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About recoverynetwork:Toronto

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..

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Sock It 2 Me- Missy Elliot


Nownownow now sock it.         Sock It 2 Me Missy Elliott, Da Brat   Do it do it do it do it do it, no! I was lookin for affection So I decided to go, swing that dick … Continue reading

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Working With Voices – Advanced, Two Day Workshop – Thu 30 April 2020


This advanced workshop follows from Workshop #1 Accepting Voices Two full days, one month apart. Day 1      Thu 30th   April, 2020    9:30am   to   4:30pm Day 2       Thu 28th  May, 2020      9:30am   to   4:30pm … Continue reading

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Learning How To really really really really really really Listen… WORKshop Thur 27 Feb 2020


Aboot this Workshop Too often, we regard listening as waiting for an opportunity to interrupt. Or else as ‘active listening’: that weirdly fidgety preoccupation of mentally checking off a checklist list of ‘shoulds’ and ‘should nots’, endless micro-tyrannies we can … Continue reading

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UN_ESCALATE – Workshop Thu 30th Jan, 2020


These are difficult times and this is difficult work: how might we approach it first as human beings? Escalation is a dynamic that involves at least two people. We all “escalate“: in response to [something in] our environment, and in … Continue reading

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NOT COOL: Toronto’s heat-relief network not enough…


Article from Samantha McCabe at Globe & MAil on how City of Toronoo’s latest approach to offereing refuge from heat falls short. Experienced RNs and Street Nurses Roxie Danielson, Cathy Crow, Joyce Rankin speak to how it impacts health and … Continue reading

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Why Mass Murderers May Not Be Very Different From You Or Me


Opinion piece by Richard A Friedman in NYT, 8 Aug 2019. The current [and for some while] habit of dismissing mass murders as acts of “mentally ill monsters” has no basis in anything but unthinkin predjudice and habitual hatred – … Continue reading

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Robert Scaer – New Traumatology and the Trauma Spectrum


Trauma is not what happened in the past but it is about how we experience what happens now. How we experience this moment is shaped by how we experienced every moment we experienced before this one. If we experience event … Continue reading

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Imagine living in a country in which….


When even The Telegraph calls it domestic terrorism then … Imagine living in a country where even going to the mall means you could get shot for the colour of your skin, religion, gender or… Then when you struggle and … Continue reading

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I still hear his voice – Joe Biden


Vice President Jo Biden talking with Stephen Colbert about the loss of his son, the grief, he experiences and how as part of that he still hears the voice of his son, and talks with him… In western culture we … Continue reading

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