Worker Training – #1 Accepting Voices – Fri 28th March 2014

Slide1Announcing a new opportunity for you to participate in this excellent workshop designed for workers in any role or discipline and working in any  organization.

If, in your work, you encounter people who hear voices – and who might struggle with their experience – then this is designed for you.


Over 120 workers from from more than 20 agencies have attended our  foundational training designed for those who, in their work, encounter people who hear voices. 

  • Workshop#1 Accepting Voices is our introductory, or  foundational, module designed to help you understand a range of experiences like angry voices,  to connect on a human level  and have confidence in your ability to work with people who hear voices.

Coming soon…

  • #2 Working With Voices – practical strategies, approaches and tools for working one to one with a person who hears voices – A two-day small group workshop offering an intro to key approaches and with time to practice.
  • #3 Facilitating a Hearing Voices Group

 Here’s what some of the many people who have already participated had to say about: Workshop#1 Accepting Voices…

  • “great workshop! I learned a huge amount!”
  • “has given me the confidence to try”
  •  “Emancipatory!”
  •  “informative, simple to understand”
  •  “extremely useful workshop”
  •  “I have a better understanding that I’m not there to fix – it is ok just to be there and listen.”
  •  “awesome, insightful”
  •  “opens the door to a mind opening way of understanding other people’s experiences”
  • “just right”
  • “great lunch!”
  • “you should charge way more money for this.”

Slide1Poster -printable pdf


Learn how you can…

  • find the common ground between your own internal experiences and the kind of extreme states that others may experience.
  • create  a one person safe space for people to talk about their difficult experiences.
  • emmancipate yourself: even in a system that puts pressure on you to be otherwise, you can be a human being first, even at work.

Fee $150

registration formRegistration is required

Registration form:
worker training-wkshp1-28Mar2014-registration form[v1]

More about this workshop

This workshop is not like a TV makeover: will not turn you into an instant expert.

It is designed to leave you feeling more competent and more confident to work one-to-one with people who hear voices and struggle with their experiences, and will enable you to connect with a community of folks who are doing similar.

This workshop will enable you to…

  • Understand hearing voices as a normal human experience, maybe not shared by everyone, but part of the variation and diversity of what it means to be human
  • Look within your own experience and relate with different experiences of hearing voices
  • Explore how you can work more easily and be more real with people who hear voices

Who this workshop is for…

If, in your work, you come into contact with people who hear voices and who struggle; and you have experienced how that can leave you feeling uncomfortable or worse, then we think you’ll find this one day workshop useful.

So, if you’re a doctor, nurse, social worker, community worker, housing worker, peer support worker, psychologist, therapist, police officer, etc., then it may be for you.

Workshop design…

This is an intensive workshop covering a lot of ground , together we will :

  • Gain insights from people who hear voices, and from others who work with them.
  • Connect with resources and the global hearing voices community
  • Learn how we can think differently about voices
  • Explore how, as workers, we can accept ourselves and each other, relax and enjoy our work: the better to offer support for people who hear voices.

Interactive – with deep personal reflection, shared sense making and dialogue. We will also experience some approaches that many voice hearers find helpful and ways you can adapt your practice.

This workshop is designed to leave you feeling more competent and confident in your own ability to work one-to-one with people who hear voices. You will not become an expert in one day but you’ll have a good basis for starting and feel more comfortable as you do.

Participants in this workshop will be invited to join our ongoing learning community.

The workshop is designed and led by Kevin Healey .


Poster [pdf]

please feel free to print, post, distribute,
or why not hand to your worker and ask…

“when are you going to do this training?”


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