Monthly Archives: August 2016

Have you ever been part of a family? Peter Senge

Have you ever seen, in a family, people producing consequences in the family – how people feel, how people feel act -that aren’t what anybody intended?
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Open letter from a mother in recovery

The thing we call “Mental Health” system so often clamps its iron jaws around us – disabling not just the person given the diagnosis but also their entire family. The effect can be devastating, and it often takes a decade or … Continue reading

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Toronto Hearing Voices Group

Share the poster: HV Group Toronto Poster -Sep 2016 We start our 7th Year in September 2016. In a new Place. We’re grateful to Houselink for use allowing us of their space to find our feet, and for offering us a new … Continue reading

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I can’t stand up for falling down – Elvis Costello

I can’t stand up for falling down I can’t stand up for falling down   “I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down” I’m the living result I’m a man who’s been hurt a little too much And I’ve tasted the … Continue reading

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Retreat! – Sharon Jones

    I see you coming from a mile away And you’re looking real cocky You think you can keep the sea at bay But it’s about to get mmm choppy Play with me and you play with fire I … Continue reading

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What meditation really is – John Kabat Zinn

John Kabat Zinn shares his ideas on what meditation really is. I have a lot of different responses to that question… I would say that meditation is living your life as if it really matters. and that means you gotta … Continue reading

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likely the effects of a particularly powerful psychological trauma…

“may well be the effects of  particularly powerful psychological trauma” These are the words of Eugene Bleuler when he first coined the term “schizophrenia” as a way of naming and understanding what he had been observing in patients in his … Continue reading

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American Idiot – Green Day

Don’t want to be an American idiot. One nation controlled by the media. Information age of hysteria. It’s calling out to idiot America. American Idiot Don’t wanna be an American idiot. Don’t want a nation under the new mania And … Continue reading

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someday we’ll know – new radicals

I bought a ticket to the end of the rainbow I watched the stars crash into the sea     Lyrics Ninety miles outside Chicago Can’t stop driving Don’t know why So many questions I need an answer Two years … Continue reading

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I am amazed by the strength of the human spirit and never give up hope

Lucy Johnstone walks us through a day in her life working as clinical psychologist on a community mental health team in an area of great social depravation. She explains how, rather than simply hand them a list of symptom to check … Continue reading

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