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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 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.


Visual Connection Mapping’s application involves the art of Medicine.

In the past medicine used to be an art, hence the art of medicine.May of the human sciences fell outside the realm of Mathematics and Biology and instead answers where found within the unique individual him or herself versus a list of symptoms from in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM).

Visual Connection Mapping also believes that medicine and working within the Medical Model is an art versus an exact science.

Visual Connection Mapping is a unique experience of dialoguing. It works when communicating with a treatment resistant psychosis individual only. It is a singular communication between two individuals. The style of the conversation is different then other conversations. The style is one that redirects the attention away from the eyes and instead guides the eyes to the paper and the pen movements.

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This redirection of eye contact creates a safe zone and it opens up a realm of human psyche otherwise uncovered by the naked eye. The lines on the Visual Connection Mapping (see above image VCM 45) interaction magically becomes like roads and highway intersections crisscrossing each other and providing a safe haven for multiple layers of sense frequency transmission to come out.

The lines are all unconscious connections linking subject matter, topic changes and personal psychology history together. The multitude of sense frequency are often experienced by me (the helper) as I allow my emotion to be transmitted onto the paper in front of me.


(Image, VCM 410)

Sometimes the level of emotional conversation is so deep that it feels like radio waves are being transmitted into my body, which I then decipher cognitively and then encode in the designs of the pictures.

Sometimes an individual can break out in anger by elevating his voice or slamming his fists on the table and the diagram of Visual Connection Mapping then captures that moment in the line movements trapping the violent gesture like a fish in an aquarium, locking it in and sealing away the aggressive communication gesture of slamming down fists to the table by capturing and releasing the energy in a matter of two or three pen strokes.

The best way to describe the psyche experience of Visual Connection Mapping is to compare it to being on an airplane. Let me use a real airplane story to try my best to explain the experience of all the different factors involved and then I will try to strengthen the idea by using Visual Connection Mapping narrative details.

In 2006 I was on a Flight KLM 681 from Amsterdam to Vancouver. During that flight, I was a passenger sitting close to the right wing of the aircraft. Flying above the Rocky Mountains the airplane hit turbulence that caused the aircraft to shake tremendously from side to side and to jolt it from up to down. We hit numerous air pockets which illuminated all of my senses to an absolute terror, panic and helplessness all at once. I could feel the danger when the airplane dropped and then trying to correct herself by pulling back up to what was the intended original flight path. This situation had many different layers to it, there was the engineering component –

a) as will the aircraft be able to withstand all of this turbulence?

b) will this turbulence jeopardize the wing structure of the plane?

c) can the fuselage withstand the unexpected violent shaking caused by the irregular weather patterns above the Rockies?

d) can the passengers survive this shaking?

e) will a passenger have a heart-attack or will someone start to panic?

f) will an air pocket send the airplane plummeting downwards and will the aircraft survive the crash in the Rockies if that would happen?

g) would the universal radar be able to find the plane in the Rockies if it were to go down?

h) why is not the pilot relaying any announcements about this experience?

i) does he not want to admit of the danger we as passengers?

j) or is he trying to protect us?

k) Keep us calm, by understanding the severity of the storm but remaining strong and courageous; and keeping silent in order for the passengers to continue to believe this turbulence of the aircraft is only temporary?

l) whose hands are we as passengers in? the hands of the man? nature? science? engineering? technology? radar communications? or in the hands of God?

This scenario is an example of both a real situation and a perceived experience of the situation. It is also both a real event and an example of a paranoid process.

Visual Connection Mapping is often a multi – layered communication involving mind, senses and intellect and it is intended to be a responsible and a safe way for psychosis (which can represent the aircraft) and how the transmission of the psychosis is experienced by the helper when helping the client in the Visual Connection Mapping process.