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Part One: An Introduction to the Hearing Voices Movement image

Part One: An Introduction to the Hearing Voices Movement

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.

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There are some Scholarship Places for people from developing countries to access this course.  Please email Karen Taylor for more details -

N.B. - You can access this course without being a member of the Recovery College - although we would recommend if you want to get full benefit of the course that you are a member.  To find out more about Recovery College membership - CLICK HERE

If you have any questions, queries or require more information about any aspect of this course - please do not hesitate to contact Jim Campbell, Recovery College Manager -

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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 experience, get to know their voices better and learn to cope with them.

The hearing voices movement holds the position that it is no longer sustainable to think of hearing voices as part of a disease, such as schizophrenia.  Instead it argues that hearing voices should be regarded as a meaningful, real, although sometimes painful, fearful and overwhelming, that speak to the person in a metaphorical way about their lives, emotions and environment.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain an understanding of the philosophy, research and practice of the hearing voices approach.
  • Explore and learn about the significance of the hearing voices movement for voice hearers.
  • Examine the history of voice hearing through the ages.  .
  • Look at voices heard by ‘normal’ people and the positive experiences.
  • Develop a strong foundation in the concepts, values and philosophy of the hearing voices movement.
  • Gain a firm grasp of the principles, values and research informing the work on hearing voices.

Outline of the Course

Module 1 – Understanding the Voices Movement
Module 2 – The History and Aims of the Hearing Voices Movement
Module 3 – Working Together
Module 4 – Hearing voices in Society
Module 5 – Spreading the Word: Developing Awareness about Hearing Voices
Module 6 – Introducing the Hearing Voices Approach into your Life / Workplace

This course and all our Foundation Courses were accredited in 2015.  What this means, is that this course was examined by an External Accreditation Provider ( and was improved to reach a high standard.

When you fully completed the course, you will receive a Course Completion Certificate, stating the specific learning hours.  As you progress through the course, you will be guided through a process to ensure that you are able to fully complete the course and receive a Certificate.

This certificate can be used in your professional and personal portfolios.
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