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Karen Taylor

Karen worked in NHS in England with both older people and adults of working age as an RMN. She has personal experience of designing, implementing and managing innovative community care services. After leaving worked with Ron Coleman bringing the hearing voices and recovery approach to many Countries . She put all her experiences into running recovery house projects, her learning on working with psychosis is rooted in practice and living with a voice hearer for 21 years. Recovery from psychosis is possible for everyone, people can learn to understand their experience and move on. Karen has experience in working with families and believes real healing occurs when dialogue happens. Karen has co-authored the workbook, ‘Working to Recovery’ Based in Scotland, Karen is Director of ‘Working to Recovery Ltd'. She also has a Diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness and is a trained spiritual companion. This has led to her setting up Midwife of the Soul.

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About this course

The Illness Trap - Module 3

It is very common that service users/consumers, families and organisations in mental health lack a readiness to begin recovery. 

Based on a 'Three-Month Program' that we  formed in our work in establishing recovery houses in Scotland, Italy and Western Australian, we have stripped back the underlying concepts into a shortened four week course.

In this third module of the four week course, you will be focusing on barriers that can get in the way of a persons' recovery exploring the ways they can be overcome.   

If you want to undertake the full four week course, you can find this within our course catalogue.  If you enrol to the full four week course, we will give you a 25% discount.  However, if you prefer you can just do this module at full price.

What's Covered in this Module:

  • Gain an understanding of the barriers that stops recovery and explore ways to overcome these.
  • Develop an understanding of the "Illness Trap" and how to negotiate through it.
  • Watching the third seminar, presented by ourselves.

Just like in the previous two weeks, you will be presented with the module across a number of days.  But you can write your journal everyday.

Certificate of Module Completion

For this module, we offer a Certificate of Attendance, for your portfolios and satisfaction.

If you need any help at any time, we are just an email away at

Please reach out to us as often as you need to - we're here to help!

Karen & Ron :)