Monthly Archives: April 2016

I’ve Got The Power – Snap!


I’ve got the power, hey, yeah, hey I’ve got the power, hey, yeah, hey Like the crack of the whip, I snap attack Front to back in this thing called rap Dig it like a shovel, rhyme Devil on a … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Walk Alone


Three decades ago I lived in Sheffield – could see the rooftops of the Hillsborough ground from the from the front step, and watched a few games there though I saw many more games at the place round across town. … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Training – Workshop#2: Working With Voices Dec 2016


Working With Voices A two-day workshop with: Kevin Healey Dave Umbongo Thu 1st & Fri 2nd Dec, 2016 Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave, Toronto Limited Spaces. Registration is required. Click this big red button to register at eventbrite… or this link…either … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Training – Workshop #1: Accepting Voices – Fri 14th Oct 2016


This unique and innovative workshop offers you a non-diagnostic understanding of the kinds of experiences like hearing voices that are that are sometimes called “psychosis”. Continue reading

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Environmental failure-oppression: the cause of “psychopathology”


Short version:
Shit is f#cked!
It gonna make you ill. Continue reading

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“Schizophrenia” does not exist


Jim Van Os and his big list of schitzo stereoptypes “Schizophrenia” does not exist. That some people struggle and suffer and become isolated by that is not in doubt, especially here. That they suffer because they have a “thing” and … Continue reading

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rainbows – Kermit


Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side? Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide. So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it. I know they’re wrong … Continue reading

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many ways to meditate…


There are many ways to some kind of meditative practice; mindfulness; paying attention -on purpose; or whatever – even more than there are names for it . It doesn’t have to be about “still the mind” – Indeed not much … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto – May-July 2016


  Why a Hearing Voices Café? Toronto’s hearing voices cafe has now been running for eight months, attended by over 100 different people. You might think that if a person hears voices then they must have a broken brain or … Continue reading

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A smart move


Everyone has the right to behave like an asshole every now and then
Occasionally, it turns out to have been a smart move. Continue reading

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