Tag Archives: psychosis

talking about “psychosis”…


Psychosis is not a “thing” except as a kind of  aperture or a lens through which we view someone struggling. It’s an interpretation, a way of seeing, of categorizing, naming, and talking about a person’s struggle. That that lens, that … Continue reading

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New! Workshop for Clinicians – Hearing Voices Part 1 : Learning to listen to “auditory hallucinations”


Very pleased to announce this new workshop specifically designed for experienced clinicians, Approved by Ontario Psychological Association and offered through Oshawa Psychotherapy Training Institute. Facilitators:  Kevin Healey                             … Continue reading

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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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Medicating a Prophet


With the kind of fervour that only attaches to false certainty we tell ourselves that which we call “psychosis” is a thing separate from anything else, a thing separate from us, a thing we understand and a thing we know … Continue reading

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psychotic experiences, everybody has them, and so do you!


Psychotic experiences, everybody has them and so do you!
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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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Sleep deprivation induces psychosis in healthy humans


More research telling us what we already know – lack of sleep can lead to your world starting to look and feel very strange, and people treating you as less than human-  it is after all the the basis if … Continue reading

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For words to be found feelings have to be endured.


For words to be found feelings have to be endured. Continue reading

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Understanding Psychosis And Schizophrenia – BPS Report


“A fundamental message of this report is that that ‘psychotic’ experiences are understandable in the same ways as ‘normal’ experiences, and can be approached in the same way.”
Excellent report and resource, free publication by British Psychological Society- Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia.
Maps out a future for how we need to do differently – as individuals, a society and services.
Nice to know that someone is listening. Continue reading

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superhero sugar rush


Everyone of us has experiences that could be diagnosed. Too much sugar [or other substances], too little sleep, too much lifecrap and those experiences can start to make life weird, or difficult. Even a superhero cape, mask and on-the-outside-underpants cannot … Continue reading

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