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If you are looking to better understand what the word “psychosis” means, you have landed in the right place. The way this word is understood in the modern world clouds the judgement of the average treatment provider, family member, and sufferer. Mainstream  judgements and cultural delusions around the medicalized concept of the label schizophrenia can lead to challenging interpersonal relationships and pain and suffering.

People who want to help do not want to be seen as evil oppressors endlessly punishing the sufferer until they start to comply with warehousing, poverty and meaningless lives. They have to work with 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 normalize, mutual, and realistic understanding of what is happening in “psychosis” or a “break” from reality. We are setting up trainings that can help you understand what is happening during psychosis both within the sufferer and within the society. These things clearly need to be worked out.

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You are not nearly as alone as you may think.  Simple acceptance is often the first step towards transforming your life.

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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.

Treatment?
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.

Workshops with a Sense of Spontaneity:

I learned a lesson in spontaneity some twenty years ago that I try to bring with me to each workshop I do. At the time, I was heavily engaged in writing poetry. I explored socializing at poetry readings to meet other people who liked to write. In my notebooks and on the word processer I […]

Legal Reality

Humans inhabit the court room Where right gets discerned from wrong Investing all their damn money Into the justice they long. Anger bounces savagely In tossed and yanked slinky veins That domino amassment Of hate in buzzing refrain. These are the veins that disregard Every glimpse of opposition, Destroying truth in perspectives That also yearn […]

TWO TRAININGS

May is Mental Health Month!! Celebrate with me online with Solano County! I am excited to report that I will be providing two online events for Solano County this month: On Friday May 8th I will tell my story for peer counselors:.Entitled: Finding Meaningful Work, this event will stream online on Solano County’s Facebook Page . Check it out […]

Learning Disabilities and Psychosis

Never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long I never heard the melody until I needed the song . . . . . . I never I spoke “I love you” till I cursed you in vain Never felt my heart strings until I nearly went insane                                                             –Tom Waites, San Diego Serenade […]