chapter  14
Accepting and making sense of voices: A recovery-focused therapy plan: Marius Romme
ByMARIUS ROMME
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To position this chapter I would like you to understand that our studies have focused on the experience of `voices' as people perceive them. As a consequence, we use their language and, for example, never talk about `hallucinations' but rather about `hearing voices'. In psychiatry, the word `hallucination' is easily equated to a symptom of an illness. Although recent reviews about hallucinations acknowledge that they occur in healthy people (Aleman and Larùi, 2008), in psychiatric practice voice hearers still come up against an unjusti®ed psychopathological way of thinking (Romme et al., 2009).