This page does not talk about recovery resources from all over the place, only those that are already available on this blog, so that one does not have to look up various corners in search for something. I repeatedly say that recovery is something most people can accomplish. But let me also say that most … Continue reading Recovery related resources on the blog
These are figures in a museum in Greece. My idea was to think of the word 'supporting' and look for an appropriate picture. I thought everything needs support- even the past needs support and appreciation before it can be preserved and presented to another time. This picture is representaional of that support. This is a … Continue reading Enabling dialogues- how I work in my ‘counseling’ practice
Someone asked me this question, a few days ago and I waited awhile to respond to this. So today I finally wrote down a response to it, and here it is. I am writing their full question and my response>>> Is it wrong that I want to die? I’m only 23 and I really don’t … Continue reading Is it wrong if I want to die?
It is difficult for me to explain to people what is the meaning of recovery oriented counseling. Why? Because 'recovery' is a controversial issue, yet something which ought to be known by a wider number of people who are given mental 'illness' diagnosis. The major controversy about recovery lies in the fact that the idea … Continue reading What I mean by ‘Recovery Oriented Counseling’
I just received an email from an anxious person, who is worried about my 'peer' status. Fact of the matter is that I am NOT a peer at all, but someone with a past of bipolar disorder. I could easily delete the 'peer' word from my identity, but I let it remain to make people … Continue reading Some anxious queries about PEER RECOVERY
This blog post is an email communication with someone who is toying with the idea of counseling with me. I think what this person asks is important enough for me to share with others, so that they may know what I have to say about the issue. The issue is what is a good time … Continue reading The ‘right’ time to seek counseling
In a majority of cases people approach me, in my counseling practice, for their loved ones- who have a mental illness diagnosis. Their hope is two-fold: to understand recovery and to meet someone who is recovered and then present the same to their diagnosed loved one. Secondly they hope to help their loved one. I … Continue reading Recovery- a personal quest
There are some points about the Open Dialogue Approach (OD) which, from my perspective, merit consideration and probable inclusion in the philosophical framework of my counseling practice. The fact that certain overlaps exist between OD and Collaborative Dialogic Approaches of the Galveston group is a further confirmation to me that it is a similar set … Continue reading Philosophical underpinnings of my counseling practice
(this post was written on another blog, on 30th October 2015. I am only copying and pasting it here, not re-writing) In societies where social resources in health are limited, families play a crucial role in the illness and recovery of people. In mental health the case is even more so. For long periods, it … Continue reading Family Support- Not working
By and large people do not accept that 'recovery' is possible. This post, from 2015, further elaborates on this idea. Please click the link to access it.