eBook Accepting Voices download

by Marius Romme,Sandra Escher

eBook Accepting Voices download ISBN: 1874690138
Author: Marius Romme,Sandra Escher
Publisher: MIND (November 1993)
Language: English
Pages: 261
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The book illustrates that many people hear voices and that not everyone has recourse to psychiatry, but that there are ways of coping which enable people to come to terms with their experience. It focuses on techniques to deal with voices, emphasizing that personal growth should be stimulated rather than inhibited.

The authors’ main objective is to enable those who hear voices to relate to the experiences of other voice-hearers in a way that may help them to understand, manage and cope with their own. The card covers are in near fine condition, clean, with only very mild flaws. The binding is tight. Internally, the content is in near fine condition. Accepting Voices By Marius Romme and Sandra Escher. Publisher: Mind Publications, 1993.

Romme, Marius and Escher, Sandra: Making Sense of Voices – A guide for professionals who . Intervoice: Accepting and making sense of hearing voices.

Romme, Marius and Escher, Sandra: Making Sense of Voices – A guide for professionals who work with voice hearers: (2000) MIND Publications. Förstå och hantera roster. In Peter Stastny & Peter Lehmann (Ed., Alternatives Beyond Psychiatry (pp. 131–137). Berlin, Eugene, Shrewsbury: Peter Lehmann Publishing. ISBN 978-545428-1-8 (UK), ISBN 978-788399-1-8 (USA). Romme, Marius, Morris, Mervyn.

The movement was instigated by Marius Romme, Sandra Escher and Patsy Hage in 1987

The movement was instigated by Marius Romme, Sandra Escher and Patsy Hage in 1987. The Hearing Voices Movement was established in 1987 by Romme and Escher, both from the Netherlands, with the formation of Stichting Weerklank (Foundation Resonance), a peer led support organisation for people who hear voices. In 1988, the Hearing Voices Network was established in England with the active support of Romme

Contributor: Marius Romme.

Contributor: Marius Romme. ISBN13: 9781906254223. Biography: Marius Romme MD, PhD, was Professor of Social Psychiatry at the Medical Faculty of the University of Maastrict. He is now a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Community Mental Health, Birmingham City University.

See if your friends have read any of Marius Romme's books. Marius Romme’s Followers (2). Marius Romme. Marius Romme’s books.

Author(s) : Marius Romme, Author(s) : Sandra Escher. Also by Marius Romme. Living with Voices: 50 Stories of Recovery.

Author(s) : Marius Romme, Author(s) : Sandra Escher. Publisher : Mind Publications.

Accepting voices (book) – Marius Romme and Sandra Escher have published coping strategies after years of listening to the experiences of voice-hearers. Making sense of voices (book) – Romme and Escher have also published a recent title (2000) called Making Sense of Voices: A guide for mental health professionals working with voice-hearers, which would also be helpful.

Since Romme and Escher's initial work, substantial empirical support has been provided for the Maastricht . A clinical strategy particularly associated with this endeavour is the Maastricht Hearing Voices Interview (MHVI).

Since Romme and Escher's initial work, substantial empirical support has been provided for the Maastricht approach's key propositions. The alternative approach of the Maastricht model is based on helping people make sense of their voices and learning to cope and relate with them. A clinical strategy particularly associated with this endeavour is the Maastricht Hearing Voices Interview (MHVI)

Comments: (2)
Perhaps the year-and-a-half I waited for the public library to notify me that the book was available testifies to its popularity. One place the book is not popular is in academia. It is not available in the libraries of either of the two Amsterdam universities. Apparently young medical minds are to be shielded from such heresy.

The background to this book is described in Escher's thesis. This edition is an expanded version of one with the same name published in 1990, which was translated into six languages, including English. Besides the editors', there are contributions from voice hearers who have never been psychiatrized, voice hearers who have, psychologists, psychiatrists, mediums, and others.

Romme takes the phenomenon most identified with schizophrenia and turns it from a symptom of disease into a normal, possibly even pleasant part of the person. Non-psychiatrized people often report benefit from the voices they hear. They are kept company and guided through life by them. The real problem with voices is not that they exist - or don't exist - but that in some people they can turn nasty, criticizing, nagging, and domineering. The solution is not to suppress them, which doesn't work anyway, but to learn to deal with them, to become assertive towards them.

Who can help a voice hearer learn to cope? Not the clinician, Romme feels, but rather fellow voice hearers. He reports sitting in on discussions between two voice hearers arranged by himself. He was surprised at how eager the discussants were. Apparently they felt that at long last they could talk openly and honestly about their voices with someone who understands. As a non-voice hearer, Romme was further surprised how little he himself understood of what was being said. This underscores the futility of trying to remediate hearing voices through therapy.

Happy voice hearers seem to be the minority. Most voice hearers have at best learned to cope. Voice hearing typically begins as a result of being subjected to situations in which one is extremely powerless (trauma). Sexual abuse in childhood is one of the situations frequently mentioned, but not a few people first begin to hear voices during psychiatric incarceration and even in psychotherapy. Not only is psychiatry not the cure but it is sometimes the cause.

The main coping tool that Romme suggests is peer support. Other authors take a supernatural view of voices, suggesting they are connected to mediums or reincarnation. Romme admits that this sounds rather flaky, but whatever works is welcome. The fact is that the people who accept supernatural explanations for their voices do well.

Perhaps in an effort to present a balance of opinions, Romme & Escher also give space in their book to psychiatrists and psychotherapists who advocate "treating" voice hearing. There are even several plugs for psychiatric drugs. This runs counter to the general theme of the book and confuses the message.

I greatly admire Romme's efforts to provide voice hearers with tools for staying out of psychiatry and taking control of their own lives. Not being a voice hearer myself, I am not in the ideal position to judge the book. If you hear voices, please try to access this book and send your thoughts about it to MeTZelf.

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If you are an institutionalised healthcare worker and wonder just what the hell happened to all the good intentions that brought you into the job in the first place - burnt out, assimulated into the ridiculous system - then you might want to try this one. Worked for me anyway. I always thought I was going to work this way...and then it was trained out of me...
I was then so much a part of how the nhs works that I couldnt see the old things and other ways of working......then I was for a long time disillusioned...bored (ashamedly)...then back to being nothing but a very good organiser or some kind of butler toward doctors as a charge nurse... I couldnt get out, have kids and couldn't find anything that was actually helping the people I worked with...I was pretty much trapped...
And now finally I have come full circle and fallen back in love with trying to help people in life...and it is no small part down to this book and others like it.

It goes without saying I wholly recommend this book to anyone who hears voices also!