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2018-11-01 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Français - 16 page(s) (Soumise)

Kouaovi Erina, Denis Jennifer , Warichet Jean-Marie, Trine Michel, Hendrick Stéphan , "Un autre regard sur l’hallucination auditive : recherche exploratoire sur le vécu de participation à un groupe d’entraide pour entendeurs de voix" in Bulletin de Psychologie

  • Edition : Groupe d'Etudes de Psychologie de l'Université de Paris, Paris (France)
  • Codes CREF : Psychopathologie (DI3513), Psychiatrie (DI3521), Psychologie clinique (DI3524)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Psychologie clinique systémique et psychodynamique (P351)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut des Sciences et Technologies de la Santé (Santé)
  • Centres UMONS : Mind & Health (CREMH)

Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Introduction. – Several studies revealed that auditory hallucinations appear in various mental illnesses but also in non-clinical population. From these observations – and in order to reduce the stigma associated with auditory hallucinations – psychiatrist Marius Romme initiated a new approach of “voice hearing” through the creation of the Hearing Voices Movement and Hearing Voices Groups. Even though studies are increasing in this expanding field, there is still a lack of qualitative studies investigating the lived experience of clinical voice-hearers’ immersion in such groups, especially among french speaking population. Aim. – This exploratory study aims to understand how voice-hearers who benefit(ed) from psychiatric care live this group immersion and how they make sense of this experience. Method. – 2 semi-structured interviews were conducted and analyzed according to the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) method. IPA aims to understand how a particular person makes sense of a particular experience through the collection, transcription and deep analysis of the verbatim. Results. – 6 main themes emerged related to the voice hearing experience itself; exceeding the psychiatric symptom, a tangible reality, enhancing faculties, negative, positive, manageable. 7 reccurent themes emerged related to the group experience: humanist, symmetrical, emotional, practical help which have an impact on reasoning, social sphere, and maintain personal balance. Discussion. – Voice hearing is a rich meaningful experience which cannot be reduced to a psychiatric symptom. Interventions focused on helping voice hearers to control their relationship with their voices are applicable in a clinical setting. Hearing Voices Groups provide a safe space and serve as a practical tool to attain recovery and improve personal balance.