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Living With Voices

Author: M. A. J. Romme
Publisher: Gwasg y Bwthyn
ISBN: 9781906254223
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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

Author: Sandra Escher
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ISBN: 9781874690139
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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

Author: Simon McCarthy-Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107007224
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A comprehensive exploration of the history, phenomenology, meanings and causes of hearing voices that others cannot hear (auditory verbal hallucinations).

Making Sense Of Voices

Author: M. A. J. Romme
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781874690863
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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.

A Road Back From Schizophrenia

Author: Arnhild Lauveng
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1620879131
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An extraordinary look into the life and mind of a schizophrenic—a powerful memoir for sufferers, their families, and the professionals who care for them. For ten years, Arnhild Lauveng suffered as a schizophrenic, going in and out of the hospital for months or even a year at a time. In these pages, she illuminates her loss of identity, her sense of being controlled from the outside, her relationship to the voices she heard, and her sometimes terrifying hallucinations. Painful recollections of moments of humiliation inflicted by thoughtless medical professionals are juxtaposed with Lauveng’s own understanding of how such patients are outwardly irrational and often violent. Though Lauveng was told her disorder was a lifelong sentence, she now calls herself a “former schizophrenic.” No longer on medication, she currently works as a clinical psychologist. While sometimes critical of mental health care, she ultimately attributes her slow journey back to health to the dedicated medical staff who took the time to talk to her and who saw her as a person simply diagnosed with an illness—not the illness incarnate. “Drawing on her own terrifying experiences to address the carefully constructed definitions and understandings of the disorder, [Lauveng] challenges some entrenched ideas about schizophrenia.” —Kirkus Reviews

Voices Of Reason Voices Of Insanity

Author: Ivan Leudar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134754280
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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.

Children Hearing Voices

Author: Sandra Escher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781906254353
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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.

Hearing Voices Living Fully

Author: Claire Bien
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503223
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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.

Agnes S Jacket

Author: Gail A. Hornstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351535951
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In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform. Despite every attempt to silence them, hundreds of other psychiatric patients have managed to get their stories out, or to publish them on their own. Today, in a vibrant network of peer-advocacy groups all over the world, those with firsthand experience of emotional distress are working together to unravel the mysteries of madness and to help one another recover. Agnes’s Jacket tells their story, focusing especially on the Hearing Voices Network (HVN), an international collaboration of professionals, people with lived experience, and their families and friends who have been working to develop an alternative approach to coping with voices, visions, and other extreme states that is empowering and useful and does not start from the assumption that such people have a chronic illness. A vast gulf exists between the way medicine explains psychiatric conditions and the experiences of those who suffer. Hornstein’s work helps us to bridge that gulf, guiding us through the inner lives of those diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar illness, depression, and paranoia, and emerging with nothing less than a new model for understanding one another and ourselves.

Young People Hearing Voices

Author: Sandra Escher
Publisher: P C C S Books
ISBN: 9781906254575
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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.