Category Archives: Trauma

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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There is a way to prevent so many teenage girls being depressed – but no one wants to admit it


Powerfully written piece by Glosswitch in The Independent’s VOICES column… Nothing at all to add about the piece, since there is nothing I could possibly add. I though add how some respond to such truth-speaking: if you venture into the … Continue reading

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Baboons in suits


Robert Sapolsky on how hierarchy has a destructive force in body and psyche in individuals and community. He is talking about baboons, the ones he’s observed for decades along with the effects of stress upon health and behaviour. His observation … Continue reading

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There’s so very, very much more to it than popping pills.


 Opinion piece, and personal account,  from Guardian columnist Deborah Orr on her experience of being prescribed then first taking “anti-depressant”. After five week process she was prescribed by a doctor she never met with no conversation about what to expect … Continue reading

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