Monthly Archives: January 2015

Listening for the Person within “Madness”

As we struggle to invent a humane approach to the extreme states that get called “psychosis” or “madness” or “schizophrenia,” it may be helpful to investigate some of the better approaches developed in the past. While these approaches are not … Continue reading

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Finding the Gifts Within “Madness”

When people are seeing the world really different than we do, it’s often reassuring to think that there must be something wrong with them – because if they are completely wrong, or ill, then we don’t have to rethink our … Continue reading

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Online Meeting Focuses on “Responding to Extreme States with Loving Receptivity”

Northern California has played an important role in the development of “alternative” approaches for psychosis, especially with the establishment of madness sanctuaries like Soteria where people could undergo psychosis with very little use of drugs. Our next ISPS online meeting … Continue reading

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