Mind in Camden presents:
Recovery Guide Training
facilitated by RACHEL WADDINGHAM
Please note: this is a 2-day course:
10.00am - 4.30pm Friday 18th September
10.00am - 4.30pm Wednesday 23rd September 2015
|£10||People having their own lived experience of voices|
Voluntary organisations and unfunded individuals (including students)
|£190||Statutory & commercial organisations (including NHS, Council & Private)|
You can pay using the following methods:
- Online via this Eventbrite website
- By cheque payable to 'Mind in Camden'; send to John Wetherell, Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Rd, London NW1 9LQ (please mark clearly what it is for). You will receive a receipt as part of the booking process.
- If your organisation cannot pay except with an invoice, please contact John Wetherell on 020 7241 8978 or email email@example.com
About the course
One of the main tenets of the Hearing Voices Movement is that hearing voices, in and of itself, is not indicative of illness. However, for many reasons, people may struggle to cope with the voices they hear and feel frightened, confused, overwhelmed and even suicidal. Traditional ways of working with voices can often place the helper as an ‘expert’ and the person themselves as a client or patient. As helpful as these approaches can be, they can miss out on the potential of the voice-hearer themselves to lead the way in their own journey of healing and recovery.
This Hearing Voices Recovery Guide Training course, inspired by the work of the International Hearing Voices Movement, will introduce you to ways of 'journeying with' people who want to explore and work on aspects of their voice-hearing experience. Facilitated by Rachel Waddingham who has personal and professional experience of working with voices, it will explore:-
- Recognising our own power; knowing the difference between guiding and leading
- Working together to establish a sense of safety
- Different levels of journeying - and how to support the voice-hearer to choose a depth that works for them
- Different areas of exploration, including:
- Listening to voices
- Getting to know voices (identity and characteristics)
- Relationships with voices
- Beliefs about voices
- Communicating with voices
- Power relationships with voices
- Working collaboratively to make sense of what is found, and relate it to the voice-hearer’s narrative
- Recognising, and managing, challenges along the way
This course is suitable for: Anyone in undertaking supporting journeys with people who hear voices. This may include: Mental Health Professionals; Support Workers; Substance Misuse Staff; Hearing Voices Group Facilitators; Peer Workers; Probation / Criminal Justice Sector Staff; Family Members; Youth/Educational Staff.
We ask that you familiarise yourself with the Hearing Voices Movement approach to voice-hearing before attending the course by reading: www.voicecollective.co.uk, www.hearing-voices.org and/or www.intervoiceonline.org if necessary. This will enable us to make the best use of our time together rather than covering the basics in Day One. If you need any guidance on what to read, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. We require payment before the first day of training.
2. We expect this course to book up quickly. As such, those who cancel their place less than 7 days before the first day of the course may be charged an admin fee of £25. Those cancelling their place less than 24 hours before the event may be charged the full price of their ticket.
3. This training course will include topics that can be very emotive. Please only attend if you feel able to keep yourself safe in this setting. Please contact John before booking if you'd like to know more.
5. This course runs over one and a half days. Please only book a place if you can attend both days.
6. The registration form asks various questions to make sure that this is the right course for you. Please answer them honestly and, if this course is not the one for you, please do not book a place. If we have any queries John will be in touch to discuss your application. We reserve the right to cancel your place if necessary.
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