Hearing Voices Hearing Voices Groups Dublin Hearing Voices Groups are a social environment that encourage and promote: A Support Group for People ♦ Self Empowerment ♦ Interdependence, and who Hear Voices ♦ A view of members as “experts by experience”. Key Principles ♦ Acceptance and Validation ♦ Respect ♦ Promote Hope ♦ Safety and Courage ♦ Collaboration ♦ Independence and Empowerment Groups Provide ♦ Acceptance and a sense that one is not alone. Week ♦ A safe place to talk about visions and voices. from ly Meeting Thur sday s 7.15 - 8 ♦ An opportunity to learn what voices mean and how to Hill Stre et Famil 7th of F .45 pm gain control over the experience. Hearin y Resou ebru g voice are s, seein g thing rce C ary a entre, D t Our Role To provide a framework and environment which facilitates This pe common resp s and other u er supp o nu ublin 1 the processes that enables people who hear distressing ort grou nses to extre sual experie voices to move towards recovery p is me s ncesCont these e open to ever tress. Our Aims act B xperien yone w ♦ To show that hearing voices is a real experience and er ces. ho has may not always be a symptom of mental illness. ni at 085 7 ♦ To educate society about the meaning of hearing 8275 voices, and help to reduce the stigma in the community. 96 fo ♦ To develop appropriate coping strategies for voice r info hearers.