Working with Hearing Voices & Unusual Beliefs with Peter Bullimore & company

ONLINE TRAINING: Winter Session - 6 Session Class:Wednesday, January 5, 10-2pm: Three Stages of Hearing VoicesThursday, January 6, 10-2pm: Three Stages of Unusual Beliefs/”Paranoia”Wednesday, January 12, 10-11:30am: Maastricht Interview OverviewThursday, January 13, 9-4pm: Using Maastricht for VoicesWednesday, January 19, 9-4pm: Using Maastricht for Unusual Beliefs/”Paranoia”Thursday, January 20, 10-2pm: How to Use What’s Learned from MaastrichtTo register, or for […]

Anti-Oppression Training, Winter 2022

THIS IS AN IN-PERSON TRAINING TO BE HELD AT THE CLARION IN WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS! WE DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE TO REMOTE INTO THE TRAINING. Join Sera Davidow, Rafael Rodriguez, and Ebony Flint as they offer the Wildflower Alliance's* three-day anti-oppression training Wednesday, February 9 through Friday, February 11, 2022 from 9am to 5pm. This training aims to examine […]

Navigating Benefits; A Community Conversation

A 90 minute community conversation about some of the challenges to applying, receiving and surviving on government benefits About this event This will be an online community conversation on the topic of navigating the government benefits system.  This will be a space to talk about anything benefits related, from the application process and recertification to […]

6 Session Class: Working with Hearing Voices & Unusual Beliefs, March ’22

Participants will learn how to understand and support people to make meaning of their experiences with hearing voices & unusual beliefs About this event Participants in this 6-session training will learn how to better understand and support people to make meaning of their experiences with voice hearing and/or unusual beliefs or what gets called “paranoia.” […]

Voices, Visions & Unusual Beliefs: Innovative Support Strategies (Wed, Thurs, Fri)

Clarion Hotel 1080 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA, United States

In current Western medical paradigms, hearing voices is often a deeply marginalized experience. Those who hear voices and/or see visions are typically given a poor prognosis. Suggested coping strategies tend to be limited to distraction techniques or heavy neuroleptics. Clinicians, voice-hearers, and family members have often felt frustrated by the limitations of this model. Another […]

Anti-Oppression Training (Mon, Tues, Wed)

Join Sera Davidow, Rafael Rodriguez, and Ebony Flint as they offer a three-day anti-oppression training. This training aims to examine what being a “good” person really means, how to understand privilege and use it for good, effectively owning and apologizing for your missteps, and strategies for interrupting situations where people are saying or doing things […]

Working with Childhood Trauma and Abuse

This workshop with Peter Bullimore will enhance your skills in asking about, understanding, and working with persisting fears to eliminate them. Topics will include but are not limited to understanding the role of trauma in mental health; Why traumas persist from infancy; Identifying frozen terror, blockages, barriers, generating trust; Facilitating disclosure, Working through guilt; Silent […]

Understanding & Helping with Voices: A Presentation for Family Members

While the majority of people who hear voices aren’t negatively affected by them, this may be of little comfort if your family member is struggling to cope. When voices and visions are very intrusive, powerful or distressing, it is normal for the whole family to feel overwhelmed. The good news is that research shows recovery […]

Working with Childhood Trauma and Abuse

This workshop with Peter Bullimore will enhance your skills in asking about, understanding, and working with persisting fears to eliminate them. Topics will include but are not limited to understanding the role of trauma in mental health; Why traumas persist from infancy; Identifying frozen terror, blockages, barriers, generating trust; Facilitating disclosure, Working through guilt; Silent […]

From Microaggressions to Interruption

Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

This session will review what we mean when we call something a ‘microaggression,’ and why it’s important to interrupt them. We will also review strategies for interrupting, and give opportunity for practice! With Ebony Flint, Rafael Rodriguez, & Sera Davidow. Registration helpful but NOT required! This session is available on two different dates - July […]

From Microaggressions to Interruption

Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

This session will review what we mean when we call something a ‘microaggression,’ and why it’s important to interrupt them. We will also review strategies for interrupting, and give opportunity for practice! With Ebony Flint, Rafael Rodriguez, & Sera Davidow. Registration helpful but NOT required! This session is available on two different dates - July […]

When Conversation Turns to Suicide (Thurs/Fri)

Bangs Community Center 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States

When Conversation Turns to Suicide is a 16-hour training based in the Alternatives to Suicide approach, and intended as an alternative to ASIST, QPR, and similar approaches that remain rooted in conventional medicalized systems. This training is open to providers, family members, peer supports, first responders, and anyone else who wants to learn how to […]

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