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Fyre Xara Fyre Xara from Miami wrote on May 7, 2022 at 4:58 pm
☀️❤️‍????✨ Beautiful Souls Murky darkness ?The light of ~ humor! lalalalaalala ! ??‍?Culturally normed... ?Trauma informed ?Spiritually formed Daniellllllll happy 4:52pm! Thank you you yeuuuu ??Wishing YOU ALL ~ in the darkness! in the lightness! in the greyness! in the hotpinkness! A mooment of ~ ???? What is real? Who am I? How do I express love? lalalalalala?
Shelly Shelly wrote on April 20, 2022 at 3:15 pm
Hey Daniel, hope you are doing well and enjoying your travels. I needed to say thanks for your videos. I watched some again last night and I’ve watched many over the last few years and they are always exactly what i need at that moment. I woke up feeling a lot better today because of it so thanks again. Look forward to seeing more without the awful despair that often brings me to you. Xx
Josh McLaughlin Josh McLaughlin from Phoenix wrote on March 30, 2022 at 7:48 pm
Hi, I just want to speak about my appreciation for your critique of psychotherapy youtube vid. I've watched it before entering grad school, again in bits and pieces during internship, and some more when I became employed post graduation. I also happened upon it again today. The reason I appreciate it is for how the message resonates with me. It touches on my views of diagnosis, relationships with clients and supervisors, and what is healing -- which has something to do with just being a good listener, understander, and artist. It helped, and continues to help me because it resonates with hunches I had about the field. It helps because it validates things I know about the field now after working in it. It helps because there's still more for me to learn, but I'm not going in blind. That gives me a sense of comfort! I go into the future as a therapist now with comfort and a desire to develop a view that's all my own! I can do that because your message contributed to my sense of empowerment as a professional. I feel empowered because I know I can have feel and think about the field what I will, without shame. That's so valuable to me. So, I appreciate everything it took for you to be able to share your critique. It added value to my life! I'm not sure if you're a God fearing man, but I am. And I'm grateful to God for the man he made in you! The best, Josh
Andrea Andrea wrote on March 29, 2022 at 8:16 am
Dear Daniel, thank you for everything that you share and discuss. It's such a pleasure listening to you speak and your videos are the best and most raw that I've seen on the internet. Your emotion, your honesty and your empathy flow through your words. I hope you will experience true joy for many years to come.
M.L M.L wrote on March 26, 2022 at 7:09 pm
Hello, Daniel! I think your essay on Frida is one best analysis maybe in the history of the psychotherapy! Do you have an email adress ? Best wishes
Luis Robayo Luis Robayo from Garden City wrote on March 15, 2022 at 12:47 am
Hi, Daniel: I’d like to thank you for impacting my life, because you had helped articulate the many things I felt — at one time or another. Your perspectives and experiences are second to none in evaluation. IF YOU COULD, I would like to know your thoughts on loyalty and respect, as it is becoming increasingly difficult for me to generate this fluency, despite me trying my best to be a good human being to the people I interact with. Be it business or personal, many people take and do without thinking about the other person (a common theme in my life). I’m having a tough time figuring out how to communicate and “demand” (used loosely) the respect I think I deserve, without coming across as an tyrant (to which I’m slowly shifting to).
Spencer Huang Spencer Huang from atlanta wrote on March 12, 2022 at 11:03 pm
Hello Daniel and Daniel's community! Thank you for making content that has helped me feel more real in the world. It seems to me like the world has recently exploded in complexity and with it has come a lot of arbitrary structure and pressure - some helpful but others quite harmful. When I watch Daniel's videos, I feel like many of these constructs melt away and I can connect with myself without fear of being broken or "wrong." For that I am really really grateful!
Anthony Migliorino Anthony Migliorino from Smithtown wrote on March 11, 2022 at 1:02 pm
Hello Daniel, thank you for all the work, time, and energy you put into raising awareness about childhood trauma. You have greatly helped me in becoming a better father and positively influencing my family. I would love to have you on Oak & Rock Fatherhood to discuss the often avoided subject of helping fathers parent peacefully.
