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The Mad Triangle: Identifying Trauma, Diversity, and Insight in Locations of Madness

  • The Boulder Jewish Community 6007 Oreg Ave Boulder, Colorado, 80303 (map)

About The Presentation

The Mad Triangle is a dynamic model for identifying trauma, diversity, and insight in experiences of “madness” or psychotic features. An introduction and overview will be provided, which may provide greater tools for  psychoeducation, acceptance, and empowerment, particularly by allowing individuals to self-identify healing and social locations that may be further explored as desired. By self-selecting psychological and neurological discomfort, folks experiencing “madness” are empowered to self-determine which aspects of their experiences are problematic, which are special and/or gifts, which are simply divergent experiences, and which experiences are the result of violence, marginalization, and/or oppression. 

About the Presenter

Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. 

Additional Resources

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