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An Introduction to the Hearing Voices Movement




Today in twenty six countries across the world, voice hearers, family members, nurses, psychiatrists and psychologists are developing ways to assist people who hear voices focus on their experiences, get to know their voices and learn to cope with them.

This course provides an introduction to the concepts and values that inform the hearing voices movement, a challenging and innovatory way of working with people who hear voices. It provides an overview of this important work and an introduction to a different way of thinking about the meaning of ‘hearing voices’ based on twenty five years of work by voice hearers and mental health workers and researchers from around the world, including the pioneering work of the psychiatrist Professor Marius Romme and Dr. Sandra Escher.

This course consists of Seven lessons, made available daily to you over 7 days:

Lesson 1 - Understanding the Voices Movement

Lesson 2 - The History and Aims of the Hearing Voices Movement

Lesson 3 Working Together

Lesson 4Hearing Voices in Society

Lesson 5 - Spreading the Word

Lesson 6 - Introducing the Hearing Voices Approach into your Life/Workplace

Lesson 7 Taking your Learning Forward


This course will take up to 34 hours to complete.



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