Hearing Voices Network groups provide a safe space for people to share their personal experiences of voices, visions, and other sensory perceptions, while offering support to one another. CTHVN groups are not clinical and have no clinical presence. They focus on mutual respect, peer support, and community, not therapy or treatment. The groups can offer an opportunity for people to accept and find meaning in their experiences in a way that helps them regain power over their lives.
CTHVN groups welcome the diversity of experiences and views of the members. Rather than seeing one belief system as more valid than another, all explanations for voice and vision experiences are valued. No assumption of illness is made, but individuals are honored as the expert on themselves, respecting that our humanness is expressed through our experiences.
One in ten people in the U.S. say they have at some point heard voices, seen visions, or otherwise experienced reality in a way that differed from those around them. These experiences are common, and many people who have them have no mental health diagnosis or other mental difficulties.
Compassion for Voices
Rufus May & Eleanor Longden
Feb 23, 2015
A film about the compassionate approach to relating with voices.
CT Hearing Voices Network Groups are based firmly on a belief in self-help, mutual respect and understanding. They provide a safe space for people to share their experiences of voices, visions, unusual sensory perceptions, and to support one another. They are peer support groups involving social support and belonging, not therapy or treatment. The groups can offer an opportunity for people to accept and find meaning in their experiences in a way that helps them regain power over their lives.
Events & Training
The International Hearing Voices Movement offers support groups in more than 30 countries.
CT Hearing Voices Network Support Groups are currently available throughout the state. We would like to train and support you to start one near you!
Check back for future training opportunities.