I think the core message of this video is: I do not find running CureTinnitus.org as a “business” ethical (so what do i do when a suicidal teenager calls?), but I cannot afford to run CureTinnitus.org as a service without funding. Here are a few vids of me doing stuff like deleting spam registrations at the website, which is what happens when you have a prominent website that serves a good amount of data and has a fair amount of traffic.
Please let me know if you can be of assistance by providing funding for CureTinnitus.org. Also, we have had some programmers come through and offer work, but really, life moves on, people get better from tinnitus, and it is unfair to ask people to work without providing fair compensation. So, basically, I am preparing to create a crowd-sourcing campaign to make curetinnitus.org into a real not-for-profit organization by 2014.
When members join our current programs — they get excellent help. Join if you can afford it.
LEARN – PLAN – IMPLEMENT – IMPROVE: Learn about tinnitus and well being and plan an effective path for you to decrease tinnitus and increase your well being. Look at your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly “lifestyle.” Find the help you need. Design a plan that fits your personality, preferences, and budget. If you can’t afford a particular therapy right now — replace that portion of your plan with something you can afford or do for yourself. Continue to practice each of the 5 guidelines and get better at getting better as you go 🙂
PHYSICAL HEALTH: Take care of your physical body (including getting proper medical attention for medical conditions). Get effective, relaxing, wonderful body-based therapy that works for you (CST, massage, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture…etc. your choice do what works)
BEYOND PHYSICAL HEALTH: Take care of your mental, spiritual, and emotional health by getting effective relaxing mental/spiritual/emotional counseling or therapy like psychotherapy, hypnosis, relationship work, etc. — again — do what works for you.
PERSONAL WELL BEING: Effective, relaxing, delicious, happy personal “work.” Make personal lifestyle changes that bring you into a state of well being.So, take that walk, do that project, change your job, confront that bully, etc. Also, this includes bringing your financial well being to a place where you can have fair interchange with the people in your surroundings. Do your personal “work,” but do it in a happy way. Add wonderful elements into your life that work for you and help you at first cope with, then “forget” about tinnitus, and then help you dissolve it.
SUPPORT NETWORK: Establish a loving network of support that you can “let go” into. If you feel stressed out after your counseling or psychotherapy session, have the courage to interview other therapists and make a change. Bring in a hobby group, a support group, an online group that truly supports your healing. Surround yourself with happy people, good friends, and supportive family members…and again even ONE good friend, ONE single source of compassion and love can be enough…and frankly, deserves incredible gratitude.
CureTinnitus.org is a membership website run by the individual: dainis w michel. Current running costs exceed membership dues and donations gathered. Our goal is to become a registered not-for-profit by 2014. To help CureTinnitus.org reach that goal, donate or become a member. Our program really helps — a lot.
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It looks like they’ve closed their voting, however we continuously update our information, upgrade the website, and do all we can to be an effective, clear, helpful, honest, kind, scientifically medically and therapeutically sound resource for people who choose to take 100% responsibility for their own health and actions — and who choose the path of well being and healing from tinnitus.
It can be a long road, or a short road — and it is certainly possible to feel A LOT better — and we can and do help.
We appreciate positive and negative feedback and learn from it.
i received your voicemail as well and i am going to publish our discourse while making your name anonymous.
please don’t feel bad about it — but i am going to present you with the best response i can come up with.
as much as i understand your frustration — i replied to your first email — you missed the prompts for subscription and somehow found an out of date subscription level that is much less expensive than the current member due amount — and less than 3 full days later you are threatening with legal action over a $17 charge.
considering that legal action costs around $150 per hour for just the most basic services — i am tempted to say: go ahead sue me that is ridiculous, but of course, i won’t.
i’d like to tell you, with the sincerest of intentions, that your angry threatening response is dysfunctional in a way that is directly related to tinnitus.
i “almost” just refunded your amount and told you never to come near me or any of my virtual presences ever again — but it took me just a moment to figure out how to respond to you. since i know that the kind of outrage and knee-jerk response you are presenting me with is symptomatic of tinnitus, and because i know that our materials can help you and others in a similar state — i have chosen to publish our discourse so others can benefit.
We’ve discovered that the correct terminology is “Repeal The Removal” of the video, not “lift the ban.”
Update October 23, 2012:
I cannot imagine that YouTube is against wholesome, scientifically grounded, honest, helpful and well-designed information. Quite likely the ban of my “is tinnitus curable?” video was just a mistake, with complaints initiated by angry, jealous, predatory, or lost personalities.
Who at YouTube really finds asking globally recognized tinnitus experts the question “is tinnitus curable?” in violation of spam, scam, or commercial deception policies?
In my opinion, scientifically sound thinking, appropriate therapeutic and medical attention — are NOT scams. Talking with experts about effective strategies for helping relieve a painful condition — is NOT deceptive. I figure YouTube agrees — or?
What about the video violates any YouTube policies?
When where why and how was the perceived violation determined? Was it just a mistake?
Since I, dainis w michel, as an individual, stand accused of violating YouTube policies — and may be inappropriately lumped with actual violators of your policies — I request that you kindly lift the ban. The longer the ban is in place, the more people will be harmed. How will YouTube hold itself responsible for lives lost as a result of its ban? For the pain and suffering caused?
Please accept that it’s pretty awful to be faced with such a degrading damaging and humiliating misperception of me — especially with a video that was not only gaining popularity — but that saves lives.
Please put me in touch with the individuals who determined the violation, or just reactivate the video so that people can benefit from healthy accurate helpful information on YouTube.
Original Video Link, Will Not Play Unless YouTube Lifts Its Ban Of Valid, Scientifically Sound, Loving, Caring, and Life-Saving Information Created By Experts:
it looks like there are one or more “video stealing” professionals out there who are hijacking CureTinnitus.org videos and information — then routing visitors of that information to products we’ve never even reviewed (for profit).