Category Archives: hearing voices

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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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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What if we could…


What if we could interpret the voices a person might hear that only they hear – and especially those most difficult to hear – as if they were part of some kind of ‘map’, or ‘collage’, or ‘mash-up’ or even a mirror of their life experiences?
You can. So, what’s holding you back? Continue reading

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The shit that I’m in and the pain, them voices louder ‘an Manhattan come chatt’n


The shit that I’m in and the pain I’m literally going insane
them voices as loud as Manhatten come chattn’..
– K’naan Continue reading

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Whatever your voices are, only you can decide.


“Hearing voices” – and hearing voices that others don’t- is not just describing a wide range of human experiences that has been mystified and made taboo but which is remarkably common. In fact, hearing voices regularly is about as common … Continue reading

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Fidelity – Regina Spektor


All these voices I hear in my mind
All of these words I hear in mind Continue reading

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Workshop#1- Accepting Voices @ UoT: Fri 27 October 2017


Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1gxmN-47E This workshop is open to all.  Registration is required, limited places available. NOTE: If you are a current Grad Student at U of T please see note about spaces available to you for free through UTGSU Grad Minds. … 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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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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Dialogical Self – Hubert Hermans


Hubert Hermans summarizes dialogical self  – a way of understanding the complexity of what we experience within what we call “I”… “What happens is that the society between people can also happen within the self.” – Hubert Hermans. Hubert Hermans summarizes “dialogical … Continue reading

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