Beatrice Birch is Founder and Executive Director of Inner Fire, Inc. a licensed, not for profit, proactive, healing community in Brookline, VT. Inner Fire offers striving individuals the choice to recover from debilitating and traumatic life experiences, which typically lead to addiction and mental (soul) health challenges, and thereby to strengthen oneself on a deeper soul spiritual level but without the use of the mind altering, psychotropic medications. Inner Fire supports striving individuals who want to avoid medication in the first place, taper to a level which works for them, which could mean off, and supports those still reeling from the horrendous withdrawal symptoms of the benzodiazepines.
Organizations such as Inner Fire need to be available for everyone regardless of race, religion and financial situation; it is crucial that we simply meet in our common humanity. However, at this time there is no state/insurance funding, so such organizations are dependent on donors and private pay. Beatrice is not anti-medication but believes in the power of choice. For some, the medications have been supportive for a time, but for too many, the lack of visible choice has been devastating. For more information: www.innerfire.us