Research and Studies

Research has been and remains a central part of the international hearing voices movement. Many well-known scientists are part of the movement. 

The movement does also consider it to be one of its tasks to contribute to further develop helpful and relevant research methods. For example, sharing one's own recovery story, a common practice within the Hearing Voices and Recovery Movement has become accepted and established as a relevant and authoritative source of evidence within user-orientated recocvery research. 

"Voices, in my experience, do only ever want to achieve something positive for the voice hearing person. This does explicitly include the distress triggering voices, too. However, this understanding does often only become clear after a focussed and constructive period of dealing with the voices." (Joachim Schnackenberg, 2013).