Breaking our Silence. Setting us Free.

2010 April 23
by moritherapy

Breaking our Silence.  Setting us Free.

That is the motto for this year’s Vancouver MentalHealthCamp on July 10.  (Thanks, Cathy, for coming up with these great words!)

Silence, hiding, pretending – they are often involved in suppression, oppression, repression; it’s no pun to observe that these words are intricately related to depression.   It’s also interesting to note that silence, hiding and pretending are protective measures; they have saved many lives, physically and emotionally.

Which makes me think of the famous Anais Nin quote:

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

So this is one of the things we want to explore this year at MentalHealthCamp.  What happens when we take the risk to blossom, despite – or with – our emotional/cognitive/chemical idiosyncracies?  What is the pain of silence, and how does it impact our mental and physical health?  What happens in that strange moment when we decide to voice our truth and some of the people around us react with silence on their part?  And what does that freedom look like on the other side of silence?

5 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 April 23
    Cyndi in BC permalink

    That is a great motto!

  2. 2010 May 11
    mira permalink

    i need a camp for slow learener child he is delay 4 years than his age
    where he can go he is egyptian

  3. 2010 May 11

    Hi Mira – where do you live?
    .-= isabella mori (@moritherapy)´s last blog ..bryan alexander improv =-.

  4. 2010 May 14
    mira permalink

    AM LIVING IN CAIRO EGYPT BUT IT DOESENT MATTER I CAN SEND HIM ANYWHERE

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