Category Archives: dialogue

connecting…


Connecting… A space to connect, share, and learn with and from each other… This is an online group – on facebook with members from around planet earth. Find it here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/485705918484672/ Group Description 1. This group is for people who are … Continue reading

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New York’s ‘Parachute’ programme for people with acute mental distress lands in the UK


From 2015,  The Guardian on how NY Parachute programme incorporates ideas and practices from Finnish Open Dialogue and how lessons being learned are being incorporated into Peer Supported Open Dialogue in UK. It’s time we made mental health services more … Continue reading

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Workshop #2 Working With Voices: May 24 & 25th 2018


This two-day workshop follows from Workshop #1 Accepting Voices If you support others with their voices and are looking for ways you can better understand and work with voices and other experiences that get called “psychosis”.  You will also gain … Continue reading

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Whatever your voices are, only you can decide.


“Hearing voices” – and hearing voices that others don’t- is not just describing a wide range of human experiences that has been mystified and made taboo but which is remarkably common. In fact, hearing voices regularly is about as common … Continue reading

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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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