Lisa Alastuey Lisa Alastuey from Houston wrote on February 6, 2022 at 10:29 am
Hi Daniel, I just wanted to say thank you for your channel and website. You have such great insight and content. I would love to interview you for my channel if you are open to it. Nonetheless, thank you for your authenticity and very important work. It is very much appreciated. All the best, Lisa
Diana Diana wrote on January 25, 2022 at 11:58 am
Hi Daniel, i left a comment on Youtube but it seems they always delete comments that contain links to any websites. In your recent video you mentioned your bad eye sight and I wanted to suggest you try contact lenses by Biofinity brand. They are very comfortable and can be worn for a whole month without taking them out at night! I even wear them longer as I don’t notice them at all. You can order from the UK website, no prescription required, fast delivery. I sent you some money on Venmo for the contacts 🙂
Ronitte Ronitte from Brooklyn, NU wrote on December 26, 2021 at 11:26 pm
I agree with everything you say about psych meds Check out my 12 step all natural recovery program for mental health Peace ✌ and love ?
Christine Brush Christine Brush from Albuquerque wrote on December 14, 2021 at 10:05 pm
I am graduating in May with a MSW/MBA degree. I am over 55, a life of experience, and the whole system of university instruction and the system of for profit medicine is a huge atrocity against our citizens and against humanity. I regret going through all of this only to realize how wrong this profession is for me and for the persons treated. I would like to know what you would do in this case. I will finish my degrees, but I don't think I will be a therapist. Or support that system.
Bart Bart from Canada wrote on October 25, 2021 at 6:44 am
Hi Daniel, I think of you often as the others who have inspired me in being. So, here I go again, giving you a heartfelt thank you for all your selflessness in doing what you do to carry the message. I have you close to my heart as we all continue " trudging the road to happy destiny " TC
Robert Higgins Robert Higgins from Riverside, CA wrote on October 19, 2021 at 5:13 am
I like this guy Daniel. There are many reasons. Here are a few: 1. He left a career he worked hard for. (shows integrity) 2. He could evaluate his family of origin for what it really was, and not stay victim to it (shows honesty) 3. He is vulnerable to share his story on Youtube to help others.(not easy with all of the trolls out there) (Shows good will) 4. He seems to thoughtfully weigh out all of his thoughts and actions (Shows compassion) 5. He has the strength of empathy. (Undervalued strength right there) 6. He has a lot of knowledge and experience to share If you watch his videos, it is heartwrenching to see all of that was lost on his family of origin. Thanks for the videos, and I am happy to sign your guestbook! Daniel, if you ever come out to Southern California. We can grab a meal and chat! It is on me! ?? From, Robert Higgins
J J wrote on September 28, 2021 at 11:13 am
About 4 years ago I watched your video on why you stopped being a therapist. Thank you for the truth and candor. At that time I thought it was just a negative spin on a someone who soured about therapy. I just came across that video again and one you made on the "tricks" therapist use to keep clients. Well, I was severely conned and preyed on by the therapist I had for 1O YEARS!!!!! He used every trick. I woke up from my my hypotonic stupor and he was pissed and vicious. He is a narcissistic psychopath. My traumas prevented me from discerning between red flags and butterflies. I ignored my gut instincts and intuition from the first meeting. He conned me the entire time and even told me once that he would be "kicked out of the therapy union if they knew how I did therapy with you." I was "special." I have thousands of emails and phone calls from him and now see the utter bullshit he shoveled into me. During the worst session I ever had explaining the most severe trauma imaginable, he burst out laughing. Every cell in my being told me to leave and never, ever go back, but I actually sat there and apologized for him for laughing. More people need to be aware of the con job most therapist do on people who really need the help. You would not believe the things this guy said to me over the years and how he talked about other clients. A real piece of garbage who is still conning people. He has 'forever' clients and then pulls in theirs friend and all the family members in to cash in on them too. A real piece of trash. Thank you for your authenticity.
