My Beautiful Psychosis: Making Sense of Madness
My Beautiful Psychosis: Making Sense of Madness is a my debut memoir: a gritty tale of transformation showing the most extreme experiences a human mind can endure. The story takes place over a series of seven so-called psychotic episodes: through the harsh landscapes of the psychiatric wards but also a pilgrimage, from troubled twenty-something to a respected documentary filmmaker and campaigner for a new perspective on mental health and wellbeing.
My Beautiful Psychosis questions conventional methods of treating psychosis and point towards a radical vision where diagnosis of mental illness makes allowances for spiritual growth and transformation rather than simply treating a perceived brain chemical imbalance. I hope that sharing my story will inspire others, improve attitudes and ultimately contribute to a better system of care.
My Beautiful Psychosis: Making Sense of Madness is published by Aeon Books.
Tango, Camino, Romeo
My next book Tango, Camino Romeo is still being written.
I set out to walk the 500 mile Camino to Santiago de Compostela on a quest to find love. I do find it, but not in the way I was expecting: I find it for humanity, for my family, my friends and inside of myself. But really I wanted to find it a romantic relationship.
So my quest continues to Latin America and Buenos Aires to improve my tango. It is there I realise I need to first heal the wounds of the past.