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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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One Day Conference: Identifying And Working With Child Sexual Abuse

 
Date: 21st February 2013
Venue: NCN Basford Hall College,
Stockhill Lane, Nottingham, NG6 0NV
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm

 
Presenters:

Samantha Warner, Jacqui Dillon, Bob Johnson, Maxine Robinson, Clare Shaw, Peter Bullimore, Kate Crawford & Vicky Baldwin

Workshop Topics:

Working with Self-Harm, Understanding Dissociation, Working with Frozen Terror, CSA Making the Tactics Visible, Creative Therapy & Voices and Paranoia Related to CSA
                               
Rates: Full Time £60.00, Part Time £30.00, Student/Unwaged £15.00 please indicate
Cheques made payable to ASYLUM ASSOCIATES

Please include Name, Address, Address for Invoicing, Tel/Fax, Email
Send to Asylum Associates, Limbrick Centre, Limbrick Road, Sheffield, S6 2PE 
Peter Bullimore 07590837694  Email: peterbullimore@yahoo.co.uk
Linda Whiting 07763652490 Email: lindawhiting54@yahoo.co.uk
Refreshments provided but not Lunch

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Making Sense Of Unusual Experiences: Voices, Visions and Paranoia

 

A two-day skills based workshop delivered jointly by Paranoia Network UK, Hearing Voices Network, Sheffield, and the Institute of Mental Health.
Venues
14 and 15 November 2012
Duncan Macmillan House, Mapperley,
10 and 11 December 2012
Bevan House, Springwell Road,
Leeds
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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