Mark Twain said “If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.” For me voice work is big work, not easy, the making sense, creating relationships, trying to listen and at the same time be in my own skin as an adult. I find that sometimes we are quite challenging … [Read more...]
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Last week I spent half a day in a psychiatric hospital. Not as a patient, but a visitor. Although I worked for almost twenty years in various hospital and community settings in diverse roles, trainee nurse, advocacy worker, hearing voices group facilitator, this time I was merely passing through to meet with ex-colleagues for a coffee and a catch up. I passed by a man in the … [Read more...]
Mad Economy is proud to present Ivan Barry as a featured blogger. Ivan has worked for almost twenty years in various mental health support and recovery roles in hospitals, prisons and community settings. He has helped to set up and facilitate support groups for voice hearers in Coventry, England, Madison, Wisconsin, USA and until 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has also … [Read more...]