Warp & Weft: Psycho-emotional Health, Politics and Experiences

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    Lisa Fannen

    Publisher: Active Distribution

    Year: 2021

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 438 pages

    ISBN: 9781914567001

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Warp & Weft gathers together ideas, radical frameworks and reference points to explore consciousness, and ways of understanding experiences of distress as they occur within our social and systemic contexts. It looks at what gets called ‘mental health’ and challenges the idea that our experiences of distress, struggle or variable consciousness are only ‘mental’. It also challenges the way biomedicine splits mind from body and soul, and names that we are embodied beings, who are shaped by and unfold within the contexts we have inherited and live in. There is also exploration into of the history of psychiatry and examines the ways it has been, and continues to be used as a colonial force. The notion of trauma is also reframed in this book; looking at the effects of trauma in the bodymindsoul, acknowledging the intersection of personal and collective trauma, and exploring ways we might move towards healing.

Warp & Weft considers how we are given cultural ‘scripts’ for experience, and how we might relanguage experience on our own non-medical terms. Terms which address root causes of distress and point towards holistic approaches in order to foster liberatory personal and collective transformation.

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