13 conversations. 3 days. Plus a screening 🎞 of 'Medicating Normal'. Join from anywhere.

Featuring some of the most experienced, thought-provoking and inspiring speakers in this field.

Why this summit?

 

We want to...

  1. Bust myths about the causes of mental health issues, challenging a common belief that individuals with mental health issues are broken and "need to be fixed".
  2. Understand the limitations of evidence-based medicine and the concerns about the widespread use of psychiatric medicines.
  3. Raise awareness of the serious adverse effects of antidepressants and benzodiazepines, significant withdrawal symptoms and common misdiagnosis of withdrawal issues as relapses.
  4. Educate to make informed choices about psychiatric medicines.
  5. Share the principles of innate health as an alternative to understand and manage mental and emotional suffering.
  6. Help identify the root causes of symptoms by learning about the role of Functional Medicine and making lasting lifestyle changes.
  7. Inspire and support professionals to extend their services to those struggling from the effects of diagnostic labelling and psychiatric medicines.

Your hosts

We are Drs Rani and Suraj, both practising psychiatrists and innate health coaches. For over two decades, we have worked with people suffering from various mental and emotional issues - from stress and anxiety to more acute conditions. 

As professionals in the mental health field, we have grown increasingly concerned by the rising trend to go after quick temporary fixes to address the human condition, disregarding the core underlying causes of psychological suffering.

We feel that the conventional models of managing mental and emotional issues do not help us discover our true wellbeing. 

We are here to educate and inform, help people make healthy lifestyle choices and find their inner wisdom and wellbeing. The MWM Summit is one such initiative, bringing unconventional and inspiring voices in this vital area of our human experience.

We hope you'll join us 👋

Meet our speakers 🎙

Prof. Joanna Moncrieff

Joanna is a practising psychiatrist and a part-time academic and author. She has an interest in the history, philosophy and politics of psychiatry, and particularly in the use, misuse and misrepresentation of psychiatric drugs.  Joanna formulated an alternative model called the ‘drug-centred’ model to highlight the nature of psychiatric drugs, how they change the body and the brain, and how they modify feelings and behaviour. 

Dr. William F. Pettit, Jr, M.D.

William F. Pettit Jr., M.D., is co-owner with his wife, Dr. Linda Pettit of 3 Principles Intervention LLC. Dr. Pettit has presented the Three Universal Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought as the essence of his psychiatric practice since 1983. He presently serves as a Three Principles mentor on a full time basis. 

Adele Framer

Adele is the founder of SurvivingAntidepressants.org, a critical and comprehensive peer-support website that features several thousand case histories of psychiatric drug withdrawal. The site is a hub of information on the topic, highlighting methods of safe drug tapering and recovery and underscoring the humanity of those in the grips of withdrawal.

Jamie Smart

Jamie is a Sunday Times bestselling author, speaker and coach. He's passionate about sharing the principles behind clarity with individuals and organisations. Jamie loves mentoring coaches, therapists and other heart-centred professionals to bring this understanding into their work with clients, and to grow thriving practices.

James Moore

James has personal experience of psychiatric drug withdrawal and is a keen advocate for greater awareness of the need to taper slowly and safely. He hosts and produces the Let's Talk Withdrawal and Mad in America podcasts.

Dr. Christy Huff M.D.

Christy Huff is a cardiologist and director of Benzodiazepine Information Coalition, a nonprofit that educates about the adverse effects of prescribed benzodiazepines. Dr. Huff specifically advocates for better education of physicians regarding the adverse effects of benzodiazepines and how to safely taper patients off these medications.

Dr. Anne Guy

Anne is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. She's also the secretariat co-ordinator for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence and the project lead for the group responsible for the Guidance for Psychological Therapists: Enabling conversations with clients taking or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs. Anne had co-authored the popular guide New guidance for therapists with clients taking prescribed drugs published by The British Psychological Society.

Terry Rubenstein

Terry is the founder of iheart, a leading international mental health education charity and the co-creator of the innovative iheart Resilience Curriculum for young people. She is also the author of ‘Exquisite Mind – How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life and is Sweeping the World’, an acclaimed book that tells the true story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness. 

Dr. Elizabeth Corcoran

Dr Liz (to her patients) has a passion for empowering people to restore their health through changing how they interact with their world. Through her own and family members’ struggles with health, she was led to Functional Medicine. Dr Liz helps people with chronic (long term) conditions providing guidance to improve their global health (mental and physical) through changing their lifestyle.

Dr. Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson, PhD is a psychologist, coach, author, and speaker who shares a groundbreaking new approach that helps people find lasting freedom from unwanted habits, anxiety, and self-doubt via insight rather than willpower. She is the author of Being Human, The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit, and Just a Thought: A No-Willpower Approach to End Self-Doubt and Make Peace with your Mind.

Dr. Bryan McElroy

Bryan works as a General Practitioner with a special interest in psychiatry and the spectrum of human psychological and emotional experiences. He has training and experience in ‘the work’ of Byron Katie, the ‘three principles’ of Sydney Banks, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) and the Alexander Technique. He has a YouTube series titled ‘Vital conversations in Mental Health’.

Dr. Pratima Singh

Pratima is a psychiatrist working in a London suburb. She believes that a holistic approach in medicine presents a great opportunity to address the huge burden of mental health morbidity in the NHS. Dr Singh is a strong advocate of intensive lifestyle interventions as a key tool in addressing chronic mental health conditions and the judicious and informed use of psychotropic medication. 

Plus a Special Invitation to our Pre-Summit Event

MEDICATING NORMAL

Film Screening 🎬 (virtual): NOVEMBER 19, 2021, 5 - 7 PM GMT/ 12 - 2 PM ET

 

Review:

"Medicating Normal dares to challenge prevailing myths about how psychotropic medications work, or fail to, in our ongoing struggle to treat mental illness. It promises to spark a long-overdue national conversation on the growing problem of overprescribing.” - Anna Lembke M.D., psychiatrist, faculty at Stanford University Medical School. 

Synopsis:

Medicating Normal follows the journeys of a newly married couple, a female combat veteran, a waitress and a teenager whose doctors prescribed psychiatric drugs for stress, depression, sleeplessness, focus and trauma. Our subjects struggle with serious physical and mental side effects as well as neurological damage which resulted from taking the drugs as prescribed and also from attempting to withdraw. 

An expert panel discussion and Q&A took place immediately following this screening. A replay of this will be available to the summit participants. 

 

Film Discussion Panel

Dr. Sandy Steingard M.D.

Retired Community Psychiatrist, Associate IIPDW

Laura Delano

Inner Compass Initiative

Dr. Bryan McElroy

GP, NHS

Angela Peacock

MSW, Subject of 'Medicating Normal'

Can I have a replay of the summit?

Yes, you will get access to a replay if you had registered for the live summit.

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