Who can speak about voices? (Panel discussion, Durham, 16 November 2016)

Hearing the Voice presents a panel of experts for a lively discussion of the politics and ethics of representing unusual and often stigmatised experiences.  Facilitated by Dr Angela Woods, Senior Lecturer in Medical Humanities at Durham University and Co-Director of Hearing the Voice. About the panellists: sean burn is a writer, performer and artist Roz Read the full article…

‘The Good Story? Arabella Kurtz in conversation with Angela Woods,’ Palace Green Library, 17 November 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm

‘The Good Story? Arabella Kurtz in conversation with Angela Woods: Exploring a narrative approach to trauma’ Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library 17 November 2016, 5:30-7:30 Why do we feel the need to transform our experiences into a more or less coherent story? Is life inherently narrative or is narrative rather a means for exploring, interpreting and understanding Read the full article…

Hearing Voices: Suffering, Inspiration, and the Everyday (Exhibition, Durham, 5 November 2016 – 26 February 2017)

Hearing the Voice is delighted to announce that Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday – the first exhibition to examine voice-hearing from different cultural, clinical, historical, literary and spiritual perspectives – opens at Palace Green Library in Durham on Saturday 5 November 2016. Informed by Hearing the Voice research and containing material spanning seven centuries, Read the full article…

‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of How we Talk to Ourselves’ reviewed by Marie C. Hansen

We all hear voices: A psychotherapist’s perspective on ‘The Voices Within: The History and Science of How we Talk to Ourselves’ by Charles Fernyhough (Profile Books, 2016). Following our initial call for two perspectives of ‘The Voices Within,’ we are pleased to publish the first review by Marie C. Hansen. The accompanying review will be published in due course.  The Voices Within Read the full article…

‘Voice-hearing: What does the future hold?’ Palace Green Library, Durham, 5 Nov 2016 from 10am-4pm

‘Voice-hearing: What does the future hold?’ Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library 5 November 2016, 10am-4pm Hearing the Voice warmly welcomes you to a day-long event of short presentations, panel discussions and interactive sessions with academics, clinicians and experts by experience exploring future directions in voice-hearing research, the treatment of distressing voices, mental health services, public Read the full article…

Feelings of Presence: New Article and Survey

Repost from Hearing the Voice | Mar 22, 2016 | featured, HtV Research Dr Ben Alderson-Day writes: Have you ever had the experience of feeling like you are in the presence of somebody, even when no-one was there? Or had the feeling that someone was close by, who you couldn’t see, hear or touch? Such Read the full article…

Hearing the Voice Research Seminar Series (Durham University, February-June, 2016)

The Hearing the Voice Research Seminar series is designed to provide a platform for HtV researchers to share the detailed findings of their research and gain feedback from a wider audience.  Anyone with an interest in Hearing the Voice research is welcome to attend. The programme for 2016 is as follows: Thursday 11 February 2016: Read the full article…

Announcing a collection of essays on voice-hearing in The Lancet

by Hearing the Voice | Dec 16, 2015 Hearing the Voice is delighted to draw our readers’ attention to a collection of five articles on voice-hearing that has been published recently in The Lancet’s ‘Art of Medicine’ section. Written by Hearing the Voice researchers, the articles in the series explore the ways in which insights Read the full article…

So what do you believe? Reflections on ‘An Exchange of Minds’, Durham University, 28-19 September 2015

Dr Victoria Patton, Hearing the Voice Project Coordinator, writes: Last month Hearing the Voice welcomed delegates from the Academy of Finland’s Human Mind programme to a two-day workshop entitled ‘An Exchange of Minds: So what do you believe?’, which took place at the Palatine Centre at Durham University on 28-29 September 2015. Facilitated by Mary Read the full article…

‘In the Real: A Review’ by Lois Arkley, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Teeside University

Re-posted with permission from Hearing the Voice Lois Arkeley is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Teesside University. She writes: Earlier this month I attended the UK launch of In the Real by Conor McCormack at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne. My initial expectation was that the film would focus on the Bristol Hearing Voices Network Read the full article…