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Advanced Facilitation Skills for Hearing Voices Groups in Forensic & Detent...

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THE COURSE IS FREE OF CHARGE, AND OPEN ONLY TO THOSE WHO HAVE:

  • facilitated a Hearing Voices Group or Paranoia/Beliefs Group in a prison, forensic unit or immigration removal centre

OR

  • attended a Voices Unlocked 3-day Hearing Voices Group facilitation training

About the course:

Hearing Voices Groups are safe spaces for people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual sensory experiences to meet with one another in an atmosphere of mutual support and respect. They are not therapy or treatment, but provide people with the opportunity to explore their experiences, make sense of them and find ways of living with them. All groups are based on the ethos of the Hearing Voices Network which promotes an open and accepting atmosphere where all interpretations and experiences are valid.

Simple as this ethos sounds, developing groups that are able truly to respect the full diversity of experience and beliefs can be a challenge, particularly in prisons, forensic units and Immigration Removal Centres. This one day workshop provides an opportunity for people who have experience of facilitating Hearing Voices Groups in these settings to explore some of the key challenges for facilitators and reflect on their own role within the group.

Topics covered include:

  • Creating, and nurturing, a diverse and open space
  • Thinking about our own style as facilitators and how much we input into conversations
  • Reflecting on the challenges of creating and maintaining peer support groups in these settings
  • Working with hopelessness and disempowerment
  • Recognising, and dealing with, the instinct to ‘fix’ or ‘intervene’

How to apply:

To apply for a place on this training day, please fill out an Eventbrite application. We'll then be in touch at a later date to confirm your booking.

For more information please email or visit:

www.voicesunlocked.com

www.mindincamden.org.uk/services/prisons

@MiCPrisons

Mind in Camden
Barnes House
9-15 Camden Road
London NW1 9LQ

E: jpons@mindincamden.org.uk
T: 020 7911 0822

This training is funded by The Bromley Trust, The City Bridges Trust & The Tudor Trust

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