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Hearing voices: Auditory hallucinations vary across cultures

Tanya Luhrmann, a professor of anthropology at Stanford University, poses for a portrait in her office at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.  She acquired the artwork about 10 years ago. On the left is a painting called "Stigma," about the stigma of mental illness, and on the right the painting is called "Laws of Nature," about hearing voices.  (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Tanya Luhrmann, a professor of anthropology at Stanford University, poses for a portrait in her office at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. She acquired the artwork about 10 years ago. On the left is a painting called “Stigma,” about the stigma of mental illness, and on the right the painting is called “Laws of Nature,” about hearing voices. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

STANFORD — Voices heard by some schizophrenics are strange, angry and threatening. But others hear voices that are familiar, helpful and comforting.

Varying across cultures, these voices tell us something: What we believe shapes what we hear — and how we feel, according to Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann, whose first-ever cultural comparison found that Bay Area patients experienced more negative voices than patients in India and Ghana.

Here’s a great collection of ideas on how to run a Hearing Voices group

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Great collection of ideas on how to run a hearing voices group

 

 

New Chairperson elected to board

Douglas Holmes became the new chairperson in November 2014. For more information about Douglas, and his vision for HVN NSW, please see  About Us>Committee

Newtown Voices running again from Tuesday October 13th, 1-3

After a break in October, hearing voices Newtown is now up and running again with two new facilitators.

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