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.

"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

"I have a greater respect for what they go through,
and the courage it must take to get through each day. "

Nursing Student

"The Simulation was very powerful.
Now I understand why patients want to talk about their voices."

Psychiatrist

"I could not stop talking about it.
I know how to better understand my patients."

Medical Student

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.

*During the Simulation, participants listen to the Voices Soundtrack using headphones and individual players. For your convenience, we also offer the Toolkit + MP3 players pre-loaded with the Soundtrack below.

The Toolkit + Preloaded MP3 Players

Save time preparing for your Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation. Order your Toolkit along with MP3 players preloaded with the Voices Soundtrack.

Hearing Distressing Voices Toolkit + Basic Preloaded MP3 Players

Select the number of Basic pre-loaded MP3 players you want to add to your Toolkit order below. 

$510.00 USD
Hearing Distressing Voices Toolkit + Premium Preloaded MP3 Players

Select the number of Premium pre-loaded MP3 players you want to add to your Toolkit order below. 

$860.00 USD
*MP3 Players are available in quantities of 10. The Basic player is our most economical option (and can be less user friendly), while the Premium is a higher quality, more reliable MP3 player.

Preloaded MP3 Players

If you already have a Simulation Toolkit, consider upgrading with MP3 players preloaded with the Voices Soundtrack, plus a charger and headphones.

Basic Preloaded MP3 Players

Select the number of Basic pre-loaded MP3 players you want below.

$110.00 USD
Premium Preloaded MP3 Players

Select the number of Premium pre-loaded MP3 players you want below. 

$460.00 USD
*MP3 Players are available in quantities of 10. The Basic player is our most economical option (and can be less user friendly), while the Premium is a higher quality, more reliable MP3 player.

The research is in...

Over a dozen studies have demonstrated the Simulation increases empathy. It is an evidence-based practice used throughout the world.

Anderson Cooper Hears Voices

CNN's Anderson Cooper broadcast a 15 -minute special of his experience with the Simulation. 

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Simulation Outcomes

Read the outcomes from over a dozen peer reviewed studies of the Hearing Distressing Voices Simulation.

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