Changing How We Think about Voices: Rai Waddingham tours NE US

Rai in May

ISPS member Rachel (Rai) Waddingham will be making three stops in the Northeast in May!

Rachel’s first stop will be Colmar, Pennsylvania where she will present full-day workshops on hearing voices in childhood and adolescence on May 2nd and May 3rd. Although the event on the 2nd is open only to local residents, the May 3rd event is open to all with details as follows:

Break the Silence: For Young People Who Hear Voices, Their Families & Supporters, May 3rd, 10am to 1pm @ North Penn Community Foundation, 2506 North Broad Street, Suite 206, Colmar (click here for a flier and more details!)

Next, Rachel will land in Hartford, Connecticut and offer:

Taboo & Violent Voices, May 7, 9:30am to 4pm @ Toivo, 399 Franklin Ave, Hartford (click here for a flier and more details!)

Children & Voices, May 7, 6pm @ Toivo, 399 Franklin Ave, Hartford (Click here for a flier and more details!)

Finally, before heading home, Rachel will stop in Holyoke, Massachusetts and offer:

Taboo & Violent Voices, May 8, 9:30am to 4:30pm @ Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center, 303 Homestead Ave (Click here for a flier and more details!)

Hearing Voices in Childhood & Adolescence, May 9, 9:30am to 4:30pm @ The Holyoke Library, 250 Chestnut Street (Click here for a flier and more details!)

If you can’t attend any of those events, you can watch this video of  ‘s public lecture on ‘Hearing Voices in Childhood & Adolescence’: 

You can read more about Rai’s perspectives, and get an update on her tour and what’s filled up or not, by reading her Mad in America post, Breaking The Silence – Supporting Young People who Hear Voices in the US


About Rachel (Rai) Waddingham: Rai directs Mind in Camden’s Voice Collective, an innovative project supporting young people who hear voices / see visions in the United Kingdom. She pioneered the first network of peer support groups for people in prison who hear voices. Rai is a trustee of the English Hearing Voices Network & Vice Chair of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis UK. Rai is also a voice hearer. See:

About Ron Unger

I am a licensed clinical social worker and therapist who works with people diagnosed with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, using a respectful and skill building approach called cognitive therapy for psychosis. I also talk and teach seminars related to this approach. You can read more about me and about how I became interested in this field by going to my blog,, and clicking on the tab "about Ron Unger."
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