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HV Group Toronto – Fall 2017 dates


HV Group Toronto begins its eighth year in Sep 2017. Continue reading

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Listening as Healing – Margaret Wheatley


This one of my favourite articles, one of those I try to make a point of reading again every now and then. Margaret Wheatley on listening- such a simple act, an act of generosity. Listening is healing for both the … Continue reading

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What we need to talk about is…


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talking about “psychosis”…


Psychosis is not a “thing” except as a kind of  aperture or a lens through which we view someone struggling. It’s an interpretation, a way of seeing, of categorizing, naming, and talking about a person’s struggle. That that lens, that … Continue reading

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Truth allows suffering to speak


The condition of truth is that it allows suffering to speak. Dr Cornel West
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listen like you remember…


Listen No, not that listen-for-the-next-opportunity-to-interrupt kind of listening. Nor that listen for my next opportunity to sell you my favourite treatment, my favourite modality, my favourite, favourite kind of fix. Just, listen. Nope, not listen so I can tell you … Continue reading

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Dialogical Self – Hubert Hermans


Hubert Hermans summarizes dialogical self  – a way of understanding the complexity of what we experience within what we call “I”… “What happens is that the society between people can also happen within the self.” – Hubert Hermans. Hubert Hermans summarizes “dialogical … Continue reading

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The Dialogic – Mikhail Bahktin


I’ve had an interest in and been working in dialogue for many years, much of what I’d learned came from a different source, people like David Bohm, Peter Senge, William Isaacs and its application in working with teams and in … Continue reading

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