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Things are starting to get underway for the development of a Canadian HVN! Maria Haarmans from Toronto, Ontario. Maria is the INTERVOICE representative in Canada and is bringing together organisations and individuals to stimulate development of hearing voices work across Canada.

Hearing Voices Forum

 Intervoice Canada
Updated 16/02/2013

Quebec: La Pavois is mental health organisation based in Quebec, they work with the Francophonic community and have been developing work on hearing voices since 2007, including providing training and supporting groups, producing DVD's and conducting research and evaluation projects.. They have translated "Working with Voices", and are also translating ‘Accepting your Voices’. 

Lots and Lots of Messages Off the T.V.

by Patricia Lefave, labeled D.D.(P) in 11 cost effective minutes in 99.

(I am sure even the "Speed Diagnosing" Champions currently competing in Psychiatry's "contest" would be impressed by the speed of THAT one! Say...isn't that behaviorist tactics being used ON the profession itself?)

The reason people in altered states get "messages" of the TV. (or from books, magazine articles, songs etc.) Is because of the meta message which relates to their own concreteexperience of reality in SOME way and is true on some level. As in a dream (or nightmare) the language of psychosis (which does NOT equate to "psychopath" (as many members of the public often seem to believe) " is largely symbolic; but that does NOT make it meaningless. In fact it is quite the opposite. Their brains are doing what brains are made to do- look for the information that allows the custodian of that brain to make some kind of sense of his or her real life experience. Now for this post I will SHOW you how to see this. I will attempt to cause you to HEAR something besides your own training or programming which is blocking your ability to hear or see what has always BEEN there. For this "exercise" pretend I am Master Po and YOU are all "Grasshopper."

''Francois De La Roche Foucault wrote:'We are so accustomed to disguising ourselves to others that in the end we are disguised to ourselves.''Agent Gideon, Criminal Minds

The Voice Over Narrative from ''Lost: The Reckoning''

''Can you survive on faith alone? The fight for survival will continue for on this island there are the survivours and there are the 'others.'

(The others have a list of our names. Why do you think they are doing this? Why do they attack us?)

A father separated from his son. A call for help. An act of desperation. A new day dawns and the same threat remains. And as conflict with the ''others'' grows closer, some questions may be answered. When it's all on the line, where do you stand? Do you listen to reason or rely on faith? How do you

What do you do when your faith is put to the test?
Trapped in "the hatch''(where one gets "the booby prize?) and no way out; who do you trust? With crisis comes discovery but where does it all lead? Can you survive on faith alone? Or do you take matters into your own hands; to right what is wrong. What would you do? ''

One of the ''crash'' victims who is now on the island where an experiment has been running for years, was an ''invalid,'' ''disabled,'' who became able to walk again and got out of his wheelchair. He is now in this completely different environment. His name isn't John Locke without any reason. (purpose)

The same applies to ''Rousseau.'' Pay attention. These are the messages off the T.V. for all you "rocket scientists" out there in the world of ''reality.''

Reference to "the Borg" School of Psychiatry

"The Borg have a collective consciousness. There are no individuals."

Data, Star Trek; the Next Generation

Borg Concept: "We will assimilate you. Resistance is futile. You will comply."

Current Societal Idioms Which Parallel the Concepts

"There is no "I' in team."

From psychiatrists: You will comply. You are being 'resistant.' (bad) You will 'socialize' according to our liking.

"If there is to be a Brave New World, our generation is going to have the hardest time living in it."

Klingon Ambassador to Captain Kirk in

Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country

(This is a metaphorical 'country' meaning a new place of peace to be found together by two historically warring groups of people)

Messages off the T.V.

From the Gang at CSI

When you fling enough crap into the universe, occasionally a nice breeze will come up and blow It back your way.

(return It to the "source" from which it came)

Sometimes people remind me of ants in the death march. They will create an endless chain in a loop, built on a mindless following of authority. Not one of them will change direction.

Messages off the T.V.

"Whatever the truth looks like I know reality must be the opposite."

(the common bait and switch routine of all manipulators with hidden agendas)

Patrick Jane,

The Mentalist, in reference to the sociopath, Red John

Messages off the T.V..

Just for the folks in the town of Treehouse, province of Wonderland:

This week ( 2014) on Chicago Fire there was a group demonstration called "secret keeping." It started with one person who "found out" something about a co-worker. She then passed that along "secretly," prefaced by, "This is just between us. This goes no further...agreed?"

Each one agreed and then repeated the same instruction to EVERYONE they told. In the end, they all ended up in the "secret" place together, doing the same "exercise" (literally) with the one keeping his secret from everyone else.

