Jacqui Dillon is the National Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England. She has also helped develop HVN USA and has been involved in our Facilitator Trainings. I love this because I've often viewed my healing process to simply not be just about me. It's about all of us. It is for all of us too. And I also could not have done it without the constant communication with all of you out there. This has been a relationship process even when I've had to go deep into myself and spend most time alone.… [click on title for the rest of the post]
Will Hall did the Keynote speech at Alternatives 2012. It's another inspiring and deeply moving talk. He got a standing ovation for very good reason. Things are changing! In the several years I've been doing this work I can see the change. We are making a difference. Our life experience and sharing that openly with others is making a difference. One of the things that Will is talking about here is reframing our experience. This is a topic I often talk about on this blog too. Along with reframing our experience we need to understand the role of trauma in our lives and the lives of those who are labeled with psychiatric illness.