By John Herold
(as published on The Edge - The official blog of the Process Work Institute)
October 1, 2018
I was in fourth grade when the space shuttle Challenger exploded. From that moment I wanted to be an astronaut. There was something about racing into space as well as
I am dissatisfied with much of mainstream vocabulary and ideas around matters of emotional distress and extreme states. I operate from the position that common approaches toward something many are calling “mental illness” are in a pre-scientific phase and have a long way to go.
Today’s labels (like bipolar, schizophrenia,
Below is the essay I wrote for my application to the Process Work Institute in Portland. This was written in July 2015.
I know that if I could really understand mental illness, then it would be appropriate to make a big career shift. I would become a therapist and a leader