Making sense of madness
Organized by: Greg Shankland
Had an interview with ISPS-US published recently
September 29, 2017
The Hearing Voices or “MAD” experience is complex, confusing and debilitating for many. Relationships suffer through lack of understanding and difficulty in talking about it in a helpful way. Progress in life becomes difficult and independence is lost, impacting the voice hearer as well as family and friends in many ways.
I am a voice hearer who has made great progress in building theoretical models to help us understand the relationship between hallucinations, so called 'unusual beliefs' and the behavioral responses to unusual inputs that others do not experience. From this I have developed mind strategies to break through the experience and live a full life, that anyone can learn.
We can only relate and engage in pragmatic conversations when we have a shared understanding of what the experience is like. I need bridging finance until my efforts to work with researchers and clinical professionals bear fruit.
Find out more at my website: www.mad-sense.com
One of my seminar attendees says: " I have to say my results have been awesome since your talk. I applied what you talked about and now I only hear one voice, and I can ignore it pretty well. It's been great. I've have so much more energy and time to do the things that I want. It really has made a remarkable difference."