Want to continue your yoga practice at home? New Monthly Class

Submitted by heather on Wed, 05/30/2007 - 16:13
We are privileged to tell you about another free yoga class! This class is funded by Western Mass Training Consortium. The class is lead by Chaya Grossberg, a
Kripalu Certified Yoga teacher. Chaya specializes in yoga for mental health and has taught for several alternative mental health organizations, including Freedom Center. This workshop will be the first in a yearlong series that will focus on developing a home practice. There will be time for Q and A on yoga for specific issues. Much of the teaching will be about how to fit yoga practice into your life and finding simple, easy ways to practice in short time periods.

Day of Relaxation

Submitted by heather on Thu, 05/24/2007 - 10:28
Thursday, May 24th. 4:30-6pm in the Quaker Space. 43 Center Street Northampton Come for a day of relaxation. Bring a talent, cold drink, snack or willing pair of hands to exchange back massages. This is a time to rest, relax, get out of the hot sun and enjoy good company.
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NCOR Workshops in DC Gather 250+ People

Submitted by will on Wed, 03/14/2007 - 22:45

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300+ At Mt. Holyoke for Thomas & May Drugging Distress?

Submitted by admin on Wed, 11/15/2006 - 19:16
Posted on Nov 15, 06

More than 300 people filled an auditorium at Mt. Holyoke College Monday the 13th for the "Drugging Our Distress? A Broader Look at Medication And Mental Illness" event co-sponsored with Freedom Center. The audience included students, professors, mental health professionals, survivors, Freedom Center organizers, activists, visitors from Boston, and more. Thanks to Professor Gail Hornstein for her leadership and work making this event happen and introducing and emceeing, and to Ed Russell and Kermit Cole for their audio and video wizardry.

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Freedom Center audio: Drugging Our Distress? Rufus May at Mt. Holyoke College 11-13-06

Schizophrenia survivor and leading UK activist Rufus May talks about his experiences with madness and becoming a psychologist at the Mt. Holyoke college Freedom Center event.

Freedom Center Audio: Drugging Distress? Global Big Pharma colonialism w/Phil Thomas at Mt. Holyoke College 11-13-05

UK radical psychiatrist Phil Thomas' talk at Mt. Holyoke College "Drugging Our Distress?" event.

FC At Alternatives in Portland Oregon

Submitted by admin on Fri, 11/03/2006 - 23:27
Posted on Nov 04, 06
Oryx and Will represented Freedom Center at the annual Alternatives conference, held this year in Portland Oregon. More than 600 consumer/survivor/ex-patient/diagnosed/labeled/people with extreme states (or whatever jargon you want to use) gathered from all over the country for a wide variety of workshops.
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Oryx at Trauma Healing Conference

Submitted by admin on Sun, 10/15/2006 - 23:31

Posted on Oct 16, 06

Trauma Conference Partners with Local Survivors
International Conference Draws Over 1,700

HOLYOKE - The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium played an
integral role in shaping the 11th International Conference on Violence,
Abuse, and Trauma, which was held September 14 - 19, 2006 in San Diego,
California. Alliant University and the Children's Institute, Inc.
co-hosted the conference, which drew over 1,700 people from around the

Arun Ghandi, the fifth grandson of Mahatma Ghandi, set the tone
with his opening keynote, calling for an end to violence worldwide. The