AVATAR2 PPI member shares their reflections since having Avatar Therapy and joining PPI meetings.
Since receiving the Avatar Therapy, I really enjoy writing poems about my experiences of hearing voices. I belong to the PPI blog writing group, which has been set up, where we discuss styles of writing poetry, and give each other ideas and inspiration, and listen to each other’s poetry which all have been really amazing to hear. I also enjoy that the Research Assistants who run the blog group also get involved with writing. The Avatar Therapy, and being lucky enough to be part of this group has given me the confidence to express myself, which I haven’t been able to do before.
Inserting thoughts into my brain
I can’t escape, things escalate
What do I do with this information?
Forces me back to my lonely isolation
Please please don’t act on compulsion
It all don’t make sense, you will be full of repulsion
People won’t understand, they won’t show you compassion
Like their feelings, their empathy are all on ration
The thoughts aren’t mine, they’re on repetition
My downfall, my demise, my brains demolition.