Monthly Archives: January 2016

Suspicious minds: The Truman Show delusion – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (suitable for children)

In the past, people suffering from delusional beliefs might have thought that they were Napoleon or that the KGB was tapping their phone. These days, many believe that they’re the star of a movie or a reality television show, even when they’re not.

Joel Werner reports from New York on the under-recognised influence of culture on mental health. The Truman Show Delusion.

The episode recreates the creation of delusion in easy top understand form – even suitable for children.

Source: Suspicious minds: The Truman Show delusion – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Hearing Voices approach training in Australia

Happy new year to all!

Trevor Eyles has offered to come to Australia in February to run his widely respected training workshops on the Hearing Voices approach.

Trevor is originally from the UK and trained as Mental Health nurse, but has been living in Aarhus, Denmark for the past 25 years. He has trained extensively in the use of the Maastricht Interview for Voice Hearers and in Voice Dialogue, as well as Open Dialogue, and seven years ago was appointed Hearing Voices Consultant for the Aarhus district.

In that role he has been running training programmes for clinicians and support workers in Aarhus, across Denmark and throughout Europe, as well as being a Board member of the Danish Hearing Voices Network and an invited keynote speaker at a number of international conferences.

He is now offering a series of workshops in Australia – with series confirmed for Brisbane and Melbourne in the last two weeks of February, with possible additional workshops later in Sydney, regional NSW and Perth.

There are one-day and three-day workshops offered. All are experiential – with participants registering in pairs – a voice hearer and a clinician or support worker, who will together be led through the stages of the approach in a safe, supervised setting where the process can be explored and learned ‘from the inside’, which allows for genuine understanding of the voice hearing experience for both.

The outcomes include an improved relationship with the voices for the voice hearer and the development of the skills needed to systematically take this approach into their work for the clinicians and support workers.

The one-day workshops focus more on the leadership of hearing voices groups, and the three-day workshops on the use of this approach in individual work.

Please find the current flyers attached, and visit psychosislinks.net/workshops for more details and to register.


Best Wishes
Philip BenjaminMHN BEd MMind&Soc

(+61) 0418 887 007

(+44) 0748 270 0287
"Dreaming is free", Blondie, 1979

Brisbane flyer – Trevor 2016.pdf

Melbourne flyer – Trevor 2016.pdf