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Many people hear voices or have other “alternative” kinds of experiences – now you can meet up with them and share your experiences, stories, and coping ideas!

Eugene / Springfield Hearing Voices and Different Realities Discussion and Support Group

This group is a safe, accepting, peer‐led place to share and explore experiences such as hearing voices, having visions, or having unusual ways of experiencing or making sense of the world.

  • What does it mean to have these experiences?
  • Are they best thought of as illness, or as a reaction to trauma, or as spiritual, or as a possibly valuable part of mental diversity?
  • What are the most helpful ways of coping with and of solving the problems they sometimes cause?
  • Is it possible to transform one’s relationship to the experiences so that life can go on as well or better than before the experiences began?

Our group is open to everyone who hears voices, sees visions, experiences extreme states and/or has unusual beliefs, whether or not a person has a mental health diagnosis or takes medication.  We aim to be inclusive, non-judgmental, pro-treatment choice and pro-diversity.

Currently, we meet at the following times:

The first Thursday of the month, from 1-2:30 PM,

The third Thursday of the month, at a different time, 10 AM

We have shifted location and are now meeting indoors at The Trauma Healing Project, 631 E 19th Ave Bldg B in Eugene.

No fee, no registration, just drop in!

For further information, contact Ron Unger, 541-513-1811, or 4ronunger@gmail.com

You can also sign up to receive notice about each meeting, any changes to our schedule, and to hear about additional resources, using this link.

You can download a flyer for this group at this link. Please post it to help spread the word!

There are also some options for joining online (and completely free) hearing voices groups. You can find out about those by emailing to info@hearingvoicesusa.org.

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For background on the hearing voices movement, go to http://www.intervoiceonline.org/ 

For a list of coping ideas go to https://understandingvoices.com/coping-strategy-toolkit/

and/or

https://tinyurl.com/y7ehk8h4