Hearing Voices/ Intrusive Thoughts/ Mind Chatter
For non-voice hearers it is hard to imagine what it is like to experience an uncontrollable barrage of voices in or around the head that nobody else can hear. Gina - a voice hearer who underwent the Silent Mind Technique in 2005 in Australia - described her experience prior to the treatment as "like having thirty drunk students camped out in the lounge room of her mind, yelling at each other while watching bad daytime TV" - see the testimonials for her description of the experience. It takes incredible fortitude to cope with what many people regard as relentless torture. The consequent effects of living with this condition for years can be debilitating, to say the least.
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1.0 Sept 29, 2009: First draft.