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CRAZYWISE - A Documentary Screening & Discussion

Sun, 9 Dec 2018 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Villa Del Mar
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Presented by: Avril Meyler (Emerging Paradigms) in Collaboration with Saumya Srivastav (Gaia Heals Wellness Centre)


Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? 


The documentary CRAZYWISE explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. 


What if a psychological crisis was seen as having the potential to be a positive transformative experience, instead of a “broken brain”?


You are invited to a community screening of the feature length documentary film CRAZYWISE, directed by Phil Borges and Kevin Tomlinson. 


About the Film:

Human-rights photographer Phil Borges witnessed how indigenous cultures around the world often identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential.

Back in the US, Phil follows two young Americans diagnosed with “mental illness.” Adam, 27, suffers devastating side effects from medications before embracing meditation. Ekhaya, 32, survives several suicide attempts before spiritual training to become a traditional South African healer.


CRAZYWISE introduces mental health professionals and psychiatric survivors who see a psychological crisis as a potential growth experience, not a disease.


This is a “must see” for anyone with lived experience of Mental Health Crisis and their families as well as Mental Health Professionals and Voluntary Treatment Providers, and Healers. 


The viewing will be followed by Open Space Discussions.


Venue - Gaia Heals Wellness centre,

Villa no.15, Villa Del Mar, Sarjapur Main Road, Amblipura, Bangalore 


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Villa Del Mar Amblipura, PWD Quarters, Eastwood Twp, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560103, India

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