Here are the videos I have created, arranged by category:
- Psychology, Anti-psychiatry, or Critical Psychiatry Videos
- Music videos (general subject songs)
- Music videos (anti-psychiatry songs)
- Video series from 2009 (about the family system, cults, Alice Miller, confronting parents)
- Video series from 2015 (various subjects)
- Three films about Frederick Timm
- Full-length films on schizophrenia/psychosis
- Subtitled versions of full-length films on schizophrenia/psychosis
My Youtube channels: in English and subtitled in other languages
over the last couple weeks this 80s song played in my head. I was never a fan of Mr. Mister, or that particular song, and I had no clue why this particular song would not go away.
Then I asked Google…
So I just finished ‘Take these broken wings’. Thank you both for producing it and offering it freely to the public. It instantly jerked me out of a rather dark place. Who knows how many people you might have helped with this.
I had actually met Robert Whitaker while I was a student of transpersonal psychology at CIIS in SF. I had also met Stan Grof, who was one fo the first to question the medicalization of altered stated in his book ‘Spiritual Emergency’. Needless to say, I am not only a professional but also a patient.
A German, I came across the German version first, then I found the English subtitled version.
My question: Is the a non-subtitled version somewhere around? I’d like to see the names of the clinicians interviewed, and their publications. If so, please let me know where I can find it!
With warm regards from Germany,
Here’s my webpage that links to the English version: http://wildtruth.net/films-english/brokenwings/
Is it possible to obtain in any way the videos you put on YouTube? Could be either in a video or just in an audio format.
Thanks for the meaningful and, in my opinion, very valuable content.
Hmm, I have copies of some of my videos but they are not organized and they are HUGE files. It’s probably easier to find a way to download the videos from the internet. There are some free websites for downloading videos from youtube, or at least downloading their audio… Meanwhile, thanks for your comment, Maciek. Daniel
Thanks a lot for your reply. If you’re alright with downloading your content from youtube, that’s quite enough.
Daniel, having done some research, I’m not sure if downloading your vids from youtube in audio format, even with your consent, is completely legal.
Have you considered putting the audio from your vids on spotify? Being able to listen to it from a platform like that would be equally convenient to having an actual mp3.
Hi Maciek, I myself don’t have mp3 versions of my videos. It just seems like a lot of work to do that – though maybe at some point I could. Meanwhile, I personally don’t mind if anyone creates MP3s of my work by downloading them.
Got that. Appreciate you taking the time to respond.
I’ve been a fan of yours and your videos for some time now, and I appreciate all the new videos and content you’ve been putting out. Your honesty, spontaneous insights, realizations, and truth feels so organic and raw to me, like you are getting to your core of who you really are and I like it.
I can understand and relate to so many things you say about yourself and your family. On your last video, for example, you talk about your father writing your highschool graduation speech for you. My father re-wrote my quiencenera speech I gave during a church ceremony. Since my speech was in Spanish, and he re-wrote it day of, I didn’t really know what I was saying or talking about when I gave the speech. I read it, got an applause from the “audience” and vividly remember my father beaming with pride. However, the experience did leave me with mixed feelings and now after listening to you, I now know why. Thank you for putting that video out there. I truly appreciate and admire you and your courage in sharing your life stories with the world.
Thanks for sharing this, Tove. Much appreciated!
Greetings to you—Daniel
LOVING your finally someone has empathy and someone know what we have to deal with as abuse victims. @daniel mackler my question is why don’t concealers or therapist are not being able to talk about what you do in the videos? why can’t they go that indept?
Daniel I am listening to one your videos and you turned off the comments and get why. I just want you to know u nailed every single one for me
I created some German subtitles for one of your Youtube videos (Family Secrets — Analyzing a Taboo Topic). Thought it would be a nice way to participate and “spread the word” 😉
Don’t know if you’re interested, cause I noticed you described your channel as “Daniel’s English-only channel”. But I had time and fun making them!
I like a lot of your thoughts and also read your book “Breaking from your parents”. You really helped me out with some stuff going on with my grandparents and mother (right now in the process of confronting her).
So, thank you!
Greetings to wherever you are right now!
Very cool to hear, Lena — thanks for your message. I look forward to checking out the subtitles you wrote, and if I can figure it out I will pass them along to some German folks I know. warm greetings from New York——-Daniel
Thank you so much for your video on finding a good therapist. It came exactly as the help I needed to have the courage to bring up a certain topic to my new therapist a second time when I realised that a part of the story which was more difficult for me to adress still bothered me. And I think I wouldn’t have dared without your viewpoints on the topic.
What especially helped me was that you described that you were never really annoyed about feedback even if you didn’t resonate at all with some of it but for the bigger part you found it on the contrary always helpful. What helped me too was that you make quiet clear that therapy actually only helps when therapist and client meet on eyelevel. It seems obvious but it is very difficult to attain actually. I really want to get there but I have a lot of fear holding me back and I need to give myself time.
Last but not least it was your courage to give your opininon openly about the problems with psychology, therapy etc. and that you also talk about the fear that comes with that. This inspired me to do what I think was right myself as well and to know that the fear was just a normal side effect.
