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If you are looking to better understand what the word “psychosis” means, you have landed in the right place. I believe that the way this word is understood in the modern world clouds the judgement of many treatment providers, family members, and sufferers. Indeed mainstream judgements and cultural delusions associated with the medicalized label of schizophrenia can lead to challenging interpersonal relationships, grave misunderstandings and pain and suffering.

Most people who are called to help out do not want to be seen as evil oppressors endlessly punishing the sufferer until they start to comply with warehousing, poverty and meaningless lives. Helpers often have to work within the confines of money making institutions that are there to sustain themselves. Such institutions are often full of stigma and people who have read misinformation in textbooks and don’t know how to form dignified and respectful relationships with people who are experiencing a “break” from reality.

This site is dedicated to advancing training, writing, and thought that challenge mainstream views of “psychosis” and advance a more normalized, mutual, and realistic understanding of what is happening in “psychosis” or a “break” from reality. We are currently setting up trainings that can help you understand what is happening during psychosis both within the sufferer and within the society.

There is a lot to read and understand on this site in the pages and blog. You may prefer to start with signing up for my email list to learn what Special Message experiences are. This is a great way to keep abreast of opportunities to contribute and participate in the trainings. I believe it is possible to learn to have optimal relationships with people in “psychosis.” Such relationships can be used to help improve society rather than sustain pain, suffering, and oppression.

It is true conflicts associated with “psychosis” and feel very grim. You are not nearly as alone as you may think.  Simple acceptance is often the first step towards transforming your life and relationships.


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Across Diagnostic Categories!
Whether you are a sufferer, survivor, provider or loved one, I am almost certain that when we look across diagnostic categories that more people relate to these experiences than you think!

What Will People Think?
When a person first experiences a psychosis or special message emergency, many think a threshold has been crossed from which there is no going back. Often, associates presume the worst possible outcome and go on with their lives as if the sufferer no longer exists.

Often, the focus of treatment is overly protective reality checks and behavioral control. Many experts do not know what to do and utilize an institutional system that does not work and can make things worse. They may vastly underestimate what the sufferer can learn and accomplish.

The Day the Bomb Dropped

And so I’m hanging with my main man, Dan Who can’t afford rent, dignity now inept, Cause federal subsidy is a damn scam! And we imagine shelterless street sultans Rooting through boarding home shanties, stench swept And so I’m hanging with my main man, Dan And he curses disability program, Cursing the fate that he […]

Transforming my Energy Toward Course Creation

It has been a long time since I have written a blog post. I turned my efforts away from creative essays and introspective exploration. Instead, I focused on creating a 12-16 hour Master Class entitled: Redefining “Psychosis:” A Cultural Approach to Working with Madness, A Roadmap to the Rabbit Hole. Time away from weekly writing […]

How Will I Let the Next Three Months of My Life Define Me?

Perhaps we all go through periods of time when we are asked to redefine ourselves. As the summer is underway, I find myself challenged to find new ways to commit to my work supporting people who experience psychosis. If you are receiving this email or post, you are likely familiar with my blogs and efforts […]

Leaving My Hometown with Nothing but a Platonic Relationship

My mission has become a haze In these droning hours— Snaking pavement, Grass coated medians: Another couple hundred miles, Another tank of diesel fuel, Another nook and cranny town Left unexplored by my consciousness As the gas logo sign posts, Bat me in the eye Like flies Pillars and bridges are swooping down With on […]