Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto – On the Radio


hearing voices cafeWhat happens at a Hearing Voices Cafe?

Like any other café anywhere, people come together to meet, enjoy something to drink and something good to eat, talk, listen, maybe learn something, share and enjoy the experience.

If you hear voices, see visions, spirits, or not, or if you are curious about our own experiences, or if, maybe if you are just wondering where you can talk about experiences that you have but that no one talks about – then this may just be that place.

We invite you to come join a different, more curious conversation about the many ways that we can experience being human, including those that are not easy to talk about.

Or, since the café is open as normal, you can simply visit, enjoy a coffee, tea, a snack or light meal – in the conversation and hear the polyphony of many voices.

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Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto
meets First Monday of the month at

Coffee and All That Jazz
Roncesvalles, Toronto.

About Hearing Voices

If you think hearing voices is solely the result of a broken brain, a degenerative brain disease then we invite you to think again.

Research shows that:
– 4 to 15% of us hear voices on a regular basis- that’s at least 300 million of us.
– 75% of us will have at least one experience of hearing a voice that others don’t hear.

Most who do find it valuable, others are learning how they can too.

Of those who do struggle, research shows that 70-80% relate the difficult experience with voices to distressing events in earlier life.

Individuals who experience severe distress in early years can be up to 195 times more likely to be diagnosed with “serious mental illness” in adult hood.

It is time for a different story.

If you are curious, then come join us at the Hearing Voices Cafe
– or start your own where you live.

https://recoverynetworktoronto.wordpress.com/2015/09/24/hearing-voices-cafe-toronto/

On The Radio

Here’s a brief segment from CBC Radio’s Metro Morning with Matt Galloway  aired on Tue 3rd Nov 2015 at 6:25am.

Reporter-Editor Mary Wiens spent time talking with folks at The Hearing Voices Cafe, Toronto. Many thanks to Mary, Matt, at Metro Morning and to Sue and David at Coffee and All that Jazz. 

More about the hearing voices cafe…


Hearing Voices Cafe – a Pamphlet
Hearing Voices Café Toronto-Pamphlet-Oct2015

Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto

The Hearing Voices Cafe

The Hearing Voices Cafe Newspaper

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3 Responses to Hearing Voices Cafe Toronto – On the Radio

  1. milos says:

    kevin i think it,s a wonderful thing you have done organizing the hearing voices group.i haven,t yet been to a meeting but im planning on going tomorrow and im relived theres a place for me too attend.

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  2. Loreen Lee says:

    You are doing a wonderful thing here Kevin in organizing not only these meetings but the perspective on life that I believe it entails. . From a personal perspective, the troubling ‘voices’ from my past, I believe, have been identified, and thus ‘overcome’. I am thus here, because I believe ‘I understand’. More than the politician, and even the ‘priest’ we need to hear – ‘one another’., our own individual ‘voices’. We cannot always avoid, after all, the possibility that we can hear, in real life, such voices as those of deception, even amongst those who cannot/will not be considered to have a diagnosis that would label them as ‘mentally ill’.. There are indeed ‘real’ cruelties within this world. But we can I believe learn to recognize and perhaps learn how to deal with even the ‘voices of deception’, and distinguish between them.. May we learn to listen to those voices that will bring us happiness and a good life, not only with respect to the voices within, but also with respect to the voices ‘without’. .. Have a good day, Kevin.

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