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SING Research Study Seeks Volunteers

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Voice-hearing volunteers wanted for SING research study at Yale. Up to $700 in compensation for 7 in-person contacts, with compensation of $100 per contact, or $700 total. Travel reimbursement of up to $50 per visit to New Haven is available.

To be eligible for the study, you must hear voices that are distressing at least once per day, and be able spare a few hours for research. If you are interested, please contact the Belief Lab at Yale at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Research Study: Person Centered Care Planning and Service Engagement

Have you ever participated in behavioral or mental health services but are no longer regularly attending? If so, we would like to learn more about your experiences! We are looking for people to participate in a brief online survey exploring their care experience. Participation is completely voluntary. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

People who complete the survey will receive a $30 gift card for their participation, with a possibility to participate in a future study with a gift card of $50.

Qualifications:

You must be 18 years of age or older. We are particularly interested in hearing from members of African American, Latino/a/x, American Indian, and Asian communities. Spaces are limited.

The survey can be found HERE!

If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ISPS-US will hold their next conference - Opportunity Through Experience: Psychosis, Extreme States, and Possibilities for Transformation - from November 4-6, 2022, in Sacramento, CA, as well as online.

Keynote speakers to include Celia Brown, psychiatric survivor and a long time advocate for people with psychiatric disabilities; Lionel Corbett, psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and professor of depth psychology; Carlos Padrón, licensed psychoanalyst.

People with lived experience, family members, clinicians and researchers are all invited to propose presentations that promote mutual collaboration and respect, and can allow us to offer each other both greater understanding and more light. We especially welcome proposals from members of marginalized groups whose experiences have included systemic as well as relational traumas and challenges. Proposals are due by May 30th. More details available HERE!

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Hearing Voices groups have been a tremendous support - sometimes life changing - for so many people who hear voices and have other related experiences. However, too many loved ones have remained at a loss for how best to support their family members and friends. In 2019, the Wildflower Alliance began offering family and friend groups in collaboration with Hearing Voices USA Board Member, Ed Herzog, and a handful of other invested family members. 

Family & Friend groups are currently held on-line as follows:

Mondays, 8pm to 9:30pm Eastern USA time (7pm Central, 6pm Mountain, 5pm Pacific)

Thursdays, 5:30pm to 7pm Eastern USA time (4:30pm Central, 3:30pm Mountain, 2:30pm Pacific)

E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details!


idha imageThe Institute for the Development of Human Arts (IDHA) has released information about its upcoming spring training series: Cultivating Community, Creating the Conditions for Care

From their website: This virtual series seeks to shine a light on the essential role of community, connection, and relationship in building care systems that center collective liberation. We will explore how we can create the conditions for community in a range of diverse settings; discuss community as a form of resistance to oppression; and introduce concrete approaches, tools, and strategies to foster community care in and outside of the mental health system.

 

Sessions:

Shifting the Healing Paradigm: Reclaiming Our Collective Nature, April 24, 12-3pm EST
Equalizing Power: Mental Health and the Creation of the Common, May 8, 12-3pm EST
Nourishing Relationships: Trust, Intimacy, and Consent, May 22, 12-3pm EST
Centered Belonging: Creating Space for Embodied Connection, June 5, 12-3pm EST
Holding Difference: Moving Toward Liberatory Futures through Conflict, June 19, 12-3pm EST

 

To register or for more details, click HERE!

 

peter bullimore talk showPeter Bullimore and company will be returning in person this spring to the United States for the first time since the COVID pandemic began. Unfortunately, they're all booked up, but are scheduled to return again in the second half of September.

Interested in bringing Peter Bullimore and his co-trainers to your area to offer a talk or training? Peter and his colleagues offer trainings on a range of topics including:

Hearing Voices
Unusual Beliefs/"Paranoia"
The Maastricht Interview for Hearing Voices
The Maastricht Interview for Unusual Beliefs
Childhood Trauma

 

 

Learn more by clicking HERE!


If you'd like to explore the possibility of scheduling Peter and his co-workers in your area for a training and/or speaking engagement, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

dmitry bookThis book by former Hearing Voices USA Board of Directors member, Dmitry Gutkovich, offers a toolkit of strategies that have won high praise from those with lived experience, and also from their family members, from academics, and from medical providers. It explores how to learn how to avoid confusing beliefs, defeat hostile voices, and create a voice ecosystem with rules and positivity. Learn more HERE!

 

 

 

 

Looking for more to read? You may also want to check out 'Hearing Voices, Living Fully' by current Hearing Voices USA Board Member Claire Bien. Learn more HERE!

Beyond Possible is a 22-minute film that explores what the Hearing Voices approach looks like, how it began, and the ways in which it is expanding our view of what is possible in the lives of people who hear voices, see visions, and/or have other similarly non-consensus-reality-based experiences. For people who themselves have these experiences, we hope it will help them know that they are not alone in either their struggles or their successes. And, for anyone who sees it, we hope the film will provide some insight and inspiration into how we can work together to build a world where everyone has the potential to live full lives. The film was produced through a collaboration between Open Excellence, Mount Holyoke College Department of Psychology, and the Wildflower Alliance (formerly known as the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community). 

 

Wildflower Alliance main logo removebgThis training will be held IN PERSON at Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency, 32 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431. Dates include Monday, August 1, Tuesday, August 2, and Wednesday, August 3 from 9am to 5pm. Trainers will include Cindy Hadge and Jude Grophear from the Wildflower Alliance (formerly known as the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community). Cindy has over a decade of experience facilitating HVN groups, including the longest-running HVN group in the United States. Jude Grophear is a long-time facilitator who was instrumental in establishing the first HVN meeting in the state of New Hampshire.

Registration is required. For more details on cost and content of the training, please CLICK HERE!

 

 

OurVoicesRaised.org is a project supported by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Healthcare’s Hearing Voices Research and Development Fund, partnered with voice hearers from the Western Mass RLC.

The fund has already sponsored the training of over 100 Hearing Voices group facilitators in 5 states across the nation. With 90 groups currently listing themselves here on HearingVoicesUSA.org, the next phase of our project wants to answer the question “Why are Hearing Voices groups so useful for voice hearers?” That’s where the survey comes in.

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If you’re a voice hearer, have taken part in a Hearing Voices group and are 18 years or older, please consider sharing your knowledge and experience. To learn more about it, check us out at OurVoicesRaised.org. There, you’ll find the survey and a brand new community created to provide a space for groups to network and for all of us to share our stories!

web linksThere are now ONLINE opportunities to connect, share experiences, and find mutual support! 

These groups are accessible via web-based platforms and by phone.  They hold all the same values as Full Charter HVN groups that meet in community!

Online groups are specifically for those with personal lived experience with hearing voices, seeing visions, and/or negotiating alternative realities.  They are voice-hearer facilitated.

 With further questions and for details on how to access the group please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.