• 23 Jul 2019

    Time: 09:00 - 16:00

    Working Through Paranoia & Making Sense of Unusual Beliefs with Peter Bullimore and Shaun Hunt - 23/07/2019 - PERTH

    Training Course, Featured

    Explore the world of paranoia with international speakers Peter Bullimore and Shaun Hunt. 

    Limited places remaining

    Open to professionals, carers, people with self-experience or anyone who has an interest in trauma and fear.

    Content covered:

    • History of paranoia
    • What does paranoia mean to you?
    • The role of fear in paranoia
    • Identifying the links between trauma and belief systems
    • The three stages of paranoia
    • Using the three stages (case studies)
    • Triggers and warning signs
    • Working with unusual beliefs
    • Decoding beliefs
    • Understanding body state information that can trigger paranoia
    • Case studies
    • Personal experience of recovery.

    Workshop outcomes:

    On completion of this training, participants will be able to:

    • Take a critical and thoughtful perspective on traditional ways of understanding paranoia and unusual beliefs
    • Understand the potential pitfalls of the claims made from other therapies
    • Take a respectful and ethical approach to the experience of paranoia and unusual beliefs
    • Understand the potential connection between trauma and the experience
    • Develop new ways of talking to and working with those that have these experiences.

    Speaker biographies

    About Peter Bullimore

    The chair of the Paranoia Network, Pete Bullimore, first heard voices aged seven, after suffering sexual abuse at the hands of a child minder.

    After negative voices encompassed his life, he managed to rebuild his confidence and quality of life when he shared his experience with others. He was able to stop being afraid of the voices and start listening to them.

    Pete can still hear up to 40 voices at a time - it is worse when he is tired or stressed. But he has rebuilt his life and has even been hearing a more positive voice recently, which dictated a children's book to him. It has recently been published.

    He now runs his own training and consultancy agency delivering training on hearing voices connected to childhood trauma and paranoia internationally. He also currently teaches at nine Universities in the UK, and facilitates his own Maastricht Approach Centres in Sheffield in collaboration with Sheffield Health & Social Care and is currently setting up another four.

    Pete also runs the Centre’s at the Radbone unit in Derby and the Hartington unit in Chesterfield in collaboration with Derby NHS trust, and he has now launched the Maastricht Approach Centres in Bradford with Bradford MIND.

    About Shaun Hunt

    Shaun works as a lecturer delivering training around recovery principles and values to mental health professionals.

    He draws upon some of his own lived experiences, bringing the theory to life in the learning environment.

    Shaun has spoken at conferences and delivered training on various mental health topics in a variety of settings both nationally and internationally.


    There are two scholarship places available for consumers or carers who face financial difficulty in attending this course. Scholarship applications close 10 business days prior to course and the successful applicants will be notified five business days prior to commencement of the event.

    The cost will be 10% of the course rate. To apply for a scholarship place click here to complete the application. 

    Payment Options:

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    Invoice: This option will incur a $30 admin fee. Please click here to request invoice. 


    Venue map
    Workzone Building, Level 1 (main reception), 1 Nash Street, PERTH (Attendees required to sign-in at main reception and also in the workshop).


    • Scholarship pre-approval: $19.50
    • Promo rate: $45.00

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