Category Archives: human potential

Who teaches us to be normal when we’re a one of a kind?


You, and every one of us is one of a kind. Best estimates have it that there have been about 100 billion humans, each one unique: a one-off. Only you gets to be you. Who teaches us to be normal … Continue reading

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Freedom is what we do with what’s been done to us


Freedom is what we do with what’s been done to us.
Jean Paul Sartre Continue reading

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no measure of health…


It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
-Jiddu Krishnamurti Continue reading

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living with extreme states and difficult experiences – Jan 2014


Do you live with…? voices? visions? dissociations? “delusions” difficult thoughts? other altered, “extreme” “unusual” states and exriences? all kinds of “crazy batshit stuff” others just don’t “get” or understand? Are you looking for… a safe place to explore different understandings, … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela


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I have a Dream – fifty years on


Fifty years ago today,  28th August 1963, Dr Martin Luther King Jr talking with  a few people on the Washington Mall. So,  it’s now five-score-and-fifty years of waiting:  and – despite much progress that has been made – the cheque that … Continue reading

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I can do anything good …


I can do anything good Need a way to coach yourself into gear ? Try this for an affirmation… . Jessica’s affirmation Now, my whole house, is great. I can do anything good. I like my school I like anything I like … Continue reading

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Those things I decided not to give away – Nelson Mandela


In the video below William Jefferson Clinton talking at the  UN on Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday last week, telling of a few things he learned and that we might all learn from Nelson Mandela. Listen to all 12min, or go … Continue reading

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Voices Matter


Voices Matter is a 23 min movie documenting the World Hearing Voices Congress 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. The hearing voices movement is 25 years old began when Patsy Hague asked of her psychiatrist Dr Marius Romme : “how come you believe in … Continue reading

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The evidence is crystal clear – CTOs don’t work


Article in UK Independent newspaper with the psychiatrist who first championed their use and advised UK Govt on the introduction of Community Treatment Orders.   Prof Tom Burns, head of Social Psychiatry at Oxford University now says that following a … Continue reading

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