Far be it from me –

Making Sense Of Unusual Experiences: Voices, Visions and Paranoia

on October 9, 2012


A two-day skills based workshop delivered jointly by Paranoia Network UK, Hearing Voices Network, Sheffield, and the Institute of Mental Health.
14 and 15 November 2012
Duncan Macmillan House, Mapperley,
10 and 11 December 2012
Bevan House, Springwell Road,
Facilitators: Pete Bullimore, Chris Tandy and Kieran Fahy
Workshop Content
Day 1
The problem with diagnosis
Making sense of paranoia
The three stages of paranoia
Making sense of ‘delusion’
Trauma and paranoia
Day 2
History of understanding voices and visions using a psychiatric perspective
The difficulty with diagnosis
Limitations of traditional therapy
The three stages of voices
Trauma and unusual experiences
Understanding voices and visions
Helpful approaches
Workshop Outcomes
Day 1
Gain a contemporary understanding of paranoia and other alternative beliefs.
Gain a critical understanding of current bio-medical constructs of paranoia.
Construct collaborative understanding of paranoia with service users in a respectful, ethical and therapeutic manner.
Understand the potential connection between trauma and paranoia.
Day 2
Take a critical and thoughtful perspective on traditional ways of understanding voice hearing and visions.
Understand the potential pitfalls of the claims made from other therapies.
Take a respectful and ethical approach to the experience of voice hearing and visions.
Understand the potential connection between trauma and voice hearing and visions.
Develop new ways of talking to and working with people who experience voices and visions.
This workshop is targeted at all mental health workers, criminal justice personnel, third sector agencies and people who experience voices, visions and paranoia.
Costs are £10 (non-waged), £30 (part-time employed), and £75 (waged).
Apply now:
Suzanne Howard, Workshop Administrator, 01777 247284, mobile 0791 7837430 and email suzanne.howard@nottshc.nhs.uk



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