UNDERSTANDING PSYCHOSIS IS HARD
WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT WE DON'T KNOW
Recent research suggests that 1 in 13 people may have a psychotic experience before the age of 75. Psychosis is described as a set of symptoms in which thoughts and emotions become so impaired that one loses contact with reality, usually described as 'hallucinations' and 'delusions'. Labels give a name to the experience but tell us nothing about the experience.
SOFT SKILL DEVELOPMENT
A lack of understanding is a lack of effective action, affecting early detection and the time window for voluntary prevention. Nor does it provide insights as to why it arises in the first place. This leads to much unnecessary emotional suffering, loss of work, network and life. The history of how we have dealt with psychosis has been turbulent. Labyrinth Psychotica seeks to build bridges where storytelling is incomplete or failing.
LEARNING THROUGH FEELING
A deficit in soft skills affects relapse, recovery, therapy, trust, and loyalty, and in turn, affects the total costs to society. Our tools aim to generate dialogue and insights that are integral to empathy, awareness, and understanding. Just because we are empathic beings, does not mean we always use it. 'Learning through feeling' activates empathy.
Labyrinth Psychotica has dedicated the last 14 years to researching, developing, building, and helping people learn about psychosis in the most direct way: through the senses. Labyrinth Psychotica forms a bridge between theoretical knowledge and practical experience of psychosis. We not only inform and educate about psychosis we also stimulate individual imagination by our unique 'DO-IT-YOURSELF' workshop design.
Years of training experience
Years of research experience
"A very educational and authentic experience that combines multiple techniques to simulate the real experience of psychosis. This is a very useful tool and I would recommend it for both health professionals and people interested in understanding the world of the psychotic patient. Either for self-knowledge or in an attempt to empathize with a loved one. One of the most illuminating experiences I have had in my 14 years experience as a psychiatrist. Excellent experience."
"This is truly an awesome experience that every professional in mental health should experience. I believe the experience for those who take it seriously will alter how they work with clients."
Be kind. Keep learning. Be mindful. Be forgiving. Respect boundaries. Keep trying