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Did You Used to be R.D. Laing? (Full Documentary)

Video (EN, 1 h 32 min)

Did You Used to be R.D. Laing? (1989)

Full documentary portrait of Ronald David Laing (1927-1989) filmed in Vancouver by Kirk Tougas and Tom Shandel during the last two years of Laing’s life.

Released on Channel Four (UK) in October 1989.


Film introduction:

“Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing gained a reputation in the late 1960′s for his radical objection to conventional psychiatry.

His early books “The Divided Self” and “The Politics of Experience” questioned the right of society to proclaim itself sane and others mad.

Protesting the “outrageous violence” inflicted on patients by drastic therapies like electric shock, he generated controversy with his willingness to try psychedelic drugs, meditation, and other unconventional techniques in search of a healing common ground between doctor and patient.

Now in his early 60′s, after some 35 years of professional practice, he agreed to be videotaped in public lectures and private conversations, giving this portrait of Ronald David Laing, psychiatrist.”

DVD Description:

“Drawing on stories from Laing’s own life and from his patients’ experiences, and following him through a series of lectures and workshops, the film presents a portrait of the radical psychiatrist as an engaging, witty and irreverent character.

Laing shares his insights into the art of therapy, the lies we tell each other in the name of love, the recurring patterns of behavior that sometimes can be traced to birth, and the regrettable human instinct to suppress any behavior and thought that is strange or disturbing.

The film reveals its subject as a thinker of great originality and genius whose compelling charisma and gusto made him an equally effective storyteller and prankster.”


“The film itself is a fine example of the subtle directness and simplicity that Laing asks for, being at once convivial and co-present.” — The Guardian

“Fascinating profile of the radical psychiatrist, the viewing surprise of the week.” — The Sunday Times

“Laing is pure pleasure to watch, a huge spirit, genuinely loving and completely honest. This portrait of him is completely inspiring.” — The Vancouver Sun

Posted in: Psychothérapie (EN)

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Steven Fowkes – Nutrients for Better Mental Performance (2009)

Video (EN, 1 h 04 min)

Steven Fowkes – Nutrients for Better Mental Performance (2009)

Google Tech Talk – December 2, 2009


Presented by Steven Wm. Fowkes.

The talk will answer questions like:

1. Which nutrients promote optimal brain function?
2. What nutrients are commonly deficient enough to impair mental performance?
3. How can you get a better nights sleep without Ambien?
4. What nutrients counteract aspects of aging?
5. Is there an alternative to serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) antidepressants?
6. What modern nutrition myths lead us to consume products that sabotage healthy brain function?
7. What tests can you get from your doctor?
8. What nutrients affect appetite, alertness, and tension?
9. What nutrient combo will prevent hangovers 90% of the time?

About Steven Wm. Fowkes
Steven Wm. Fowkes is the Director of the Cognitive Enhancement Research Institute and a co-author of the book Smart Drugs II.
He has appeared on Larry King Live and in two anti-aging documentaries. Steve will explain how different nutritions can help people of all ages treat various physical and mental conditions, spanning from genetic disorders such as Down syndrome, to adolescent behavior problems and on to senility and Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly. He will also speak about using nutrients to address memory problems as well as verbal and multi-tasking challenges that the testosterone-poised homo sapiens (i.e., men) are commonly known for. In the Q&A feel free to ask him how to use nutrients to improve ones sense of humor.”


Posted in: Nutrition (EN), Sommeil (EN)

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Josh Axe – Missing Sleep Can Take Years Off Your Life

Vidéo (EN, 6 min)

Source :

“Not getting at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night (at night) can be just as bad as eating poorly and not exercising. Even more, the Journal of Occupation and Environmental Medicine recently found that women working the night shift had 400% higher risk of cancer.

If you sleep less than 7/hrs per night your chances of getting sick triples.

Often overlooked by most people (especially in the U.S), sleep is one of the most important factors in your health.” » [...]

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All-Natural Ways to Fall Asleep and Get More Sleep – by Dr. Axe

Posted in: Sommeil (EN)

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Le sommeil permet de penser d’une autre manière…

Open Book On Wood Background - Photo © Robert Marfin /
« Le sommeil permet de penser d’une autre manière, en se situant hors du monde. »

Albert Cossery, Interview, in : Le Magazine littéraire, nov. 2005

Posted in: Citations (FR), Littérature (FR), Sommeil (FR)

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Joseph Mercola – Five Worst Foods for Sleep

“While stress is one of the most-often cited reasons why people can’t sleep, there’s another factor that could be keeping you up at night: your diet. Certain foods can significantly interfere with your sleep, including the five worst of the worst below.” [...]

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Five Worst Foods for Sleep – By Dr. Mercola

Posted in: Nutrition (EN), Sommeil (EN)

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Le monde des animaux est fait de silences et de bonds…

Petisco - Photo © Marcelo Mokrejs« Le monde des animaux est fait de silences et de bonds. J’aime les voir couchés, alors qu’ils reprennent contact avec la Nature, recevant en échange de leur abandon une sève qui les nourrit. Leur repos est appliqué autant que notre travail. Leur sommeil est confiant autant que notre premier amour. »

Jean Grenier, Les îles

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