Carnival De Voix
Carnival De Voix is a workshop that is loosely based around the principles of “avatar therapy” which uses expensive technology and studies to help people who struggle with voices to put a face to them in attempt to make them easier to dialogue with.
This workshop aims to make this approach more accessible for folks who want to try it. Participants will use simple materials to sketch and make puppets and/or masks to represent the voices we hear, or experiences that might otherwise be difficult to express.
The goal is to create safe spaces for folks who experience things that are often difficult to talk about, such as hearing voices. This is meant to be a sort of celebration of the creativity of voices hearers, and variety of human experiences, a polyphony, a Carnival of voices. There will be opportunities for participants to share examples of ways that we can create space for difficult-to-hear voices and experiences and feel safe enough to dismantle some taboos and barriers and to create space safe enough to explore the “carnival” of living with voices, and with being human.
Oshawa – Thursday July 13th from 1:30pm – 4:00pm at CMHA Durham Contact Jenn Wynne 905-436-8760 x 103
CAMH – July 14th 1:00pm to 4:00pm C/S Info Centre – Training room A firstname.lastname@example.org