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The Practical Handbook Of Hearing Voices: Therapeutic And Creative Approaches

Edited by Isla Parker, Dr Joachim Schnackenberg, Mark Hopfenbeck

The book is presented in three parts:

Part one, ‘Hearing our voices’, includes voice hearers’ perspectives as to what has helped them to recover from breakdown so that they are able to live full lives, including Hearing Voices Groups and peer support.

Part two, ‘Emerging social and therapeutic approaches to working with voices’, explores different non-medical and therapeutic approaches that help voice hearers to make sense of and live well with their voices.

Part three, ‘Creative approaches to working with voices’, describes using creative arts, such as dance, drama and poetry, to help voice hearers relate to their voices in positive ways.

Relating to Voices using Compassion Focused Therapy

A Self-help Companion by Charlie Heriot-Maitland, Eleanor Longden

Living With Voices: 50 Stories Of Recovery

By Marius Romme, Sandra Escher, Jacqui Dillon, Dirk Corstens

It’s All in My Head! A Story About Hearing Voices

Mick Deschrijver (author), Nicole Schnackenberg (translator)

‘It’s All in My Head!’ is Mick’s story. Mick is a normal Dutch guy who hears voices inside his head other people can’t hear. Is he crazy, psychotic, or a schizophrenic? Mick’s answer to all of these questions is a resounding ‘NO!’ Mick is just a very creative human being! Mick sat down one day and started to illustrate his voices. Taking these illustrations as a starting point, he introduces you to his voices and guides you through the journey he made with these voices. This is a unique and creative story. It is a book of hope for voice hearers, family members, and anyone who is interested in the phenomenon of hearing voices.

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