Category Archives: Ideas

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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Hearing Voices Group Toronto | Fall 2018


Ninth year. new location! We’re moving downtown. The Where Inner City Family Health Team – ICFHT 4th Floor 69 Queen St East  The When Dates –  see poster Times-  6:00pm to 7:30pm Note: 1. Take the stairs or the the smellyvator … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto – Fall 2018


Hearing Voices Cafe, Toronto Hearing Voices Cafe is open to all – we invite you to join us in a different kind of conversation about what it means to experience being human in this world. Many human experiences like hearing … Continue reading

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“Consensus reality” is Major Major reality reality…


‘Experiences that fall outside of “consensus reality”…’ Tis an odd thing to say, eh? There is no such thing as “consesus reality”. For sure, when it comes to “mental health” there is no consensus -anywhere. Maybe that’s a good thing. … Continue reading

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The conversational nature of reality – David Whyte


David Whyte on the conversational nature of reality at the frontier of that which we call “me” and that which we call  “not me”, where “self” and “the world” are entwined,  in constant enfoldment and emergence with each other… David … Continue reading

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What if we could learn to listen, really listen, to feel and to hold each other’s pain…?


Hearing voices is in our society typically regarded as unusual and only experienced when a person is said to have a “mental illness” when it is in fact very common human experience, and one that is both infinitely varied and … Continue reading

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How some humans listen…


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Whenever we take it upon ourselves to decide for another…


Whenever we take it upon ourselves to decide for another of us what they need we take away their power to decide for themselves. We reduce the space in which they can be human. We reduce the space the space … 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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