Self help for corrections and rehabilitation of prisoners.
Permanent relief from aggressive or violent behavior with self therapy (RST)
Proven to work in theory and practice-No supervision needed
Not just for those with diagnosed emotional disorders, but for ALL offenders
The redirecting self-therapy (RST) for emotional disorders is based on the scientific discovery published in an article entitled, The toxic mind: the biology of mental illness and violence, in Medical Hypotheses, 2000; 55(4)356-368, Elnora Van Winkle, Retired Research Scientist, Millhauser Laboratories, NYU School of Medicine. (Mail to: PO Box 893, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY, USA) To read the article click on: Full Text
For the self therapy in 23 languages please click on The Biology of Emotions
From Scientists, Recovered Persons, Correctional Facilities, and The Bible
Since the article, The Biology of Emotions, was posted
on the Internet early in 1999 hundreds persons have
contacted me and used the self therapy, and countless
others printed out the pamphlet. For all who used the self
therapy as described there was permanent relief from
chronic anxiety and depression and full recovery from
addictions. There is an eGroup archive for persons
using the self-help (inactive since Ellie's passing).
"Beautifully formulated and expressed." Reviewer, The Journal of Theoretical Biology.
"Pioneering. I have been writing for decades about how
nations go through cycles of feeling toxic and then going
to war to purge themselves." Lloyd de Mause,
"Extremely impressive…promising." Editor,
"Compelling and intriguing." Reviewer, Psychiatry.
"Magnificent, awesome." Nutritionist.
"When I read your abstract it was as though all the
dots in my brain connected. Thousands will read it. I am
incorporating the principles in my therapy and will give
it to friends who work in prisons. "Psychotherapist
"I will be writing a paper about this for a school psychology journal." School psychologist.
"I want to commend you for the work you have done in exploring the roots of violence in our society. Thank you for sending the informative article about toxicosis in the brain, it's impact on emotional disorders and addictions, and self-help measures to speed recovery. I will distribute it to interested individuals and organizations. Thank you for taking the time to contact the Mayor to share your ideas. (i.e. to distribute to the homeless)" Associate Commissioner, New York City Department of Mental Health.
The pamphlet with self therapy based on this discovery has been sent to prisons in the USA, Canada, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Singapore, Japan, Cyprus,Estonia, Latvia, Kenya, Thailand, Iceland, San Marino, Zimbabwe, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, The Bahamas, Poland, Trinidad and Tobago, Swaziland, Zambia, France, Luxemboug, Switzerland, Croatia, Colombia, New Zealand, Italy, Sri Lanka, Chile, Hong Kong, Turkmenistan, Belgium, Armenia, Brazil, Lebanon, South Africa, The Netherlands, Malaysia, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Argentina, and Iran.
To print out the pamphlet and make copies for prisoners go to:
Available in 23 languages
"The Lord sets the prisoners free." Psalms: 147:7--prisons of bars and prisons of the mind.
"You are absolutely correct that when one of our wards
decides to setout on the path to recovery, self-help as
well as structured programs such as the twelve step are
effective. Your personal biography adds perspective."
Director, State of California Youth Correctional Agency.
The Zambian Prison Service requested 15,000 pamphlets
for their prisoners, and 5,000 pamphlets have gone to
"Thank you for your information. I found it very
informative and helpful. I really appreciate it. I also
respect your continuous effort to fight against violence."
Corrections Bureau, Ministry of Justice, Japan
"We will translate if necessary." Estonian Prison
"Thank you, I am grateful for this extremely useful
information, we will distribute the pamphlets to our 15
prisons and Prison Staff Training Centre." Head of Latvian
"Thank you. Kindly send us copies of your pamphlet. We
will gladly forward them to our Prisons in Kenya through
diplomatic channels." US Ambassador from Kenya.
"I am happy to distribute your material. I appreciate
the value these programs can have in work with offenders.
I will ensure that it is distributed via our INTRANET to
all centres throughout the state of Queensland."
Department of Corrections, Queensland, Australia.
We have translated your pamphlet...into Slovak
language...we have 18 prison institutions and the pamphlet
will be sent to all of them." Director General of the
Slovak Prison Administration.
"We are translating to Czech. Every word you say is the
sound of the bell of hope and liberty. We plan to spread
the long version among our prison physicians as a sort of
manual. Thanks for Your immeasurable efforts." One year
later: The rate of violence in Czech prisons surprisingly
declined last year." Ladislav Valent, Prison Service of
the Czech Republic.
The Office of the Presidency of South Africa responded
by sending the pamphlet to their Ministry of Health for
I am pleased to have had thank you letters from some
heads of state, the presidency of Iran, President William
Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, and George W. Bush, Jr.
governors, and mayors in response to my request for their
assistance with the prison project.
Lucien De Deyn, noted psychotherapist of Brussels is helping to promote the project in Belgian prisons.
"And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." Isaiah 2:4.
