Avatar therapy for persecutory auditory hallucinations unresponsive to medication – Julian Leff Seminar Thursday 10 November

The Centre for Medical Humanities with the Institute of Advanced Study present Avatar therapy for persecutory auditory hallucinations unresponsive to medication Professor Julian Leff Thursday 10 November, 3pm Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University DH1 3RQ A special seminar in connection with visiting fellows Professor Marius Romme and Dr Sandra Read more…

Marius Romme and Sandra Escher – Accepting and Making Sense of Hearing Voices – Public Lecture Wednesday 19 October

Professor Marius Romme and Dr Sandra Escher Accepting and making sense of hearing voices 19 October 2011, 5.30-6.30pm Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College, Durham University Prof.  Dr. Marius Romme: In this lecture I will explain: the core concept of the new approach towards hearing voices, the outline of its beginning and development, Read more…

The Peopled Wound

What does it mean to hear voices that others cannot? (‘auditory verbal hallucinations’ in psychiatric parlance’) Many, perhaps most, would claim it to be a symptom of a brain disease or a mental illness. Indeed, hearing voices is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a Read more…