Thursday, 15 November 2012

So What is BEST?

Available on Amazon £25.50 and Waterstones £21.50


‘Primum Non Nocere’ – Firstly and above all do no harm, Hippocrates

Healing Addictions Without Drugs


 Karl Schmidt, M.D. FRCH Psych, FR(ANZ)C.P., MRSC, D.P.M., MRCS, LRCP

This book is dedicated to: my late wife, Una 
Dr. H.L. Wen, M.D. (Honk Kong) 
Dr. M. Patterson, MBE, M.B., C.H.B., FRCSE (Edinburgh)
(1922 – 2002)

Revised in 2012 in collaboration with Dr. Schmidt, and edited by Jo Kirkpatrick, B.A., (dip comp), B.Sc. Psych (Hons), CSSRM (Open). The following WebBlog will contain extracts and addenda from the book as well as many things that have been omitted in order to fulfil the narrow requirements of modern publishers: see also
Healing addiction needs to be aimed at the whole person. The mind, the body and the spirit all need to be going in the same direction for recovery to last. Treatments that only deal with the physical withdrawal, such as methadone are doomed to fail; as are treatments that only consider the psychological or neurological aspects of addiction.
This below is a link to the interview between Edmund Marriage of The Golden Age Project and Karl with his Personal Assistant Erika Gupwell.

B.E.S.T. is a combination of addiction therapies developed by Karl Schmidt. Several years ago Professor Schmidt produced an excellent book detailing the methods he used to guide his patients in East Somerset to  heal their various addictions. Older readers might remember watching Dr Meg Patterson on BBC 2 in the 1980s when several famous pop stars were shown using her Neuro-Electric-Therapy (NET). All were successfully healed and thirty years later are all still alive and still showing no signs of the recurring relapse that follows other types of addiction therapies. 

At this time Karl Schmidt was Consultant Psychiatrist for East Somerset Area Health Authority (AHA) at Yeovil General Hospital. He says, "After watching the programme, I was curious to see for myself whether this therapy really worked. I contacted Meg Patterson and invited her to come to and train my team and myself to use her method, which she accepted."             

“Nothing is too small for me, and nothing is too large I paint it in spite of that and I am writing it on a golden background and in large letters and I do not know whose soul it will one day unleash”

"Nichts ist mir zu klein, und nichts ist mir zu grossund ich mal es trotzdem und ich schreib es auf Godgrund und gross und ich weiss nicht wem
einrnal wird’s binden die Seele los”

Rainer Maria Rilke 


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