Monday, July 13 to Wednesday, July 15
@ Holyoke Community College, Kittredge Center, Holyoke, MA
Registration is required and available on a first-come first-serve basis. Click here for a registration form.This three-day workshop is particularly for people working in clinical or peer roles, and other supporters who are working with people who hear voices or experience other unusual phenomenon. It focuses on teaching participants how to use the Maastricht Interview to support individuals to understand and navigate their experiences.The Maastricht Interview is a semi-structured questionnaire. It was developed by Dr. Sandra Escher, Professor Marius Romme and voice hearer Patsy Hage as a way to explore the experience of voice hearing in depth, map out voices, and provide the tools needed to build trust, openness and understanding.
This workshop will be facilitated by Peter Bullimore (and a second trainer TBA) who himself has heard voices since childhood. Peter is also an internationally known trainer, founder of the Paranoia Network in England, and owner/operator of Asylum Associates, and has taught at several universities in the United Kingdom.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Montgomery County Community College
(Advanced Technology Center, Room 101)
Lunch will be provided.
Join us for an opportunity for dialogue among people with diverse experiences – those who hear, see or sense things that others don’t AND the people who care about them – families, friends, loved ones, neighbors, providers, supporters and other allies. We will listen for spoken and unspoken assumptions, questions, fears and joys. Share our journey toward finding the purpose and meaning in our experiences with “voices.”
For a flyer to share, click here.
Rachel Waddingham and Eleanor Longden will be traveling from the UK to Massachusetts and Connecticut in March and April, respectively. Both of these folks are very active in the Hearing Voices movement worldwide. In addition to her work with various other organizations, Rachel (Rai) sits on our Board of Directors and participates in our Facilitator Trainings. Eleanor is most known for her 2013 TED talk "The Voices in My Head" and also does HVN related work with various organizations. This Newsweek article features Rai and Eleanor's stories, among others, and talks about the history and approach of the HVN movement.
Rachel will be presenting a workshop called "Navigating the Maze" intended for friends and family members who support people who are struggling with hearing voices, seeing visions or other overwhelming experiences, happening on:
Monday, March 16th at Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke Massachusetts.
Click here for more info about the event and to sign-up to attend.
Unfortunately, the application period for all Rai's Connecticut events (a two-day workshop on 'Taboo and Violence Voices,' 'Working with People in Prison and Forensic Settings who Hear Voices,' 'Working with Paranoia & Unusual Beliefs,' and 'Working Alongside: Supporting Family Members Who Have Voices') is now closed, but you can learn more about upcoming events by visiting the Connecticut Hearing Voices Network website here.
Also, check out Rai's website: www.behindthelabel.co.uk
Eleanor will be visiting during the week of April 13th through April 16th, in various places in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
She will be giving a talk titled "The Voices in My Head", followed by discussions with attendees.
Click here for more info about theses events.
For more info about Eleanor and her work: www.a-speakers.com/speakers/eleanor-longden
On October 10th, 2014 Oryx Cohen (National Empowerment Center and HVN USA Board Member) and Marty Hadge (Western Mass Recovery Learning Community and HVN USA Trainer) presented a Hearing Voices Webinar entitled:
The 2 hour webinar was recorded (audio, slides and chats) and is available for replay by clicking on the title above or the link below!
Thanks to the presenters, hosts and other sponsors for supporting this and offering the recording free of charge:
HVN USA is excited to announce our newly elected Board of Directors! We invite you to take a few minutes to read about and get to know them. More to come!
- Catherine Birtalan, California
- Oryx Cohen, Massachusetts
- Sera Davidow, Massachusetts
- Timothy Dreby, California
- Lisa Forestell, Massachusetts
- F. L. Gonzalez, Rhode Island
- Brenda Hammond, Idaho
- Pat Hayes, Illinois
- Amy Jackson, Arizona
- Cindy Highsmith Myron, Florida
- Pete Bullimore
- Rachel Waddingham