World Hearing Voices Congress: 12 - 15 September 2018 (Netherlands)

PROGRAMME Friday 14th September

Friday 14th September

Chair: Dirk Corstens


9:00-9:15 h Opening by Dirk Corstens

9:15-10:00 h Three personal stories

  • Roelof
  • Sugi
  • The Redwoods

10:00-10:45 h Indigo Daya: The Mad Agent Emerges: Reflections on human rights after two years on the inside of                           government’ Video-presentation and livestream dialogue with Indigo from Melbourne

10:45 – 11:15 h Break

11:15 – 11:45 h Olga Runciman Human Rights

11:45 -12:15 h Jolijn Santegoeds Fighting for human rights

12:15 – 12:30 h Dialogue and reflections

12:30-13:30 h Lunch

13:30-15:00 h Symposium & Workshops

15:00-15:30 h Break

15:30-17:00 h Symposium & Workshops

17:00 h Closure of the Congress The Manifesto

19:00 h BBQ & Party

Friday 14th September


13:30-15:00 h

Symposium main hall

13:30 – 14:00 h Akiko Hart Disability, madness and identity

14:00 – 14:30 h Jim Probert For individuals living under the umbrella of the hearing voices movement: A vision of                                 human rights on college campuses and beyond.

14:30 – 15:00 h Hans Gerding Parapsychology about voices



Atrium Gail Hornstein & Alison Branitsky Hearing Voices Groups

Choir FILM Paul Baker Hearing Voices in Brazil: Changing Perceptions, Activism and Living with Voices OVIDORES            DE VOZES (Hearing Voices) Canal Futura, Brazil 2017

Room 1 Jessica Pons and Eve Mundy Voices, Visions and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) – whose story                      counts?

Room 2 Maria Mens-van Roode and Roesja Trimbos Hand mirror masks

Room 3 Adi Hasanbasic Hearing Voices as Creative Adaptation: Gestalt Therapy Perspective

Room 8 + 9 John Lawrence and Nina Melunsky People with Intellectual Disabilities Hear Voices Too. How can we                          adapt the Hearing Voices Network approach to work with people with Intellectual Disabilities who hear                        voices?

Room 10 + 11 Research workshop Pia Brandt Benefits and harms of neuroleptic drugs in drug- naïve patients                                   presenting with psychosis: A systematic review

Craig Steel A pilot study (N=15) Maastricht Approach to voices talking with voices

Joachim Schnackenberg Experience focused counseling: a research project

Barbara Schaefer Experiences of 25 participants of different Hearing Voices Groups in the                                           Netherlands: (four) reasons to participate


15:30-17:00 h

Symposium main hall

15:30 – 16:00 h Andrew Vigden From appraisals to dialogues – a Psychologist reflects on 20 years of working with                               people who hear voices

16:00 – 16:30 h Adi Hasanbasic Personal Account: Hearing Voices Values as Social Integration and Formation of                               Identity from Sarajevo to Prague

16:30 – 17:00 h Bonny Astor Philosophy, voices, and beliefs



Atrium Peter Bullimore and Jo Withington Life beyond section, beyond the recall & restricted life

Bar 15:30 – 16:15 h Eoin Toomey : Host-Parasite Interactions (In a Dissociated Mind?)

16:15 – 17:00 h Violet Perez Psychotic outbreak as a non ordinary state of consciousness. Similarities and                                            interventions possibilities.

Room 3 Meg Mateer Mad wisdom: healing the world through powerful authenticity and playful connection

Choir FILM Anne Evers and Dylan Peters Workshop Crazywise & Recovery College Enik

Room 8 + 9 Bruria Shifron Gesher Le-Kesher Therapeutic studio

Room 10 Lucy Fernandez Hearing Voices on Drugs – talking about unusual sensory experiences in the context of                     illicit drug use

Room 11 Miran Skyzology – Dead, words and meaning – How to create the mutual support I need


17:00 h Closing the Congress with the Voice Hearers Human Rights Manifesto and looking forward to next year

19:00 h BBQ and Party at the Pier of Scheveningen