Category Archives: Learning

UN_ESCALATE – Workshop Sat 27th Nov & 4th Dec, 2021


These are difficult times and this is difficult work: how might we approach it first as human beings? Escalation is a dynamic that involves at least two people. Why “UN_ESCALATE” ? Many asked at the end of other workshops: do … Continue reading

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UN_ESCALATE – Workshop Thu 30th Jan, 2020


These are difficult times and this is difficult work: how might we approach it first as human beings? Escalation is a dynamic that involves at least two people. We all “escalate“: in response to [something in] our environment, and in … Continue reading

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Chris Evans on learning to live with his “noisy brain”


Captain America offers a little peer support. Continue reading

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Workshop#1 Accepting Voices in Calgary- Sat 5th May, 2018


Workshop Accepting Voices a unique non-diagnostic and creative way of understanding a range of human experiences that have been mystified and made taboo and yet which are remarkably common and really not that hard to understand.
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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 Partners   Big thanks to Durham Mental Health Services and CMHA Durham Region … Continue reading

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What’s it like round here?


Seth Godin often pops something into my inbox that shows me a way to say something I’m struggling to find a way to say and to share… Community standards “What’s it like around here?” It’s a fair question to ask … Continue reading

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Understanding Trauma – Peter Levine and his Slinky


Peter Levine’s work unlocks our understanding of how trauma works within us – and how we can heal ourselves and find ways to support others in their healing, In this short [6min] clip he uses a slinky to demonstrate how … Continue reading

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reality is whatever you can get away with


What we can learn to make sense of is without limit. Continue reading

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Open letter from a mother in recovery


The thing we call “Mental Health” system so often clamps its iron jaws around us – disabling not just the person given the diagnosis but also their entire family. The effect can be devastating, and it often takes a decade or … Continue reading

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The Sanity of Insanity


Madness is not only understandable – its sometimes necessary Continue reading

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