(the T.V. is FULL of "messages" since it is one of the many ways we humans communicate IDEAS to each other, often in a disguised form, so as not to be too direct or offensive. But in those ideas, apart from concrete specific detail, there are THEMES which are common to all people.

(the meta "message")

The REAL mystery is why so FEW seem to get the "messages" to humanity which are everywhere.)


Monday, August 15, 2005

Good News! Another Chemistry Problem Has Been Discovered For Psychiatry To Correct.

According to CTV News.

First posted in 2005

They already have this one named according to the reporter. Psychiatrists call this one: Ultra VioletLight Tanning Dependency. No hint just yet as to whether it is going to be a "Syndrome" or a "Disorder."(No slides yet showing us the abnormal brains of U.V.L.T.D.'s either but I am sure the MRI's are being revved up for the search even as I post this.)

Messages off the T.V.

You who are resisting the Observers and their degradation machine- you must follow the tapes I have left you as they will show you how to defeat the Observers

Walter (the Crazy Scientist)

from the Series Fringe

So is this pure Sci-Fi fantasy or is it a reality based metaphor?

Messages off the T.V. Just for Psychiatrists

It is the willingness to blindly follow orders that turn ordinary people into monsters. From the Series Defying Gravity

Messages off the T.V. November 2012

Opening Words from the series, Fringe

Integrity, due process, education, freedom, privacy etc.

The Observer, the male with the flat affect, or no affect, in a suit, just like all the other Observers, tellsPeter ("the rock" holding the two dimensions together with his presence...

(is that like "on this rock I will build my church? '' .. hmmmmm) ... that Peter does not understand reality and that Peter has a perception problem.

Fringe team: Symbols can have many meanings. We have been looking for a one to one correlation but they don't think like us.

(That's right. The Observers DON'T think like those they are observing but the Observers are sure they understand everything about "reality" BETTER than those they observe. ..Don't you?)


I was so depressed when my marriage broke up that instead of taking an anti depressant as suggested by my doctor, I got a dog instead and named him Paxil. I am doing all right now, thanks to Paxil.

New Fictional T.V. Series -Sleepy Hollow

Ichabod Crane, resurrected from the dead, has been identified by the local police and of course, mental hospital authorities as "a whack job." (he was not wearing the latest fashion you see...)

Ichabod: "I'm very glad to hear that everything I am seeing, hearing and experiencing is impossible because NOW I won't have to feel bad about it at all."

The connections are all around us. You just aren't willing to accept them.

As you know, I am insane and therefore impervious to simple commands.

The sheriff thought it had some meaning; like a puzzle he was trying to put together.

Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow

(a time distortion type TV series)

This kind of TV show with its "messages" is the OPPOSING viewpoint, also using metaphysical abstractions..

Messages off the T.V.

They "mess" you up, your mom and dad

They may not mean to but they do.

They fill you with the faults they had

And add some extra, just for you.

Philip Larken

as quoted by Aaron Hotchner

on Criminal Minds

Congratulations to our 2013 Diagnostic Champion!

After 5 weeks of fierce competition, the Fall 2013 Psychiatric Times' Diagnostic Champion has been decided! Congratulations to Ken McIntyre, DO, for rising to the top in the Physician Championship Round.

Thanks to everyone who participated! While the competition has ended, you can still hone your skills and see where you stack up against the champions by playing the game again.

"The Game"... and don't worry as the behaviorist inspired "game" is still going and can still be won again. They want you to be able to slap control labels on people at the fastest speed possible; preferably while not even pausing to think about it at all, just like, one might say,..."stimulus-response machines."


                                              Intervoice Online 

The People Who See What Others Do Not 

Every generation has within it some people who see the group behaviour and the collective insanity for what it is. If you looked at the metaphors of their times without declaring them to be meaningless as YOUR defence mechanism, you would see that. You might also see that those people represent a minority in their own time and as such, the majority who don't see what thy minority sees, declare them to be crazy. Every generation creates and defines reality by group consensus.  It is also known that the MAJORITY of people are followers and not leaders. That is why the minority write fairy tales like The Pied Piper, Through the Looking Glass, and the Wizard of Oz. The majority need to  talked to in metaphor as they routinely reject genuine direct communication as “normal.” It is too scary for them. So we must resort to “Once upon a time...”


Madness Radio

First Aired 4-2-2010    Duration: 48:28 


Madness Radio:
Violent Voices Erica van den Akker




People who hear voices are no more violent than anyone else -- but what about the small number of voice hearers that do actually commit violent crimes? Are medications and locked wards the best way to help those who act on their aggressive "command hallucinations?" Dutch psychologist and Hearing Voices Movement member Erica van den Akker discusses her innovative counseling work with violent offenders in the Netherlands. alpouvar1(at) tomaatnet(dot)nl


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