Connecting People and Ideas in the Hearing Voices Movement

DVD CoverIn partnership with Working To Recovery, Intervoice is excited to announce that the DVD containing highlights from the 2009 and 2011 World Hearing Voices Congress is now available.

At the moment, you can buy this from Working To Recovery’s own website – but it will soon be available via our own bookshop too.

Click HERE to purchase the DVD from Working To Recovery’s bookshop

Price: £35 + P&P


This DVD set is a record of two of the most stimulating and important international conferences held in recent times on the issue of hearing voices, psychosis and recovery.

In 2009 and 2010 voice hearers, mental health workers and family members from across the world met to share messages of hope and positive action. Presentations focussed on important aspects of the recovery process and discussed difficult issues such as the disease concept and the use of medication.


DVD1: World Hearing Voices Congress, Maastricht, Netherlands (September 2009)

  • Hearing voices: A common human experience – John Watkins (Australia)
  • Why relationships matter: The crucial role of the therapeutic alliance in helping people with psychosis – Richard Bentall (UK)
  • Childhood trauma and psychosis: The power of relationships to harm and to heal – John Read (New Zealand)
  • Survival techniques: An exploration of hearing voices, self harm, eating disorders and dissociation as the consequence of child abuse – Jacqui Dillon (UK)
  • Peoples voices: An overview of the 1st and 2nd World Hearing Voices Congress 2009 & 2010

DVD2: 2nd World Hearing Voices Congress, Nottingham, UK (November, 2010)

  • Beyond psychiatry: Understanding my own human experience – Kellie Comans (Australia)
  • The psychiatric system is about politics, not science – Dorothy Rowe (UK/Australia)
  • Based on a true life story filled with lies – Olga Runciman (Denmark)
  • Our minds and each other: Rethinking mental health – Gail Hornstein (USA)
  • Beside myself: Hearing Voices, dissociation and the search for self – Eleanor Longden (UK)

An INTERVOICE and Working To Recovery Production, 2011

With grateful thanks to all the people and organisations who made these meetings possible, with special thanks to Stichting Weerklank, Asylum Associates, INTERVOICE, International Hearing Voices Projects, Sandra Escher, Peter Bullimore, Hearing Voices England.


Intervoice was set up to support the International Hearing Voices Movement, celebrating the diversity and creativity within it. We do what we can to share information and connect people with groups, networks and resources.

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