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voices: symptom of illness – or creative, ingenious survival strategy? Eleanor Longden


EleanorLongden’s talk has been heard over three million times and nominated as one of @0 online talks that could change your life.

Hear Eleanor Longden talk in person as part of the innovative international conference: Psychosis2.0 – Toronto – Fri 13th June 2014. Continue reading

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when reality resembles the wildest imagination – Gabriel Garcia Marquez


  Related… reality leaves a lot to the  imagination  https://recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/reality-leaves-a-lot-to-they-imagination-john-lennon/ is this the real thing?  https://recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/is-this-the-real-thing-2/ reality used to be a friend of mine   https://recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/reality-used-to-be-a-friend-of-mine-pm-dawn/

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choose your hallucination


the line between perceiving and hallucinating is not as crisp as we like to think.
V.S. Ramachandran Continue reading

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Descent of Species – David Eaglemann


Human history is filled with examples of institutions built upon a faulty premise of how the world is, how it exists to serve us. It can seems that human’s favourite way of dealing with uncertainty is to build up an … Continue reading

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The Red Book – CJ Jung


“The Years, of Which I have Spoken To You  when I pursued the inner images, were the most important time of my life. Everything else is derived from this. It began at that time, and later details hardly matter anymore. … Continue reading

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The Woman who Changed Her Brain


Barbara Arrowsmith Young in Globe and Mail and on Global TV     Barbara Arrowsmith Young went from struggling to developing a whole sstem of learning and a growing binch of schools that use the system and her name. Her … Continue reading

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The Brain That Changes Itself – the movies


Many people I meet ask me for a list of books I recommend – anyone who knows me knows that the only thing I recommend is to not recommend anything… Some persist and say “ok can you suggest one book I … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia: A Recovery – Jonathan Benjamin


Jonathan Benjamin describes his experience falling into mental illness, with depression,  hearing voices, thinking he was being visited by an angel then possessed by a devil, of self-harming, diagnosis, diagnoses, feeling numbed by medications; hopelessness; suicide – arrest, being sectioned and psychiatric discharge. He … Continue reading

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The Empathic Civilisation – Jeremy Rifkin


Jeremy Rifkin on The Epathic Civilisation Over the lst ten years there have been some important developments in our understanding of our human selves, how we have evolved and continue to do so to connect with each other sense each other’s … Continue reading

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Brain Lock – Jeffrey M. Schwartz


Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive behavior If you are one of the millions who live with obsessive-compulsive behaviours, are labelled with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and find it a pain in the ass? feel compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task … Continue reading

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