Monthly Archives: November 2013

trauma and recovery – Judith Herman


  As Judith Herman makes clear for us, the core experiences of psychological trauma are being left feeling powerless and disconnected – from our body, from our sense of self and from others. It follows that work of supporting those … Continue reading

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Childhood Adversity and Psychosis – John Read


John Read says he always does what Jacqui Dillon and Eleanor Longden tell him. They they told him to talk in Cork, so he did. Here it is – John Read  Cork at the Meanings of Madness Conference outlining the … Continue reading

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STOP IT – Bob Newhart


 Newhart’s take on a talk therapy designed to fit with busy life and modern bureaucratic charging regimes… We charge $5 for the first five minutes and then absolutely nothing after that. I can almost guarantee the session will not take … Continue reading

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embarrassment – Madness


You’re not to come see us no more keep away from our door don’t come around here no more what on earth did you do that for? They say stay away don’t want you home today keep away from our … Continue reading

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heartless – The Fray


In the night, I hear them talk the coldest story ever told. Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul. Heartless by Kanye West In the night, I hear them talk the coldest story ever told Somewhere far along this … Continue reading

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Sometimes… Jonny Benjamin


Sometimes I eat cereal for breakfast Sometimes I eat toast for breakfast sometimes I eat breakfast on the go Sometimes I get intrusive thoughts… I won’t act on them and you probably don’t even notice. Sometimes I like nothing more … Continue reading

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hierarchy as destructive force within the human psyche


Maybe baboon society and human society ain’t that different – both have a similar hierarchy that operates by dominance by aggressive few at the top who get to dump their stress onto those below. Prof Robert Sapolsky thinks we can … Continue reading

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I’ve always been a creative person… Lady Gaga


Lady Gaga talking on The Graham Norton Show about how she harnesses her voices to inspire her creativity… Short Clip [45sec] Full episode [37min]

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The perils of categorical thinking


Dr Robert Sapolsky in the introductory lecture in his series – Introduction to Human Behavioural Biology. He spends the hour outlining and giving examples of the perils of categorical thinking. Most phenomena we might study exist on a continuum. To … Continue reading

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sensoria – cabaret voltaire


His head is not his memory. Visions coming, one, two, three. Trickle up, trickle down. Wearily, we come unwound. In hard times, hard thrills.   His head is not his memory. Visions coming, one, two, three. Trickle up, trickle down. Wearily, … Continue reading

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