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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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no measure of health…


It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
-Jiddu Krishnamurti Continue reading

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trauma and recovery – Judith Herman


  As Judith Herman makes clear for us, the core experiences of psychological trauma are being left feeling powerless and disconnected – from our body, from our sense of self and from others. It follows that work of supporting those … Continue reading

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sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken…


Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.
Likewise, using the word “recovery” a lot doesn’t meant you are actually supporting people in finding their own personal version . Continue reading

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May The 4th Be With You


I know Darth Vader’s really got you annoyed But remember, if you kill him, then you’ll be unemployed Oh, my Yoda Yo-yo-yo-yo Yoda May 4th International Star Wars Day  Yoda – “Wierd” Al Yankovich Yoda – “Wierd” Al Yankovich Songwriters: … Continue reading

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From psychiatric patient to human being: My journey in a nutshell.


A wonderfully open and frank piece by Flo Bellamy about her struggles and her encounter with psychiatric services that could only medicate her: so making her even more ill. Then how she and her family discovered the movie “The Doctor Who hears Voices” … Continue reading

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Punk, Mental Health and Recovery – Craig Lewis


Punk, Mental Health and Recovery 8pm Friday 19th April, 2013 The Magpie Taproom 831 Dundas St W Toronto $3 to $5 facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/123116347865535/ . Craig Lewis: Punk, Mental Health and recovery “Craig Lewis will tell you up front: He’s a … Continue reading

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A New Vision of Recovery – Daniel Fisher


Daniel Fisher recovered from schizophrenia, became a psychiatrist and heads the  National Empowerment Centre in  US. Here in an article published by the Empowerment Centre Daniel Fisher talks of two models of recovery based on different paradigms and looking very different … Continue reading

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Holistic Mental Health Conference


June Thur 21st -Fri 22nd Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine 1255 Sheppard Avenue East Sheppard/Leslie TTC -Leslie Subway station Kevin Healey, coordinator of recoverynetwork:toronto will be leading a workshop as part of the Holistic Mental Health Conference … Hearing Voices: a normal human … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia: A Recovery – Jonathan Benjamin


Jonathan Benjamin describes his experience falling into mental illness, with depression,  hearing voices, thinking he was being visited by an angel then possessed by a devil, of self-harming, diagnosis, diagnoses, feeling numbed by medications; hopelessness; suicide – arrest, being sectioned and psychiatric discharge. He … Continue reading

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