Connecting People and Ideas in the Hearing Voices Movement

Learning from the Past, Practising in the Present, Visioning for Future.

Intervoice Congress Image 2012Date: 19th, 20th & 21st September 2012

Venue: All Nations Conference Center, Cardiff, Wales, UK

This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Hearing Voices Movement. Over the last 25 years the network has helped countless voice hearers gain ascendancy over the negative impact of the voice hearing experience. Alongside this, the network has acted as the vehicle for change in professional practice. On the 19th 20th and 21st of September 2012 the Hearing Voices World Congress and the annual Intervoice meeting will be held in the All Nations Conference Center, Cardiff, Wales.

2012 World Congress Programme | Workshops | Parallel Sessions

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Intervoice Meeting – 19 September 2012

08.30 – 09.30 – Registration

09.30 – 09.45 – Welcome by Dirk Corstens Chair of Intervoice, introduction of themes for the day

09.45 – 10.00 – Hearing voices & spirituality: Progress or heresy, Hywel Davis (Wales)

10.00 – 10.15 – Recovery & work projects: Life at the farm, Caroline Häkanson (Sw.)

10.15 – 10.30 – CBT and Making Sense of Voices, Alisson Brabban (UK)

10.30 – 11.00 – Coffee break

11.00 – 12.00 – Parallel workshops

  1. Hearing voices & spirituality – facillitated by Hywel Davies
  2. Life at the farm: film and discussion.
  3. CBT discussion chair Marius Romme, Ron Coleman, Rufus May & Alisson Brabban

12.00 – 12.30 – Introduction to open space: Formulating the questions, Karen Taylor (Scotland)

12.30 – 14.00 – Lunch

14.00-16.30 – Open Space group discussions (What do you see as the future for intervoice, what are ground breaking projects that are going on, what are your personal views of what is important to concentrate on, campaign on, do research on?

16.30 – 17.00 – Report back on groups from the Open Space

Congress Day One – 20th September

08.30 – 09.10 – Registration: Coffee, Market Place & Networking

09.00 – 09.15 – Choir welcome songs

09.15 – 09.25 – Opening and Welcome, Hywel Davies Chair of hearing voices network Cymru and Paul Roberts Chief Executive Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board of Health

09.25 – 09.55 – Beginning a movement, Paul Baker and Alan Leader (invited)

09.55 – 10.30 – Twenty-five years On, Prof Maris Romme & Dr Sandra Escher (Netherlands)

10.30 – 10.55 – Prof Robin Murray (UK)

10.55 – 11.05 – Questions

11.05 – 11.30 – Coffee, Market Place & Networking

11.30 – 13.00 – Parallel Sessions

  • spirituality & differnet belief systems
  • hearing voices research
  • workers changing practice
  • people’s stories
  • workshop one: setting up & running hearing voices groups & networks
  • workshop two: training initiative for making sense of voices & visions

13.00 -14.00 – Lunch, market place & networking

14.00 – 15.30 Workshops

  • themes as above in parallel sessions, plus:
  • workshop: Older people & hearing voices
  • workshop: Peer support
  • workshop: Working creatively to communicate with voices

15.30 – 15.55 – Coffee, Market place & networking (chair to be decided)

15.55 – 16.20 – Constructs and formulations: could this be the future?, Dr Lucy Johnston (UK)

16.20 – 16.45 – Living mindfully with voices, Dr Rufus May (UK)

16.45 – 17.00 – Questions and Close

Congress Day Two – 21st September

09.00 – 09.15 – Welcome – Chair John Jenkins (Wales) Director Intervoice

09.15 – 09.40 – Voices at Work in Australia, Joe Calleja CEO Richmond Fellowship WA Australia

09.40 – 10.05 – Working in group psychotherapy with people with psychosis, Prof Manuel Gonzales de Chavez (Spain)

10.30 – 10.55 – Prof Michela Amering (Austria)

10.55 – 11.05 – Questions

11.05 -11.30 – Coffee

11.30 – 13.00 – Parallel sessions

  • hearing voices research
  • peers changing practice
  • young people and hearing voices
  • psychic experiences and spirituality
  • Workshop 1 – coming off psychiatric medications
  • Workshop 2 – male survivors of sexual abuse

13.00 – 14.00 – Lunch, networking & market place

14.00 – 15.15 Workshops

  • journeying with sensitivity
  • a quiet revolution
  • what is a peer?
  • listening to ambassadors of forbidden truths

15.15 – 15.40 – Coffee

15.40 -15.45 – Welcome, Chair Dirk Corstens (Netherlands)

15.45 -16.10 – Young people who hear voices: our future looks bright, Kellie Conans (Australia)

16.10 – 17.00 – Snapshots of the future – where is the hearing voices movement going? Peter Bullimore, Eleanor Longden, Indigo Daya , Ron Coleman

Chairs closing remarks

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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