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

PROGRAMME Thursday 13th September

Thursday 13th September

Chair: Irene van de Giessen


9:00-9:30 h Registration

9:30-9:45 h Opening by Irene van de Giessen

9:45-10:30 h Three personal stories

  • Miran The power of names
  • Unknown
  • Marianne Kranenkamp

10:30-11:15 h Caroline Mazel-Carlton Spiritual Freedom

11:15-11:45 h Break

11:45-12:30 h Danius Puras: Human Rights UN Special rapporteur on the right to health: Global mental health and                           human rights: challenges and opportunities for change of status quo

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

18:00-9:00 h Annual General Meeting Intervoice – only for members – in Atrium

Thursday 13th September


13:30 -15:00 h

Symposium main hall

13:30 – 14:15 h Mick It’s all in my Head

14:15 – 15:00 h Robin Timmers The recovery and emancipation oriented approach Omgaan met Stemmen



Atrium Theatre-workplace SMIT: I hear what you don’t hear

Choir FILM Yann Derobert Healing Voices

Room 1 Oana Iusco Do only visible struggles matter?

Room 2 Eve Mundy Young People’s rights

Room 8 + 9 Family Constellations

Room 10 Marcello & Lykourgos Recovery of professionals – an open dialogue

Room 11 Craig Lewis Better Days

15:30 -17:00 h

Symposium main hall

15:30 – 16:15 h Dirk Corstens Merging the Maastricht Approach and Open Dialogue:polyphony

16:15 – 17:00 h Lauren McCormack and Zabelle Aslanyan Is the hearing voices approach compatible with statutory                             services?



Atrium Angela Woods, Victoria Patton, Ben Alderson-Day Hearing the Voice

Bar Jessica Pons Talking about race

Chapel Keith Smith Voices are what they say: A study of language in the experience of ‘hearing voices’.

Choir FILM Vincent Swierstra The voices of Vincent

Room 1 Senait Debesay Hearing voices in children, young people and adults – different approaches (German translated into English)

Room 2 Eve Mundy We need to talk about class: exploring power and privilege within Hearing Voices Groups & the Hearing Voices Movement.

Room 3 Megan Mateer met Empatiko

Room 8 + 9 Family Constellations

Room 10 Soundscape

Room 11 Geert Zomer Workshop insight providing drawing


17:00 h End of congress day

18:00 – 19:00 h Annual General Meeting Intervoice – only for membersin Atrium