Compassionate Approaches to Crisis Webinar Series
The National Empowerment Center is continuing to offer webinars on peer-run services serving individuals experiencing an emotional crisis
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Thursday, July 28th, 2022
2:00 - 3:30 pm ET (eastern time)
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Do You Hear What I Hear?

This is a presentation on the Hearing Voices Movement. Topics covered will be the history, philosophy, and worldview of the Hearing Voices Network (HVN) and taking charge of your wellness and intentionality.  
Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn about the history of the Hearing Voices Network
2. Participants will learn the values of the Hearing Voices Network
3. Participants will learn coping strategies for how to deal with distressing voices, including the value of hearing voices groups

Presented By:

Kenneth Kozi Arrington

Kenneth Kozi Arrington is an educator, activist, and advocate for folks living with HIV/AIDS, Hoarding Issues, and Mental Health Challenges. An employee of Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services in Oakland, CA., Kenneth facilitates weekly WRAP Groups, Buried in Treasures Support Groups, and Special Messages Groups for people who may have experienced or are experiencing psychosis. Kozi is a Bay Area Hearing Voices Network board member and a facilitator of a weekly evening group.
Tom Clute

Tom Clute had an experience in his early '30s. Tom is a veteran, a poet, a writer, and a speaker. Tom is creative and loves ideas, connections, and healing.  Because of his profound healing, Tom is honored and inspired to pass along his voyage of understanding and is grateful to be presenting in this webinar.
Kate Hill
Kate Hill identifies as a voice-hearer whose experiences tend to be spiritual in nature. She has been the director of Portland Hearing Voices since 2013, and a member of the HVN since 2009. Kate enjoys affirming research about extreme and altered states from cross-cultural and spiritual perspectives. With a foundation in peer support, she studies and practices healing modalities outside of the mental health industry, such as hypnosis and process work.
Moderator: Oryx Cohen
CEO, National Empowerment Center
This flyer was developed [in part] under grant number SM082648 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.