ART & ABOUT | Provided by Erin McKeever
CRAZYWISE: A film screening and discussion facilitated by Erin McKeever, M.A.
Ojai local Erin McKeever will visit the Ojai Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018, to host a screening of the documentary film CRAZYWISE. During a quarter-century documenting indigenous cultures, human-rights photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges saw how these cultures often identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of a person’s gifts or shamanic potential. He was intrigued by how differently psychosis and non-ordinary experiences are defined and treated in the West.
Through interviews with renowned mental health professionals including Gabor Mate, MD, Dan Siegel, MD, Robert Whitaker, and Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, the documentary CRAZYWISE explores the growing severity of the mental health crisis in America dominated by biomedical psychiatry. Along the way, Phil discovers a growing movement of professionals and psychiatric survivors who demand alternative treatments that focus on recovery, nurturing social connections, and finding meaning and purpose from their experience.
Erin McKeever, M.A. has been practicing and working in the fields of integrative psychology, spirituality and consciousness, nature intelligence, plant spirit healing, and indigenous wisdom practices for 20 years. A former Ojai resident, Erin recently moved back and is inspired to cultivate conversations in the community that promote the restoration of life-affirming values. She maintains a private practice, in addition to speaking, teaching, and writing locally and abroad. She can be reached by email at email@example.com, or by calling (310) 463-5089.
This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146.
The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
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