Bypass the head and go straight to the heart.

The Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation is a groundbreaking, empathy-building experience which helps students, mental health professionals and first responders understand the challenges and strengths of people who experience psychosis.

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Outcomes: The Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation

The Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation Toolkit

This toolkit contains everything needed to run a Simulation. The digital files include: a Presenter’s Manual, documents for printing, videos of Pat Deegan discussing the experience of Hearing Distressing Voices, and the Voices Soundtrack for use during the Simulation.

Buying multiple toolkits? We offer discounts. Enter the following discount code at checkout:

  • HV10% for 10% off orders of 5-10
  • HV15% for 15% off orders of 11-15
  • HV20% for 20% off orders of 16-20
  • HV25% for 25% off orders 21+
*During the Simulation, participants listen to the Voices Soundtrack using headphones and individual players. For your convenience, we also offer the  MP3 players pre-loaded with the Soundtrack below.

Preloaded MP3 Players

Save time and hassle with our preloaded MP3 players. These convenient add-ons to the Toolkit are sold in quantities of 10 and come preloaded with the Simulation soundtrack.

Economy Player: RelyMedia - 128MB MP3 Player

  • Budget-friendly but less dependable
  • Lightweight & wearable
  • Dual Color LCD (128 x 64 pixels)
  • Basic navigation buttons
  • Limited battery life

Premium Player: Sandisk - 8GB Clip Jam MP3 Player

  • Durable & dependable player
  • Lightweight & wearable
  • Deep rich sound quality
  • Big bright readable screen
  • Large navigation buttons
  • Up to 18 hours battery life

Personal Medicine for Distressing Voices

After staff experience the Simulation, help prepare them with tools to directly support people who hear distressing voices. 

This Guide can be self-directed or staff-supported. It contains:

  • information about the experience of distressing voices
  • workbook style exercises
  • Personal Medicine Cards
  • tracking tools
  • reflection questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Thank you Pat for allowing me to understand what a person goes through on a daily basis. I don't have sympathy. I have empathy.

- Mental Health Professional