Category Archives: Trauma

Remembering is not required – Babette Rothschild


From Babette Rothschild… No3 in Series from the book:  8 Keys to safe trauma recovery. This below is from the series of short videos summarising the book.   #3 Remembering is Not Required “One of the holes we have in … Continue reading

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Children Separated From Their Parents at the Border Show Signs of Trauma


WNYC News reports how children separated from families at the US border are being brought to public hospitals in NYC showing signs of trauma – having been wounded by their experiences and showing “symptoms of psychosis”.  Surprised? Given that being … Continue reading

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How we can bring about mental health support to refugees – Essam Daod-


Essam Daod shares a story of  one way we can bring brief, important support to refugees at critical times. And also offers us a window of insight into how any of us might support any other of us  midst potentially … Continue reading

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Workshop #2 Working With Voices: May 24 & 25th 2018


This two-day workshop follows from Workshop #1 Accepting Voices If you support others with their voices and are looking for ways you can better understand and work with voices and other experiences that get called “psychosis”.  You will also gain … Continue reading

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Accepting Voices @ UoT Fri 23rd Mar 2018


Unique,  innovative and insight-filled workshop led by Kevin Healey recipient of INTERVOICE’s International Award for Innovation, 2016. We welcome workers, professionals,  students, professors, administrators, family members, friends, humans. We are all touched by experiences that get called psychosis , indeed, … 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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Angry Inuk


The continued existence of Inuit peoples demonstrates their resilience – not only in the environment in which they call home but also, like many other Indigenous peoples of the world,  in face of the many hundreds of years of history of those seeking to impose the “benefits” of Western / European civilization upon their way of life.
We have to trust the people who have been the guardians of this earth”
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Wounded Healers: How peer support workers help patients in crisis


Peer Workers do not have magic faerie dust but this podcast sheds light on what’s possible and some of what it takes to integrate peer support into clinical settings, even a busy “Emerge” or “ER”…
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What we hold inside…


“Trauma is not what happens to us but what we hold inside in absence of empathetic witnesses”. Peter Levine Continue reading

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Burn Your Village To The Ground – A Tribe Called Red


“Well… Thanksgiving is a complicated holiday for Native people. In a way, each day is a day of thanksgiving to the Creator for the original people of Turtle Island. This doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy turkey, pie and family … Continue reading

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