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Hearing Voices Group Facilitator Training, ON-LINE, March, 2021

March 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: This training is being held ON-LINE via Zoom. This is not something we intend to do often, and is being done strictly to bridge the gap while the COVID-19 pandemic is happening. In general, we recommend in person trainings wherever possible.

Hearing Voices Groups originated in Europe and now there are over 160 chartered groups in England alone. Hearing Voices Groups do not pathologize hearing voices, seeing visions or other unusual experiences. Instead, group members explore these phenomena in an environment of mutual support and curiosity. They offer people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual experiences the opportunity to share their experience and explore new ways of coping, understanding their experiences and getting support.

This training is intended to familiarize participants with the Hearing Voices Movement and provide them with the tools and understanding that they need to facilitate groups. These trainings are open to individuals with first-hand experience hearing voices, seeing visions, and/or other unusual experiences, and allies!

TRAINING DATES AND TIMES:  Dates for the training are Monday, Wednesday, Friday for two weeks from 1pm to 5pm Eastern.  The training begins on Monday, March 8th and ends on Friday, March 19th.  Class meets on March 8th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, & 19th.  Reading homework may be assigned ahead of time and/or during the class. Attendance at all 6 sessions is required to complete the training.

Applications HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HVNMarch2021

COST: We offer many trainings for free, and try our best to keep any ones that we charge for as low cost as possible. In the case of our on-line charges, we are requesting a few as follows: $200 for people who are based OUTSIDE of Massachusetts, and have an organization that is able to pay for their spot. $150 for people who are based INSIDE of Massachusetts and have an organization that is able to pay for their spot. $75 for people who do not have an organization that is able to pay, but who are able to pay for themselves. $25 for students and others with lower income. $0 for people who have low or no income, and no organization to assist them in paying. These fees help cover trainer time, including the time needed to adapt in person trainings to an on-line format.
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