134 W. Harvard Street, , Fort Collins, CO
Do you hear voices? See visions? Have other unique or unusual experiences?
You Are Not Alone!
Although 1 in 10 people hear voices, many choose not to talk about them. A Hearing Voices Group is a place where people can meet to talk about their voices, visions, and other unique, unusual, or extreme experiences without fear of judgment. It offers mutual support and friendship, with the opportunity to explore your experiences and learn from others with similar stories. We welcome anyone who is interested in exploring these types of experiences with openness and curiosity, regardless of whether or not you identify as a voice hearer.
Our Hearing Voices Group is part of the Hearing Voices Network USA, which 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. For example, 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.
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
A Hearing Voices Group has started in Fort Collins. Come check it out!
For the most up-to-date meeting information for groups in Fort Collins and Boulder, check out our website: www.hearingvoicesrockymtn.org