ISPS-US has organized a training called “VOICE DIALOGUE: Accepting, Liberating and Sharing the Voice Hearing Experience”
This workshop, led by Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor of Working to Recovery, looks at the practice of working with and talking to voices, using the techniques developed in self help hearing voices groups by pioneers like Ron Coleman, Prof. Marius Romme, Rufus May, Eleanor Longden and Dr. Dirk Corstens, who used the Stones theory of voice dialoguing as an explanation and theory behind the techniques.
Rather than focusing on suppressing voices, which often sets off either endless conflict or ends up suppressing vital parts of the person, this method tends to lead to increased understanding of voices and of the dynamics behind the voices, and ultimately more self understanding and acceptance.
Why Speak with Voices?
1. This method does not focus on voices as a symptom of ‘illness’ –nor does it concentrate on discovering what is “wrong”with the person.
2. It offers a neutral but strong attitude to working with voices – acceptance is the core of the technique.
3. It helps develop increased awareness, objectivity and a more productive relationship between voices and the voice – hearer.
4. By definition, voicehearing is very lonely experience. Allowing others to “hear” the voices is empowering, liberating and a source of considerable support. In turn, it also affords professionals, friends and family some valuable insight into the reality of a person’s voice -hearing experience.
1. Learn about Hearing Voices Network approach to working with voice hearers
2. Practice voice dialogue techniques with volunteers
When: WEDNESDAY APRIL 23, 2014, 10 AM- 4 PM
Where: Association for Research and Enlightenment of New York (ARE) 241 West 30th Street (Between 7th & 8th Ave) 2nd Floor, New York, NY
See ISPS-US VOICESTRAINING APR 23 NYC-1 for more information and registration.
You can also read more about this method, check out Talking with Voices