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3 Day Hearing Voices Group Facilitation & Network Development Training in Lincoln

3 Day Hearing Voices Group Facilitation & Network Development Training in Lincoln.

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Hearing Voices: An Emancipatory Approach

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From BBC Health – Avatars Help Schizophrenia Patients Talk Back To Voices

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22720248

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Making Sense Of Voices – Maastricht Interview Training

Making Sense of Voices- Maastricht Interview Training

A three day assessment skills workshop delivered jointly by Asylum Associates, Hearing Voices Network Sheffield, and the Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham.

(This training is targeted at all mental health workers, criminal justice personnel, and third sector agencies)

 

Facilitators: Pete Bullimore and Chris Tandy

Venues

The Crown Hotel, Crown Place  Harrogate, HG1 2RZ – 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2013

The Institute of Mental Health Building , Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TU- 17th, 18th and 19th September   2013

Wirral Mind, 90-92 Chester Street, Birkenhead CH 41 5DL- 15th, 16th and 17th October 2013

The Maastricht Interview is a semi-structured questionnaire that is used in therapy with voice hearers. It explores the experience at length and can assist voice hearers in a number of ways. It helps people overcome the shame of talking about the voices and encourages them to describe their experiences. The therapist will need to show the voice hearer that they recognise their experience by demonstrating a completely open-minded interest. By asking the right questions, in this way, the therapist can offer people the reassurance that hearing voices is in fact a well known phenomenon, enabling the voice hearer to feel properly acknowledged. The questionnaire should then facilitate discussion about the voices and confirm the reality of the experience. It is also a means of systematically mapping all aspects of the voices to gain more insight to the experience. This promotes acceptance and empowers people who hear voices.

Training Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the Maastricht interview for Voices.
  • Learn how to conduct the interview.
  • Undertake two interviews with voice hearers from the Hearing Voices Network
  • Write reports and develop constructs from Maastricht interviews
  • Develop a shared understanding of voices and ways to help voice hearers

 

Price £300

(Places are limited)

 

Apply now: please email Karen Sugars karen.sugars@nottshc.nhs.uk to book a place on this training

Some quotes from our previous attendees from our joint training initiatives:

‘A truly inspiring training experience. This gave me so many useful strategies ideas for working with voice hearers’

‘Logical and practical solutions for working with voices’

‘It focuses upon Romme and Escher’s ground breaking work with voices which is fantastic!’

‘Excellent trainers that consider the key implementation issues from a voice hearer and worker perspective’

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Normalising The Experiences of Voices, Visions & Paranoia – Two Day Skills Based Workshop

 

Normalising the Experiences of Voices, Visions & Paranoia
Two-day skills based workshop delivered jointly by Paranoia Network UK , Hearing Voices Network, Sheffield, and the Institute of Mental Health .
(This workshop is targeted at all mental health workers, criminal justice personnel, third sector agencies and people who experience voices, visions and paranoia)
 
Venue
The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane , Liverpool L1 3BT – 5th and 6th  September 2013
                                        Facilitators: Pete Bullimore and Chris Tandy
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 a 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.
 
Some quotes of previous attendees from these workshops:
 ‘A truly inspiring training experience. This gave me so many useful strategies ideas for working with voice hearers’
‘Gained a really good understanding of ways to work with someone with Paranoia’
‘The concepts of frozen terror and the trapped trauma model have made me revaluate how I work with people in practice’.
 ‘Excellent trainers who have the expertise of lived experience and working across a broad range of mental health practice settings’’
 
Costs (for both days): Full time employed £150, Part-time £60, Unwaged £30
 
Apply now: please email Karen Sugars karen.sugars@nottshc.nhs.uk 
 
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What Is Mental Illness Today?



