Port of Ness,
Isle of Lewis,
Tel: (+ 44) 0185 181 0060
I would like to purchase a copy of Ron Coleman’s DVD.
Could you let me know how I might go about it?
go to http://www.workingtorecovery.co.uk & to the store, there are 2 dvds by ron making recovery happen & a bad career move
My name is Anthony, I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia in my last year of Uni, 2000.
I have been in hospital a few times, but have not been into hospical for at six or seven years. I work full time (Help Desk Manager and Seniour Network Officer for a Catholic Girl’s school here in Brisbane), and have a supporting family.
My psychiatrist recomended I get in contact with yourself.
By the way I live in Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia.
I just turned 31 in February.
I have been on Cloazpine / Clozaral for quite a few years now, and it has been the best anti pshycotic, I have been on.
I am also on Zoloft, which I was on before I was diagnosed with Schizophrenia, it helps with my Major Depresion and OCD.
While I have lost friends because of what I have, I have kept my condition very secrative and personal, only my imideate family and some very close friends know.
Work collegues, acquatinces and friends do not know a thing, and would think they think I am just an average type of person.
While at the moment, I have been the happiest I have been in a while, I still have some lows at times.
I recently asked a girl out, and wanted to be upfront and honest, so I told her what I have, and that I am just like any normal person, but this scared her away.
While I am on a lot less medication than I was a few years ago, I am happy, more outgoing, have always held a full time job, and have a better outlook on life.
Okay I think I may have talked for a bit.
Just wanted to say hello and touch base.
Thank you Ron, I will endevour to read and look more into your site, I hope this is okay. Cheers,
i may be in queensland late february early march
Please could you email me/direct me to a list of dates of your ‘Hearing Voices’ workshop, that you may be providing in the future. One of my fellow students recommended you and your workshop after attending one held in Telford last week. She said you were fascinating, informative and extremely inspirational. I am a Counsellor and looking to broaden my knowledge of this subject, so your workshop would prove very beneficial for me (and my other fellow students alike).
Hi, Im at support worker with Richmond Fellowship and one of my clients is wanting to purchase the ‘Back to life, back to normality book’ could you tell me where we could find this please.
sorry not heard of this
I was at your consumer workshop in Brisbane with Communitfy. I am a social worker and assist with recovery. Your workbooks have been amazing and we are interested in purchasing some more. How do we go about this?
Hi Meg go to http://www.workingtorecovery.co.uk
Hi Ron firstly thankyou to Karen for sending me the books ans dvds. I have just watched the one about your life which I found awe inspiring. My son is 37 and has been diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia for the past 21 years, he takes 500 mgs of Clozapine daily and still suffers from visual hallucinations thought disorder thought block and the worst one of all thought broadcast. He says that he doesn’t hear voices but I’m not sure about that. I want to ask whether you work with people yourself, or whether you know anyone who could help him, sometimes he says mum I am so sick of this hell that I have to go through. He did have 3 years of therapy it was called the concept of the other mind and this has helped him to recognise whats reality and what isn’t. Christian works for 6 hours a week putting letters in envelopes he manages in his own flat close to where we live and he employs a PA through the direct payment scheme. As a family we have been to hell and back he spent 5 years in care but were sad about him living half a life. Can you help us in any way at all? and well done to you an amazing journey!!! with kindest regards Georgie Wakefield http://www.georginawakefield.co.uk
Dear Ron Coleman,
I am going to try to set up a Self Help Hearing Voices Group here in Preston please will you contact me with any advice because I don’t know where to start ?
Thankyou in anticipation.
I also apologise if I was a bit manic at times during my time as a HVN Trustee but I know things have moved on since my time I am sorry.
I heard you speak in Melbourne May 2010
My son diagnosed with schizophrenia now 27. Has
had aggressive and violent behavior for a few years is guarded about voices he
hears, has never disclosed them to anyone. Has been on Antipsycotic respirodone.
3rd admission to hospital new phsyciatrist weaning him off his meds and gradually
Getting him on Clozapine. Now day 8, he looks sedated and yesterday
They put him in ICU which worries me. As he
Dr sees him everyday,won’t tell the Dr or staff about voices. Very guarded. What can I do to help him? Thankyou Eve
I see you are coming to Western Australia in June 2011-are you planning any time in Sydney NSW? If so where will you be training/presenting?
I am a Nurse Manager for about 40 inpatient beds in a Dual Diagnosis service, located in a 200 bed MH hospital. This a rehabilitation hospital, but the Dual Diagnosis stream needs to explore a contemporary way of supporting our patients on their recovery journey. Brenda
I am back in australia during february/march if you want any training I still have some dates free
Hi, i met you once in Feltham when you started out your training courses on managing the voices without medication. Hope all is well.
I just read a bit of your web site, and wondered how can you say you dont believe in mental illness yet comfortable affirm you are a psychotic and proud.
Since i was diagnosed 26 years ago (i did not go to the doctors of my own accord) I did not see the voices as an illness or desease, the illness i have got iand losses i endured came from the stigmatised lable.
How can i cope i still disagree 26 years later, so does my sister who was a nurse, and my aunty and a womans counsillor.
have to go on library computer 3 minutes to end of use.
Take care, god bless, love.
I do not believe that mental distress is a medical biological illness. If mental illness is the inability to cope in an insane world then yes.
I believe that my life experiences & how i emotionally felt about them wee hugely related to my voices. Write your story down, find a different psychiatrist. You are likely to have post traumatic stress, if you know the trauma that caused your psychosis
Hi. I have just completed 2 weeks respite at Habost in the Hebrides which is run by Ron & his wife Karen. It was an immensley calming and peacefull time and I found that less stress = less voices. It is a marvellous initiative and offers a chance to explore life/voices/the future. It relies on voluntary donations to keep going, I need to return to complete the work on my voices/visions. Just Google Ron Coleman for details. Thanks Ron & Karen
It’s Jay here from Perth, OZ. Surely you’ve not forgotten me.
Last time u were here u said I could skype u and have a yarn if I wanted. Is this offer still valid? My recovery journey has taken an unexpected twist and I need some advice.
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