Category Archives: Ideas

Choose your language…


This is not offered as a piece about “right language” and “wrong language”. It is clearly about language but it is really about choice- and the many choices we make whenever we use language to describe another person. Especially, for … Continue reading

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The Immutable Law of Interminable Bollocks


There’s a lorra lorra  bollocks in this world, and sure is a lot of bollocks in mental health world. From another world that too has a lorra lorra bollocks – football – here’s a wee bit of inter-cross-diciplinary sharing and … Continue reading

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Spot The Difference: Sewage and Mental Health


The shared language of two worlds: treating shit from people and treating people like shit people.
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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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Wide Open- Chemical Brothers ft. Beck


Wide Open The Chemical Brothers   I’m wide open But don’t I please you anymore? You’re slipping away from me You’re drifting away from me I’m wide open But don’t I please you anymore? You’re slipping away from me You’re … Continue reading

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Patient Medicated is NOT a Health Outcome


“Patient Medicated” is NOT a Health Outcome. Continue reading

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Mind, Mindfulness, Meditation and Bollocks


If you’ve been told “you should nmeditate”- you’ve been fed some right ol’ bollocks. If you’ve been told meditation is about quieting your mind, you’ve been fed a special kind of bollocks. Anyone who tells you that knows knob all. … Continue reading

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To be human is to be in relationship…


To be human is to be in relationship , with other humans and with the world. -Paolo Freire

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It’s not about health, its not very caring and it’s not a system.


          Alex Jadad: “The fact is that the stystem is unsustainable as it is. Even if we’re comfortable, that level of comfort is dangerous because it could end up consuming everything that we have and yet … Continue reading

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Is wokeness robbing us of compassion and replacing it with moral superiority?


  “Wokeness has robbed many of compassion and replaced it with moral superiority” Ayishat Akanbi ”I think wokeness has robbed many people of compassion and replaced it with moral superiority. Compassion and empathy is paramount to any social movement, and … Continue reading

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