Free Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

This online MBSR training course is 100% free and is modeled on the MBSR program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


PURPOSE 1: To establish a place where people with severe mental symptoms can rest and recover, without physical or mental abuse, shock, or the unnecessary administration of drugs. PURPOSE 2: To establish the standard procedures for the successful, safe handling and helping of people with severe mental symptoms. PURPOSE 3: To make these procedures known … Continued

Treatment for Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

by Charles Gant, N.M.D., Ph.D. The appearance of this article does not indicate an endorsement by Safe Harbor. We seek to provide information for both the lay and professional community and include articles with well-researched approaches and/or treatments that the writer feels have shown clinically to be of help. (This protocol should not be used … Continued

Commentary on Nutritional Treatment of Mental Disorders

from Willam Walsh, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Walsh Research Institute (The following information is taken from Dr. William Walsh’s discussion on Safe Harbor’s “Integrative Psychiatry” email list for professionals. To preserve Dr. Walsh’s wealth of information, we have posted his comments here, with the notation of added commentary [with the date] as discussion goes on.) ADD/ADHD … Continued

Toxic Metals and Mental Health

by Mark D. Filidei, DO Amen Clinic 3150 Bristol St Costa Mesa CA 92626   The term “heavy metals” refers to elements of specific weight characteristics. Toxic heavy metals are, unfortunately, present in our air, water, soil, and food supply as a byproduct of our industrialized society. In fact, contamination is so pervasive in … Continued

Sleep Aids

There are many good natural approaches for sleep. Here are a few. 1. The amino acid tryptophan 500 to 1000 mg. It required a prescription in the US so if you can’t get it, you can buy 5-HTP, taken in 50-100 mg doses. 5-HTP converts to tryptophan in the body. 2. GABA, an amino acid, … Continued