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Visual Connection Mapping Drawing 135 and Visual connection mapping drawing 133

Visual Connection Mapping also applied a primitive but efficient data log of the drawings in order to keep track of the amount of drawings, and also to keep a basic record of the clients. For example, these two drawings are actual visual connection mapping units. On the right of each corner is a number, the unit number is to document the drawings – not the contents of the conversation. The above Vick drawings display a tiny tag stating the number 135 and 133. The series of drawings started at 1 and moved upwards.

Another way of logging the Vick drawings (Vick drawings means visual connection mapping drawings) was to attempt to keep a record of how many times I would speak with a client. For example, Vick drawing 133 has a pink number tag stating number 25. That means that I had the same individual twenty five times.

Another layer of recording the data of Vick drawings was the detail number, see 4/4 on the bottom right corner of Vick drawing 135 and 2/4 on the bottom of Vick drawing 133. These two details mean that that was the number of drawings I did in that session on the Wednesday morning at Our Place Society, on Pandora in the City of Victoria, Vancouver Island BC Canada.

The logging of data of the Vick drawings kept in the privacy and the confidentiality of the conversation.


Visual Connection Mapping is still open and active but no longer operating at Our Place Society on Pandora in Victoria City, Vancouver Island British Columbia Canada. Visual Connection Mapping has been privatized now.

The reason why Visual Connection Mapping is no longer operating at Our Place Society is as follows:

The new Community Engagement Programmer at Our Place Society (OPS) requested the numbers of the clients I see each week. I asked her why – as it would not benefit the clients, nor would it benefit the development of the program I invented called Visual Connection Mapping.

The request of receiving the numbers of clients I engaged with each week symbolized to me, as the Chief Operator, an evaluation of Visual Connection Mapping from the Community Engagement Programmer on to me; and it also symbolized an evaluation of the clients. To me, as the Chief Operator and Developer of Visual Connection Mapping, I knew that any form of evaluation would ruin Visual Connection Mapping and the Private and Confidential nature of the model (between the client and the helper). Engaging in any form of evaluation process with the Community Engagement Programmer from Our Place Society and Visual Connection Mapping would be a violation of trust from me to my clients and it is the exact the reason why individuals end up falling through the cracks of society in the first place.

Visual Connection Mapping needs to remain non-evaluative as that is the essence of the model.

These are the reasons why I no longer conduct Visual Connection Mapping at Our Place Society any more.

We have irreconcilable differences.

Picture of Visual Connection Mapping in the infancy stages, 2009. Title: “Trauma and Shock.” Dated February 6, 2017. Dampness has seeped onto to the paper and smudged the work but to me the smudging ink contributes to the title name of Trauma / Shock so it has an added layer of meaning to the Vick (Vick is short for Visual Connection Mapping) drawing.



Visual Connection Mapping is intended to convey the feeling that the individual who is talking has been listened to. Over time structures and patterns in the conversation start to rise. These developments can lead to making connections to seemingly random topics. Sometimes these random topics seem to lead to logic and clarity. The conversation gets turned into a verbal personalized story which turns into circles, triangles and squares. These circles, triangles and squares are often put into symmetrical formations. The symmetrical formations on the page is the logic and the clarity of the personalized story. The natural balance of lines, curves, triangles and circles is the thread of topics through the verbalized monologue or dialogue. It is the belief that the visual illustration shows the individual that he is being taken seriously and without any form of judgement. In contrast to visiting a counselor or general practitioner who may listen and then write down a diagnostic DSM code classifying an individual through charts, Visual Connection Mapping is based on the individuals own experience of his own existentialism versus someone else’s judgments of him. The pictures of Visual Connection Mapping provide the viewer with the opportunity to unravel his own life situations. This method is human being to human being. Human beings can help each other by intention.


When conducting Visual Connection Mapping sometimes I may or may not consider what is justice and what is not justice.

Three components of justice that I may / or may not consider when applying Visual Connection Mapping are from the principles of the Code of Hammurabi from 1772 BC, namely

  1. actus reus
  2. mens rea
  3. non compos mentis


Sometimes / on occasionJust-World-Hypothesis-300x255, Visual Connection Mapping would apply theories from others, such as the Just World Hypothesis, namely that actions and conditions have predictable and appropriate consequences.

