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“HEARING VOICES” is not a sign of mental illness!

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:18pm

From the website Intervoice

Did you know?

* Studies have found that between four and 10 per cent of people across the world hear voices.

* Between 70 and 90 cent of people who hear voices do so following traumatic events.

* Voices can be male, female, without gender, child, adult, human or non-human.

* People may hear one voice or many. Some people report hearing hundreds, although in almost all reported cases, one dominates above the others.

* Voices can be experienced in the head, in the ears, outside the head, in some other part of the body, or in the environment.

* Voices often reflect important aspects of the hearer’s emotional state - emotions that are often unexpressed by the hearer.
From the website Intervoice

Talking to Voices

“Many people who hear challenging voices have found that a turning point in learning to cope with this experience has been finding different ways of talking with and understanding their voices. Learning to understand the motives of your voices and different ways of talking with them can help the relationship to change between the voice hearer and the voices….”

Working for Recovery

 

From the website Intervoice

Did you know?

* Studies have found that between four and 10 per cent of people across the world hear voices.

* Between 70 and 90 cent of people who hear voices do so following traumatic events.

* Voices can be male, female, without gender, child, adult, human or non-human.

* People may hear one voice or many. Some people report hearing hundreds, although in almost all reported cases, one dominates above the others.

* Voices can be experienced in the head, in the ears, outside the head, in some other part of the body, or in the environment.

* Voices often reflect important aspects of the hearer’s emotional state - emotions that are often unexpressed by the hearer.
From the website Intervoice

Talking to Voices

“Many people who hear challenging voices have found that a turning point in learning to cope with this experience has been finding different ways of talking with and understanding their voices. Learning to understand the motives of your voices and different ways of talking with them can help the relationship to change between the voice hearer and the voices….”

Working for Recovery

 

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