The more I become aware of my own ability the more I notice that the values of recovery are micro-pinned by sub-elements that cascade into foci that are transformational in the practice of the mental health – peer pathway. I was reading these underpinning social inclusion values; developed by the Scottish Human Services Trust the other day (link here http://goo.gl/YZ9lI). We need to recognise, encourage and value each person’s contributions – I don’t live in a world where everyone is like me.
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Homework – yea right. Well, this is quite amusing to me, why? well, that is a ponder down wonderosa lane. Actually, I am participating in some training that is around the induction process of an organisation I work for.
Having the induction manual is fine, well and great. But, having an additional Reading Guide? na – I thought that was for later (like, much later!). Wrong. It’s for interpretation, reflection and opinionation of my thoughtation as to how what I think the reading is trying to tell me.
Funnily enough, the reading is entitled “relationship between therapeutic homework and clinical outcomes for individuals with severe mental illness”. Now, don’t get me wrong here – I thought I was going to be brain-numbed over this task related homework activity.
Finding my hope insight, I realised that by my own fascination to determine what it is that something is trying to tell me, I also understand that – this is my homework around how useful a therapeutic alliance can actually be with information! ha ha ha … funny me. Well, it’s no illusion – just a collusion of misrepresented dis-illusional pre-occupations around – can I do this stuff? I don’t do homework – do I?
Anyway! here I am , understanding the purpose and the true motivator behind my confidence in action – resilience, resistance and persistence. It shows me, I guess that even when I don’t want to do something, that I can – and how rude I am reviewing outcomes by producing my own results. Not just here – but as a shared responsibility within the organisation I work for.
As you might interpret, but not assume – I am no academic; I am an intuit working with how I hear, how I manage & how I live an authentic life!
textonscreen 10:00 pm on October 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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Today was no ordinary day. It never is. To develop discrepancy is about understanding where the motivation is for the journey & how the behaving might get in the way of the learning. Fancy terminology for saying, “how do I figure this out”. Just how much time to I have to translate big words – I am a working Mum, simple works here.
Today was about acknowledging how my motivation translates into the experiences I have.
I listened to two aboriginal women today who did Welcome to Country. I learned that the Elder does the Welcome and the other one does the Acknowledgement. I leant this is because the acknowledger respects the wisdom of the elder.
Everytime I have heard Welcome to Country I have wondered what it might be like if it was done by people who’s people; are the people. Well, today was the day.
I am pleased that to hear the wisdom of the past through the interpretation of my intuition. My spiritual pathway is one that is evolving because of the knowingness to connect with that which I accept as a gift – in this lifetime.
And to think, that was once called Schizophrenia!
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I had a conversation yesterday that made me feel anxious to be a part of, I didn’t realize why until I thought about how my initial choice had given pregnant pauses to many other choices I could have been a participant of – if, only I had of noticed!
A choice to be involved is one thing, a choice to negotiate in which that involvement could look like … is another.
I am talking about being involved with the Courier Mail and an interview that came through various links until it panned out as an image being taken with the Minister of Mental Health, Disabilities and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander partnerships yesterday.
It’s not like I can say, oh, I had a broken leg. It’s about more than the external stuff; it’s more about the internal stuff that isn’t seen – so how might it be heard?Talking about post-natal depression and how it is to become “why” it was ….. certainly wasn’t about – why did it happen to me? but more about, it DID happen to me and what did I learn from the experience?
Kind of a weird conundrum when most things can be described because of the old adage – seeing is believing – sort of knocks the poop out of someone because how do you do that when thoughts don’t come dressed as a broken limb? I had a broken head instead.
Well, it starts here. Having the courage to talk about “how having severe post natal depression” changed me? Well, actually it made me recognize that I was living in denial for a start. I had this really beefed up confidence that I could manage a baby and manage myself. Boy, how manic– I had been living the ideology that all my thoughts would actually support me when the baby arrived. Little did I realize (at the time) that all those thoughts were infact my mind trying to prepare myself for the future – (what a slap in the face)! … I couldn’t live in the past, preparing for the future whilst trying to appreciate now.
The possible story running in the Sunday Courier Mail 9th October 2011 for Mental Health Week 2011, will link social media and post-natal-depression. Why? … because my life was significantly changed when I was diagnosed with PND, no-one really had the time to lend an ear – they had their own lives, their own issues and their own journey – and I had to find the catalyst to explore mine. So I started sharing conversation online with ICQ, an instant messenger application, (long before Yahoo & Facebook were around). It was comforting, because people had the time … and they were in the same space I was in. An evolving space of trust, fear, ideas and technology.
No tone, no sound, no volume, no intonation, no physical energy to collide with – just text-on-screen.
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Based upon my experiential learning, it’s a tiring kaliedescope articulating the necessity to share my strengths as my value in action. I get so energetically drained … life is like playing chess whilst being the board.
Coming to be at a juncture of reflection, through my experience of trauma I can only offer the following to share my insight. When a mental state starts to conflict with it’s emotional self the physical self will present emergency … my hope is the transient nature of this will inform faculty into assisting nursing staff on the ground between conflict and emergency. These cooperative efforts based on mutual interests will respect and achieve so much.
When we let go of one existence and die – or surrender to something for the unknown – the invitation into another form will physically manifested again … it’s part of learning to listen to hear – to reconnect & influence righting the understanding from before to transcend knowledge from there to here so that humanity can sustain it’s true heritage … it’s a transient culture – some refer it to spirituality – I just know how culture means … an integrated pattern of human knowledge … synergy.
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textonscreen 8:49 pm on August 28, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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I was reading something that somewhat sparked my interest … the article, on this link was published on a site called ”Fast Company” … the name itself speaks for itself! Anyways this is my response to the article … what do you think?
It is terrible to think that we humans live in such uncertainty and many of us seek certainty which, from my personal experience, severely limits potential to become through our lived experience. I think that most people who trust blood tests will believe the outcome, and those who have a growth mindset might wonder more and dare themselves to differ with patience. I know that any sensation is an experience, whereas fear might want me to believe the sensation might be symptom. I think diagnoses are an essential component of the medical decision making, but like any label, they hold variable phenomena and provide a single lens for multiple phenomena – not all of which may be reasonably attributed to a diagnosis. And, what’s more ….. the way to diagnose is from an averaged experience of many individuals – but it doesn’t speak to a single individual’s experience at any one moment does it?!
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I have decided that a semantic re-mix is my interpretation on the comparative ‘romantic tie-fix’ . I am not being one to attach to belief; the sense in sensibility experientiates a mindful approach to a non-fixed continuum. What keeps me young? my mindset … beyond the paradigms, the stereotypes and the awkward silence of what someone else expects me to become; because, to be come, I have already been; there! I was there.
Human connectivity is so much more than psychology and all the human science can ever imagine to try and articulate & test.
In fact I think beyond the academic possibility the response ability is about the articulation of it’s unique ability.
… I tuned tuned into Phil Smith and the positively inspiring dialogue around the life ability of distinguished Centanarians. I missed her name; but she inspired me. She talked about having lost her life partner after 52 years together and how she is re-learning at a distinguished age. Not aged, elderly or the frail, I have to connect with a sense of distinction. To reach life in distinction will keep me free from attachment to material wealth and mutually connected to a mindset that plays a symphony within the orchestra of life. I guess sometimes to conduct an orchestra one has to turn it’s back on the past & look to the music to play in the heart as a mindful concerto.
Have a happy day I am going to be engaged by the energy of Steve Biddulph today – I am the change I wish to see in the world!