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The Guide 31: Support is meaningless

Stop saying ‘support’ because it lulls us into a false sense of competence Continue reading

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The Guide 30: Don’t expect your service user to perform perfectly.

The fact that you mess up from time to time doesn’t make you a failure. It merely makes you human. Continue reading

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The Guide 28: Do as I do

If we expect our service-users to make positive changes we need to demonstrate them in ourselves. Continue reading

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The Guide 26: People are just people

Nobody is special because people are just people. Continue reading

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The Guide 25: There is no ‘us and them’

There really is no such thing as ‘us and them’. Continue reading

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The Guide 24: ‘Hanged if you do, hanged if you don’t’ – a duty of care myth

Do all that you reasonably can.
Don’t break the law. Continue reading

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The Guide 15: Thought disorders

Unlike delusions which are all about ‘what’ we think, thought disorders are about ‘how’ we think. It is thought process, not thought content. Continue reading

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The Guide 14: Delusions part 2

There is real value in medicine and antipsychotics are certainly useful but the real work of recovery takes more than that. Continue reading

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The Guide 13: Delusions part 1

The three primary signs of psychosis (hallucinations, delusions and thought disorders) were always presented separately as though they had not and never could have any relationship to each other. I hope to show that they not only can be related but that they almost inevitably must be in any problematic psychosis. Continue reading

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The Guide 12: Hallucinations

True hallucinations are different from what most people understand as thoughts. The voice in your head, the internal chatter of thoughts you experience all day long is not an hallucination. Continue reading

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