Category Archives: Healing

HV Workshop #2: Working With Voices – OSHAWA 25th-26th Jan 2018


This two-day workshop will give you a practical, “hands-on”  introduction to a handful approaches you can use singly or in combination when supporting a person who has asked you to walk alongside them as they begin their work exploring and making sense … Continue reading

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Workshop #1 Accepting Voices in Ajax – Fri Nov 24th 2017


This workshop is open to all. Registration is required, available online NOW with limited number of places at early bird discount rates  until Oct 10. Limited places available.   Community Partner Big thanks to Durham Mental Health Services for joining with … Continue reading

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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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Listening as Healing – Margaret Wheatley


This one of my favourite articles, one of those I try to make a point of reading again every now and then. Margaret Wheatley on listening- such a simple act, an act of generosity. Listening is healing for both the … 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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Zen-ass-dude in The Pain Cave


Taylor Phinney, “zen-ass-dude” and pro-cyclist and time-trial specialist on how all the voices in his head are “bread-and-butter “ “you kinda got to get to that point to be able to win any of these bike races”. The image below … Continue reading

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Truth allows suffering to speak


The condition of truth is that it allows suffering to speak. Dr Cornel West
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get by – Talib Kweli


Just to get by, just to get by Just to get by, just to get by   Get By – Talib Kweli [Verse 1] We sell crack to our own out the back of our homes We smell the musk … 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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