My therapist was not just grateful for my feedback but he also said that he was really touched that I am so honest and open about my feelings. He said that my way to openly adress what I was scared of or worried about made everything so easy and clear for him and was like an invitation to be also open and just to be himself as well. I still was a bit too nervous to fully grasp what he meant but it was clear that he was very, very happy about the way I was approaching therapy.
So this is what happened today with the help of your video. It’s a beautiful story, isn’t it? I really wanted to let you know. I am so happy I have found a good therapist and I know now also with your help.
cool! thanks for sharing — daniel
I was wondering if you could do a video or write and essay on how exactly you analyze your dreams. What are things you look for? What questions you ask yourself? Any book recommendations that could help me decode my dreams??
Thank you so much, I recently discovered your page and I’m happy I did 🙂
hi sabrina — it’s a good idea for a video, thanks 🙂 i also do mention dream analysis some in my book (for sale via this website) “from trauma to enlightenment” — in a short section on dream analysis. not so long, though…. also, i have some essays on dreams and dream analysis on this website — you can see them if you put “Dreams” in the search box on this site. but short essays, alas!! —daniel
Thank you for your courage, clarity, and generosity. I discovered you a few months ago after doing decades of PTGrowth in the wild, of course, and laughed out loud. I hope you flourish as you nourish our spirits and
as you protect us from the professional perverts who run the mental ‘illness’ racket
I was first introduced to you by my history of psychology professor who I apreciated so much for teaching me the lies of many of my professors taught me. He showed us your videos about mental illnesses specifically schizoprenia, and criticized the psychology field in general that how these “diseases” were created basically for money. People in this field push innocent people to use drugs so they can get wealthy. For the first time 4 year in college I have learned the truth about psychology and “mental illness” from his class. I am not sure anyting to do with it but you both went to swarthmore college. I am thinking it is a great college, because I know two awesome people finished that college.
After I started listening to your videos, something clicked and I felt that I got you. Maybe l sound silly but I understand what you went through, and what do you want, because I want that too. I want to know my real self too, without all those things that parents and society inflicted upon us. You inspired me to look within myself to find myself. As you said, we have every answer in us. I have started to be aware of my patterns that I replicated from my childhood. Being aware is the first step I think, and I am at this stage now. When I am doing something or thinking something that doesn’t feel right, I stop myself and ask where that is come from. I always find the source of that behaviour is mychildhood. I am getting more and more clues every time, and my self-blame and guilt is diminishing. Thank you, Daniel million times. You have no idea how much you helped me. I am glad that I know you, even a little bit.
I love and enjoy your videos. You have this clear and simple way of telling your stories, so you are reaching and helping more people. Please please please continue making new videos, because I have finished all of them and listening again second time.
One last thing, I noticed that unlike many people, you never use the phrase “you know” in your videos or interviews. You just stop, think a second and continue talking. We tend to fill the gaps with nonsense words when we talk, but you don’t do that and that is refreshing. In a way, those little stops add meanings to your story.
All the best, Daniel and I hope you can find what you’re looking for.
cool — thanks for sharing this, Hilal. Definitely some interesting folks went to Swarthmore. i wonder if i know your professor… i am class of 1994, and swarthmore is a small school… warm greetings — daniel
Hi Daniel. I found your work tonight and felt really drawn to it for some big reasons: I suffered extreme childhood abuses and have been in treatment most of my life. In fact I am no longer on speaking terms with my “family”. It’s scary and liberating at the same time.
I am also a therapist in private practice in NYC. I am relatively new at it and really really enjoy the work.
So far I am mostly intrigued and curious about your work. But some aspects of your work trouble me but that’s okay.
I think your stated objective of achieving enlightenment and being trauma free without the unconscious may be the reason for my disagreement.
But that’s for another day. For now I will absorb what I think is helpful to me personally and for my clients whom I love.
greetings!! and thanks for sharing!!!! always room for disagreement!!! as time goes by i may have more and more disagreements with what i wrote too!! all the best (from macapa, brazil, where i presently am couchsurfing…) daniel
Hi Daniel, what an interesting experience to come across your videos on YouTube. I am a trained family therapist and now a teacher and clinical supervisor in a master’s program. I sent a few links of your videos to the interns in my group and invited them to learn about your ideas. I totally agree with your views about the dysfunctional relationships between clients and their therapists. That’s what I have been teaching in our program. We need to completely change this in order for therapy to be useful and nurturing to our clients. The part we are different is about the breaking away from your parents. I thought A LOT about this for the past day and just finished watching your interview with Steven Summerstone. I got to understand more about where you are coming from and agree with many of your analysis about parent-child relationship. I used to run parenting groups, working with parenting issues and now a parent myself, I could totally see how the absolute power parents have when kids are dependent on them can be misused big time. But I wouldn’t suggest my clients to cut off from their parents completely. However, distance is needed for clients to work out their issues before they feel stronger to face their parents. Please email me if you have time to exchange more ideas about psychotherapy and parent-child relationship. I actually just finished a intensive research on intergenerational relationship (adult children and their parents). Thanks.
thanks for the thoughts, SW — alas, i’m hardly on the web at all these days. i’m taking an internet break!!! it’s cool that you’re sharing my video(s) — i hope they prove to be of value. all the best to you! daniel