Steven Steven from Sydney wrote on September 6, 2021 at 5:00 am
Hello, in rural Australia we have farmers and families traumatised by suicide. I showed your suicide harms video too the suicide support group that has government support. I thought it would be well received. I thought I would share their constructive criticism as I would like your thoughts on it. From Gov group Criticism Re video on YouTube from Daniel Makler. Some valid universal pieces in amoungst his talk. “His terminology isn't inline with 2005 Suicide Prevention Australia or MindMap. The terminology is: Death by suicide, Suicide ideology, Curtailed suicide plan.” I was also told the video was not fit because it was dangerous and used wrong messages I thought your video might actually reduce suicide contagion in rural farming outback Australian towns. Where suicide is glamorised by the community especially if a sheep farmer passes from suicide etc Thank you for sharing your ideas I’m a bit sad it doesn’t relate in my country town people Best wishes mate Steve
Lucia Lucia from Bucharest wrote on August 11, 2021 at 2:35 pm
Hello Daniel! I really enjoy your content and what you have said over the years, it opened my eyes to ask myself questions and try to understand myself better by looking at my past and traumas. But I wanted to ask you if you believe in the idea that trauma travels through generations by DNA, cells and bodies? I read some books that suggest that a child can be traumatised as early as the pregnancy state and even before that. That the trauma of a grandmother can be passed on to her granddaughter even tho they may never have met. This may explain some strage and random illnesses and fizical conditions that someone can have, and that healing the ancestors traumas can heal the actual illness of the present. It makes sense to me because i have a syndrome of infertility and knowing that my grandma wanted so bad to birth boys and not girls that her feelings passed through and my mom felt something like that and now its reality that I cant give birth, ending the "girls" in my family, and that my grandma got her wish... I would love to hear your opinion on this! Thank you Daniel and take care!
Audrey Audrey from Long Beach wrote on August 4, 2021 at 12:56 am
Hi Daniel, I can honestly never thoroughly describe how much resonance I legitimately have about reflective statements about almost every aspect of childhood trauma in your YouTube videos. I would be more than delighted to become a case study for an extremely enlightened person who either aspires to be or is becoming a professional with psychotherapy/hypnotherapy, because I promise you I can provide every self reflective statements that every divinely guided person is looking for about childhood trauma integration. Instead of writing an actual essay or a book as a comment on your website, I absolutely agree and can describe in exact details how daunting yet eternally rewarding the entire process, especially the middle to ending stages of childhood trauma integration truly are. I hit the biggest psychological jackpot, I truly believe. Thorough acknowledgement of your childhood trauma while expressing an incredible amount of self care are imperative all throughout childhood trauma integration. I define childhood trauma integration as acknowledgement of your childhood trauma with a constant focus on healing fractured aspects of it while daring yourself to be more gentle with yourself than you ever were as well as more gentle than anyone else has ever been with you. All throughout my childhood trauma integration process, I would constantly with a lot of patience focus on the root cause of any kind of fractured emotion or thought that I can't psychologically define. Needless to say, the results of my childhood trauma integration consist of no more repressed anger or issues with anger (all notions of outbursts /teeth grinding have been removed from my physilology), extremely little resistance for immediate self reflection and an incredible willingness to proceed with a psychological completion process. Even though I am completely unaware whether or not you have heard of or have actually listened to any of Teal Swans videos, Teal Swan designed a revolutionary healing process called the Completion Process which enables an individual with any degree of trauma to minimize their fractures as much as possible and you have provided hundreds of videos that actually resonate with a lot of Teal Swans principles such as prioritizing self care at all costs, especially if you are single, have no children or are in an unhealthy relationship with anyone, with children. Nonetheless I am legitimately delighted every time I come across someone who always wants more enlightenment. Thoroughly enjoy the rest of the year and many years to come, Daniel. Sincerely, Audrey
Benoit Anand Benoit Anand from Cambridge, UK wrote on August 2, 2021 at 11:29 am
