Hi Jill, thank you for this encouraging feedback. I am still developing this concept and looking at it in a variety of disciplines and contexts. I would be keen to attend a conference in the future. Best wishes, Caryl
my mad space - what or not to share - exactly the issues i am pondering on:
- there clearly needs to be safety and privacy - including being able to join without making this known in a wider context - i have academic colleagues who are often reluctant to disclose to peers or to their learners for instance
- i very much hope there will be opportunity for the wider network to engage with and learn from the experiences within this liminal space - there is great potential here
- i feel i am no more than a portal to the group's existence - but hope collaborative ownership will help to address these dilemmas and create liberating and enriching boundaries
- i rely on you for technical wisdom - i have none
(having said this - i am now paranoid - in case people i want to add as friends think i assume they have a lived experience of distress - it is not the only reason i network with others - in fact that would be soooo reductionist - and imply we were only capable of talking about that particular experience - )
Thanks for your interest Jill.My book is about promoting positive mental health in poetry form.It helped me a lot when I was at a very low point in my life.It is called Aspects of Life and published by chipmunkapublishing.com.
Jill - I really appreciate that! - I did plough through the 7 pages of Ning suggestions - but was left no clearer in terms of best way forward - at any rate there is already a nucleus of membership which means we can start to discuss all of the privacy versus sharing/disclosure issues collectively
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