The Shamanic View of Mental Health is creating alternative approaches to mental health crisis.
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patrons

$10
per month
Welcome to The Shamanic View of Mental Health, a project which intends to build a website to publish original content in the form of writing and video, as well as collate existing content and resources related to indigenous and non-western approaches to mental health crisis. This online platform will also cover the re-emergence of shamanic and/or spiritual perspectives on mental health challenges.

The essence of The Shamanic View of Mental Health project is to provide training material, teaching practical skills and perceptual models for people feeling overwhelmed by involuntary non-ordinary states. 

This Patreon page will not be withholding any material behind a paywall. The purpose of this project is to make this information available to as many people as possible.  This project is about creating maximum benefit for the community, so if you would like to help support the creation of more content to assist people struggling with mental health challenges please consider contributing to this project on an ongoing basis. 

Whoare the content creators?
My name is Jonathan Davis and I have skills in experience in both media creation and shamanic perspecives on mental health. For the past three years and a half years, I have been running a Facebook page called The Shamanic View of Mental Illness, which currently has around 20,000 members.  I have around 20 years of experience working with non-ordinary states for the purposes of healing and personal growth, with the past ten years being much more focused on learning how to use these skills in the service to others.  I regularly assist people as a peer carer during mental health crisis both in person and online and I also offer integration counselling and coaching for people experiencing challenges integrating difficult voluntary non-ordinary states.

I have worked professionally in film and TV since1999 and I currently work as a film lecturer and a freelance writer.

My lovely wife, Even Dawn, is will be creating graphics design, teaching me to build the website, creating animation and motion graphics.  http://www.even-dawn.com/

If you'd like a sample of the kind of written content I intend to create and curate for this project see the following articles. 

The Shamanic View of Mental Health | Uplift

An Indigenous Approach To Healing Trauma | Uplift

How To Hold Space For A Mental Health Crisis | Uplift

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection | Uplift

Understanding the Ancient Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness | Uplift

Shamanic Approaches to Healing Addiction | Uplift

'A writer is someone who is sick of repeating himself.'
While I'm not sick of it, I am repeating myself a lot and there must be a more time efficient way to share this information with more people. On the facebook forum and in private sessons as well as years of research on this topic is now converging into a system of understanding that seems to effciently and effectively offer guidance and support that really helps people cope during serious mental health challenges.  

The time has come to use my media skills to amplify these techniques so that they can become accessible to a wider audeince.  

If you'd like to assist in helping to make that happen, please consider supporting this project on Patreon. 





Tiers
You're broke but you wanna help.
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Every cent will be put to good use, but you'll also be helping this patreon page grow in success. Not just percieved, but actual success. 

By committing to a dollar per month you increase the number of people who are actively supporting this project, and when that number goes up it has a psychological effect on others when they arrive.

Someone who has some cash to spare might be inspired by how many people were moved to donate even the smallest amount and decide to chip in what you couldn't, so showing your support with a dollar-per-month is definitely worth the effort. 
Buy us a coffee to say thanks!
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
Have you ever experienced content that is helpful and well produced you wish you could do something to say thanks and help encourage the producers to make more of the same?

If you met them in real life you might buy them a coffee.  
Well thanks to the wonders of modern technology you can!
Buy us lunch to say thanks.
$10 or more per month 1 patron
If you love our content and want to show your support, you could buy us lunch.

For $10 bucks we can get a cheap lunch and maybe even a drink!

Buy our guest lunch
$25 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
We don't pay our guests to be on the show, however the least we can do is make sure we buy them lunch. 

You can help support the creation of this content and say thanks to our amazing guests by buying them lunch.
Buy us a meal to say thanks!
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
My wife makes the graphics, builds the website and does all the animation and motion graphics.  

For $30 you can shout us a cheap dinner to say thanks for our work.
Phone Credit Provided By [Your Name] credit at end of program.
$40 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
One operating cost is $40 per month phone credit. 
You can help support our work by covering this cost on our behalf.  You'll recieve a credit at the end of the show and a credit and link on the website. 
Buy us a box of organic veggies.
$50 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
The more supported we feel and the more nourished and energised we feel, the more energy we will have to put into this project!

This is a reciprocal process. We have enourmous emounts of high quality content to share that really has the capacity to help a lot of people.  Support us so we can help you or your loved ones get through their next mental health crisis. 
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Personalized song/video message
  • Plus all previous rewards
Fuel Sponsored by [Your Name] credit at the end of program.
$50 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Help me get to shooting locations, and contribute to fuel costs for guests.

