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Remembering is not required – Babette Rothschild


From Babette Rothschild… No3 in Series from the book:  8 Keys to safe trauma recovery. This below is from the series of short videos summarising the book.   #3 Remembering is Not Required “One of the holes we have in … Continue reading

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Beware “The Thing”


That thing… When we find the thing, that thing, the thing that “works for me” it can be liberating, freeing. It can also hold us in a trap.       “We’re caught in a trap.” -Elvis   No thing … Continue reading

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How we can bring about mental health support to refugees – Essam Daod-


Essam Daod shares a story of  one way we can bring brief, important support to refugees at critical times. And also offers us a window of insight into how any of us might support any other of us  midst potentially … Continue reading

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Trying to control the mind is like trying to flatten out water – Prince Ea


Trying to control the mind is like trying to flatten out water Prince Ea So your mind is outta control, huh? You wanna control the mind? Well, guess what? You can’t do it. Nobody can do it. Trying to control the mind … 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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How the modern world makes us mentally unwell


From School of Life, Some of the ways that modern world we’ve built for ourselves and each other leads to so many of us struggling and becoming un-well. It’s so prevalent that we had to invent a name to call how we … Continue reading

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Madness, yet there is method in it… Vitor Pordeus


The world needs more Vitor Pordeus.  

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Soul Train – Destiny Frasqueri


Freak, freak y’all ! Yes, yes y’all! Freak, freak y’all ! Yes, yes y’all! Freak, freak y’all ! Yes, yes y’all!   Soul Train – Destiny Frasqueri Every Saturday morning My daddy put it on Turned up the TV We danced along People was dancing Was … 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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Accepting Voices 4 Families – Whitby, ON – Thu 5th April 2018


This event is offered especially for family members and supporters to participate in this ground-breaking, innovative workshop that will enable you to transform your own understanding of experiences that get mystified and called “psychosis”; to make connections with trauma and … Continue reading

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