• 22 Jul 2019

    Time: 09:00 - 16:00

    Understanding and Working with Voices with Peter Bullimore and Shaun Hunt - 22/07/2019 - PERTH

    Training Course, Featured

    Gain insight into the voice hearing experience and learn effective ways to help people understand and live fulfilling lives while experiencing hearing voices in this one day workshop facilitated by international guests 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:

    • How common is it to hear voices?
    • Three stages of hearing voices and interventions
    • Deconstructing voices
    • Personal experience
    • Voice profiling
    • Thought stopping
    • Short term coping strategies for voice hearers, working with the dominant voice
    • Focusing techniques
    • Case studies

    Workshop outcomes:

    • Gain a better insight into the voice hearing experience

    • Learn effective ways to help people understand and live fulfilling lives while experiencing hearing voices

    Followed by an exploration of 'Starting & Sustaining Hearing Voices & Paranoia Support Groups':

    • Hopes and fears of starting a group
    • Why start a group?
    • Therapy or therapeutic group
    • Ground rules & starting points
    • The role of the facilitator
    • Benefits of a group
    • Understanding group members and communication skills
    • Conflict management and coping with difficult members
    • Extending the group
    • Reviewing the group
    • What are the challenges and rewards?
    • Support for facilitators

    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:

    Credit Card: Use "Register Now" below.
    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 required: $19.50
    • Promo rate: $45.00

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