HEARING VOICES, HEALING VOICES
Thursdays May 16th, 23rd and 30th 2024
9:30 am - 1 pm
House of Hope, Woombye West, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Small groups of 8 people
Voice-hearers, their loved ones and mental health workers
Includes 10 hours of training time over 3 weeks. There are two options:
$590 for people participating on their own;
$890 for people who require a Support Worker or a loved one to accompany them and participate in the training.
This training may be fully funded by NDIS (if your NDIS package allows), or for privately paying participants, payment plans can be arranged to suit your needs (please enquire).
Hearing Voices, Healing Voices
An empowering short course about hearing voices
Hearing Voices, Healing Voices is a unique opportunity to understand and work with your voice-hearing experience in empowering and healing ways.
Many people hear voices; in cultures all around the world, this phenomenon is found. It is often associated with psychic and emotional sensitivity, but it can be a distressing experience.
Using a deeply authentic approach based on peer support, lived experience and the Hearing Voices Approach, we provide recovery ideas and tools so that voices-hearers and support people can respond in more compassionate and helpful ways to voices.
Who is it for?
This course is for people who hear voices, their loved ones and mental health workers.
Voices may be intrusive thoughts or actual voices heard in your ear. While the course does not emphasise diagnoses, many people who hear voices have diagnoses of schizophrenia, BPD, DID or other complex trauma conditions.
What will I learn?
Using my lived experience of schizophrenia and dissociation, my lessons learnt from working with voice-hearers, and world-renowned research from the Hearing Voices Movement, this training offers:
An understanding of the different explanations for voice-hearing
Confidence to safely explore and talk about your voice-hearing experience
Different tools and therapies that can be used to assist recovery
Connection with peers/others who have similar experiences
Who is my guide?
This course is facilitated by Louisa Dent Pearce, a Social Worker with her own lived experience of voice-hearing, recovery from schizophrenia, and experience working in trauma-sensitive ways.
Can I bring my support worker or loved one?
Yes. I have payment options for support workers or loved ones to attend with a participant.