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Things are starting to get underway for the development of a Canadian HVN! Maria Haarmans from Toronto, Ontario. Maria is the INTERVOICE representative in Canada and is bringing together organisations and individuals to stimulate development of hearing voices work across Canada.

Hearing Voices Forum

 Intervoice Canada
Updated 16/02/2013

Quebec: La Pavois is mental health organisation based in Quebec, they work with the Francophonic community and have been developing work on hearing voices since 2007, including providing training and supporting groups, producing DVD's and conducting research and evaluation projects.. They have translated "Working with Voices", and are also translating ‘Accepting your Voices’. 

Lots and Lots of Messages Off the T.V. 01/20/2015
by Patricia Lefave, labeled D.D.(P) in 11 cost effective minutes in 99. (I am sure even the "Speed Diagnosing" Champions currently competing in Psychiatry's "contest" would be impressed by the speed of THAT one! Say...isn't that behaviorist tactics ... More>
The Devil's in the Details 01/05/2015
But the understanding of the GROUP phenomenon is in the metaphysical “play” or structure. The details are all but irrelevant. Concretely: It is not about being Jewish, or black, or white, or ANY religion ,or NO religion, or being female, or sick , or old etc.  So does that ... More>
The Topic: Anger and Abuse 02/22/2013
The following is out of a response made to a contact from a list. Details and names have been removed to protect the identity and privacy of the person involved in the discussion. I post this here as I think it may help some others who are not talking directly to anyone but ... More>
Family Systems 08/14/2012
This family Dynamic is very common and exists to lesser extremes than the example used here but using the SAME general pattern of group behaviour and relationship along with double binds keeping everyone "right where they are."
The Possibility of Collective Consciousness 05/19/2012
As A Reality By Patricia Lefave, Labelled, D.D.(P) First Written in 2004 This is an idea I would like all voice hearers to at least consider. Now, before you contact me to suggest that I perhaps ‘need a little something to reduce my ... More>

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The People Who See What Others Do Not 

Every generation has within it some people who see the group behaviour and the collective insanity for what it is. If you looked at the metaphors of their times without declaring them to be meaningless as YOUR defence mechanism, you would see that. You might also see that those people represent a minority in their own time and as such, the majority who don't see what thy minority sees, declare them to be crazy. Every generation creates and defines reality by group consensus.  It is also known that the MAJORITY of people are followers and not leaders. That is why the minority write fairy tales like The Pied Piper, Through the Looking Glass, and the Wizard of Oz. The majority need to  talked to in metaphor as they routinely reject genuine direct communication as “normal.” It is too scary for them. So we must resort to “Once upon a time...”



Madness Radio

First Aired 4-2-2010    Duration: 48:28 


Madness Radio:
Violent Voices Erica van den Akker




People who hear voices are no more violent than anyone else -- but what about the small number of voice hearers that do actually commit violent crimes? Are medications and locked wards the best way to help those who act on their aggressive "command hallucinations?" Dutch psychologist and Hearing Voices Movement member Erica van den Akker discusses her innovative counseling work with violent offenders in the Netherlands. alpouvar1(at) tomaatnet(dot)nl


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