There is such an untapped wealth of knowledge and wisdom that comes from people’s personal experiences of finding their way through life. Integrated Voices (its current working title) is a website being developed by Hearing the Voice in Durham and when I first heard about the plan to create this online resource, I got really … Continue reading Real lives, real experiences, real wisdom
The annual World Hearing Voices Congress has just taken place in Paris for the past 4 days. If you're on twitter you can check out the #worldvoicescongress to see some of the things that were happening. Next year the congress will be taking place in US.
by Elisabeth Svanholmer, July 2016 Inspired by Quote seen on Facebook I don't just hear voices I hear life everywhere I hear the bricks in the wall calling each other’s names I hear the peach in the fruit bowl ask the apple how he’s doing I hear the dishes in the sink shrugging … Continue reading I don’t just hear voices…
I haven't written much about the difficult experiences I have. I find it hard to know where to start. Also nothing is black and white and I worry that I may not be able to get across how terrifying some voices are without making them out to be all bad. On the other hand if … Continue reading Facing De Mon
Bellissa in her cave Bellissa is a complex being which is why I have dedicated a page to her where she writes about herself. The short version is that she is younger parts of me that I hear and experience. So she can be any age (younger than I am) when she comes along … Continue reading Engaging Creatively with Voices #6 Bellissa
DeMon 2005 - how I most often experience her DeMon came along when I was about 12 years old. I refer to her as a 'she' though there isn't actually any gender. Most of my experiences with DeMon are unpleasant, intrusive and distressing. But at times she is just present in the background without … Continue reading Engaging Creatively with Voices #5 DeMon
Collage: how I see MotherVoiceThe MotherVoice and I go back a long way. First time I heard her I was probably around 9 or 10 years old. She is the only voice I hear that has not changed; she is as critical and worried as ever. When I ask her about this she tells me … Continue reading Engaging Creatively with Voices #4 The MotherVoice