Category Archives: psychosis

What is “psychosis”?


Look it up and you’ll find all kinds of nonsense  up/downloaded as answer to that question, most commonly: “Loss of contact with reality.” What does that even mean? For sure, whoever says that to you most assuredly has.   Truth … Continue reading

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The Schizo Stereotype


Jim Van Os and his gert list of “schizo” stereotypes “Schizophrenia” is not a thing its an idea. Its not a thing we can catch or contract , become infected with or born with. Its an idea,  a story. And if … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices Training – Workshop #1: Accepting Voices – Fri 14th Oct 2016


This unique and innovative workshop offers you a non-diagnostic understanding of the kinds of experiences like hearing voices that are that are sometimes called “psychosis”. Continue reading

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“Schizophrenia” does not exist


Jim Van Os and his big list of schitzo stereoptypes “Schizophrenia” does not exist. That some people struggle and suffer and become isolated by that is not in doubt, especially here. That they suffer because they have a “thing” and … Continue reading

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Psychosis is in the eye of the beholder


What is “psychosis” ? we pretend it’s a fixed thing with clear boundaries, yet it is its not. We pretend its a thing that some of us have and some o us don’t never will. We do a lot of … Continue reading

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Talk therapy shown to be effective for those experiencing first episode psychosis


Since Freud, psychiatry and medicine has held with the assumtion that talk therapies can not work for “the psychoses”. Of course, that notion was never founded upon anything other than some beardy bloke’s prejudices, and reinforced by the beardy, patrician … Continue reading

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“schizophrenia” – an idea, not a thing


“Schizophrenia is a number of symptoms that have been put together to say that ‘this is an illness’.
And that’s an idea, not a thing.”
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Living With My Voices – Kevin Healey


Brief film interview with Kevin Healey, about his a personal journey of learning to live with and interpret the voices only he hears; then learning to using that to offer training for people who work those who might struggle with voices they hear. @The Trauma and Mental Health Report.
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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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Judge rules sufficient evidence that appellant’s “schizophrenia” caused by trauma


Important landmark ruling by a court in Aotearoa / NZ, dated 22nd Nov, 2013 and upholding an appeal against a lower court ruling in a claim for compensation. LS v Accident Compensation Corporation [2013] NZACC 385 (22 November 2013) Judge … Continue reading

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