The Life & Works of Ron Leifer, MD

NEW BOOK

«The Search for Sin Semilla» (2015) is now available…

«The Search for Sin Semilla» a novel by Ron Leifer (2015)
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FREE EBOOK

«In The Name of Mental Health» (1969) is now available again—as a FREE eBook…

Ron Leifer «In The Name of Mental Health» (1969) free ebook
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Welcome

Welcome to this website dedicated to the amazing life of Ron Leifer and his works...

Photograph of Ron Leifer, MDRon Leifer is a psychiatrist who, since the time of graduation, rejected the mainstream medical view of mental illness as a biological disease. Instead, Dr. Leifer sought to find the roots of the sufferance, thoughts and behaviours which are deemed as pathological by psychiatry within the realms of the human mind and soul, dismissing any theory which claims that these problems are related to chemical unbalances in the brain or genetic defects.

Strongly influenced by his friend and mentor Professor Thomasz Szasz, Ron Leifer became also a hardcore opposer and critic of coercive psychiatry. For these choices he made, he was blackballed from the academic world and isolate. Yet, he was strongly determined to find answers to the compelling questions posed by human sufferance — questions for which psychiatry doesn’t provide answers, instead it only obscures the matter with its fraudelent theories and violent interventions.

Ron Leifer therefore embarked in a journey of study in Westeren philosophy, psychology and psychoanalisys, as well as ancient wisdom traditions. During a lifetime of study and devotion to helping suffering human beings through a therapeutic approach based on respect of the individual and its autonomy, he succeded in creating a methodology to deal with the troubling issues of the mind/soul through a compassionate approach which has its roots in the wisdom of traditional Buddhism.

In this website you will find more information about Ron Leifer, his life, his therapeutic compassionate approach and method, and the books and articles which he has published to share this method as a path of self-help toward inner liberation.

This website is not Ron Leifer’s official website. Rather, it’s a website dedicated to him out of immense personal gratitude and respect. Though, this website was created with Ron Leifer’s consent and approval.

Website News…

2015

August 12th«IN THE NAME OF MENTAL HEALTH» NOW AS A FREE EBOOK!

With Ron Leifer’s permission, we’ve reprinted «In The Name of Mental Health» as a free eBook (ePub and Mobipocket). Click to download it...

July 7th«THE HAPPINESS PROJECT» v1.1 — NEW PREFACE!

Ron Leifer added to «The Happiness Project» free eBook a new Preface. Click to download it...

June 30th«THE HAPPINESS PROJECT» NOW AS A FREE EBOOK!

With Ron Leifer’s authorization, we’ve reprinted «The Happiness Project» as a free eBook (ePub and Mobipocket). Click to download it...

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