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We believe people can and do recover from "mental illness" - because we are living it. We believe in the power of supporting each other: learning from and with each other. You are welcome to join us..

Hearing Voices Cafe – June 2022


Hearing Voices Cafe TorontoTue 7th June 20224pm to 6pm Coffee & All That Jazz72 Howard Park AveTronno. Many human experiences like hearing voices have, in this culture, been mystified and made taboo and yet are remarkably common. This renders such … Continue reading

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Summon The Fire – The Comet Is Coming


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Workshop: UN_ESCALATE – July 2022


Why “UN_ESCALATE” ? As if it were not abundantly so before the last two years has made crystal clear the extent to which just how stressed beyond limits are our systems and individuals who work in them and those they … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices : Workshop #1 | Accepting Voices – Jun 2022


What if everything you think you know about hearing voices is wrong? Or if not wrong, then it at least limits your ability to: • understanding a person’s struggle with experiences like difficult-to-hear voices and others that get called “psychosis” … Continue reading

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Foucault: Madness & Civilization by Then & Now


Video essay, an introduction to Michel Foucault’s History of Madness / Madness and Civilization by Then & Now:Michel Foucault’s History of Madness (abridged in English as Madness and Civilization) was a revolutionary exploration of how our interpretations and experience of … Continue reading

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Lose Yourself To Dance | Daft Punk


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“Mental Illness”: a Zombie Category if ever there was one.  


Mental Illness: the Zombiest of all zombie categories. Except for all the others, eh? There are a great many of them, and they do seem to be multiplying, but is there a zombie category [aside from politics, I guess] that … Continue reading

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Want to “stop the stigma”? Then stop stigmatizing…


“Stigma” is not some mysterious thing. “Stigma” is not “the problem”. At least it would not be – could not exist – were it not for acts of stigmatizing. When we choose to objectify another we dehumanize them. In doing … Continue reading

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Infinite Potential – The life and ideas of David Bohm


Einstein called David Bohm his ‘spiritual son’ and the Dalai Lama relied upon him as his “scientific guru” I came across the work and ides of David Bohm when learning how to facilitate in dialogues: after having worked for ten … Continue reading

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The Shock, The Fist, and The Flesh of Modernity


The Shock of Modernity A series of three videos by Then and Now on modernity and how it exerts power over us. Each is about 20mins. by Then & Now “What is modernity? The end of the nineteenth century was … Continue reading

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