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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..

“Depression” : a call to deep rest ?


The language of “mental health” pretends to an authority and a scientific exactitude it does not deserve and never earned.And, this language rarely offers much help when it comes to really understanding our pain, making sense of how we got … Continue reading

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Workshop | Trauma: less bollox, more healing


Aim The overall aim of this workshop is to begin building an understanding of the many and various ways that life can leave us wounded that is large enough, wide enough, and deep enough it enables us to generate the … Continue reading

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Put on Your Attachment Hat & Change Your Attachment Style | Ashley Harvey


Put on Your Attachment Hat & Change your Romantic Attachment Style | Ashley Harvey@TEDx CSU A few years ago my husband and I got road bikesso that we would have something to do together. But what I noticed is on … Continue reading

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The forgotten history of autism | Steve Silberman


Steve Silberman, author of the book Neurotribes, offers a brief history of autism, from Nazi extermination plans and a discredited journal article about vaccinesand how that has shaped our current understanding of autism. Through to autistic people reclaiming their power, … Continue reading

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What Causes Wellness ? Sir Harry Burns


Transcript [ via youtube auto transcript] Okay the title of this session is ”The Common Wealth’ and Katherine and I thought I would play around with the title because the Commonwealth has connotationsof money and riches and economic growthand to … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto – Jan – Mar 2023


We’re back, in-person, and meeting in the cafe. Coffee and All That Jazz 72 Howard Park AveRoncesvallesT’karontoPlanet Earth Right on the 506 TTC route. 4pm to 6pm A huge THANK YOU !!!to Su & David at the “The Jazz” for … Continue reading

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Embracing Confusion and Uncertainty


Oi! That feeling when…you’re certain…that’s when you know fer sure thatyou’re wrong. Dave U I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately, through COVID I was working on developing and refining a new workshop – UN_ESCALATE, probably the most complex … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto – Fall 2022


We’re back, in-person, and meeting in the cafe. Coffee and All That Jazz 72 Howard Park AveRoncesvallesT’karontoPlanet Earth Right on the 506 TTC route. 4pm to 6pm Big thanks to Su & David “The Jazz” for their ongoing support.

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Workshop: UN_ESCALATE – Mon.27 & Tue.28 FEB 2023


UN_ESCALATE: Aim The overall aim of this workshop is that participants are better able to reduce the number and impact of situations in which those seeking support from services experience that in ways they find dehumanizing, degrading and oppressive. Why … Continue reading

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HV Workshop | ACCEPTING VOICES Part 1


The workshop formerly know as :HV Workshop#1 Accepting Voices We’ve now added a new follow-up workshop: Accepting Voices | Part 2 Coming soon.!! What if everything you think you know about hearing voices is wrong? Or if not wrong, then … Continue reading

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