Will Hall – Long Bio

LIVING WITH MENTAL DIVERSITY

Will Hall, MA, DiplPW, is a counselor, consultant, and community development worker in private practice with families, individuals, couples and groups. A survivor of a schizophrenia diagnosis and leader in the recovery movement, Will has taught in more than 12 countries and gained international recognition for his work with mental diversity, including coverage in the New York Times, The Guardian, and Newsweek. Will’s work supports individuals, families and groups to find new ways to understand and live with altered states, different realities, voices, paranoia, mania, and “psychotic” experiences. He has a certificate in Open Dialogue from the Institute for Dialogic Practice, a Diploma in Process Work, and has studied somatic, trauma, and Jungian approaches. He has led trainings for professional staff and case supervision with psychiatrists and therapists, is co-founder of Freedom Center, past director of Portland Hearing Voices, longtime organizer with The Icarus Project, and co-founder of PracticeRecovery. Will Hosts the FM show Madness Radio and is author of The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Medications, translated into 9 languages.  He is longtime meditator and yoga practitioner, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family.

www.willhall.net,  www.practicerecovery.comwww.madnessradio.net.