Thanks for visiting our website.
We’re running a psychiatric clinic in Kyoto-city, Japan.
We provide total life support for psycho-somatic minorities.
It’s not “total” yet, but we’re trying!
By the way, who is psycho-somatic minority(PSm)?
We coined it as a new term,
who shows non-avereage psycho-somatic response to a particular stimulus.
We recognize them “patient” only when they benefit from medical intervention.
Our service include standard therapeutic intervention such as drugs and psychotherapy,
but also, “depression wipeout program complete“,
coupling rTMS and psychotherapeutic modalities.
More over, we’re starting pilot version of
“PSm business owner program“,
which provide a connection between
PSm’s hidden skills and the evermore niche market,
via net marketing,
to release PSm from the scheme of
“we could at most be an employee somewhere”.
This would be a world-work (A.Mindell’s term)
in action inside the economic field.
here is our mission,
to maintain our society as a realm where minority and majority can live together.
Our vision is ,
to become a platform of providing total life support for psycho-somatic minorities.
And our value is ,
pay respect for every single being, like God does.
Here I re-upload the first text of my closed blog,
to give you a hint of our background.
Let’s process work psychiatry!
Today, I launch this site wishing it become a platform for “process-oriented psychiatry”.
What is “process-oriented psychiatry”?
In 1988, Arnold Mindell, founder of process-oriented psychology(POP),
showed in his “City Shadows” how to apply process work to extream states.
Through reports of “the most difficult cases”,
he brought us new methods of working with the clients, never seen before in this field.
At the same time, it shed light on many aspects such as,
paradigm crisis in psychiatry,
strong resistance against such an approach from the established psychiatry,
effect of psychotropic drugs in the process point of view,
polarization of identified patient and the city government,
its meaning for the society,
and the crucial role of social workers as a facilitator.
In a word, he planted the seed of “how to process work psychiatry itself”.
To follow its growth in the full spectrum,
I call that endeavor “process-oriented psychiatry”.
After a quarter of a century, did the seed grow?
I don’t think so.
Until today, the word “process-oriented psychiatry” didn’t hit a bit in the search of cyber space.
But I have a hunch that there must be someone on this planet,
feeling and doing the same like me,
regardless of knowing POP or not.
OK, I’ll tell you my story first.
I’m a general psychiatrist working in a mental hospital, living in Kyoto, Japan.
Everyday I spent hours in the turbulence of extreme states.
Also, I give dance/movement therapy(DMT) sessions for day care members.
(Before becoming a doctor, I made my living by teaching ballet.)
Two years ago, I came to know POP through a DMT colleague
and began to read Mindell’s books.
Since then, POP gave me a perfect backbone to my DMT practice.
And as I become familiar to the spirit and skills of POP,
I realized that my style as a psychiatrist already share much in common with POP.
But gradually, some kind of role confusion took place.
Can you imagine dancing with the day care members,
right after hospitalizing involantaryly an agitated patient?
It’s a task to switch smoothly from administrative psychiatrist to facilitative therapist.
Everyday I felt like “sitting in the fire”, two roles in conflict within me.
(“Sitting in the fire” is a book on conflict resolution by A.Mindell.)
One day, I understood that psychiatry is a conflict zone.
The conflict within me is a hologram of what is going on outside,
within the client, within their family, within the hospital, within the society.
It was natural for me to coin the word “process-oriented psychiatry”,
and let it explain what I’m trying to do in my everyday work.
My own process flowed into a word work.
This site will be its first step.
Through this blog, I will report my growth of my seed.
Anyone who is surviving this conflict zone is welcome to participate on this platform.
Please let me know that you’re surviving,
and share your seeds, feelings, stories, ideas or whatever.
If this platform works, we can prepare more suitable social network media.
In the near future, we can make changes in the “consensus reality”, such as
launching a case conference, doing workshops, or even run a psychiatric clinic together.
Thank you for listening.