Date(s) - May 13, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Regent College Chapel
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The experience of hearing voices is one of the most mysterious and misunderstood phenomena in mental health and ill-health. Whilst voice hearing can be frightening and deeply traumatic, it can also be a place of relationship and deeply meaningful experience. Drawing on some ongoing research by Dr. Swinton, reflect on the phenomenon of voice hearing specifically for Christians who are living with psychosis. Explore the role of spirituality and the complex interplay between human experience and divine presence. Consider how Christian communities can faithfully care with and for people living with severe mental health challenges.
Paid parking available at Regent College and UBC
I know a few Christians who have the experience of hearing voices and the anxiety and fear they experience if they are made aware that their psychotic experience is not real. I am also interested in this topic as I have experienced voices in the past when experiencing great stress or extreme stress in my life. I look forward to the opportunity to hear Dr. John Swinton elaborate on this difficult subject for many Christians and offer hope and information for family and friends who may be involved in someone’s who experiences this illness