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Pathways from surviving adverse experiences to being deemed “psychotic


We will likely be told we have “lost touch with reality”, whatever that means, when the truth is it’s really not hard to understand: we are struggling to feel safe in the world. Continue reading

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Carnval des Voix comes to Oshawa, Ontario


Big Yo! to all the peeps and voices who came out for Carnival des Voix yesterday.
In Oshawa, Ontario. Continue reading

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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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The danger of a single story – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TED on the danger of a single story and how, as she says:       “That is how we create a single story: show a people as one thing, as only one thing, over and … Continue reading

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emotional body signatures


Where in your body do you feel that? Continue reading

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weird shit that’s difficult to talk about…


We can talk about difficult experiences
in ordinary ways
and in ordinary spaces.
So we do. Continue reading

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(I don’t need you to) set me free – Grinderman


“(I Don’t Need You To) Set Me Free” I saw you walkin’ down on the street I called out from my window but you didn’t hear me I lay down and I tried to sleep I waited for you to … 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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Workshops: Carnival des Voix – Durham Region – Jun, Jul 2017


Free workshops for those who struggle with experiences like hearing voices that get called names like “psychosis”, and that can be isolating and difficult to live with, and difficult to talk about. Following on from capacity-building workshops in Durham region … Continue reading

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no leaders please – Charles Bukowski


invent yourself and then reinvent yourself, change your tone and shape so often that they can never categorize you.   No Leaders Please Charles Bukowski invent yourself and then reinvent yourself, don’t swim in the same slough. invent yourself and … Continue reading

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