Connecting People and Ideas in the Hearing Voices Movement

The 2nd World Hearing Voices Congress was hosted by Hearing Voices Network England and Asylum Associates.

Raising Our Voices – Speaking Our Truths

Intervoice Day 2 November, Congress 3 & 4 November 2010

Nottingham, England

Summary of the Congress

Over 400 people attended this years two day Congress and 170 to the one day INTERVOICE meeting. Delegates came from around the world including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, USA and from all over the UK. Many voice hearers were present, alongside psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, academics, social workers and family members.

Participants included: Marius Romme, Sandra Escher, Dorothy Rowe, Gail Hornstein, Dirk Corstens, Bobby Baker, Peter Bullimore, Jacqui Dillon, Rufus May, Simon Mullins, Debra Lampshire, Caroline Von Taysen, Olga Runciman, Eleanor Longden, Rachel Waddingham, Trevor Eyles, Sam Warner, Odette Nightsky plus many more!

DownloadThe Congress Programme


The Keynote and Workshop presentations from the World Hearing Voices Congress are available here in pdf format:

Kellie Comans, Keynote speech: Kellie considers her journey to recovery and the role played by psychiatry.
Beyond Psychiatry understanding my own Human Experience

Sandra Escher, keynote speech on findings of research about children who hear voices
The message of the voices: some results from a 3-year follow-up study on 80 children hearing voices

Workshop: Samimi Tami, Children, hearing voices and the medical model
Children, hearing voices and the medical model

Workshop: Piloting a Hearing Voices Group in a High Security Psychiatric Setting: Andy Benn, Jonathon Slater, Hannah Jones. (UK)
Piloting a Hearing Voices Group in a High Secure Psychiatric Setting

Workshop: Rufus May on Accepting Alternative Realities

Accepting Alternative Realities – Handout
Beyond Disbelief: Ways of approaching alternative realities