher-up level of governance.

(42) Daniel Mackler
Tue, 29 October 2013 20:23:49 +0000

Hi All -- thanks for commenting. John -- I'm actually in Melbourne right now, and I'll write you a backchannel email. wishing you the best, Daniel

(41) John
Mon, 28 October 2013 23:48:21 +0000

Hi Daniel, are you coming to Melbourne, Australia this month?

(40) rafael stoklosa
Sun, 6 October 2013 01:01:24 +0000

Hi Daniel, I am currently reading your book Toward Truth. It makes REAL sense. My whole life I have been existing through eyes of dissociation. A horrible never ending hell of nothingness if it wasn't for a brief collapse of the false self I was convinced that this existence was reality. The veil of illusion lifted I finally could SEE for the first time in my life. The internal voice was gone everything was in 3d. I felt true feelings not pretended ones. I was a part of everything . Next day it was gone hell returned I wanted to commit suicide as a result of this. One day of true living in 3 decades of living?. Your book is revolutionary. How separate I am from myself a walking zombie damaged a monster. The ego reminds me incessantly. An optimal life of a human is living thru the true self.

(39) Simon
Thu, 3 October 2013 04:12:25 +0000

Just found your website having been reading Alice Miller for some time.
Thank you.

(38) teresa rudgley
Wed, 2 October 2013 00:26:01 +0000

Finding the road back to liberation from suffering is no mean feat, but once achieved i can see the individual can bring so much hope and love to many others. Its a life time work. Your clip on healing suffering shows much wisdom. How refreshing to see someone who is prepared to do the ultimate in hard work to be real and stay real. A message of hope.
When i became a mother and watched that process of control unfold from all the adults around my children and even observing my own behavior, i know this negatively effected my children's unique spirit - my intuition knew what was right but circumstances impact us more profoundly than we can ever predict.

(37) Claudette
Sat, 28 September 2013 14:35:52 +0000

I am so glad to have been able to buy all four of your DVD's. You are doing good work and are a true inspiration. I am glad to have found your blog - I just read some of your writings about dreamwork and agree - I have done minimal dreamwork but find it fascinating. Dreams can be one way to deepen our understanding of ourselves. I have found miraculous physical and emotional healing through nutrition, supplementation, Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology, and feel truly blessed in that sense. It is something I want to share with the entire world, but unfortunately, there are those who just don't want to believe that if it isn't in the form of an FDA approved prescription, it can't possibly work. How frustrating!! Thanks again.

(36) Daniel Mackler
Wed, 25 September 2013 16:20:50 +0000

Hi everyone! I've been responding to these guestbook messages backchannel. Thanks for posting!! all the best to you--------

(35) Alex
Sat, 21 September 2013 04:24:44 +0000

Hello Daniel,

how are you?

I am sorry,but my sister ordered the wrong DVD without german Subtitles,could she send you the DVD back? And trade it to a DVD with german Subtitles? It would be nice. The name of the DVD is "Take these broken wings".

Greetings, Alex

(34) sherry
Wed, 11 September 2013 19:58:51 +0000

Your site is amazing.I would like some input from you on my troubled relationship with my mother,and I love the work you have here.I left most details on a comment under "good enough mother" blog entry.I would appreciate at least your thoughts on my situation.Anyways,thank you for the remarkable work.

(33) Jesse Barksdale
Wed, 11 September 2013 18:56:49 +0000

Hey Daniel,

I tried ordering the 4 DVDs from the DVD page but couldn't get the purchase to go through. Wanted to see if you were having problems with paypal or anything. I can also send a check. Lemme know what the best way is, thanks!


(32) katie
Sun, 25 August 2013 04:22:21 +0000

hi, Daniel,

My name is Katie Kach, im a kinesiologist, soul therapist, painter and poet from Slovenia. I read your articles and watched your videos and fully agree that medication is no solution to mental and soul problems and only helps in supressing the real roots of the pain that always originate in ones childhood.
I studied all the books by Alice Miller and widened my understanding of the effects of child trauma and abuse early on in ones life experience.
I have been a healer for 20 years and specialize in cutting the ties with parents and significant others. I feel that in case of severe mental illnesses and personality disorders no other system that i use for healing has had more beneficial results than energetically and vibrationally clearing the energies between child and parent, so that all negative and deeply supressed emotions can be cleared and karmic patterns released as well.
I was abused as a child by both parents and luckily i had a compassionate witness ,my grandparents living with us till i was 5 years old, that is perhaps the reason im not in some mental institution now, but it took me decades to heal my own pain and feelings of guilt, low self worth and other problems including depression, perfectionism and self harm which in my case was subconsciously brought on ( broken bones, accidents, vicious attacks by others causing me serious harm, plane accident, severe mold poisoning that almost killed me and took a year to recover from, etc.)
I lived in London for ten years and studied healing, energy medicine,kinesiology, Psychology of Vision,Diet and nutrition, Spiritual response therapy and i hold ITEC Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology.
As a healer i have developed my own healing methods over the years and have been most successful in helping peope heal from childhood traumas and psychological illnesses, partly i attribute this to high sensitivity i have developed as a child to help me survive, i have studied Mediumship at the College of Psychic studies in London and am a professional medium also, but i feel that the main ingredient in my being able to assist effectively in healing journeys of my clients comes from deep compassion and understanding of the level and causes of their pain and is a result of my personal suffering. I have a strong desire to help others find solutions quicker than i did. I was so ill during period of my life in London that my marriage broke down and i was unable to walk a flight of stairs for years due to chronic fatigue syndrome and severe yeast infection.Then i embarked on an innr healing and spiritual journey and studied alternative methods of healing and that changed my life(i was an english teacher and art historian by original education from Slovenia).
My CV and other details about me and my work can be found on my blog which i do not use for communicating with people but more as a bit of initial information about my work, energy paiting and spiritual poetry.
If you would like to write to me and exchange experience and ideas it is best you write to my email address and i will be very happy to return any emails.
Thank you for all that you have been doing to heal self and others.
I see immense value in that effort and from my heart i wish you love, joy, freedom and creativity.

