The following publications will give you further insight into the challenges faced by people with lived experience of hearing voices and paranoia and their links to childhood trauma.

Hearing Voices

“Accepting Voices – A New Approach to Voice Hearing Outside the Illness Model”
by Romme & Escher

“Altering the Balance of Power: Working with Voices”
by Peter Bullimore

“Are Hearing Voices Groups Effective? – A Preliminary Evaluation”
by Sara Meddings, Linda Walley, Tracy Collins, Fay Tullett, Bruce McEwan and Kate Owen

“Can’t You Hear Them?: The Science and Significance of Hearing Voices”
by Simon McCarthy-Jones

“Coping with Disturbing Voices”

“Hearing Voices, A Common Human Experience”
by John Watkins

Hearing Voices – The Dutch Experience: Romme and Escher”
by Nigel Rose

“Hearing Voices – The Recovery Journey Part 1: Important Steps to  Recovery with Voices”

“Hearing Voices – The Recovery Journey Part 2: What Causes Hearing Voices?”

“Hearing Voices – The Recovery Journey Part 3: Accepting Voices and Finding a Way Out”

“Hearing Voices – The Recovery Process Part 4: Making Sense of Voices: The Relationship Between the Voices and Life History (Part A)”

“Hearing Voices – The Recovery Process Part 5: Making Sense of Voices: The Relationship Between the Voices and Life History (Part B)”

“Helpful Hints for Carers and Family: Information on Hearing Voices”

“Hungry Researchers: The Tensions and Dilemmas of Developing an Emancipatory Research Project with Members of a Hearing Voices Group”
by Emma Snelling

“Listening to Voice Hearers”
by Bob Sapey and Peter Bullimore

“Living with Voices: 50 stories of Recovery”
by Romme, Escher & Ors

“Making Sense of Voices – A Guide for Professionals Working with Voice Hearers”
by Romme & Escher (Workbook when using Maastricht Interview)

“Recovering with Voices Outside Psychiatry”
by Prof. Dr. Marius Romme and Sandra Escher, M.Phil, PhD.

“Recovery: An Alien Concept?”
by Ron Coleman

“Talking to Voices – An Introduction to Voice Dialogue
by Dirk Corstens and Marius Romme

“The Message of the Voices”
by Prof. Dr. Marius Romme and Sandra Escher, M.Phil, PhD.

“Workbook for Voice Hearers”


“Paranoia Coping Skills”

Childhood Trauma

“Asking the Question: Childhood Sexual Abuse and Trauma: Enquiry and Response”
by Paul Hammersley, Professor John Read and Peter Bullimore


“Melissa Roberts Foundation”

“The Case Against Antipsychotics: A Review of their Long-Term Effects”
by Robert Whitaker


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