Thank you, Jacqui!

Photo by David C. Leon

A huge thanks to Jacqui Dillon for coming to speak to our community yesterday at Jefferson Market Library. Over 50 people attended the full-day workshop which focused on the history, ethos, and group format of the Hearing Voices Movement.

Jacqui mentioned some important resources during her talk, including:

  1. Eleanor Longden’s TED talk : Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.
  2. Tanya Luhrmann’s article on how culture influences the voice-hearing experience. Including the differences across the US, Indian & Africa
  3. Living With Voices: 50 Stories of Recovery A book she helped co-edit which tells the stories of many people’s experiences with voices
  4. The Mysterious Skin : A Gregg Araki movie. Plot: Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian’s childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share.
  5. The 2017 Hearing Voices World Congress Website: Where you can register for the upcoming international conference happening this year in Boston! August 16-18
  6. The Hearing Voices USA Charter:  “Above all else, what defines a group as an HVN-USA Member is whether or not they operate in a way that is consistent with HVN values and approach.  This Charter, adapted from the hard work and careful thought of many individuals connected with HVN England, identifies the qualities that define both affiliated and full group membership within HVN-USA.  Only groups that clearly state that they follow the terms of this Charter will be listed on this site or considered to be HVN-USA members.”
  7. The Self Reflection Tool used for people to establish their readiness to facilitate or co-facilitate a Hearing Voices group. This can be used when formal training is not available.

Our follow-up event is happening soon:

Dinner with Matt & Peri! **Limited Seating**
RSVP: mariehansen [at] me [dot] com 
Matt & Peri are going to talk about their experiences running a Hearing Voices group in a community setting (Max Caffe!)
and can answer any questions people have about starting groups. If you are a current or past facilitator, consider coming to help
teach new people about how to run groups. If you are a new facilitator, come by to learn from current facilitators.
Chill, laid-back discussion & community gathering
Wednesday 6/14 6:30-8pm
**You must order food if you come we want Max Cafe to keep liking us** 
Location: Max Caffe: 1262 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10027
Jacqui will be returning to New York on October 19th 2017– Stay tuned! In the meantime, Hearing Voices NYC is working on getting a 3  day facilitator training. Check back here for more info.