Hey Daniel, Just writing today as I wanted to thank you for trying to share what you believe with the world. Your videos came into my life at the right time and helped draw out my deepest feelings about myself and about life. Maybe it would have happened anyway at some point, but I can say for sure that your videos gave me the courage to trust that voice inside me telling me to treat my parents as the flawed human beings that they are, to hold them accountable for their actions, and in so doing, to treat myself as the adult I've always wanted to be instead of the terrified child I felt sentenced to be stuck as for all eternity. It's now been more than 6 months since I've spoken or seen any of my elderly family members, and although in some ways it's been the toughest 6 months of my life, it's also been by far the most beautiful and meaningful. You never really learn to love yourself until you start assuming that no one else will! Thank you so much for having the courage and passion to share your truth. It's made more of an impact than you could know 🙂
Suzanne Lerner Suzanne Lerner from Monterey wrote on June 10, 2021 at 9:04 pm
Louise Hansen commented (shared with permission) on new film about Gabor Mate: "The Wisdom of Trauma, and my response, recommending your Film: "Take These Broken Wings" Psychosis: “A mantra is a beautiful thing, there is no question about it, but nothing is bigger than silence.” - Sadhguru “What if psychosis is not losing touch with reality? What if it is us touching reality?” - Dr Louise Hansen The portal for genius is also the same portal for insanity. Like the matrix. There is no key. There is no door. There are no walls. The highest realisation: freedom. So how does one break the boundaries of their physical body and psychological structure? Clarity. A large scale vision, Borderless and boundless, The highest realisation, I am that which is not. My brother always said that I should write a book. I never saw the point when there are a million books that use the same old words simply to transcend them. It would mean nothing to a child joyfully whole in their ordinariness and make no sense to an adult practiced in judgment and criticism. How did they get like that? Narrow. Rigid. Inflexible. Divided. A scientist knows a frog with his intellect, through means of dissection. He pulls it apart, knows all its pieces, and then it is dead. However to experience the same frog, or love, requires a different intelligence: awareness. To simply embrace it as it is. I had my first experience of this during my PhD on the neuroscience of emotion. I asked the question where is emotion in the brain? Well it was not just in the brain. Turns out this is a living cosmos! As I experienced myself as a piece of the entire universe, I made the mistake of assuming others would understand. They did not. A PhD is meant to be an original contribution to knowledge. How does one explain to their supervisors, family and friends, that the entire cosmos dwells within each and every one of us? They thought I was mad. I ended up in a psychiatric hospital for six months with psychosis. I went from teaching psychology at the University to a disability pension, put on every medication and had twelve sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. It took approximately three years for my brain to recover. My treasured insights I had forgotten and were buried deep in my subconscious. Remarkably, seven years later as a Provisional Psychologist I had exactly the same experience. This time completely grounded. The only way I can explain it is that my psychosis was not losing touch with reality; it was touching reality. Reality simply is; neither this nor that. It is what it is. There is only life; the rest is imagination. The difference between a mad man and a Guru is that the madman experiences this unwillingly and the Guru experiences it willingly: freedom. This time I knew I had not discovered anything new. Wisdom traditions and mystics have always known this. You cannot squeeze the universe, nor a precious life, into any box, including science. Life is a far larger phenomenon than any thought or instrument or label. Hence the pointlessness of this book. My brother was right though. I was in a unique situation because I had an opportunity to share the experience from the inside out. I am a licensed Psychologist and a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, with 20 years experience. I’ve had psychosis, completely destroyed myself, recreated myself, and overcame a second episode knowing fully what was happening. Apart from feeling unable to share this with my family or colleagues, in fear of being re-hospitalised, or reported to the psychology board, what was most terrifying is that this second episode would be classified as “Schizophrenia” in the West, and yet similar experiences are embraced as “Enlightenment” in the east. What was one to do? “A mantra is a beautiful thing, there is no question about it, but nothing is bigger than silence.” - Sadhguru Today the top neuroscientists agree that our reality is an illusion and that we are all hallucinating. When we agree on a shared hallucination we call this normality. When we disagree we call this insanity; or genius. While Western psychology labels and pathologises anything abnormal and rejects anything it cannot measure, Wisdom traditions knowingly encourage and prepare you for this. For Wisdom traditions, the intellect is limited for it is a cutting instrument and narrowly