Noel Hunter and Greg Shankland
Please join us for a lively afternoon exploring how insights from people who have been diagnosed with psychiatric illnesses are raising fundamental questions about mental health, community and human experience.
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
C.G Jung Foundation
28 East 39th Street
New York, 1006.
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What is the Hearing Voices Network?
People who hear voices, see visions, or experience other unusual perceptions or thoughts have long been diagnosed as psychotic and given a poor prognosis.
For over 25 years, the Hearing Voices Network (HVN), an international collaboration of professionals, people with lived experience, and their families and friends has worked 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 of chronic illness (see http://www.hearing-voices.org, www.hearingvoicesusa.org , www.hearingvoicesnyc.org, www.intervoiceonline.org, www.OurVoicesRaised.org).
Hearing Voices Peer Support groups are transforming the lives of people all over the world, allowing them to understand and cope with experiences that may long have confused or frightened them. Many have spent years in the psychiatric system yet are still suffering. These groups offer a crucial alternative, allowing the transformational power of relationship to foster a deeper understanding of personal experience.
Jacqui Dillon is National Chair, Hearing Voices Network, England, and co-editor of Living with Voices, An Anthology of 50 Voice Hearers’ Stories of Recovery.
Gail A. Hornstein is Professor of Psychology, Mount Holyoke College, and author of Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meanings of Madness.
Noel Hunter is a Clinical Psychologist and Board Member of Hearing Voices Network USA.
Greg Shankland is a voice hearer and business strategist. He is the founder of MAD-Sense, bringing unique insights to the understanding of intrusive phenomena.