Category Archives: Healing

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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Bodies with voices, and voices without bodies


It is not the case that some people with bodies are “voice hearers” and some are “not-voice hearers” . The categorization is false –  #fake, made up. Are you an “air breather” or a not-air breather? Its similar. Everyone can … Continue reading

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you are not alone…


This post is, in part, a response to an excellent article in Asylum magazine in which Akiko Hart expresses some concerns about the nature of the discourse in “mental health”, and makes a call for less concern with being right … 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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Hearing Voices Cafe – Calgary


Hearing Voices Cafe comes to Calgary ! Friday 4th May 2018 6pm Hosted by Psych Survivor YYC At: Weeds Café 1903 20 Ave NW     Big thanks to Psych Survivor YYC working with us and also opportunity to attend … Continue reading

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An uncommon story – Asante Haughton


Asante Haughton  pretty damn dope at TEDx Youth@Toronto.      Asante Haughton   Pretty damn dope but you know my story, it’s a common story for a lot of kids around the world but the ending of my story is … Continue reading

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Grounding Trauma Conference 2018 : Challenging Paradigms. 17th, 18th April 2018


Very pleased to have been invited to co-present with Jennifer Wynne a the CAST Grounding Trauma Conference 2018. Neither trauma nor difficult experiences that called names like “psychosis” are as mysterious or hard to understand as many experts would have … Continue reading

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Wounded Healers: How peer support workers help patients in crisis


Peer Workers do not have magic faerie dust but this podcast sheds light on what’s possible and some of what it takes to integrate peer support into clinical settings, even a busy “Emerge” or “ER”…
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What we hold inside…


“Trauma is not what happens to us but what we hold inside in absence of empathetic witnesses”. Peter Levine Continue reading

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Can CBT help you not get eaten by lions today?


CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – has, by now, been through the full cycle of having been the latest fad in “mental health” services.  It starts with being trialled, then touted as the latest cure-all, then operationalized and stripped-down, manualized, … Continue reading

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