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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..

UN_ESCALATE – Workshop Sat 27th Nov & 4th Dec, 2021


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. Why “UN_ESCALATE” ? Many asked at the end of other workshops: do … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Workshop #1 Accepting Voices – Sat Oct 30th


This introductory and foundational workshop will open doors of new understanding, in non-diagnostic, non-categorising ways, of a range of human experiences [like difficult-to-hear voices that no-one else hears] that get called names like “psychosis”. This workshop is designed especially for … Continue reading

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Cure For Me | Aurora


[Thanks to a good friend, TF, for sharing this one.] Aurora I run from the liars, the fuel on the fireI know I created myselfI know I can’t fight the sad days and bad nightsBut I never asked for your … Continue reading

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Kevin and Dave go to Montreal


Short movie offering a glimpse of Hearing Voices Congress, Montreal Nov 2019. Follow Dave and his side-kick Kevin as they travel to Montreal for Congress – where they hosted a workshop Dave designed: “Carnival des Voix” and afterwards a procession… … Continue reading

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Everyone’s Free (to use sunscreen) – Baz Lurhmann


Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young By MARY SCHMICH MARY SCHMICH, CHICAGO TRIBUNE |JUN 01, 1997 AT 2:00 AM Inside every adult lurks a graduation speaker dying to get out, some world-weary pundit eager to pontificate on life to young people … Continue reading

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In Memorium – Len Pennie


Witches of Scotland “This beautiful poyum by @Lenniesaurus (twitter) was commissioned by the Witches of Scotland to commemorate the presentation of the petition to the Scottish Parliament to seek justice for those women and men accused, tortured and executed as … Continue reading

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Spilling Tea on DBT – Leif E. Greenz


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Amanda Gorman | The Hill We Climb


Dr. Biden, Madam Vice President, Mr. Emhoff, Americans, and the world. When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never ending shade?The loss we carry, a sea.We must wade.We’ve braved the belly of the beast.We’ve … Continue reading

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Tiger Is Coming – Leenalchi


범 내려온다 범이 내려온다장림깊은 골로 대한 짐승이 내려온다몸은 얼숭덜숭 꼬리는 잔뜩 한 발이 넘고누에머리 흔들며전동같은 앞다리동아같은 뒷발로양 귀 찌어지고쇠낫같은 발톱으로 잔디뿌리 왕모래를촤르르르르 흩치며주홍 입 쩍 벌리고 워리렁 허는 소리하늘이 무너지고 땅이 툭 꺼지난 듯자래 정신없이 목을 움추리고가만이 엎졌것다 A tiger … Continue reading

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Losing my fig biscuits [religion] – R.E.M.


Oh life, is biggerIt’s bigger than youAnd you are not meThe lengths that I will go toThe distance in your eyesOh no I’ve said too muchI set it up That’s me in the cornerThat’s me in the spot-lightLosing my fig … Continue reading

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