As a matter of concern - regarding the health and wellbeing of psychotherapy clients - the Guild pursues general policies that are in line with neuroscientific research as to the existence of separation between the human affect unconscious and the cognitive conscious.
The Guild and founder of Af-x sees the role of the Clinical Affectologist and Af-x practitioner to be that of a 'process chaperone' in helping engender client restoration of health through sound and thorough (conscious level) education, (subconscious level) realization, and a client's innate and unique ability to enter an emotional auto-restorative process, rather than relying on drugs or the more usual - almost socially automatic - choice toward a conscious talk therapeutic process.
In general, the Guild's policies are as follows:
Psychotropic Medications The Guild supports growing evidence of the potential risks/hazards associated with brain-targeted pharmaceuticals and their proven toxicity, and condemns contemporary practice of irresponsible prescription by health professionals.
Disease-Mongering The Guild condemns the contemporary marketing practices of psychiatric hierarchy and pharmaceutical propaganda to irresponsibly label human variant behavior as "illness" or "disease." The Guild disapproves of the use of "mental-illness-mongering" practices that seek to pathologize otherwise 'difficult' human behavior, and condemns vested financial interests and the impact of mental health theories upon public policy, therapeutic practices, individual well-being, and personal freedom.
Regressive Forensic Psychotherapy or Trauma-Revivification Based Therapy The Guild strongly disapproves of those psychotherapeutic approaches (including regressive hypnotherapy and its derivations) that utilize focused bridging to 'past trauma'. The Guild's policy is to abide by data that has shown that revivification of emotional discomfort may be perilous, and in any case (and probably in all cases) may be inauthentic as a product of therapeutic influence.
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