New Conversations (Regurgitation) The Tonic

This is a short blog but if you only have 3mins listen to the below track I collaborated* with Chilly Gonzalez and Jarvis Cocker and you'll get an overview. (*technically just stripped the vocals and put lyrics over it 😜 the original is much better and can be found here)  https://soundcloud.com/ponchopencho/the-tonic It's funny how the… Continue reading New Conversations (Regurgitation) The Tonic

Sensitivity (The Squirrel) Cygne Noir

"He can't see my pain. He doesn't know what it's like when I'm lying in bed" she started. "It's difficult for people who are not in pain" I explain "Like you say you go home with your pain but he doesn't he just gets 10 minutes with you". If you work with people in pain… Continue reading Sensitivity (The Squirrel) Cygne Noir

Making Spaces (Riso) The Canopy

Space is important. It can bring opportunity. Potential. Perspective. It can also bring loneliness. Emptiness. Void. If there is not enough space for the roots. Growth will be stunted. Not enough room for the leaves. Life wilts and doesn't reach potential. Living things grow into space. If there is no space they move to find… Continue reading Making Spaces (Riso) The Canopy

The Story of Diagnosis (Grundlagen) Taxonomy

"So what do you think it is" he asked. Bear in mind that we were a full 5 minutes into the consultation. This seems a good a place as any to introduce medical taxonomy. Taxonomy is a description, identification, nomenclature (words) and classification of disease states. Essentially drawing lines. It's Latin origins translate as method… Continue reading The Story of Diagnosis (Grundlagen) Taxonomy

Interpretation (Trust issues)

Humans are to be distrusted. Or so we are told. With our emotions. Vulnerability to error. Confirmation biases. This has lead to a not so subtle erosion of belief in the human subject. Whilst the general subject cannot be touched so is viewed with distain by empiricists. This leaves me asking does empirical evidence back… Continue reading Interpretation (Trust issues)

Inquisition (Måle)

Inquisition can go one of two ways. Either it can drive innovation, encourage close inspection and speed progress. Or like the Spanish Inquisition it can stifle, oppress and lead to abuse by controlling powers. I have discussed earlier how subjects (like pain) differ to objects (like bodies). And that science prefers the concreteness of objects… Continue reading Inquisition (Måle)

Nous sommes famille (What you brought with you)……. demarcation 

"I take after my mother....." she said whilst we discussed her family medical history. "We both have sciatica" she continued. Does she have any other medical history? Oh yeah just cancer, diabetes, BP, MI, varicose vein surgery. 😳😳😳😳. Family ties often have a real divergence of both strong resemblance or distinction. So what is it… Continue reading Nous sommes famille (What you brought with you)……. demarcation 

Perspectiva (Exploring Environments)

"Have you seen something like this before?" Something we hear regularly in our clinic. Regularly enough to reflect on what a good answer might be. What are they getting at?! My last blog asked the question of whether humans are objects or subjects. I hope on reading you recognised parts of both. The reality is… Continue reading Perspectiva (Exploring Environments)