Monday, 30 November 2020

Hearing Voices


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The Western Mass Recovery Learning Community has been working to promote and improve access to the Hearing Voices Movement and groups in the United States since 2009. Now, through collaborations with the Hearing Voices Network USA and other local groups, the RLC continues to offer a variety of meetings, networking opportunities and trainings.

The Hearing Voices approach offers a non-pathologizing, open way of understanding and supporting people through the experience of hearing voices. It assumes that hearing voices (as well as seeing visions and other sensory experiences) can be a normal part of human experience with a variety of meanings for people. Hearing Voices groups are widely available throughout the United Kingdom and many other countries and are just taking hold in the United States.

Local trainings are free for people who live or work in Massachusetts. There is a $100 fee for people outside of Massachusetts, though it can be waived upon request. Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for the most up-to-date training information.


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How to Bring Trainings to You:

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Training Topics Include (but are not limited to):

  • Hearing Voices Group Facilitator Training (3 and 4 day options)
  • Full-day Hearing Voices Overview
  • Half-day (three hour) Hearing Voices Overview
  • Voice Dialoguing Workshop
  • Trauma-Informed Approaches to Supporting Voice Hearers

* Full-day or multi-day trainings are typically 7 to 8 hours per day. Training lengths and topics can be adjusted to meet the needs of specific groups, so please contact us to discuss details.

PRICING:  We try to  be as affordable as possible, as our main goal is to share information and support the spread of this approach in ways that make it increasingly accessible. All training prices include materials, shipping of materials as applicable (if within the USA, extra charges may apply for international shipping of materials), and the time of two trainers with relevant experience. Travel (ground and/or airfare, hotel) are additional. We do not charge meal stipends. You are also responsible for the cost of training space and any food you may want to offer to participants. If the cost below is too much for you, please contact us and let us know what you might be able to pay. We are always willing to work with you as best we can!

3-day Trainings - $4500.00 (Plus travel/lodging as applicable)

2-day Trainings - $3000.00 (Plus travel/lodging as applicable)

1-day Trainings - $1500.00 (Plus travel/lodging as applicable)

1/2 Day Trainings (3 to 4 hours) - $750 (Plus travel/lodging as applicable)

2 hours or less - $375 (Plus travel/lodging as applicable)


How to Find Groups in Other Areas:

The best way to locate groups in other parts of the United States is to visit the Hearing Voices USA website Groups Section (click here).  

Although not all groups are listed there yet, several are and more are being added all the time.

Networking Opportunities for Hearing Voices Facilitators:

A phone-in networking group for existing and aspiring Hearing Voices group facilitators takes place each month on the first Friday, 3-4pm. Check out this page at the HVN-USA website (click here) for more information.


Other Related Resources:

There are many great Hearing Voices resources out there. Some of the best of the best include:



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