Category Archives: Emancipate yourself…

Diagnostical Bolloxupification

If the institution and business of psychiatry can make up disorders “because we could” then we can make up names for what that their doing that does to we humans. Neologism is not, as they would have it, a “symptom” … Continue reading

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Workshop – Healing Our Woundedness – Fri 26th May 2017

  A one-day workshop For those ready to go beyond diagnoses and categories to begin healing the wounds that life has left within… The central experience of “trauma” is being left feeling powerless and disconnected- from self, others and the … Continue reading

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life on the edge of the wormhole…  

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the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority

The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority. Martin Luther King Jr.

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me myself and i – de la soul

mirror mirror on the wall…     Lyrics Mirror, mirror on the wall Tell me, mirror, what is wrong? Can it be my De La clothes Or is it just my De La song? What I do ain’t make-believe People … Continue reading

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documentary – history of the madhouse

Unglossy telling of the story of Asylums from their opening to closing and “Care in The Community” and draconian laws to control those we fear “might do something”.
– How did we come to were we are?
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A new documentary about the diversity of human experience- THEY HEARD VOICES movie by Toronto Filmmaker Jonathan Balazs.
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If anything I’ve learned that it’s not a permanent condition, things do get better

“Psychiatry is a sham but I find myself using their language because that’s the common language. I think I’ll stop that. I think it’s the human condition. We get hungry, angry, lonely, tired, sad, scared, and overwhelmed and it colours … Continue reading

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prescription – a basic element of oppression

One of the basic elements of the relationship between oppressor and oppressed is prescription. – Paolo Freire These days we rarely use the term except in the medical sense, to set out or pre determine beforehand [in writing], but it … Continue reading

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a simple plan to improve mental health services…

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