Hi everyone, happy World Hearing Voices Day. I’m terribly jet lagged but just arrived in Valkenburg Holland for the World Hearing Voices Congress. (also check out the audio)
Staying in a bungalow with Rufus May and some other great UK dissident mental health professionals, long conversations over forced treatment, suicide, addiction, shamanism, Voice Dialog, Theater of the Oppressed… I’m giving a workshop on coming off medications this thursday.
A great honor to be invited, and a wonderful chance to meet others and allies in the mad movement — and learn more. You can follow things at my Portland Hearing Voices twitter feed here: http://twitter.com/pdxvoices and the tag #hearingvoices.
Congress photos on my flickr feed here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/willflickr/sets/72157622396976958/show/
Audio clips – unedited and variable quality.
Listen to the talk on Psychiatry at War With Itself – including replacing ‘schizophrenia’ with a new diagnosis – by J Van Os of the Netherlands — the talk is highly recommended: 09HearingVoicesCongress-JVanOsPsychiatryAtWarWithItself.mp3
Leading UK advocate Ron Coleman’s talk: 09HearingVoicesCongress-RonColeman.mp3
Excerpt of UK Hearing Voices Network Director Jacqui Dillon’s talk 09HearingVoicesCongress-JacquiDillon(excerpt).mp3
Brendan George on working with dual diagnosis: BrendanGeorgesonDualDiagnosis.mp3
Voice Hearer Eleanor Longden: 09HearingVoicesCongress-EleanorLongden.mp3
Voice Hearer Peter Bullimore on voices and trauma 09HearingVoicesCongress-PeterBullimore.mp3
Will Hall workshop on Coming Off Medications 09HearingVoicesCongress-WillHallComingOffMedications.mp3