focused in its scope: that is why in the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few. For Wisdom traditions, the mind is insanity; the only sanity is reality. So unlike the West, they embrace and prepare you for this. For it is not a case of if, but when, this happens to you. Beautiful and plentiful tools are provided of what to do: Wisdom. So what is a genius in a world of illusion? My hope is this story will shed some light. They say a fool does what he does not like. An intelligent man does what he likes. And a genius does what needs to be done. He not only masters his threat system, for survival, he also develops his self soothing system, for peace, joy, love, compassion, blissfulness and ecstasy. For if one is unable to drop their fight mode, they will unknowingly conquer and divide in many disguises. And when the entire universe resides within you, what is there to unnecessarily gain or lose? This story is dedicated to every human being who has been hospitalised or incarcerated, for having the highest realisation and a large scale vision; that what lies within each and everyone of us, is neither this nor that: for it can never be named, to remain borderless and boundless. Dr Louise Hansen Psychologist PhD in Psychology Human Rights Activist *This piece is in no way intended to minimise psychosis or mental illness. It is a simple interpretation of my lived experience of psychosis. There is no question both episodes I was unable to function or care for myself. Both required hospitalisation. Both took months, the first took years, to recover from. Thank you to my family, friends and medical team who kept me safe and supported my recovery. This piece is also not intended to criticise Psychology or Western science. It is simply pointing out the limitation of using intellect alone with phenomena like the mind and existence. Self-compassion (kindness, common humanity and mindfulness) also exist. #HealingTrauma #Justice4Humanity #WeAllBelong my reply: Thank-you for this very personal and very inspiring story. I am so grateful to you for this. I had depression and numbness, which is much more "culturally acceptable." I don't know if this would be of interest to you or not, but I found Dan Mackler's films available for free on Youtube, really helped me realize how we all are conditioned to fear Craziness, and are "brainwashed" at a very early age to fear Madness and so called Schizophrenia. In Finland they have an 80% "cure rate" for so called "Schizophrenia" mainly through non-profit, community based Mental Health Care, with medication used as the last resort,not the 1st. It is my belief, that Culturally, we are taught to fear "Madness" and "inner voices" in part because with have Inner Divine Guidance//Bodily Knowing that would continually Guide us to "Do the Right Thing" if only we would listen. I have had powerful, "irrational” >>more accurately “a*rational" inner guidance several times, including guiding me to sit with one of my root Teachers, Papaji. For some reason, I never feared this Inner Guidance...It was more the Courage to follow this Guidance, when it didn't go along with the larger "Cultural Narrative." Who closes down her Psychology practice, just a few months after attaining my license, and about to make a "good career" and instead goes to India to sit at the feet of a man who laughed a lot, could stop just about anyone's mind, and whose biggest advice was: "Just Be Quiet!" I am only BEGINNING to appreciate that the verbal, logical narrative going on incessantly like tickertape in our heads, including the "Inner Critic" is only a very small part of all that is available, especially through the Body//Embodiment, through Spontaneous Creativity, through Entheogens, Through Love! Thank-you Louise, Gabor, Zaya, Maurizio and special thanks to the panel today on Indigenous Perspectives on the Root Causes of Addiction, with "Woman Stands Shining" //Pat McCabe, Gina Perez-Baron and Daniel RYNO Herrera.
Sasannejad Behnaz Sasannejad Behnaz from Geneva wrote on May 24, 2021 at 4:47 am
Love you Sir! Your great video "Why is it a bad idea to have kids" truly deserves an Oscar. It took me out of my endless doubts, feelings of envy & regret. Thanks a million! Hugs from Geneva, Switzerland
Srina Srina from Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia wrote on May 23, 2021 at 8:10 am
Hi Daniel, I'm pursuing an education to be a counselor. I've been volunteering as a Listener on 7Cups for 9 months and I have a great mentor who has a background in psychology. Today we had a mentee-mentor chat because I kept having difficulty not crying when listening to a member. He gave me a link to your YouTube video, and I learned a lot from it. I just wanna say thanks a lot for what you do. I've been watching your YouTube video a lot and plan to learn some more from you. If you could give me suggestions on how to be a better counselor, I would love to hear and work on it! Hope you have a nice day, Daniel, God bless!
Bart Bart from Red lake ontario canada wrote on May 11, 2021 at 7:48 pm
Congrats Daniel on 36k subs
Andrew - AP Andrew - AP from Lake Placid wrote on May 9, 2021 at 1:29 am
Dropping by, after hearing about you on 5/8/2021. Thanks.
