Welcome to the Hearing Voices Network -- Rocky Mountain Region

Founded in 2010, the Hearing Voices Network USA represents a partnership between individuals who hear voices or have other extreme or unusual experiences, professionals, and allies in the community, all of whom are working together to change the assumptions made about these phenomenon and create supports, learning and healing opportunities for people across the country.

Hearing Voices Groups do not pathologize hearing voices or other altered or extreme states. Mainstream psychiatry ideas about “hallucinations” are that they are not real. The core idea of the Hearing Voices approach holds that all experiences that people are having are happening to them. Therefore, they ask: “what does the experience mean to you?” Group members explore these phenomena in an environment of mutual support and inquiry.

 For more information about the Hearing Voices Network USA, visit www.hearingvoicesusa.org



Hearing Voices Groups Are Now Offered in Your Area of the Rocky Mountain Region!






A Hearing Voices Group is a place where people can meet to talk about their experiences without fear of judgment. It offers mutual support and friendship, and the opportunity to explore your experiences and learn from others with similar stories.

Our interactions are based on the following ideas:
  • We all have the innate wisdom to make  meaning of our experiences
  • You are the expert of your life and your experiences are real
  • We do not assume ‘illness’ and we  respect the many paths to self-discovery
  • We value genuine connection between human beings
  • Mainstream thinking about hearing voices and other unique experiences is overly narrow and, often, disempowering

My voices keep me company and help me hold to my sense of self when life proves overwhelming.”

- Lisa Forestell, Trainer/Activist


 

Voice hearers are saints,  prophets, shamen, gurus and/or geniuses, or the potential for such.”

- Hywel Daves, HVN CYMRU


 

Accepting my voices meant I could finally begin to accept myself.”

- Jacqui Dillon, Trainer and Activist


 

Hearing voices is not a sign of   illness — it’s a sign of our ability to survive.”

- Rachel Waddingham, Manager