Whilst it’s being increasingly recognised that hearing voices is a relatively common human experience that is not necessarily linked to distress or illness, this fact may be little comfort to those who are struggling with distressing and overwhelming voices.
Based on the non-pathologising approach of the Hearing Voices Movement, this workshop explores ways in which we can make sense of and relate to even the most difficult of voice-hearing experiences. We will consider the many ways social circumstances, trauma, poverty and adversity can impact on them. We will discover a range of creative strategies to help people explore their experiences, giving full attention to informed consent and ways of keeping such journeys as safe as possible.
Ultimately, we will look for ways to help people feel more empowered with their experiences within their lives.
You can book your ticket at the bottom of this page, or download the course flyer:
Date: 4th March 2019
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Conference Room @ Dock, Pioneer Park, 75 Exploration Drive, Leicester, LE4 5NU
Directions and car parking: www.dockleicester.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Directions-to-Dock.pdf
Full price: £75 (includes NHS, statutory and/or commercial agencies)
Reduced price: £50 (includes those who are self-funding and voluntary sector/charity organisations)
Concessions: £20* (this is a special rate for those unable to afford the reduced fee, intended for those who are self-funding and are unwaged, students and/or on a low wage. We ask that people only choose this if they cannot afford the £50 rate).
*If you are unable to afford £20: I realise that times are challenging. If you would like to attend the training but are unable to afford £20, please get in touch to see if we can make alternative arrangements. This is intended particularly for those on benefits – no-one should have to choose between food and training.
About The Workshop
This one day event explores:
- A relational approach to hearing voices
- diverse experiences of voice-hearing and the impact they may have on someone’s life
- different ways of making sense of, and relating to, voices
- Relational strategies for working with voices
- strategies to help someone explore their experience of hearing voices and the ways in which it may relate to their lives
- changing our relationship with voices
- strategies to promote empowerment in a world that can be very disempowering
Suitable for: nurses, social workers, peer support workers, psychiatrists, voice-hearers, family members, support workers, OTs, counsellors, CAMHS, managers, commissioners, substance misuse workers and anyone interested in the topic …