Jeremy Koyle Jeremy Koyle from Vacaville wrote on April 22, 2021 at 10:19 pm
Just wanted to drop by and offer my gratitude for the work you have done and been involved with. Ran onto your videos on youtube feel it a great work. I feel there is a huge need for your sort of work, but alas the need is the silent majority, those in bad and hard situations. We are brothers at arms. Please don't ever become disillusioned or give up the fight, the world needs more people like you, with love, Jeremy.
Bart Johnston Bart Johnston from Red lake wrote on April 8, 2021 at 2:20 pm
Daniel, i love you. Thanks so much in helping with my breakthrough, also, with helping with my 3 beautiful daughters in their grieving. I am a patrion but they are slow in returning an email when you forget your password. Anyways, I love you, thanks for liberating people 🙂
Ankhiel Populver Ankhiel Populver wrote on March 28, 2021 at 10:50 pm
Thank you for posting your videos. Yes, it's incredibly difficult for a man to talk about being molested (physically or emotionally/psychologically) by his mother. For me the most damaging were physical. I can recall 15 - 20 incidents. Each brief, but just 1 was enough. But I also recall incidents like you describe. When I had my first and only girlfriend in HS I was 16. I told my mother nothing, somehow knowing on some level that she would sabotage it. I walked my GF home for weeks. After leaving her at her house, on the way home I went by a factory where an older brother worked. He saw me and waved. A couple of days later, in front of my mother, he asked if I took an indirect route home to avoid someone bullying me. I felt trapped and fessed up to having a GF. My mother said "ooh, you have a little girl" and laughed. As if I were a child. Somehow I knew it was over. I just didn't understand why. In the next couple of months she would ask "so how are you and the little girl?" She would ask as if she were talking to a little boy. I broke it off with my GF after about 4 months. I knew better than to have another GF while I still lived at home. I never had an experience like your description of the pornography story. But it "felt" familiar. She was, and remains, a vile and manipulative human being. She's over 80 years old now and she still manipulates. I see her for what she truly is and have no contact with her. Everyone else sees her as a victim/saint. As you said, the perfect. I'm glad you brought the issue to light. I've never been able to hold onto a relationship with a woman. And I was 50 years old before finally talking to a professional about my abuse. I'm no longer young. But strangely enough I finally have some hope that I may yet be able to navigate a good relationship. Thanks again for posting. Every little bit helps.
Carla Carla from Pittsburgh wrote on March 21, 2021 at 11:42 am
Hi Daniel, I found your videos on YouTube, and wanted to mention I really appreciate what you are doing! Also, so sorry to hear about your mugging, and the subsequent invalidating remarks you've been subjected to by 'Commenters' trivializing your pain. I understand what that is like, and come from a family which could be the "Poster Child" of trauma and multi-generational dysfunction (so I get that things are not always what they seem to a casual observer). You don't know me obviously, but I really like you! You seem way cool. I hope you are starting to feel better. Send me an email if you are ever in Pittsburgh, I'd like to meet you in real life! Keep on smiling, and grow your hair long again, it looked very cute that way! Lol, sorry, hope I'm not over-stepping to say that!
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Brandon Brandon wrote on March 18, 2021 at 10:15 pm
Opinion on Internal Family Systems? Molyneux seems to really like it and its making a lot of headway. Seems very cognitive and self-empathetic.
Sherie G Sherie G from California wrote on March 15, 2021 at 9:21 pm
Sherie G. Hello. I live in California near Los Angeles. About 3 years ago I ran across one of your first videos explaining why you left the psychoanalysis field in New York. Impressive. I learned a lot from watching that and others you have since sponsored. I am not actually employed in the Mental Health Field, however, I have done a lot of research on the horrible side effects of ECT (Electro Shock Treatment) and the psychotropic drugs given. Including Prozac, Xanax, Ritalin and others. From my own research I have actually helped people get off of "mood altering drugs", and have helped them return to a normal life, drug free. My own sources include books I have read by Thomas Szazs, Peter Breggin and others. Also, Leonard Roy Frank, an ECT survivor in San Francisco has written some telling books on the subject. Many years ago Thomas Szazs started a group that I have volunteered with - located in Los Angeles. Citizens Commission on Human Rights. They have a lot of free literature that I have used and/or given out. I am impressed with your decisions. Continue doing such wonderful work. Sherie G.