ADVANCED FACILITATION SKILLS
HEARING VOICES GROUPS / PARANOIA & BELIEFS GROUPS
trainer: Rachel Waddingham
10.00am - 4.00pm Thursday 7th January 2016
10.00am - 4.00pm Friday 8th January 2016
Please do not book a ticket unless you can attend both days.
THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO YOU, ONLY IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE OF:
- facilitating a Hearing Voices Group
- facilitating a Paranoia & Beliefs Group
- attending Hearing Voices Group facilitation training
- attending Paranoia & Beliefs 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. This two day workshop provides an opportunities for people who have experience of facilitating Hearing Voices Groups 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
- Using our own lived experience wisely
- Working with hopelessness and disempowerment
- Recognising, and dealing with, the instinct to ‘fix’ or ‘intervene’
- Navigating difficult conversations about unusual beliefs or troubling experiences
- Making space for members to take ownership of the group
- Thinking about how Hearing Voices Groups relate to wider communities, organisations and the world
- Sharing, reflecting on and problem-solving real world challenges
- Transforming challenges into opportunities for growth
- Safeguarding the future of Hearing Voices Groups (finances, resources and values)
The trainer: Rachel (Rai) Waddingham
Rai has over 13 years of experience in facilitating Hearing Voices Groups and working within the Hearing Voices Movement. She is a trustee of Intervoice (the International Hearing Voices Network), the English Hearing Voices Network and ISPS. Rai is also a voice-hearer who previously managed the London Hearing Voices Project and developed the London Hearing Voices Network’s work in prisons and with young people. She is now an international trainer and consultant.
|£10||People having their own lived experience of voices|
Voluntary organisations and unfunded individuals (including students)
|£150||Statutory & commercial organisations (including NHS, Council & Private)|
You can pay using the following methods:
- If you or your organisation cannot pay online, please contact John to book your place and request an invoice, on 020 7241 8978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cheques payable to 'Mind in Camden'. Please send to John Wetherell, Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Rd, NW1 9LQ (please mark clearly what it is for).
For more information on booking, please contact:
Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Rd, London, NW1 9LQ
020 7241 8978 | email@example.com
When & Where
Mind in Camden
Mind in Camden provides high quality support and capacity building services to benefit people who are struggling with mental distress
For more info, see: www.mindincamden.org.uk