Elisabeth has worked since 2006 as a Danish Hearing Voices Network trainer and facilitator.
Her recovery journey has inspired her to use her own experiences of living with voices and other unusual experiences to help others.
Areas of interest
- Hearing Voices Network
- Non-violent communication
- Highly Sensitive People
- Body Awareness Therapy
- Voice Dialogue and the Maastricht Interview
Elisabeth is passionate about facilitating creative, supportive spaces for people to talk about their experiences and learn from each other.
Now living in the UK Elisabeth worked closely in Denmark with Trevor Eyles as a voice-hearer support facilitator, helping develop support to voice-hearers and other users of psychiatric services, as well as teaching health-care professionals how to relate to voice-hearing, how to support them in the experience, and how to initiate and facilitate self-help groups. She is still one of the organisers of a bi-monthly Danish open meeting for Hearing Voices groups in Western Denmark.
She has facilitated training on the hearing voices approach, mindfulness and understanding the highly sensitive person in Denmark, UK, Canada and Australia.
“[Elisabeth’s] workshop added to my list of many life healing, life affirming epiphanies. Not once did I hear the facilitators use words like “mental illness” “psychiatric disorder” or any other clinical references. I now understood clearly that the lens of ‘sensitivities’ versus ‘mental illness’ is not only common sense, but levels the common ground for everyone – the diagnosed and undiagnosed.”
Elisabeth has co-facilitated a mindfulness group and a hearing voices group. She presently co-facilitates monthly arts and wellbeing sessions in Calderdale, and has many years of personal experience using bodywork and mindfulness with distress, overwhelm and hearing voices.