Alyssum: Healing Voices Workshop Series


By Gloria van den Berg, Executive Director for Alyssum

At Alyssum, 927 Rt 100 North, Rochester Vt. 05767
Contact: 802-767-6000 or or visit our website at
Cost: $75 per session or $200.00 for all three. Lunch provided, scholarships available
RSVP as space is limited
 A three part series on understanding, working with and Healing Voices
Group participation and feedback by Voice Hearers and their Support Team members is encouraged.

Part 1: Friday July 28: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


  • Examining mind, the brain, energy, senses and spiritual nature

  • Mindfulness, mind management (meditation) and staying in the present

  • Looking at the terms “real” and “delusional”

  • The role of trauma

  • Non-attachment and the role it plays as it relates to support

  • How do our belief systems impact hope and stigma?

  • Defining different types of Voices: Trauma based and “Other”

Part 2: Friday August 25: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

WORKING WITH PERSONAL OR TRAUMA BASED VOICES: hands on practice and discussion

  • Allowing for hope and reducing fear

  • Interactive discussion and role play

  • Worksheets, journaling, sequential healing and interactions with the Voices.

o    Defining the Voices

o    Making meaning of the Voices

o    Working with the Voices

o    Integrating the Voices

Part 3: Friday September 29: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

WORKING WITH VOICES WHICH ARE “OTHER” (not personal or trauma based)

  • Problem solving & teamwork

  • Managing the mind and energy cycles

  • Staying grounded - understanding mind, energy and different levels of consciousness

  • Creating and maintaining boundaries

  • The role of spirituality and non-attachment as it relates to psychosis

  • Staying connected & self care (for team members)

Event Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Contact Information

Department of Mental Health
Commissioner Melissa Bailey
280 State Drive, NOB 2 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2010
Phone:  (802) 241-0090
Fax: (802) 241-0100

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