"I was mentally ill and locked on violent wards in
mental hospitals for many years. I had serious addictions
and suffered intense anxiety and depression. I
turned my anger inward in suicidal rage. At age 70, after
using the self-help measures for a few months my anxiety
and depression were gone. Within a year I was free
of emotional disorders and addictions. I have all
the emotions I was born with, anger, sadness, and joy. My
mind is at peace." Ellie
"I searched endlessly for help from depression, dread,
fear, and emptiness in my life. I have at last been
given permission to express my anger in a way that would
not effect others or leave me feeling bad, wrong, guilty,
or worse. I can feel the toxins coming out. It's
working. I am so excited. It's all ringing
true. I feel alive for the first time ever. I feel joy and
a sense of well-being and relief. The theory is brilliant,
simple, and beautiful." Cathy
"What made a difference to me was the redirecting
concept…to give back the anger to those who triggered it.
It did not fix my marriage--it salvaged it. We were
talking about separation. Guess what the main reason
for a divorce would have been--'uncontrollable outbursts
of violence' on my part. I had been chronically depressed
for 25 years. Now it is three months that I haven't felt
depressed. I can't believe I am even saying this, having
turned round and round in circles for 10 years in therapy.
The second crucial point was about nutrition, with some
principles to follow to help the physical recovery
process. And some reassurance as to why it is so difficult
to stop taking drugs (alcohol, sugar and coffee being my
three top ones) and how I could hope for getting slowly
weaned as I get better. Now I trust my own body and soul
to know the way." Lynn
"I was touched by your story. It is truly wonderful and
speaks volumes for the efficiency of this approach. I had
a major depressive episode that almost cost me my life. I
was in despair. I tried screaming and hitting inanimate
objects to turn the depression into anger. The results
were astonishing. My depression lifted immediately. I
found my repressed anger against my mom and worked at it
so effectively I really understand where the term "flood"
comes from. I had my worst suicidal attack while on an
antidepressant. I no longer use antidepressants. I have
lost interest in TV violence. Thank you so much for
helping me out with my depression. 1998 was the worst year
of my life. 1999 has been the best of my life. And I am
confident more good years are to come. I am, like
countless other lost souls, very grateful. I am unable to
properly express how important I think the work is that
you are doing." Frank
"I have continued to mentally redirect and connect the
"bad" feelings--any feelings of becoming small,
vulnerable, feeling less than, feeling abandoned, alone,
stupid or ugly. Since I usually feel "small" around other
people I do this mentally even at work. It levels out my
low mood within minutes. My lingering depression which
lasted for almost a year is pretty much lifted. It works!!
I am feeling so much better. The beating on the bed didn't
work for me. Instead I am in a cycling class with pumping,
aggressive, outrageous music, and as I am cycling like a
madwoman I am imagining my strength at decimating my
tormentors. It is very physical and I feel so released.
Their faces appear less and less. My best to you Ellie and
your wonderful messages." Cindy
I am still marveling that IT REALLY WORKS!!! It does.
These simple measures are an incredible gift to enable
people to get their life back.I haven't awakened or gone
to sleep depressed in weeks. Before I did the self
therapy, I was depressed almost every single day. I had
been chronically depressed for 50 years, and recovered
completely from depression in just a month. My life is
very, very different now, wonderfully so. I have normal
little upsets now, like anyone else, but I can deal with
it and feel good again. My relationships with people are
amazing now that I no longer have the mental filter of my
past relationships with family to get in the way of
reacting authentically. I eat mostly raw food and my food
addiction is gone. What a blessing! I am so happy these
days! It just keeps getting better and better. It is so
wonderful to be actualizing my dreams. Every little thing
is so precious now, not just my career goals, which are
now materializing. Every little thing. I'm making my
apartment a beautiful, fun place now. I am getting so
excited about beautiful colors again and love to just
browse in the art store. Same thing happens in toy stores
now. Color is such a gateway for me to joy and to the
inner dimensions. But I had lost it quite a bit over the
years. I am filled with so much gratitude and enjoyment of
my life now. I've truly been given new life. (Gee, I sound
like a born-again.) Yep, that's it. It's a bit like being
born again! :-) :-) :-)Shirley (Note: Shirley's rapid
recovery was probably due to the fact that her diet was
mostly raw food. For others, recovery usually takes
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I
came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set
a man at variance against his father, and the daughter
against her mother. And a mans' foes shall be they of his
own household." Matthew: 10:34-36.
"And there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the
former things are passed away." Revelation 21:4
Recovered persons are attracted to diets of mostly
natural foods. "Garden's of Eden into which they shall
enter; rivers shall flow beneath their shades; all they
wish for shall they find therein!" The Koran
"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and a little child shall lead them." Isaiah 11:6. We who have recovered are like little children and are bringing this message of healing to the world.
The toxic mind: the biology of mental illness and violence, Medical Hypotheses 2000; 55(4): 356-368.
The self help measures are in the article: The Biology of Emotions