Wednesday, 5 April 2017

#Windhorse & Basic Attendance Workshop London 3May17 - Anne Marie DiGiacomo Colorado USA

Windhorse and Basic Attendance – A One Day Introduction with Anne Marie DiGiacomo; Wednesday 3 May 2017: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm; organised by Open Dialogue UK  

St Barnabas Dalston, Lower Hall, Shacklewell Row, London E8 2EA

"The ground of the Windhorse approach is one of viewing a person from the perspective of their history of sanity. This involves bringing awareness to a person’s basic sanity and health as opposed to focusing on the notion of pathology. It is from this experience of noticing one’s history of sanity and our natural tendency to be drawn to the intrinsic wholeness and health of a person that the practice of basic attendance springs.

The view of basic attendance suggests that rather than doing something we could simply slow down and begin to appreciate and understand the world of the person we are with. We can allow ourselves to see the world through their eyes. This kind of approach involves being fully with someone, listening to them and appreciating the wholeness and integrity of that person and their environment. Any activity or actions comes out of that naturally."


"the awakening of compassion was a quantum leap": recovery from psychosis

'The Seduction of Madness' by Dr Edward M Podvoll, 1991 Ed, Random Century Ltd, page 47

awakening of compassion

13 February 2016: Staying Well After Psychosis: Contents trajectory; fear of relapse; professional belief system #Podvoll

24 February 2016: "whatever recovery he achieved depended on his memories of these truths" Podvoll 1990

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