We are excited to share with you some of the speeches from the 2014 World Hearing Voices Congress in Thessaloniki. The congress was a huge success, welcoming over 300 people from across the globe, to share experiences, insights, stories and new ways of supporting those in distress.
The following are a selection of those filmed – and are shared with kind permission of both the presenters and the conference organisers. If you would like to see the full range of presentations and workshops, please download the abstract booklet.
We would like to sincerely thank everyone who worked together to create such a wonderful event.
Download: World Congress Abstract Booklet – 2014
Friday Evening – Welcome Ceremony
Dirk Corstens opens the Congress with Theodoros Megaloeconompu
Kellie Comans: From Melbourne to Thessaloniki – Welcome to the Conference from Australia
Marcello Macario: The Development of The Italian Hearing Voices Network
Virginia, Marianna & Marina from Hellenic Hearing Voices Network
Lisa Forestell: Report on the development of the Hearing Voices Network USA
Peter Bullimore: Developments in England
Robin Timmers: Report on the situation in the Netherlands
Peter Bullimore: Development of the Greek Hearing Voices Network
Marius Romme: The World Hearing Voices Movement – Where are we and where are we heading?
Saturday 11th October – Day One
Olga Runciman: Voice hearers as Odysseus
Irene van de Giessen: The need for an odyssean construction with hearing voices
Professor Marius Romme: How to solve the schizophrenia problem
Talks & Workshops
Challenges and research issues from the Italian Hearing Voices Network
Chris Madson: On and on it goes, where it stops nobody knows
Sunday 12th October – Day Two
Sandra Escher: Children and Young People (in 2 parts)
Sam Warner: Visions, voices, dissociated parts and child sexual abuse
Will Hall: Suicidal feelings and social justice
Rachel Waddingham: “Can you sit beside me whilst the sky falls in?” Learning from hearing voices groups in prisons
Rufus May: In a crisis: Finding ways to live with voices of panic, blame and punishment
Talks & Workshops
Robin Timmers: Hearing voices, recovery & emancipation
Theasaloniki Hearing Voices Declaration Discussion