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Living with Voices

Living with Voices Author M. A. J. Romme
ISBN-10 1906254222
Release 2009
Pages 350
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Provides the evidence to show it's possible to overcome problems with hearing voices and take back control of one's life.

Accepting Voices

Accepting Voices Author Sandra Escher
ISBN-10 1874690138
Release 1993
Pages 258
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13 people describe their experiences of hearing voices. The book illustrates that many people hear voices and that not everyone has recourse to psychiatry, but that there are ways of coping which enable people to come to terms with their experience. It focuses on techniques to deal with voices, emphasizing that personal growth should be stimulated rather than inhibited.

Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices Author Simon McCarthy-Jones
ISBN-10 9781107007222
Release 2012-04-05
Pages 457
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A comprehensive exploration of the history, phenomenology, meanings and causes of hearing voices that others cannot hear (auditory verbal hallucinations).

Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices Author John Watkins
ISBN-10 0855723904
Release 2008
Pages 320
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The issues surrounding mental health in Australia have for the past year created a great deal of exposure in the media. Andrew Denton's programme Enough Rope recently devoted an entire programme to the problems of Hearing Voices. This book contains a wealth of information of great practical value to people who hear voices as well as to those who simply wish to learn more about this fascinating aspect of human psychology. It also addresses many complex questions regarding personal identity, the nature of consciousness, the relationship between mind and brain and the place of spirituality in human life - issues which will be of interest to all thoughtful readers. John Watkins is an internationally-known and respected counsellor and educator whose main professional interest is in exploring and promoting holistic approaches to the development and maintenance of mental Health. In this latest book, he provides: a detailed description of a wide variety of voice hearing experiences, an overview of the theories accounting for how and why this happens, a range of practical techniques for coping with or stopping voices, guidelines for applying spiritual discernment to hearing voices, and strategies for optimising the personal value of voice hearing experiences.

Making Sense of Voices

Making Sense of Voices Author M. A. J. Romme
ISBN-10 1874690863
Release 2000
Pages 143
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Just under 10 years ago, the authors triggered a seismic shift in the understanding of voice-hearing. They put the powerful case for accepting and validating people's own interpretations of their voices, and showed how such interpretations often enabled people to live with them far more effectively than bio-medical approaches. This handbook for practitioners builds on this work. It combines examples with guidance on the various processes involved in enabling voice-hearers to deal with their voices and lead an active and fulfilling life.

Children Hearing Voices

Children Hearing Voices Author Sandra Escher
ISBN-10 1906254354
Release 2010
Pages 302
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Escher and Romme have over 25 years experience of working with voice-hearers, pioneering the theory and practice of accepting and working with the meaning in voices. The content is largely derived from a three-year study amongst 80 young people who have experiences of hearing voices. A unique book for those who don’t accept the disease model of voice-hearing.

Can t You Hear Them

Can t You Hear Them Author Simon McCarthy-Jones
ISBN-10 9781784505417
Release 2017-04-21
Pages 392
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The experience of 'hearing voices', once associated with lofty prophetic communications, has fallen low. Today, the experience is typically portrayed as an unambiguous harbinger of madness caused by a broken brain, an unbalanced mind, biology gone wild. Yet an alternative account, forged predominantly by people who hear voices themselves, argues that hearing voices is an understandable response to traumatic life-events. There is an urgent need to overcome the tensions between these two ways of understanding 'voice hearing'. Simon McCarthy-Jones considers neuroscience, genetics, religion, history, politics and not least the experiences of many voice hearers themselves. This enables him to challenge established and seemingly contradictory understandings and to create a joined-up explanation of voice hearing that is based on evidence rather than ideology.

Voices of Reason Voices of Insanity

Voices of Reason  Voices of Insanity Author Ivan Leudar
ISBN-10 9781134754281
Release 2005-08-19
Pages 233
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Records of people experiencing verbal hallucinations or 'hearing voices' can be found throughout history. Voices of Reason, Voices of Insanity examines almost 2,800 years of these reports including Socrates, Schreber and Pierre Janet's "Marcelle", to provide a clear understanding of the experience and how it may have changed over the millenia. Through six cases of historical and contemporary voice hearers, Leudar and Thomas demonstrate how the experience has metamorphosed from being a sign of virtue to a sign of insanity, signalling such illnesses as schizophrenia or dissociation. They argue that the experience is interpreted by the voice hearer according to social categories conveyed through language, and is therefore best studied as a matter of language use. Controversially, they conclude that 'hearing voices' is an ordinary human experience which is unfortunately either mystified or pathologised. Voices of Reason, Voices of Insanity offers a fresh perspective on this enigmatic experience and will be of interest to students, researchers and clinicians alike.

Young People Hearing Voices

Young People Hearing Voices Author Sandra Escher
ISBN-10 1906254575
Release 2013-02-23
Pages 302
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Escher and Romme have over 25 years experience of working with voice-hearers, pioneering the theory and practice of accepting and working with the meaning in voices. The content is largely derived from a three-year study amongst 80 young people who have experiences of hearing voices. A unique book for those who don’t accept the disease model of voice-hearing.

