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Creative Psychosis

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Lundstrom Plaza

10209 Bridgeport Way Southwest

Lakewood, WA 98499

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Creative Psychosis: One day workshop exploring creative ways of coping with the state commonly known as psychosis

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In this one-day workshop, Karen Taylor will explore creative ways of coping with the state commonly referred to as 'psychosis'. Karen is an international trainer and co-founder of Working to Recovery in Scotland, along with her husband, voice hearer and trainer Ron Coleman.

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Suitable for mental health workers, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, community development workers, family members, allies, and people with lived experience.

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Overview

Working creatively with psychosis is a one-day practice workshop that will explore how we can use Voice Dialogue, Body Dialogue and Voice Sculpting ways of working that can enable clients to explore the most difficult parts of their distress in a safe and secure environment. Rooted in a narrative approach of working and building on work carried out by Micheal & Cheryl White, Marius Romme & Sandra Escher, Eleanor Longdon, Rufus May & Elisabeth Svanholmer and Dirk Corstens.

This workshop will explore the use of the techniques above both as a theory and a practice. Taylor and Coleman have been successfully using these techniques with Voice Hearers, People who see Visions, People with belief systems that are different and other extreme states. They have also found it useful for clients with the label of Borderline. Moving beyond the concept of illness to one of wellbeing is for Taylor and Coleman a process and it is this process that Karen will unpick during the workshop breaking it down to series of interactive conversations and exercises that participants will be able to use in their work or lives.

The Background of the Trainer

Karen Taylor (RMN} with 16 years-experience in the NHS in England with both older people and adults of working age. She has personal experience of designing, implementing and managing innovative community care services. After leaving the NHS, she has worked with her husband ~Ron Coleman bringing the hearing voices approach to many countries including Italy, Australia, NZ, France, Hong Kong, USA and Canada. She put all her experiences into running recovery house projects, all her learning on working with psychosis is rooted in practice and living with a voice hearer for 20 years. Recovery from psychosis is possible for everyone, people can learn to understand their experience and move on. This should be a human right for anyone given this label. Karen is experienced in working with families and believes real healing happens when dialogue happens.

Karen has co-authored the workbook, ‘Working to Recovery’ and has also been involved in introducing recovery training into Australia, New Zealand, Palestine, Denmark and Italy as well as throughout the United Kingdom.

Based in Scotland, Karen is Director of ‘Working to Recovery Ltd, alongside Ron Coleman. Karen and Ron are passionate that recovery is for all, including workers, and together they travel the world, telling their story of recovery and spreading a message based on hope, engaging with mental health services, family members and people with lived experience and challenging them to review their roles and embrace recovery for all. She also has a diploma Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness and is a trained spiritual companion.

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10209 Bridgeport Way Southwest

Lakewood, WA 98499

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