Connecting People and Ideas in the Hearing Voices Movement

The following has been posted on behalf of research students at the University of Liverpool. Please click on the links below if you’d like to find out more.

We are conducting research into unusual sensory experiences such as hearing voices which others cannot hear. Below you will find the details of two research studies; one of these studies also requires people who do not have these experiences at all. You have the option to complete one, both or neither of the studies by clicking on the links listed.

STUDY ONE: Pathways to unusual sensory perceptions

The purpose of the study is to investigate things which contribute to the likelihood of people experiencing unusual sensory perceptions, such as hearing voices which others cannot hear. People who do not have these experiences are also encouraged to complete the survey.

It is hoped that the results will inform ways in which people with these experiences are supported.

Who can take part?

To take part you need to:

  • Be 18 years and older
  • Be able to read, write and understand English
  • Be without a diagnosis of a neurological condition (e.g. epilepsy, Parkinson’s) and/or dementia
  • Have no significant head injury

What will I be asked to do?

You will be asked to complete a set of online questionnaires by selecting responses from a list, including questions about your experience of unusual sensory perceptions, feelings of being disconnected and your experiences of trauma in childhood and as an adult. It is up to you how much information you provide.

It is anticipated that this will take no longer than 25 minutes.

If you choose to leave your contact details you will also be entered into a prize draw with a chance of winning one of six £25 Amazon vouchers.

Click on this link if you’re interested to complete the survey or to find out more: 

https://livpsych.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_735NkrINzuOqIZf

A further chance to win Amazon vouchers:

STUDY TWO: Self-compassion, mindfulness and distressing voices

The purpose of the study is to investigate ways people cope with the experience of hearing voices others cannot hear.

It is hoped that the results will help in understanding how to provide more effective therapies for people who hear distressing voices.

Who can take part?

To take part you need to:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be able to read written instruction in English
  • Have heard voices that others couldn’t hear

What will I be asked to do?

You will be asked to complete a set of online questionnaires by selecting responses from a list, including questions about your experience of hearing voices and how you relate to yourself and others. It is up to you how much information you provide.

It is anticipated that this will take between 20 and 30 minutes.

If you choose to leave your contact details you will also be entered into a prize draw with a chance of winning one of six £25 Amazon vouchers.

Click on this link if you’re interested to complete the survey or to find out more: 

https://livpsych.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0qcSq8AhlDqW1HT

Intervoice was set up to support the International Hearing Voices Movement, celebrating the diversity and creativity within it. We do what we can to share information and connect people with groups, networks and resources.

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