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Narrative Approach to Psychosis


Fri 18 Nov 2016, 9:30am–4:30pm

Where: Grey Lynn Library, 474 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Professionals/ waged: $110.00
  • Voice hearers/students/unwaged: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: hvnanz

This is a one day workshop with the fabulous presenters Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor from United Kingdom.

This course has been developed to prepare organizations, families and voice hearers to deliver or practice recovery ways of working with people hearing voices and other extreme experiences. It is based on the experiences of Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor in their work in recovery houses in Scotland Australia and Italy.

- Session 1 - Preparing for Recovery - What is recovery? The importance of Choice, Ownership, People and Self in starting the Journey.

- Session 2 - You are not the Problem - Exploring why people often feel that somehow they are the problem and that they cannot recover.

- Session 3 - The Illness Trap-Focus on the barriers that can often get in the way of a persons’ recovery and exploring ways they can be overcome.

- Session 4 - The Importance of Story - The importance of our stories - both that of the person with the problem and the family. Helping a person move from their dominant story to an alternative story that may help them explore their problem in a very different way.

- Session 5 - Sculpting Voices and/or Visions - How we can sculpt aspects of the person’s experience voices, visions, etc to help them gain a greater understanding of their experience and how we might use this technique in conjunction with voice dialogue.

- Session 6 - Finding Resolution - Explore a number of techniques that can be used when working with people that will help them find ways of dealing with their experience in the short, medium and long-term driving towards recovery.

Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor are world renowned experts on voices & recovery. They provide training worldwide, have written books and designed successful programs based on their research and experience for more information.


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