Monthly Archives: December 2013

Hoppipolla – Sigur Rós


spinning in circles holding hands the world is a blur except when you’re standing . dripping wet completley soaked no rubberboots running inside of us wants to burst out of the shell [Hopelandic – translated from original Icelandic]   Hoppipolla … Continue reading

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in a rut – The Ruts


I can’t concentrate, I’m in a state I don’t feel straight, I can’t love or hate I can’t feel nothing, can’t feel no sting Only just learning, I ain’t no king You’re in a rut, you gotta get out of … Continue reading

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Babylon’s Burning – The Ruts


Babylon is burning You’re burning the street You’re burning your houses With an-xi-ety! Babylon is burning You’re burning the street You’re burning your houses With anxiety With anxiety Babylon is burning Babylon is burning With anxiety Babylon is burning Babylon … Continue reading

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we can’t separate


If we want to understand what leads to people becoming ill, and how better to help them heal, then  “we can’t separate the brain from the body and we can’t separate the person from their environment”. Western allopathic medicine is … Continue reading

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Some patients are better off without antipsychotic drugs – psychiatrist


An excellent and most welcome piece in Washington Post Dec 9 by Psychiatrist Dr Sandra Steingard reflecting on her own struggle, wanting  to do the best for patients who struggle but also her own struggle with knowing what best to … Continue reading

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the genetics myth – from Zeitgeist: Moving Forward


This is an extended [14min] clip from the excellent movie Zeitgeist: Moving Forward by Peter Joseph . It includes interviews with people you’ll recognize here – Gabor Maté and Robert Sapolski – plus a couple of new ones Richard Wilkinson and … Continue reading

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got my mojo working’ – Muddy Waters


Got my mojo working Got my mojo working Got my mojo working Got my mojo working Got my mojo workingGot my mojo working, but it just won’t work on you Got my mojo working, but it just won’t work on … Continue reading

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living with extreme states and difficult experiences – Jan 2014


Do you live with…? voices? visions? dissociations? “delusions” difficult thoughts? other altered, “extreme” “unusual” states and exriences? all kinds of “crazy batshit stuff” others just don’t “get” or understand? Are you looking for… a safe place to explore different understandings, … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela


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Judge rules sufficient evidence that appellant’s “schizophrenia” caused by trauma


Important landmark ruling by a court in Aotearoa / NZ, dated 22nd Nov, 2013 and upholding an appeal against a lower court ruling in a claim for compensation. LS v Accident Compensation Corporation [2013] NZACC 385 (22 November 2013) Judge … Continue reading

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