Monthly Archives: May 2018

connecting…


Connecting… A space to connect, share, and learn with and from each other… This is an online group – on facebook with members from around planet earth. Find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/485705918484672/ Group Description 1. This group is for people who are … Continue reading

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I am not your Negro – James Baldwin


James Baldwin. James Baldwin locating with startling clarity the problem and where it lies. “The question for white people is why is it necessary to have ‘the nigger’ in the first place?” “I am not ‘a nigger’.  I’m a man. If … Continue reading

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all that stuff about symptoms and diagnoses…


All that stuff about symptoms and diagnoses it is interesting but it’s not that useful. All I need to know is my buddy [Jo] is having a hard time… and there are dozens, maybe hundreds of things I can do … Continue reading

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Workshop#1: Accepting Voices – Toronto – 11.Aug.2018


Pleased to announce, in community partnership with Inner City Family Health Team, this special opportunity to participate in our highly valued “liberating” , emancipatory”,  even “universe-tilting” Workshop #1: Accepting Voices. This workshop offers a beginning, an introduction to a non-diagnostic, non-medical,  human … Continue reading

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‘Psychosis’: bending reality to see round corners – Paul Fletcher


“Psychosis” is a term little understood, yet much misunderstood, much overused and much misused. And it scares the living crap out of our society but it doesn’t have to. It’s a description – of an experience. One that’s more common … Continue reading

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The Spoils – Massive Attack Ft. Hope Sandoval


I got that feeling, that bad feeling that you don’t know I don’t even know her but I hope that she comforts you tonight Nobody here that keeps you in the shade and ever owned you Some sentimental tears or … Continue reading

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This is America – Childish Gambino


This. This is America (woo, aye) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah, yeah, go, go away Yeah, … Continue reading

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Trying to control the mind is like trying to flatten out water – Prince Ea


Trying to control the mind is like trying to flatten out water Prince Ea So your mind is outta control, huh? You wanna control the mind? Well, guess what? You can’t do it. Nobody can do it. Trying to control the mind … Continue reading

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New York’s ‘Parachute’ programme for people with acute mental distress lands in the UK


From 2015,  The Guardian on how NY Parachute programme incorporates ideas and practices from Finnish Open Dialogue and how lessons being learned are being incorporated into Peer Supported Open Dialogue in UK. It’s time we made mental health services more … Continue reading

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How the modern world makes us mentally unwell


From School of Life, Some of the ways that modern world we’ve built for ourselves and each other leads to so many of us struggling and becoming un-well. It’s so prevalent that we had to invent a name to call how we … Continue reading

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