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Sleep After Trauma: How traumatic events impact sleep and well-being

Sleep After Trauma: How traumatic events impact sleep and well-being

This article has been reproduced with the kind permission of Mattress Advisor. You can find the original article here. To better understand the relationship between traumatic events and sleep, we surveyed over 1,000 people who reported experiencing a traumatic life event that negatively impacted their sleep. Seeing as the definition of trauma is very broad, we […]

Communicating Through The Creative Arts To Express Your Voices

Communicating Through The Creative Arts To Express Your Voices

Art therapy has been recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) since as far back as 2008 for the treatment of people diagnosed with Schizophrenia, when the then co-director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, Dr. Tim Kendall, who helped to write the guidance, said “Dance, art and music therapy all seem to have […]

Can A Hormonal Imbalance Negatively Impact One’s Behaviour?

Can A Hormonal Imbalance Negatively Impact One’s Behaviour?

Jane Fisher discusses  why hormonal imbalances can be a root cause of mental health challenges and that this occurs much more frequently than most would think. A hormonal imbalance is defined by medical experts as “too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream.” Although hormonal imbalances are often discussed as a problem that primarily […]

11th World Hearing Voices Congress, Montreal, Canada: Call For Papers

11th World Hearing Voices Congress, Montreal, Canada: Call For Papers

Increasing Mental Well-Being by Increasing Accessibility

Increasing Mental Well-Being by Increasing Accessibility

The Desire for Full Integration Jane Fisher discusses increasing mental well-being begins by understanding what it means to those who need to increase it. Working to effectively understand not just the needs of those who hear voices but understand the community they live in on a day-to-day basis is a great start. Last year, there […]

Found in Translation

Found in Translation

Is Asperger’s syndrome the next stage of human evolution? Professor Tony Attwood believes the “out of the box” thought processes of people on the autism spectrum will solve the world’s big problems. He is credited with being the first clinical psychologist to present Asperger’s syndrome not as something to be “fixed ” but as a […]

Gwen Adshead on treating the minds of violent offenders

Gwen Adshead on treating the minds of violent offenders

The Life Scientific, 26th Februry 2019, BBC Radio 4 “Whether it’s a news story or television drama, human violence appals and fascinates in equal measure. Yet few of us choose to dwell on what preoccupies the mind of a perpetrator for long.  Professor Gwen Adshead, however, thinks about little else. As a Forensic Psychotherapist, she […]

Hearing Voices in the Bible

Hearing Voices in the Bible

In Part Four of Ivan Barry’s audio presentation about hearing voices, entitled “Flames, Flashes and Voices in the Sky”, Ivan considers voice hearing in the Old and New Testaments. Characters in this talk include Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, Jesus, Saul and Ananias. You can listen to the rest of the talk here

She died, went to hell and heaven, then woke up at the morgue

Testimony from Paulina who shares about when she died in a bus accident and went to hell, then to heaven, had an encounter with Jesus and then woke up at the morgue.

You Say

You Say

Lauren Daigle I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low? Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know You say I am […]

The mind unravelling

The mind unravelling

How far does evolution explain mental health? The psychiatrist Randolph Nesse tells Kirsty Wark that negative emotions make sense in certain situations but can become excessive. He argues that positioning disorders in light of natural selection helps explain the ubiquity of human suffering – and may help in finding new paths for relieving it. The […]

A Clean Home And Your Mental Health: Explaining The Relationship

A Clean Home And Your Mental Health: Explaining The Relationship

Having a clean, tidy home helps you feel more organised, relaxed and can indirectly help the one in ten people living with voices. People living with diagnoses such as schizophrenia and people hearing voices have been shown to benefit from a relaxing environment and techniques, according to mental health charity, Mind UK and Rufus May. […]

Safe Spaces for Suffering & Joy

Safe Spaces for Suffering & Joy

Safe Spaces for Suffering & Joy is our sixth Compassionate Mental Health gathering, and our first to be held in London. As with our previous events, we are bringing together a wide cross section of people with a shared interest in transforming the way we live and work with mental health crises and distress. This one-day gathering […]

Is Your Job Putting Your Health at Risk?

Is Your Job Putting Your Health at Risk?

Sometimes, we don’t even realise how demanding our jobs are, but the 9-5 working routine takes a toll on both your mind and body. In today’s society, a job is often more than a way of earning money. It’s a part of our identity and sometimes even a lifestyle of its own. This means that […]

Relating to Voices, 3 April, Oxford

Relating to Voices, 3 April, Oxford

Wednesday 3rd April | 10.00 – 16.00 pm | St Catherine’s College, Oxford University | Manor Road | Oxford OX1 3UJ On 3 April, the Educational Voice-Hearing Network will be delivering an all-day seminar on ‘Relating to Voices’. The event takes place in the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care, St […]

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