Awake and Aware presents
Sun, Feb 29 @ 11:30am
Sun, Feb 29
• 11:30am – Brunch starts
• 12:15pm – Film Starts
• 1:45pm – Post-Film Discussion

AWAKE & AWARE is a conscious cinema program that presents opportunities to see and understand the relations between things, people, and processes, things that we usually might not see completely because of our perception of our circumstances.

What can we learn from those who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience?
During a quarter-century documenting indigenous cultures, human-rights photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges often saw these cultures identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential. He was intrigued by how differently psychosis is defined and treated in the West.
Through interviews with renowned mental health professionals including Gabor Mate, MD, Robert Whitaker, and Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, Phil explores the growing severity of the mental health crisis in America dominated by biomedical psychiatry. He discovers a growing movement of professionals and psychiatric survivors who demand alternative treatments that focus on recovery, nurturing social connections, and finding meaning.
Salmon Mousse: Wild caught salmon mousse on sprouted multigrain point
Turkey Falafel (Gluten Free, Paleo):Organic ground turkey falafel (recipe from Made Whole cookbook) With turmeric dipping sauce
Red Quinoa Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free):With baby spinach and walnuts, tossed with ginger tahini dressing (from Made Whole cookbook)
Sweet Potato Pie (Vegan, Gluten Free):With dark chocolate chips

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