BBC Radio 4 – Today, 11/03/2015, Woman with schizophrenia hears 13 voices in her head.
Rachel Waddingham is a training consultant and a trustee of the National Hearing Voices network – she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and lives with hearing 13 voices, without medication.
Voices in people’s heads are more varied and complex than previously thought, according to research by Durham and Stanford universities, published in The Lancet Psychiatry on 11 March.
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Hearing Voices groups are places for people to explore the meaning of their voices not as products of a diseased brain. http://v.gd/304XlC
Thanks Angela Woods for this great summary of progress normalising the experience of hearing voices. Asking if the voices are real is like asking if dreams are real…
Asking if ‘voices’ are real is like asking if dreams are real… So don’t call them auditory hallucinations. We need to validate and normalise these experiences. So talk about Voices, please!
Afternoons: What causes auditory hallucinations? by 612 ABC Brisbane on SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds.
Help for people who understand that one key to recovery is understanding the meaning voices have in the context of lived experience, and that as suppressing voices with medication only works for some, other ways, more ethical of working are crucial in modern mental health work.
Home – Hearing Voices Network USA.
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Hearing voices allowed Charles Dickens to create extraordinary fictional worlds | Books | The Guardian. “The novelist said he did not invent, but merely recorded what he heard and saw. This prompts questions about the act of writing.”