Monthly Archives: July 2012

Psychological maltreatment can be as harmful to kids as physical abuse: report


A piece by Sheryl Ubelacker, for The Canadian Press which went in to newspapers across the country over the last 24hrs: The Vancouver Sun to The Montreal Gazette. It’s in the Globe and Mail today [under a different title]. The article … Continue reading

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the cave – mumford & sons


tis a weekend of  footstomping head banging drum thumping banjo playing mandolin thashing life affirming singalongin’ with mumford & sons’… “The Cave” It’s empty in the valley of your heart The sun, it rises slowly as you walk Away from all … Continue reading

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little lion man – mumford and sons


for anyone who ever has, here’s the theme song… caution if you don’t know the song, f-word features with no little exhuberance in the chorus “Little Lion Man” Weep for yourself, my man, You’ll never be what is in your heart Weep, … Continue reading

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World Hearing Voices Day – Friday 14th September 2012


World Hearing Voices Day for updates, including programme for afternoon session click here World Hearing Voices Day, Friday, 14th September celebrates hearing voices as part of the diversity of human experience, increasing awareness of the fact that you can hear … Continue reading

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See a psychiatrist? Are you mad?


This is a great article from the UK’s The Observer [ Guardian] three years ago, now.  A review  by a former psychotherapist-turned author Salley Vickers.of a book by Prof Richard Bentall: Doctoring the Mind – probably his easiest book to read. … Continue reading

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parental stress and it’s impact on kids – Gabor Mate


Canadian doctor and author  Gabor Mate on how stress experienced by parents impacts on children’s brain, emotional development and learning and biology – and how that comes to impact in later life on all areas of health and wellness. Short … Continue reading

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babylon’s burning – the ruts


Babylon’s burning – The Ruts Babylon’s burning You’re burning the street You’re burning your houses With anxiety With anxiety Babylon’s burning Babylon’s burning With anxiety Babylon’s burning Babylon’s burning Babylon’s burning You’re burning the street You’re burning the ghetto With … Continue reading

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Early Birth May Pose Higher Risk to the Mind


Article in NY Times 2 July about a report from Sweden showing how early [premature]  birth can lead to difficulties later in life: including with devlopment and mental health. Of course, this is not surprising since we already know very well that … Continue reading

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who are the brain police – Frank Zappa


In 1966 England won a game of football but more importantly,Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention invented psychedelia as a musical form…. What will you do if we let you go home, And the plastic’s all melted, And so … Continue reading

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so what – Miles Davis


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