Talking to the voices in our heads


A promising approach to treating people who hear voices, also known as ‘auditory hallucinations’, is to get the patient or therapist to interact with the speaker.

In this article published in the Inner Voices series by the UK newspaper The Guardian on the 26th August 2014, Sam Wilkinson (a postdoctoral research fellow in philosophy working on the Hearing the Voice project) and Felicity Deamer (a postdoctoral research associate on the Language and Mental Health project) from Durham University, England  consider the importance of ‘voice-dialoguing’.

Voice dialoguing is where the patient is encouraged to repeat what the voice says so that the therapist can ‘converse’ with it.

You can read the full article here

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