@Love_Hope I understand your frustration. I had the same problem: she wouldn’t speak to me at all (although she talks constantly though to her “mental beings”, I mean constantly out loud, day and night, except when sleeping, until her voice is hoarse and then keeps talking like right now)
I thought LEAP was totally useless to me when I first read it as how could I listen if she wouldn’t talk to me? Then I realized that sometimes she told her voices something I could ask about, so I tried that. Just a one sentence conversation through her door after knocking on it. I started knocking on her door and asking if she needed something at least once a day despite no answer most of the time. If I heard her say something about her past job, I would ask if she wanted help to find a new job. If I heard her say something about her brothers, I would ask if she wanted her brother to visit. Most of the time I got nothing back but “No” and then she started talking to her voices again.
Finally, I just started knocking on the door once a day and offering a plate of food. Often she would refuse, so I would eat it myself. If she took it I would make another plate for me after.
I had SOME results when I would knock on the door and ask her to quiet down, and started simply repeating what she was saying to her voices. It would quiet her down.
It is now a year later and the results of very limited use of LEAP are that she now takes food from me every night (if I knock and offer), she sometimes goes on a walk around the block with me and the dogs (or asks to go without the dogs) (if I knock and offer), she comes out of her room more to the kitchen (without speaking to us), she goes grocery shopping with me (if I knock and offer), and we take short trips to the movies, a show, a fast food restaurant, etc. (if I knock and offer). Once in a while she comes out of her room to ask me for something, and I usually agree right away (can we go to the thrift store? was her last request).
It is one step at a time repeated daily for a moment at a time to introduce a new idea. I did get her to go to the dentist recently after months of asking if she needed to see a doctor or dentist (one knock, one question, see if there’s an answer even if it’s no, and then leave her alone).
I hope you figure out a way to use LEAP, it is a good book. But you must be very very patient and not take up more than one subject at a time per attempted question. My opinion.