HVN USA Facilitator Trainers Lisa Forestell and Marty Hadge recently presented a webinar for Hearing Voices Network of Lower Hudson Valley, New York. This webinar is now available for replay online for free. It is about one hour in length. Among other things, it covers the history, values and ethics of the HVN approach. Lisa and Marty also share personal stories regarding their own experiences with voice hearing, how it affected their interactions with others inside and outside the traditional mental health system, and experiences participating in and facilitating HVN USA groups.  There is also a great Q&A session at the end.

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Note: It will ask for a name and email address to register for playback.    

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'Experiences of hearing voices: analysis of a novel phenomenological survey', The Lancet Psychiatry, March 2015 

coverThe results from a new research study about the experiences of hearing voices have been published. This study was a collaboration between Hearing the Voice and the Lived Experience Research Network. 

"Completed by 153 people (including 26 who have no history of mental illness), our open-ended online questionnaire aimed to strip away assumptions about what we think voice-hearers are experiencing, and instead ask people to describe what it is like to hear voices in their own words."

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Instructions for joining the October 10th webinar on Hearing Voices: 1. Go to – https://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/_a986655080/hearingvoices/

(Please either right click on the link or copy and paste the link into a new tab.)

When the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest," enter the name and state of the participant in the "Name" field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on "Enter Room."

2. Once prompted to join the Audio portion of the meeting, please select:
"Dialing-in to the Audio Conference Via Phone." Then dial
1-888-727-22471-888-727-2247 and enter the conference ID number 5433540#.

Dialing in allows for interaction and dialogue. Please ensure that your computer speakers are turned down so that there is no audio feedback. Note: If you are only able to join the audio portion, then you will not be able to see the webinar presentation. We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. You may need to work with your state’s IT Department to resolve any firewall issues. To test your connection, please go to: http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-56801-800-459-5680.

If you are having an issue logging into the web, you can also join by phone first, press *0 and get a private operator help to get you onto the web. If you have an issue any time during the call, you can press *0 for immediate help.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 703-682-5187.