Category Archives: Healing

That’s not ‘trauma’ that’s ‘traumatic’…


We have come to think and talk of traum as evil things that happend to us perpetrated by evil people. That’s a fairly new way of thinking about it, made up on the back of an envelope by a small number of people – you might be surprised where it comes from.
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Understanding Voices: Ontario Shores. Sat 24th Nov 2018


Hosted by Ontario Shores Family Council A Caregiver Event Understanding Voices : learning to listen to the pain of trauma and “psychosis” Presenter: Kevin Healey Kevin Healey hears voices and has done so for longer than he -or they -care … Continue reading

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Workshop#1: Accepting Voices – Thu 29th Nov 2018


Pleased to announce, in community partnership with Inner City Family Health Team, this special opportunity to participate in our highly valued “liberating” , emancipatory”,  even “universe-tilting” Workshop #1: Accepting Voices. This workshop offers a beginning, an introduction to a non-diagnostic, non-medical,  human … Continue reading

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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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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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