Making sense of madness: an emancipatory approach

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Making sense of madness: an emancipatory approach

Time: July 7, 2017 all day
Location: Hackney House
Street: 27 Curtain Road
City/Town: London EC2A 3LT
Website or Map: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/…
Phone: rachel@behindthelabel.co.uk.
Event Type: one, day, conference
Organized By: Jacqui Dillon and Rai Waddingham
Latest Activity: May 5, 2017

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This unique one day event, featuring Jacqui Dillon and Rai Waddingham (recently featured on BBC Horizon: Why Did I Go Mad?), explores those experiences often dismissed as symptoms of serious mental illness: voices, visions, paranoia, unusual beliefs and altered states, re-framing them as understandablehuman responses to adversity.

Drawing from personal and professional experiences of madness, healing and recovery, combined with emerging innovative research findings, Jacqui and Rai present an emancipatory approach to understanding and working withdistressing experiences that prioritises respect, personal meaning, 
self-determination and liberation.

IT INCLUDES:

  • Understanding ‘mad’ experiences
  • Exploring factors that can contribute to and shape distress
  • Alternatives to diagnosis - moving beyond the illness model
  • Respectful ways of helping people in distress
  • Strategies to survive and thrive

THIS DAY IS SUITABLE FOR:

  • Anyone interested in understanding more about madness, creativity and the complex spectrum of
  • human experience
  • Those involved in supporting another human being - whether this is as a friend, ally, family member, colleague, mental health professional, teacher, therapist, social worker, voluntary sector worker, manager or spiritual advisor.
  • All those with lived experience of madness and distress

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