“The entire world needs diversity of ethno – linguistic entities for its own salvation, for its greater creativity, for the certain solution of human problems, for the constant rehumanization of humanity in the face of materialism, for fostering greater esthetic, intellectual, and emotional capacities for humanity as a whole, indeed, for arriving at a higher state of human functioning.” Joshua A. Fishman (1982)1200px-Joshau_Fishman_Aberdeen

When I conducted Visual Connection Mapping in the drop in center at Our Place Society on Pandora in Victoria City Vancouver Island, BC Canada every Wednesday morning from 0900 to 1100 am (for a number of years pro bono as a trained and qualified Mental Health and Addictions Practitioner), many individuals without a home and living on the streets of Victoria City, BC would refer to the Bible text of Jeremiah, specifically and often even themselves quoting, Jeremiah 10:23 on the corruption of man. They would not be referring to themselves (the individuals without a home in Victoria City, BC) but rather the staff in charge, the three levels of government and society as a whole.


Ethics that Visual Connection Mapping abides by:

  1. “Whatever I see or hear, professionally or privately, which ought not to be divulged, I will keep secret and tell no one.” P. 67 & 68
  2. “The Canon. The Chief cause for this seems to me to be that it is the only science for which states have laid down no penalties for malpractice.”P. 67 & 68 (This component means that one needs to continue to check and recheck ones ethics in order to continue to do positive work to help others – without the ability to do self-checks the chance of malpractice exists. It is necessary to always to self-check; if one does not do self-checks and re-checks one is forced to abandon helping others altogether)

Book source for point 1 and 2:

Title: Hippocratic writings
Author: Hippocrates.
McPherson Library: R138 H56

(image Canada Sept 18, 2017)


Title: Rundown of Visual Connection Mapping, Part 1 and Part 2

Part 1

Visual connection mapping is meta-psychology. It supersedes any existing therapy or counseling as it falls outside the realm of social work and psychology.


(Image taken in Saanich, Vancouver Island, Sept 17, 2017)

Visual Connection Mapping believes in the potential that an individual has and it believes in the ability of the individual to by-pass regular symptomologies and systemologies by engineering mind techniques which ultimately enables profound unconscious positive capabilities.

Part 2

Visual Connection Mapping is a triangle technique whereby I (in the role of the helper) listen and draw the conversation by using lines. The lines pull out communication that is otherwise forgotten.


(Image, VCM 121)

It works like a magnet pulling out unconscious language which maps the psychosis abstraction in a logically and concrete way.

Each drawing of the conversation starts as a random set of lines but as the conversation progresses the drawing turns into a structured and balanced whole. When the abstract lines end up representing a structure the organization with the conversation changes from psychotic to normalized providing clarity versus confusion and light versus darkness.


(Image of 2 pink flowers, taken in Saanich, Vancouver Island on Sept. 17, 2017)



Date December 18, 2014 at the drop in center at Our Place Society time 1030 am. Often professionals and non professionals would want to know what I saw when I went to Our Place Society because they themselves were curious but did not want to venture into the drop in center where the paid staff and the volunteers monitor and manage the influx of 800 vulnerable people coming in and out the drop in center every single day of the week.

Title: What do I see?

I look out the window while I sit in the drop in center at Our Place Society and I see individuals. One man is sitting on the concrete floor outside. He is a middle aged man. His hair is short and brown/black. Next to himĀ  is a little dog, that looks like Bengy.



The dog is orange in color and wrapped up in a blanket, with just his head sticking out. The man has a green t-shirt on and a dark red dress shirt. He moves his head from left to right. He has a cigarette behind his right ear. He sits and remains seated while he talks to a standing man dressed all in grey clothes. His dog has a black leash band around his neck and the dog sits on a black and grey sports bag.

Behind the dog and the man is a full shopping cart to the left and to the right is a wall of different textures of materials that looks like a white mattress with a sheet on it, clothes towered on top and all kinds of cloth I cannot easily identify.

Crowding starts to grow in the open outside courtyard as two other individuals sit in their disability four-wheeled driving wheel chair – like devices. One man is brown in complexion with a red hat and a red logo on his black jacket and the other man is dressed completely in black, with a black wool hat on. Both individuals are smiling while they look content socializing with one another. Another man directly behind them has a clown hat on.


It is purple, red, yellow, green and black with about five points sticking out. He is a man between 30 – 40 years old and stands with a blue pack on his back with a rolled up pink blanket wrapped inside a blue thin camping mattress, all neatly placed snug coupled to his backpack. His blue and red lined scarf and two water bottles marks his craft of travelling like a soldier prepared.

(Image of a U.S. soldier carried his bag as he prepared)


He stands tall and still with a cup of coffee in his hand. He stares out past the black steel gates at Our Place Society’s courtyard and has a very clear spirit of happiness glowing from him.

Then he disappears and magically found his way inside the drop in center and our eyes met for a millisecond. His pupils in his eyes were dilated and he was smiling. Then he disappeared behind a staircase. I did not see him again.