Five hard questions.
4.30pm, Wednesday 15 May 2013
B63, Law & Social Sciences Building
University Park, University of Nottingham

Professor Nikolas Rose
King’s College London
Mental illnesses are one of the largest burdens upon the economy
and upon the NHS, but we still have very little agreement upon
what they represent or how best to provide for them. This seminar
will consider that knotty problem through questions which consider
some of the empirical, conceptual and ethical dilemmas they raise.
Admission free, all welcome.
Email michelle.fusco@nottingham.ac.uk
to confirm attendance.

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Personality Disorder Workshop – Suffolk

Suffolk personality disorder workshop

On Thursday, 21st March 2013, from 10.30 am -1.00 pm at the Friends Meeting House, St John’s Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1SJ this workshop aims to explore the experience of this diagnosis, the things people would like help with, looking at what that help might be.

Please contact Suffolk User Forum for any further information
The Hollies, St Clements Hospital. Foxhall Road, Ipswich. IP3 8LS

Telephone 01473 329316

 

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My Secret Past – TV Documentary on Channel 5

My Secret Past

Dragonfly TV are making a television documentary about mental illness for their Channel 5 My Secret Past strand. (A few previous episodes are available to watch on 5 on Demand).

The aim of the documentary is to bring personal issues with mental health out into the open to help people realise that it is something which people do have difficulty with, and that it doesn’t have to be something we can’t talk about openly. This is to be a sensitive documentary aiming to capture the realities faced by mental health service users, in order to help raise awareness of these important issues. Jon and Nicolette who are working on the programme are really keen to speak to anyone who may be interested in taking part in the programme by sharing their experiences with mental health.

Whatever your background and history of mental illness, if you feel able to take part Jon and Nicolette would really like to hear from you.
call 07802 604756.

 

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Making Sense of Voices – Paranoia – Starting Support Groups

Making Sense of: Voices & Paranoia & Starting Support Groups

Two-day skills based workshop delivered by National Paranoia Network

15th & 16th May 2013

Venue: The First Floor Office, Victoria House, Victoria Viaduct, Carlisle(Above Tesco)

Time 10am-4.30pm

Facilitators: Peter Bullimore, Chris Tandy and Kate Crawford

Workshop Content
Day 1

  • History of understanding hearing voices and paranoia beyond a psychiatric perspective
  • The three stages of voice hearing
  • Voice profiling
  • Focussing Techniques
  • Coping Strategies
  • Making sense of paranoia
  • The three stages of paranoia
  • Making sense of ‘Unusual Beliefs’
  • Trauma and paranoia
  • Personal Experience of recovery
  • Deconstructing voices
Day 2

  • What are self-help groups?
  • Why start a group?
  • Getting started
  • Getting into the group
  • Facilitation
  • Developing communication skills
  • Coping with difficult members
  • Keeping going

Workshop Outcomes
Day 1

    • Take a critical and thoughtful     perspective on traditional ways of understanding voice hearing and paranoia.
    • Understand the potential connection between trauma voice hearing and paranoia.
    • Gain a contemporary understanding of paranoia and other alternative beliefs.
    • Construct a collaborative understanding of hearing voices and paranoia with service users in a respectful, ethical and therapeutic manner.
Day 2

  • To gain skills to set up and sustain support groups.
  • To equip staff with the skills and knowledge to understand and support their clients experiences within a group setting
  • To help service users gain a better insight into their experience by attending the support groups, enabling them to continue to get peer support from each other outside of the group.

 

Making Sense of: Voices, Paranoia & Starting Groups

This workshop is targeted at all mental health workers, criminal justice personnel, third sector agencies and people who experience voices, and paranoia. Costs are £40 (unwaged/student), £50 (part-time), and £80 (waged)

Apply now: Linda Whiting, Workshop Administrator, lindawhiting54@yahoo.co.uk

Tel 07763652490: peterbullimore@yahoo.co.uk Tel 07590837694

Please forward cheques/ invoicing details to National Paranoia Network, Address Limbrick Centre, Limbrick Road, Sheffield S6 2PE or email details to lindawhiting54@yahoo.co.uk

www.nationalparanoianetwork.org

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