First published in Mad in America, www.madinamerica.com
Whenever we talk about ourselves we tell stories. Without these stories, our experiences would sit – unconnected – like a thousand tiny beads. Telling our story helps us to weave connections between these beads, linking them together with different threads to create a tapestry full of meaning. This is a fluid and continually evolving process. […]
Hi. My name's Rachel (Rai). I hear voices, see visions and have a whole host of unusual experiences that have, at times, overwhelmed me. Once labelled as 'severely & enduringly mentally ill', I am now an independent trainer specialising in innovative ways of supporting people who struggle with extreme states (including ‘psychosis’, ‘dissociation’ and post traumatic reactions).