DMHAS: CT Hearing Voices Network

The Connecticut Hearing Voices Network (CT-HVN)
for people who hear voices, see visions and have other unusual perceptions
Contact: Ronna Keil, Director of Recovery Community Affairs, 860-418-6985,
The Hearing Voices approach offers a non-pathologizing, open way of understanding and supporting people through the experience of hearing voices. It assumes that hearing voices (as well as seeing visions and other sensory experiences) can be a normal part of human experience with a variety of meanings for people. Hearing Voices support groups are widely available throughout the United Kingdom and many other countries and are just taking hold in the United States.
Upcoming Trainings 
The trainer, Rachel (Rai) Waddingham, is an international trainer and consultant specializing in innovative ways of supporting people who struggle with extreme states (including psychosis, dissociation and post traumatic reactions). She has pioneered work with children, young people, adults and people in prison who hear voices in the United Kingdom. Rai is also a Voice Hearer.
The aims of the network are:
  • To raise awareness of voice hearing, visions, tactile sensations and other sensory experiences
  • To give men women and children who have these experiences an opportunity to talk freely about this together
  • To support anyone with these experiences seeking to understand, learn and grow from them in their own way
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