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Warp & Weft: Psycho-emotional Health, Politics and Experiences, with Lisa Fannen [online event]

Wednesday February 23 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Warp & Weft explores radical frameworks to develop new ways of understanding experiences of distress within social and systemic contexts.

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 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.

It looks at some of the history of psychiatry and examines the ways it has been, and continues to be used as a colonial force. It reframes trauma; it looks at the effects of trauma in the bodymindsoul, acknowledges the intersection of personal and collective trauma, and explores 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, and non-medical terms. Terms which address root causes of distress and point towards holistic approaches, in order to foster liberatory personal and collective transformation.

**This event will be a Zoom meeting and will not be recorded*


Lisa Fannen is a poet and performer, a bodyworker and community herbalist who has been active for many years in info exchange and organising around holistic and radical health in the context of movement for social justice and liberation.



There is more information about Warp & Weft, access to a free pdf as well as related online resources at: threadsbook.org


An invitation to this online event will be emailed to you on the day of the event. We will use the email address used to register for this event. Confirmation emails and invitation links sometimes end up in spam folders, so please check there before emailing the shop. Thank you.


If you’d like a copy of the book Warp & Weft then choose the book plus entry ticket. If you’d like to support Housmans then please choose a solidarity ticket. There’s also a free access ticket for students, low income and unwaged comrades.

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