are a very special man with a rare gift, that is the giving of one's
self and one's profound wisdom from an educated & life experience
perspective that gives other's the mirror through which they can honestly
begin to look at themselves."
really liked how you talked about the disinhibition covering other areas
and the overlapping disorders....When you know what to look for and
what to do about it, it makes all the difference in the world!....Your
workshop was a wonderful gift to us all".
was a very good presentation because of his personal experience combined
with education/ training. Helped me to understand Tourette's with a
better way to know how to help son and patients help themselves".
workshop! Duncan was a very impressive and motivational speaker. It
was very easy to understand and examples used were great. I really learned
a great deal and will be bringing valuable information back to our organization!"
will continue to encourage parents to be open and honest with their
child's classmates, and to find support through [the TSFC].
thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and I can honestly say that I have
never had anything explained so clearly....I do not have TS, nor do
I know anyone with it. However, I have lived with OCD and Eating Disorders
for many years and you have given me a whole new way of looking at it."
have been touched & motivated in ways that I haven't been in 20+
years in this field..."
whole day was full of excellent information -- personal insights --
vision of hope & the realities of the disorder & how it can
be understood & worked with".
informative, interesting, insightful, open, honest. One of the best
presentations I've attended".
was moved by your personal presentation during the first evening. The
information you shared with us on Sunday was exceptional. I have never
witnessed a presentation that actually provided me with great insight
into the different disinhibited thoughts accompanied with many of the
diagnoses that you presented on....I have gained a tremendous wealth
of knowledge from your presentation. You opened my eyes to seeing people
with some of these diagnosis from a different perspective. Miigwetch,
(Thanks you in Ojibway)".
shown us all that TS isn't a prison sentence. It's just a bump in the
was breathtaking. Duncan is an incredible presenter; I had students
coming by my office most of yesterday to talk about the presentation
on Monday. Those who were not able to attend are now totally envious....of
everything we've offered the students in their first year in the program,
I truly think Monday was one of the top three moments of value that
think that I left the session with a touch of disorder envy, having
heard and experienced how you had found the good that could emanate
from your condition. Upon further reflection, I concluded that I (amongst
others) likely suffer from the opposite of disinhibition disorder, what
I am calling provisionally "excessive inhibition disorder".
Many amongst my generation (I am currently half a century) grew up under
the adage "children should be seen and not heard" and those
of us who became resigned to this way of being likely learned to suppress,
with all of its unwanted consequences, much more than express. I have
since made a list of likely negative effects of "excessive inhibition"
and am working towards finding more of the positives. Your point about
needing to realize the positives of any condtion or circumstance in
order to better accept its negatives was refreshingly sensible".
now feel better able to serve my clients....will also help me in my
was very impressed with the great deal of time spent on strategies....you
gave me a great understanding of T.S. as well as an increase in compassion."
have already a good deal of knowledge before today, but was enlightened
about a good many areas".
is very effective in allowing audience to gain understanding and keeping
has a style that kids love".