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Normalising the Experiences of Voices, Visions & Paranoia


Two-day skills based workshop delivered jointly by Paranoia Network UK, Hearing Voices Network, Sheffield, and the Institute of Mental Health.

(This workshop is targeted at all mental health workers, criminal justice personnel, third sector agencies and people who experience voices, visions and paranoia)



The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT– 5thand 6th September 2013


Facilitators: Pete Bullimore and Chris Tandy


Workshop Content

Day 1

  • Understanding paranoia through the history of psychiatry
  • The problem with diagnosis
  • Making sense of paranoia
  • The three stages of paranoia
  • Making sense of ‘delusion’
  • Trauma and paranoia


Day 2

  • History of understanding voices and visions using a psychiatric perspective
  • The difficulty with diagnosis
  • Limitations of traditional therapy
  • The three stages of voices
  • Trauma and unusual experiences
  • Understanding voices and visions
  • Helpful approaches



Workshop Outcomes

Day 1

  • Gain a contemporary understanding of paranoia and other alternative beliefs.
  • Gain a critical understanding of current bio-medical constructs of paranoia.
  • Construct a collaborative understanding of paranoia with service users in a respectful, ethical and therapeutic manner.
  • Understand the potential connection between  trauma and paranoia.


Day 2

  • Take a critical and thoughtful     perspective on traditional ways of understanding voice hearing and visions.
  • Understand the potential pitfalls of the claims made from other therapies.
  • Take a respectful and ethical approach to the experience of voice hearing and visions.
  • Understand the potential connection between trauma and voice hearing and visions.
  • Develop new ways of talking to and working with people who experience voices and visions.


Some quotes of previous attendees from these workshops:

 ‘A truly inspiring training experience. This gave me so many useful strategies ideas for working with voice hearers’

‘Gained a really good understanding of ways to work with someone with Paranoia’

‘The concepts of frozen terror and the trapped trauma model have made me revaluate how I work with people in practice’.

 ‘Excellent trainers who have the expertise of lived experience and working across a broad range of mental health practice settings’’


Costs (for both days): Full time employed £150, Part-time £60, Unwaged £30


Apply now:please email Karen Sugars This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the completed booking form to secure a place.


Please click here to download a booking form