You'll <g style="font-size: 15px; color: rgb(5, 45, 73);">recieve</g> a credit at the end of the show and a credit and link on the website.
Bronze Sponsoship | Your Business Name or Your Personal Name in the credits
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Your Business Name or Your Personal Name in the credits.

You will also <g>receive</g>:
- A link in the youtube description for each video.
- A banner ad on the website.
- An ad on the Shamanic View of Mental Health <g>facebook</g> page.
(this is not the existing Shamanic View of Mental Illness <g>facebook</g> Group)
- A mentionand link on our Sponsors page on the website.
Silver Sponsorship | Logo on Sponsors Card during closing credits
$200 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • You will also <g>recieve</g>:
    - A link in the youtube description for each video.
    - A banner ad on the website.
    - An ad on the Shamanic View of Mental Health <g>facebook</g> page.
    (this is not the existing Shamanic View of Mental Illness <g>facebook</g> Group)
    - A featured logo on our Sponsors page on the website.
Gold Sponsorship | Sponsor Card before and after the program
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Title card will read:
This program is/was proudly sponsored by [Your Brand].

You will also <g style="font-size: 15px; color: rgb(5, 45, 73);">recieve</g>: 
- A link in the youtube description for each video.
- A banner ad on the website.
- An ad on the Shamanic View of Mental Health <g>facebook</g> page.
(this is not the existing Shamanic View of Mental Illness <g>facebook</g> Group)
- A featured logo and link on our Sponsors page on the website.
Platinum Sponsorship | [Your Brand Presents] The Shamanic View of Mental Health on Youtube.
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
The Shamanic View of Mental Health on Youtube will be a show dedicated to interviewing health care professionals, alternative healing practitioners, and the real experts - the people with lived experience, on the re-emergence of viewing mental health challenges as potential gifts instead of immediately assuming these experiences are a sickness. 

- Your brand will be woven into an animated opening title sequence and land on the final title card with the title of the show.
You will also recieve: 
- A link in the youtube description for each video.
- A banner ad on the website.
- An ad on the Shamanic View of Mental Health facebook page.
(this is not the existing Shamanic View of Mental Illness facebook Group)
- A mention in the facebook description each time the video is posted. 
- A highly featured logo and link on our Sponsors page on the website.
Goals
$10 of $50 per month
- Build a basic website.
- Build a youtube page. 
- Build a facebook page. 
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Welcome to The Shamanic View of Mental Health, a project which intends to build a website to publish original content in the form of writing and video, as well as collate existing content and resources related to indigenous and non-western approaches to mental health crisis. This online platform will also cover the re-emergence of shamanic and/or spiritual perspectives on mental health challenges.

The essence of The Shamanic View of Mental Health project is to provide training material, teaching practical skills and perceptual models for people feeling overwhelmed by involuntary non-ordinary states. 

This Patreon page will not be withholding any material behind a paywall. The purpose of this project is to make this information available to as many people as possible.  This project is about creating maximum benefit for the community, so if you would like to help support the creation of more content to assist people struggling with mental health challenges please consider contributing to this project on an ongoing basis. 

Whoare the content creators?
My name is Jonathan Davis and I have skills in experience in both media creation and shamanic perspecives on mental health. For the past three years and a half years, I have been running a Facebook page called The Shamanic View of Mental Illness, which currently has around 20,000 members.  I have around 20 years of experience working with non-ordinary states for the purposes of healing and personal growth, with the past ten years being much more focused on learning how to use these skills in the service to others.  I regularly assist people as a peer carer during mental health crisis both in person and online and I also offer integration counselling and coaching for people experiencing challenges integrating difficult voluntary non-ordinary states.

I have worked professionally in film and TV since1999 and I currently work as a film lecturer and a freelance writer.

My lovely wife, Even Dawn, is will be creating graphics design, teaching me to build the website, creating animation and motion graphics.  http://www.even-dawn.com/

If you'd like a sample of the kind of written content I intend to create and curate for this project see the following articles. 

The Shamanic View of Mental Health | Uplift

An Indigenous Approach To Healing Trauma | Uplift

How To Hold Space For A Mental Health Crisis | Uplift

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection | Uplift

Understanding the Ancient Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness | Uplift

Shamanic Approaches to Healing Addiction | Uplift

'A writer is someone who is sick of repeating himself.'
While I'm not sick of it, I am repeating myself a lot and there must be a more time efficient way to share this information with more people. On the facebook forum and in private sessons as well as years of research on this topic is now converging into a system of understanding that seems to effciently and effectively offer guidance and support that really helps people cope during serious mental health challenges.  

