2020.10.15 | Psychosis and Ecology | 1:30p.m. to 3:00p.m.
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Psychosis is an experience of mind existing in all cultures throughout time. Animals experience it too, and certain plants intentionally produce it. So what is this experience, whether produced voluntarily or involuntarily, and other states of mind called “mental illness” doing on the planet? The traditional story is that the brain is broken, but that story misses the ark. Psychosis is often purposeful with an ecological function. Join us for an exploration into this exciting frontier where nature and mind intersect.
About the Presenter
Steven Morgan Steven has worked in peer support for twelve years. He was originally trained as a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist and worked in traditional service agencies, where he became intimately familiar with the difficulties of practicing peer support within a medical model. This led to an interest in developing alternative supports, so in Vermont he helped create a peer-run respite, was Executive Director for four years of a peer-run agency called Another Way, and finally became project developer for Soteria-Vermont. Steven has provided many trainings in systems change at both a local and national level, and has served on several Boards of Directors for peer support organizations.
In 2013, he joined Intentional Peer Support as a lead trainer and Operations Manager with a passion for creating instruments of social change, a love of organizational development, and a belief in the transformative power of community. On full moons, he enjoys writing, playing music, woodworking, and taking long long walks.