Category Archives: obssessve thoughts

Psychosis 2.0 – Toronto, Friday 13th June 2014

Mark Your Calendars Announcing… Friday 13th June 2014 Toronto Hart House, U of T Psychosis 2.0 shares evolving perspectives on recovery from extreme mental states and follows on from the ground breaking Nov 2011 conference: Challenging our Understanding of Psychosis … Continue reading

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how mad are you?

BBC Horizon’s version of the 21st century’s most popular parlour game …Guess My Diagnosis! Staged like a “reality” TV show, ten volunteers are whisked away to Hever castle in south of England, to participate in a series of “tests” supervised … Continue reading

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A little insight

Here’s a short animated information film made by young people about the experience of hearing voices. The movie is the result of a project by Voice Collective in London and is a creative and simple  way of presenting different experiences insights … Continue reading

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World Hearing Voices Day Fri 14 Sep 2012 -Toronto [Update]

A few days only to your chance to be part of Toronto’s first participation in the global celebration of World  Hearing Voices Community. “I believe hearing voices approach is emancipatory – not only for voice hearers but also for families and carers, and … Continue reading

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haunted by voices

Article today 23 Aug 2012 in The West Australian From Western Australia, a nice snippet on the Hearing Voices approach and how its working out in Australia. Lest you think that if a person hears voices then  they must be ill, then … Continue reading

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Thanks Brain!

My fiend Skillzy over at – or is it Skillzy’s brain?- contemplating on and giving thanks for having a remarkable brain that mostly does a great job, sometimes does an amazing job and which now and then has a … Continue reading

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Paxil Withdrawal: A Mother Speaks

Laurie York kicks butt Here Laurie she talks to an ISEPP conference  of the experience ,  regretably all too common, that followed after her son fell ill and they sought medical advice: 10 minute exam, prescription for  drugs , seeming improvement followed … Continue reading

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Brain Lock – Jeffrey M. Schwartz

Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive behavior If you are one of the millions who live with obsessive-compulsive behaviours, are labelled with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and find it a pain in the ass? feel compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task … Continue reading

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