Living with Voices

Author: M. A. J. Romme
Publisher: Gwasg y Bwthyn
ISBN: 9781906254223
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Provides the evidence to show it's possible to overcome problems with hearing voices and take back control of one's life.

Accepting Voices

Author: Sandra Escher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781874690139
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13 people describe their experiences of hearing voices. The book illustrates that many people hear voices and that not everyone has recourse to psychiatry, but that there are ways of coping which enable people to come to terms with their experience. It focuses on techniques to deal with voices, emphasizing that personal growth should be stimulated rather than inhibited.

Making Sense of Voices

Author: M. A. J. Romme
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781874690863
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Just under 10 years ago, the authors triggered a seismic shift in the understanding of voice-hearing. They put the powerful case for accepting and validating people's own interpretations of their voices, and showed how such interpretations often enabled people to live with them far more effectively than bio-medical approaches. This handbook for practitioners builds on this work. It combines examples with guidance on the various processes involved in enabling voice-hearers to deal with their voices and lead an active and fulfilling life.

Hearing Voices

Author: Simon McCarthy-Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107007224
Format: PDF, ePub
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A comprehensive exploration of the history, phenomenology, meanings and causes of hearing voices that others cannot hear (auditory verbal hallucinations).

Children Hearing Voices

Author: Sandra Escher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781906254353
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Escher and Romme have over 25 years experience of working with voice-hearers, pioneering the theory and practice of accepting and working with the meaning in voices. The content is largely derived from a three-year study amongst 80 young people who have experiences of hearing voices. A unique book for those who don’t accept the disease model of voice-hearing.

Hearing Voices

Author: John Watkins
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ISBN: 9780855723903
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The issues surrounding mental health in Australia have for the past year created a great deal of exposure in the media. Andrew Denton's programme Enough Rope recently devoted an entire programme to the problems of Hearing Voices. This book contains a wealth of information of great practical value to people who hear voices as well as to those who simply wish to learn more about this fascinating aspect of human psychology. It also addresses many complex questions regarding personal identity, the nature of consciousness, the relationship between mind and brain and the place of spirituality in human life - issues which will be of interest to all thoughtful readers. John Watkins is an internationally-known and respected counsellor and educator whose main professional interest is in exploring and promoting holistic approaches to the development and maintenance of mental Health. In this latest book, he provides: a detailed description of a wide variety of voice hearing experiences, an overview of the theories accounting for how and why this happens, a range of practical techniques for coping with or stopping voices, guidelines for applying spiritual discernment to hearing voices, and strategies for optimising the personal value of voice hearing experiences.

Can t You Hear Them

Author: Simon McCarthy-Jones
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505412
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The experience of 'hearing voices', once associated with lofty prophetic communications, has fallen low. Today, the experience is typically portrayed as an unambiguous harbinger of madness caused by a broken brain, an unbalanced mind, biology gone wild. Yet an alternative account, forged predominantly by people who hear voices themselves, argues that hearing voices is an understandable response to traumatic life-events. There is an urgent need to overcome the tensions between these two ways of understanding 'voice hearing'. Simon McCarthy-Jones considers neuroscience, genetics, religion, history, politics and not least the experiences of many voice hearers themselves. This enables him to challenge established and seemingly contradictory understandings and to create a joined-up explanation of voice hearing that is based on evidence rather than ideology.

Living with Psychosis Recovery and Wellbeing

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ISBN: 9781783822317
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In this book, We use the word ''psychosis'' to describe experiences outside of shared reality, such as voices, visions and an awareness of other unusual occurrences, which someone may find distressing. Based on our work running groups to support people who have these kinds of experiences, this book brings together psychological ideas about and personal experience of recovery in relation to psychosis. Each chapter also contains a 'section for reflection', to give you the opportunity to think about how to use these ideas and experiences in your own recovery. We hope that this book will enable other people struggling with psychosis, either personally or as a relative, friend or worker, to find ways of understanding and managing these experiences successfully. We also want to give a message of hope, to let people know that they are not alone and that recovery is possible.

Agnes s Jacket

Author: Gail A. Hornstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351535951
Format: PDF
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In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform. Despite every attempt to silence them, hundreds of other psychiatric patients have managed to get their stories out, or to publish them on their own. Today, in a vibrant network of peer-advocacy groups all over the world, those with firsthand experience of emotional distress are working together to unravel the mysteries of madness and to help one another recover. Agnes’s Jacket tells their story, focusing especially on the Hearing Voices Network (HVN), an international collaboration of professionals, people with lived experience, and their families and friends who have been working to develop an alternative approach to coping with voices, visions, and other extreme states that is empowering and useful and does not start from the assumption that such people have a chronic illness. A vast gulf exists between the way medicine explains psychiatric conditions and the experiences of those who suffer. Hornstein’s work helps us to bridge that gulf, guiding us through the inner lives of those diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar illness, depression, and paranoia, and emerging with nothing less than a new model for understanding one another and ourselves.

Think You re Crazy Think Again

Author: Anthony P. Morrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317822161
Format: PDF, ePub
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Are you troubled by hearing voices or seeing visions that others do not? Do you believe that other people are trying to harm you or control you? Do you feel that something odd is going on that you can’t explain or that things are happening around you with a special meaning? Do you worry that other people can read your mind or that thoughts are being put in your head? Think You’re Crazy? Think Again provides an effective step-by-step aid to understanding your problems, making positive changes and promoting recovery. Written by experts in the field, this book will help you to: understand how your problems developed and what keeps them going use questionnaires and monitoring sheets to identify and track changes in the links between your experiences, how you make sense of these and how you feel and behave learn how to change thoughts, feelings and behaviour for the better practice skills between sessions using worksheets Based on clinically proven techniques and filled with examples of how cognitive therapy can help people with distressing psychotic experiences, Think You’re Crazy? Think Again will be a valuable resource for people with psychosis.