A few folks from our community travelled to Liverpool, England this summer to attend the INTAR 2014 conference (International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery). The theme of this year's conference was "Power to Communities: Healing through Social Justice." Evan Goodchild made an audio recording of Jacqui Dillon's Keynote speech: Recovery as Social Action: The Personal is the Political.
Jacqui Dillon is the National Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England. She has also helped develop HVN USA and has been involved in our Facilitator Trainings.
Check out her website: www.jacquidillon.org
There is a Hearing Voices Facilitator training taking place this July in Western Massachusetts!
Monday, July 14th through
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
10am to 4pm
@ Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040
Trainers: Lisa Forestell, Marty Hadge, Sera Davidow, Gail Hornstein and Rachel Waddingham (via Skype)
An application is required
and due Friday, May 16th
Applications are available here
Ron Coleman will be making his way through California, New York and Pennsylvania during the month of April. His stops will include:
Two Hearing Voices workshops one running April 5th-6th, and the other from April 7th-8th in Santa Barbara, CA (Click here for details)
A free public lecture on April 10th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm @ the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (Click here for details)
A Hearing Voices workshop on April 11th from 9:30am to 4:30pm @ the Albany Methodist Church, 980 Stannage Ave (Click here for details)
Working with Voices: An Introduction to the Hearing Voices Approach on April 15th from 9am to 4pm in Eagleville, Pennsylvania (Open ONLY to people in the local county. See here for more details.)
A Conversation with Ron Coleman & Karen Taylor on Wednesday, April 16th from 7pm to 9pm @ Montgomery County Community College, Science Center, Room 214 (Auditorium), Pottstown, (Click here for details)
A Voice Dialogue Workshop (Accepting, Liberating and Sharing the Voice Hearing Experience) on April 23rd from 10am to 4pm @ The Association for Research and Enlightenment of New York, 241 West 30th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), 2nd Floor (Click here for details)
About Ron Coleman: Ron is a Director of Working to Recovery, Ltd., an innovative mental health training , consultancy & publishing business. He is also a director of ICRA our on line recovery training & practice site. He has designed training packages to enable voice hearers to gain ascendancy over the negative aspects of the voice hearing experience. His own route to recovery, after spending 13 years in and out of the psychiatric system came from being a founder member then national co-ordinator of the then UK hearing voices movement, his own journey has given him many insights into the many difficult issues facing today’s mental health services.
The Hearing Voices Network USA website has been upgraded! You'll probably notice that the appearance of the site has changed, but that's not all that has happened. We've also upgraded the site's functionality to fix some of the problems that were impacting use of the website, and to make way for exciting and useful new features. You should definitely check out our new map-based Find a Group page! We're hoping that it will make it easier for people to locate HVN groups near them, and to watch as the Hearing Voices Movement grows within the United States!
We've also revamped the functionality for registering your HVN-USA groups on the website. Hopefully this will make listing your new HVN group here easier and more straightforward. Anyone can list their group on this website to get the word out and make it visible nation-wide. All you need to do is create an account on this website and click on "Register HVN-USA Group". We've provided detailed instructions to make the process easier.
Finally, we're making strides to create a more dynamic and engaging experience for visitors to our website. Come again soon to see new articles, many new training opportunities, and updated resources and information. And, stay tuned for even more new website features to come!
P.S. We've done everything possible to make the transition to the new website a smooth one, but it may still be a good idea to do a full refresh of the site in your web browser today, either by pressing Ctrl-F5 or by clearing the browser's cache.