A simple circle of chairs & group diaglogue about voice-hearing and building up the HVN community in NYC. All welcome.
Starting August 1st, we will be offering a free creative arts therapy workshop to individuals hearing voices, seeing visions, and having other experiences often referred to as “psychosis”.
Co-sponsored by ISPS-US and Hearing Voices NYC:
THEY HEARD VOICES is documentary film exploring the Hearing Voices Movement, chronic psychosis and the schizophrenia label. The film is a series of wide-ranging interviews with voice hearers, medical historians, anthropologists and psychiatrists from Britain and America, presenting different people’s views.
Panel with audience Q & A will follow featuring members of ISPS-US & Hearing Voices NYC:
Matt Estrada, Tami Gatta, & Peri Zarella
In celebration of Worldwide Creative Maladjustment Week
When: July 13th 2017
Where: Jefferson Market Library 425 Ave of the Americas (6th ave & 10th Street)
ISPS is international organization dedicated to development and promotion of social and psychological approaches to experiences that get called “psychosis”.
ISPS-US is the North American Chapter of ISPS and is active organizing events in North America, members include professionals of all stripes including: psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, OTs, therapist and a whole bunch of others; as well as experts by experience, family members and carers – everyone. You can join too.
Membership of the ISPS-US automatically includes membership to ISPS international, so you get the best of both.
ISPS-US holds annual conferences , this year’s conference is in Portland, October 2017. ISPS hold international conferences biannually – next one is in Liverpool.
A huge thanks to Jacqui Dillon for coming to speak to our community yesterday at Jefferson Market Library. Over 50 people attended the full-day workshop which focused on the history, ethos, and group format of the Hearing Voices Movement.
Jacqui mentioned some important resources during her talk, including:
- Eleanor Longden’s TED talk : Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.
- Tanya Luhrmann’s article on how culture influences the voice-hearing experience. Including the differences across the US, Indian & Africa
- Living With Voices: 50 Stories of Recovery : A book she helped co-edit which tells the stories of many people’s experiences with voices
- The Mysterious Skin : A Gregg Araki movie. Plot: Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian’s childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share.
- The 2017 Hearing Voices World Congress Website: Where you can register for the upcoming international conference happening this year in Boston! August 16-18
- The Hearing Voices USA Charter: “Above all else, what defines a group as an HVN-USA Member is whether or not they operate in a way that is consistent with HVN values and approach. This Charter, adapted from the hard work and careful thought of many individuals connected with HVN England, identifies the qualities that define both affiliated and full group membership within HVN-USA. Only groups that clearly state that they follow the terms of this Charter will be listed on this site or considered to be HVN-USA members.”
- The Self Reflection Tool used for people to establish their readiness to facilitate or co-facilitate a Hearing Voices group. This can be used when formal training is not available.
Our follow-up event is happening soon:
It’s been a great weekend of film screenings dedicated to looking at psychological crises in new ways.
Friday evening was a screening of CRAZYWISE at NYU Langone Hospital. Featuring a panel with Peri Zarella, Issa Ibrahim, Sascha DuBurl & co-director of CRAZYWISE Kevin Tomlinson.
Saturday afternoon was the NYC home-video launch of Healing Voices. The film followed with a panel Q & A featuring (among others) Oryx Cohen and Matt Estrada.
|ISPS-US and Hearing Voices NYC Present:
Healing Voices Movie
& post-screening discussion with the filmmakers and subjects.
Sleep in on Saturday morning and then join us for a screening of Healing Voices at the Anthology Film Archive (32 2nd Ave) at 3:00 on May 13th, followed by a discussion with producers PJ Moynihan and Oryx Cohen and other special guests.
Tickets are $8-$12. There are small number of discounted tickets available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org by May 10 for more information.
Hearing Voices NYC is happy to announce our collaboration with the #EmergingProud campaign! #EmergingProud is ultimately a campaign about providing hope; that breaking down does not mean we are broken; it means that we can be amidst a difficult journey to ‘breakthrough’.
The launch of International #EmergingProud day on Friday, May 12th, aims to expand the public perception of ‘normal’ all over the world. The event brings together collaboration from many organizations and 8 countries, seeing all voices join to bring evolution in mental health support, and will also include premiere screenings of CRAZYWISE. Together, we are creating a new global movement towards a dream we all share. For more information on the campaign go to: http://www.emergingproud.com/
Screening of the film CRAZYWISE with panel featuring:
Peri Zarrella- Hearing Voices Network NYC
Kevin Tomlinson– Director & Executive Producer of CRAZYWISE
May 12th 2017
Doors open at 6:30pm, Screening starts at 7pm
NYU Langone Hospital at First Ave and 30th Alumni Hall A
Institute for the Development of Human Arts