Much love, Katie

(31) Arianna
Mon, 19 August 2013 07:03:45 +0000

Hi Daniel, i thank you for your work in looking for cures for mental illnes without any medications. My sister has been at the hospital for schyzofrenia, just 1 month ago. i'm sure this desease has causes in the childhood, and not (only) in biological system of anyone of us. Hope science grows up in resolving mental illnes just with psychology! tahnk you.

(30) Heli
Sun, 7 July 2013 14:21:23 +0000

Dear Daniel,

thank you so much for sharing your valuable experiences! Like many others here, i also found a lot of things i could relate to in your story. What an intriguing and interesting journey this Life is!

Though i have to say that there is something that is deeply bothering me in your approach. The way you manifest about breaking up with your parents almost gives me the feeling that you will never obtain the goal of your journey, your final peace of mind, until you turn back to actually face your past instead of trying to seemingly block your parents of your life. I say seemingly because you seem to be processing them a lot and even working on a book about them, so this is clearly THE topic on the agenda of your inner journey at this stage.

You say:
* * * It’s about the subject of breaking up with one’s parents. (...) I think it will be groundbreaking, because I don’t know any other books that address this subject in remotely as much emotional depth and intensity. * * *

Does "emotional depth and intensity" here mean the same as bitterness about your past? For me these strong emotions are a sign that you still identify yourself strongly with your feelings of bitterness and your role as a victim. As long as you do that you will not be free. I have always understood that the way to Enlightenment goes through Compassion, Love and Forgiveness. How about trying something different, a true journey inwards with the aim of letting go of the past and giving up the role of a victim and the hatred and bitterness towards your parents? Would it be possible to find a way to accept and live with the past, to cherish all the good things that your parents have given you, and even the seemingly not-so-good things they gave you at least lead you to an interesting journey and career path so in my opinion that is something to be sincerely grateful, too.

I am saying all this (maybe with a slightly provocative tone) because for years and years i was also on a constant inner battle against my parents. For my own well-being i am extremely happy to have let it go, to have been able to accept the past, to forgive them their lack of perfection and to move on. It´s still not always easy with my parents but a lot easier than before. Keeping my parents in my life, facing them with all their imperfections, provides still valuable lessons for my inner journey and forces me to handle my own traumas, a process that i am grateful for. I do not want to escape the problems but to face them, to learn and to develop. I want to keep my parents at a certain distance (i have chosen to live far away) but still have good terms with them WHILE they are still alive. There will be a day when it´s too late to talk to them. Perhaps that is the way Mother Nature has designed it, a natural break-up is inevitable anyways when our parents will die sooner or later.