The time has come to use my media skills to amplify these techniques so that they can become accessible to a wider audeince.  

If you'd like to assist in helping to make that happen, please consider supporting this project on Patreon. 





Recent posts by The Shamanic View of Mental Health

Tiers
You're broke but you wanna help.
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Every cent will be put to good use, but you'll also be helping this patreon page grow in success. Not just percieved, but actual success. 

By committing to a dollar per month you increase the number of people who are actively supporting this project, and when that number goes up it has a psychological effect on others when they arrive.

Someone who has some cash to spare might be inspired by how many people were moved to donate even the smallest amount and decide to chip in what you couldn't, so showing your support with a dollar-per-month is definitely worth the effort. 
Buy us a coffee to say thanks!
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
Have you ever experienced content that is helpful and well produced you wish you could do something to say thanks and help encourage the producers to make more of the same?

If you met them in real life you might buy them a coffee.  
Well thanks to the wonders of modern technology you can!
Buy us lunch to say thanks.
$10 or more per month 1 patron
If you love our content and want to show your support, you could buy us lunch.

For $10 bucks we can get a cheap lunch and maybe even a drink!

Buy our guest lunch
$25 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
We don't pay our guests to be on the show, however the least we can do is make sure we buy them lunch. 

You can help support the creation of this content and say thanks to our amazing guests by buying them lunch.
Buy us a meal to say thanks!
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
My wife makes the graphics, builds the website and does all the animation and motion graphics.  

For $30 you can shout us a cheap dinner to say thanks for our work.
Phone Credit Provided By [Your Name] credit at end of program.
$40 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
One operating cost is $40 per month phone credit. 
You can help support our work by covering this cost on our behalf.  You'll recieve a credit at the end of the show and a credit and link on the website. 
Buy us a box of organic veggies.
$50 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
The more supported we feel and the more nourished and energised we feel, the more energy we will have to put into this project!

This is a reciprocal process. We have enourmous emounts of high quality content to share that really has the capacity to help a lot of people.  Support us so we can help you or your loved ones get through their next mental health crisis. 
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
  • Personalized song/video message
  • Plus all previous rewards
Fuel Sponsored by [Your Name] credit at the end of program.
$50 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
Help me get to shooting locations, and contribute to fuel costs for guests.

You'll <g style="font-size: 15px; color: rgb(5, 45, 73);">recieve</g> a credit at the end of the show and a credit and link on the website.
Bronze Sponsoship | Your Business Name or Your Personal Name in the credits
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Your Business Name or Your Personal Name in the credits.

You will also <g>receive</g>:
- A link in the youtube description for each video.
- A banner ad on the website.
- An ad on the Shamanic View of Mental Health <g>facebook</g> page.
(this is not the existing Shamanic View of Mental Illness <g>facebook</g> Group)
- A mentionand link on our Sponsors page on the website.
Silver Sponsorship | Logo on Sponsors Card during closing credits
$200 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
  • You will also <g>recieve</g>:
    - A link in the youtube description for each video.
    - A banner ad on the website.
    - An ad on the Shamanic View of Mental Health <g>facebook</g> page.
    (this is not the existing Shamanic View of Mental Illness <g>facebook</g> Group)
    - A featured logo on our Sponsors page on the website.
Gold Sponsorship | Sponsor Card before and after the program
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Title card will read:
This program is/was proudly sponsored by [Your Brand].

You will also <g style="font-size: 15px; color: rgb(5, 45, 73);">recieve</g>: 
- A link in the youtube description for each video.
- A banner ad on the website.
- An ad on the Shamanic View of Mental Health <g>facebook</g> page.
(this is not the existing Shamanic View of Mental Illness <g>facebook</g> Group)
- A featured logo and link on our Sponsors page on the website.
Platinum Sponsorship | [Your Brand Presents] The Shamanic View of Mental Health on Youtube.
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
The Shamanic View of Mental Health on Youtube will be a show dedicated to interviewing health care professionals, alternative healing practitioners, and the real experts - the people with lived experience, on the re-emergence of viewing mental health challenges as potential gifts instead of immediately assuming these experiences are a sickness. 

- Your brand will be woven into an animated opening title sequence and land on the final title card with the title of the show.
You will also recieve: 
- A link in the youtube description for each video.
- A banner ad on the website.
- An ad on the Shamanic View of Mental Health facebook page.
(this is not the existing Shamanic View of Mental Illness facebook Group)
- A mention in the facebook description each time the video is posted. 
- A highly featured logo and link on our Sponsors page on the website.