Think You re Crazy Think Again

Think You re Crazy  Think Again Author Anthony P. Morrison
ISBN-10 9781317822165
Release 2014-01-02
Pages 160
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Are you troubled by hearing voices or seeing visions that others do not? Do you believe that other people are trying to harm you or control you? Do you feel that something odd is going on that you can’t explain or that things are happening around you with a special meaning? Do you worry that other people can read your mind or that thoughts are being put in your head? Think You’re Crazy? Think Again provides an effective step-by-step aid to understanding your problems, making positive changes and promoting recovery. Written by experts in the field, this book will help you to: understand how your problems developed and what keeps them going use questionnaires and monitoring sheets to identify and track changes in the links between your experiences, how you make sense of these and how you feel and behave learn how to change thoughts, feelings and behaviour for the better practice skills between sessions using worksheets Based on clinically proven techniques and filled with examples of how cognitive therapy can help people with distressing psychotic experiences, Think You’re Crazy? Think Again will be a valuable resource for people with psychosis.

My Schizophrenic Life

My Schizophrenic Life Author Sandra Yuen MacKay
ISBN-10 9780981003795
Release 2010
Pages 210
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Vancouver artist Sandra Yuen MacKay has an abnormality of the brain - a disease called schizophrenia. As she says, "my life is schizophrenic because I have schizophrenia. It will always be there." Much of her life has been a struggle to cope with the symptoms of her disease and the side effects of the medications required to keep those symptoms in check. Early in her life, Sandra started to exhibit the typical symptoms of this disease which came as a surprise to her unsuspecting family. Her book chronicles her struggles, hospitalizations, encounters with professionals, return to school, eventual marriage, and success as an artist, writer and advocate. "Remarkably compelling...the book takes on a life if its own...a gripping narrative" Library Journal "There are precious few people who have experienced psychosis and can convey it accurately, clearly, and concisely. Sandra MacKay's story is an important one for all of us in the mental health field --doctors, patients, and their families. It is imperative that we take in the lessons she is imparting to us all, on how to manage, and in many ways, triumph, over chronic mental illness." Julie Holland, MD author, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER., New York city

Working with Voices II

Working with Voices II Author Ron Coleman
ISBN-10 0954810341
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 59
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Working with Voices II has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Working with Voices II also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Working with Voices II book for free.

Drama Psychotherapy and Psychosis

Drama  Psychotherapy and Psychosis Author John Casson
ISBN-10 9781135447946
Release 2004-03-11
Pages 304
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John Casson - Winner of the British Psychodrama Association (BPA) Lifetime Achievement Award 2012! Drama, Psychotherapy and Psychosis explores the use of drama and theatre in the challenging area of working with people who hear voices, focusing especially on survivors of abuse and those diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia. In examining the often baffling and frightening world of psychosis the book offers alternative models of madness and the self, which form the basis for therapeutic interventions. Illustrated by case histories and examples of practice, this book provides a description and analysis of voice hearing. Chapters cover areas including: * historical perspectives on psychosis and hearing voices * group psychodrama * dramatherapy with individuals. Drama, Psychotherapy and Psychosis demonstrates how creative action methods can be helpful to those who hear voices. It provides guidelines for good practice; essential to all those interested in promoting the safe use of these methods in therapy.

High Rise Stories

High Rise Stories Author Audrey Petty
ISBN-10 9781940450056
Release 2013-09-15
Pages 304
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In the gripping first-person accounts of High Rise Stories, former residents of Chicago’s iconic public housing projects describe life in the now-demolished high-rises. These stories of community, displacement, and poverty in the wake of gentrification give voice to those who have long been ignored, but whose hopes and struggles exist firmly at the heart of our national identity.

The Day The Voices Stopped

The Day The Voices Stopped Author Ken Steele
ISBN-10 0786724781
Release 2008-08-05
Pages 272
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For thirty-two years Ken Steele lived with the devastating symptoms of schizophrenia, tortured by inner voices commanding him to kill himself, ravaged by the delusions of paranoia, barely surviving on the ragged edges of society. In this inspiring story, Steele tells the story of his hard-won recovery from schizophrenia and how activism and advocacy helped him regain his sanity and go on to give hope and support to so many others like him.

Hearing Voices Living Fully

Hearing Voices  Living Fully Author Claire Bien
ISBN-10 9781784503222
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 272
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When Claire Bien first began hearing voices, they were infrequent, benign and seemingly just curious about her life and the world around her. But the more attention Claire paid, the more frequently they began to speak, and the darker their intentions became... Despite escalating paranoia, an initial diagnosis of Schizophreniform Disorder and taking medication with debilitating side effects, Claire learned to face her demons and manage her condition without the need for long-term medication. In this gripping memoir, Claire recounts with eloquence her most troubled times. She explains how she managed to regain control over her mind and her life even while intermittently hearing voices, through self-guided and professional therapy and with the support of family and friends. Challenging a purely medical understanding of hearing voices, Claire advocates for an end to the stigma of those who experience auditory verbal hallucinations, and a change of thinking from the professionals who treat the condition.

Rethinking Madness

Rethinking Madness Author Paris Williams
ISBN-10 9780984986712
Release 2014-06-19
Pages 395
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As the research continues to accumulate, we find that the mainstream understanding of schizophrenia and the other related psychotic disorders has lost virtually all credibility. We’ve learned that full recovery is not only possible, but may actually be the most common outcome given the right conditions. Furthermore, Dr. Paris Williams’ own groundbreaking research, as mentioned in the New York Times, has shown that recovery often entails a profound positive transformation. In Rethinking Madness, Dr. Williams takes the reader step by step on a highly engaging journey of discovery, exploring how the mainstream understanding of schizophrenia has become so profoundly misguided, while crafting a much more accurate and hopeful vision. As this vision unfolds, we discover a deeper sense of appreciation for the profound wisdom and resilience that lies within all of our beings, even those we may think of as being deeply disturbed, while also coming to the unsettling realization of just how thin the boundary is between so called madness and so called sanity.