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The Volunteer Services Council Of the

San Antonio State Hospital


Western Massachusetts

Recovery Learning Community


Co-sponsored by the

Texas Department of Health & Human Services



PRESENTS from the United Kingdom ….



Peter Bullimore

& Kate Crawford


"Making Sense of

Hearing Voices"


A 3-Hour presentation 


To many voice hearers, "voices" are real and many times meaningful. Voices are something experienced by a significant minority of individuals including many who have no problems living with their voices. Many times it is not so much the voices that are the problem rather, the difficulties that some individuals have in coping with them and how they are viewed by others in our culture. 

Join us for a 3 Hour presentation with Peter Bullimore & Kate Crawford for a thoughtful dialogue from a lived experience perspective of hearing voices: 

* Living with voices

* Creating value from and understanding what these experiences may mean

* The impact they have on your life and relationships

* Changing the relationship with your voices or developing coping strategies for living well with your experiences

* Know that you are not alone 


Open to the Community: Health Care Providers, Teachers, Students, Media, Law Enforcement, Families, and most importantly, Individuals with lived experience of voice hearing are welcome to attend.



April 23rd, 2020


Embassy Suites Brooks


Hotel & Spa


San Antonio, Texas


9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Coffee & Continental Breakfast Served



For Any Questions please email us @


Peter Bullimore

Peter Bullimore is a voice hearer who spent ten years in the psychiatric system. He recovered through learning holistic approaches and with support from the Hearing Voices Network. Peter now teaches on hearing voices and paranoia internationally, facilitates a support group in Sheffield, runs a training and consulting agency, and is a founding member of the National Paranoia Network. He teaches at the University of Manchester where he is also carrying out research into collaborative work between voluntary sector organizations and the university, and what recovery means from a service user’s perspective.

Peter is the author of A Village Called Pumpkin, a children's book, and co-authored the workbook Asking the Questions with Paul Hammersley and John Read, a guidebook about childhood trauma.

Peter has delivered teaching and workshops on holistic approaches to understanding and working with voices and paranoia for fifteen years throughout England, Scotland, Ireland North and South, Wales, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, USA, CZ Republic, and Italy.

Peter wrote the Maastricht Interview for Problematic Thoughts, Beliefs & Paranoia with Professor Marius Romme, MD, PhD and Sandra Escher, Ph.D. in the Netherlands. He delivers teaching on hearing voices and paranoia internationally and has set up four Maastricht Alternative Approach Centers in the United Kingdom. These centres have been sponsored by the NHS and they now have a National Centre.

A guest lecturer at eleven Universities in the United Kingdom, Peter Bullimore is the 2019 recipient of the Team Award Advanced Practice Interventions in Mental Health for his work teaching second and third year nursing students on the history of schizophrenia, hearing voices and paranoia and the Maastricht Interview for hearing voices which has now been implemented as curriculum in the BA Nursing Programs at Manchester, Cork & Dublin Universities.


Kate Crawford

Kate Crawford, a voice hearer since the age of four who suffered trauma from abuse as a child,speaks internationally about her personal journey from trauma to recovery which began after she was introduced to a Hearing Voices Group. She talks about the impact of services on voice hearers and what it is like to be a parent who hears voices. She also speaks about the impact of services on children of voice hearers. Kate identifies practices that helped her family and has been delivering international training on how to use the Maastricht interview for over six years with Peter Bullimore. Kate currently works in four universities training students on strategies for helping their clients cope with voices and teaches professionals internationally on effective ways of approaching people with mental health issues related to hearing voices, paranoia and sexual abuse.


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Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Brooks Hotel & Spa
7610 South New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78235

Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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The Volunteer Services Council of the San Antonio State Hospital & the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community

The Volunteer Services Council (VSC) of the San Antonio State Hospital is a state-chartered, 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization. The Council was incorporated in 1955 with assistance from the Modernist Round Table of the Woman’s Club of San Antonio.The VSC's primary mission is to improve the quality of life and enhance the well-being of patients receiving treatment at the San Antonio State Hospital.

The Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC) supports healing and empowerment for our broader communities and people who have been impacted by psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, extreme states, homelessness, problems with substances, and other life-interrupting challenges through:

  • Peer-to-peer support & genuine human relationships
  • Alternative Healing Practices
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Advocacy

Essential to our work is recognizing and undoing systemic injustices such as racism, sexism, ableism, transphobia, transmisogyny, and psychiatric oppression.

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