All the best for you, Daniel!!
* * * Love and Light * * *

(29) DJB
Sat, 22 June 2013 01:19:03 +0000

Hi Daniel, your website and truth has had a profound impact on me. The other day my wife brought home the book "The Body Never Lies" by Alice Miller. I'd never known of her before and upon looking her up online I came across your review of one of her books which is how I happened upon your website. Thank you for your courage to self heal and your transparency in your writings. This site has been hugely grounding and enlivening to my soul. The truth found here regarding the insidiousness of the parental dynamic makes sense to me on gut level and resonates in every way with my personal philosophy and life journey. The stance you take with regards to having children prior to fully healing is the exact reason I got a vasectomy prior to marrying my wife (though I wasn't fully aware at the time). Your the first voice of reason I've heard that has made that decision of mine not seem so crazy afterall. Your also the first voice of reason that resonates with the truth of my soul that I've always know to be true from the beginning but had been conditioned to deny because my very survival depended on it as a child. At 17 yrs of age I was involved in a form of chi gung, a kind of breathwork. I began to experience my true Self again but also began to prematurely awake to the traumas of my child within. It was overwhelming and I went through a nervous breakdown as a result. Because I was living at home with the perpetrators of the trauma, the twisted power plays and manipulation kicked into full gear. The pain of the trauma became a literal living hell to me that my parents took full advantage of to further their manipulative and sick agenda. They in essence made it very clear to me that my real Self was not welcome in the family and only the charade of denial and self hate would be adequate if I were to be welcome or accepted. It is so wild to me now to see the role I played in my family as the proverbial dumping ground. I was coerced into wearing a cloak of shame that perpetuated itself because it was the only way I knew to be. I'm 37yrs old now and have gone through extensive psychotherapy and bodywork over the last 7yrs. I'm on a healing journey but only because I've learned it's ok to have permission to call bull shit on the cult of family; to grieve and process the pain of the deepest, most wounded parts of myself. Learning to feel acceptance and what real love actually is. The Spirit in me Is Unconditional Love! Your message, Daniel, has been a windfall for me because it deftly summarizes what my instincts and heart have been trying to tell me all along. I feel permission to feel more fully now in ways that just weren't being accessed before because of the limitations of therapy (and limitations of the therapist). Your message to 'go inside, take back what is yours, mourn and grieve over the evil that was done to you and alas deliverance will begin to unfold' is the most damn refreshing thing my heart has taken hold of since my healing as an adult had started it's course. This tiny shift of pointing out the real root of all insecurity and realizing to what extent the motives of my parents were, has been a windfall for me. It's brought clarity of mind and continuity to my philosophy that had been, up until 6 days ago, still rather fractured and segmented, despite how far I thought I'd come. My deepest appreciation and gratitude extends from my heart to you, brother.

(28) Brad crampton
Sat, 15 June 2013 11:38:38 +0000

I resonate deeply with your thoughts presented on your videos. I have found a great deal of value in reading Alice Miller also. I find it so refreshing that you can critique her humanness, which does not minimize her ideas at all. I have noticed similarities with other authors that I greatly value. My one question is: what do you think of regression therapy? I know Alice Miller seems to support it at one point and then maybe reversed her support. Do you have any thoughts that might be helpful as I explore it? Thanks so much, Brad.

(27) Robert Wilson
Mon, 10 June 2013 03:02:58 +0000

Hi, I was wondering about something. Great work by the way with this site, espescially the psycological reasons to bag on this site, as soon as I saw the humor one I couldn't help but laugh X) anyway I stuck around because I thought it would be intringuing to take some of this advice. So about the dream analysis concept, will recording these dreams improve my focus in life, will it make me smarter as a person and open up more cognotive ablilities, I might not have considered buring all that emotion as I grew up and what not?

(26) Leo
Mon, 27 May 2013 03:07:53 +0000

Hello! I've been reading your web site for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you
a shout out from Austin Texas!
Just wanted to tell you keep up the excellent

(25) Franco
Tue, 21 May 2013 11:52:08 +0000

Dear Daniel

I want to thank you very much for your helping me to heal through your writing and your videos. It so beautiful to see that there are so smart and honest people like you. I'm older than you (I'm 50) but I feel you're much wiser than me and i hope I can learn more from you. Sorry for my very simple English, I'm Italian speaking.

(24) Artist
Thu, 16 May 2013 15:21:40 +0000

I am so glad to now know, that in a world we live in now, still can have some people like yourself, to stand up and fight against the pure cruelty of "modern" psychiatry.

(23) JOE COX
Mon, 13 May 2013 15:52:18 +0000

Hi Daniel

I included a link to our you tube channel on m site if thats ok , really its just films I find interesting, I heard your interview on madness radio ..which is excellent ..I'm making a documentary about a bipolar rd trip across USA at the moment

some clips of my work are through
good luck


(22) Charles Feldman
Mon, 6 May 2013 16:41:18 +0000

I just watched Open Dialogue. My main question is what happens if the family is abusive to the patient or the patient is abusive to the family. These are major questions in the American mental health system. Is everyone just nicer in Western Lapland, so that there are no abusive people? Or does Open Dialogue have a way of dealing with abuse? Please email me with your response, or post it so I can read it. Thanks, Charles Feldman from RI.

(21) Connie
Tue, 9 April 2013 02:01:59 +0000

Oh Daniel, who are you and where did you come from. The wisdom you impart to others on your videos has been invaluable to me. I'm on my journey from broken to enlightment right now (at 52 years old). I'm probably entering stage 2 right now...the painful part. You have such a soothing way about you. Each and everything you talk about resonates with me. I will be definitely seeking out all of your works as I progress through my journey to wholeness.
I also wanted to tell you that if you ever need some excellent research material, I believe the family I come from and the intensity of the childhood neglect that me and my 12 siblings suffered is a unique and exaggerrated version of all the issue you talk about. Now we are all middle aged and no one escaped the damage, but it manifests in many ways. My family is very's so sad. I'm at a point right now where I'm in the process of distancing myself from my mother and most of my siblings in order to protect myself from the on going abuse and hopefully to eventually find the enlightenment you speak of so eloquently. Thanks Daniel Mackler!