Category Archives: Village-Speak

Western Psychotherapy for Children of the East.

Majid Ali, M.D. How Appropriate Is Western-style Psychotherapy for American Children of Eastern Descent?    Prayer and Village-Speak for Some, Western Psychotherapy for Others In my experience, large masses of humankind in China, India, Pakistan, South-East Asia and Middle East find deep healing more with prayer and village-speak than with counseling and psychotherapy of the Western style. Recently, an American

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For Anxiety-Depression Complex, Head Fixation Is Not the Answer

Majid Ali, M.D. The Legacy of the 20th Century is Head Fixation, Not the Truth of Healing With Prayer.   The Body Suffers With Relentless Demands of the Head. The great solution for the problems of fear, anger, alienation, isolation, absence of hope offered by the superior thinkers of the 20th century was clever thinking. They preached that humans could

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Village-Speak – A Mother’s Feet or Some Superior Guru’s Wisdom

Majid Ali, M.D. Every Life Needs An Anchor. One Must Know What the That Anchor Must Be. The Anchor I coined the term village-speak for what once was simple, authentic, and unpretentious way of connecting with people in one’s family and tribe.  The tribal elders were into service, not leadership. Great philosophies and clever politicians had not yet appeared on

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Village-Speak

Majid Ali, M.D. Who Needs Village-Speak? Everyone Whose World Is Shrinking. What Is Village-Speak? I coin the term “village-speak” for conversations and communications which I experienced in my ancestral village during my boyhood years. It was simple, authentic, and unpretentious. Words were used for what they meant, not for any hidden meanings. It takes a village to raise a child,

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