Stories to Awaken the Inner hero

We have completed our series of workshops, Stories to Awaken your Inner Hero in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland with Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy. What a great workshop it was. We discovered the healing power of story, the emotional power of using metaphor. The gift it was to be able to listen to someones life challenges, and turn it into a Heros story, using metaphor. The story of Pack rat and First mother, told by Lewis, reminding us all, just like the Heros, not to give up. That by creating a metaphorical story we we become the hero and succeeds, our brains, and spirits began to start searching for a way to create that success on a deeper level.

Uplifting, and engaging.

Here is an interview with Lewis and Barbara before the workshops, talking about it.

Heroes story interview Lewis Mehl Madrona & Barbara Mainguy

A series of Workshops with Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy in New Zealand

We are excited to announce we have organised a series of workshops with Lewis Mehl-Madrona and Barbara Mainguy for March 2015. Thanks to funding from the Lotteries Board and also the ASB Community trust find.

We will also be offering four free places in Auckland and Whangarei workshops for people with cultural knowledge/ expertise. Those who know the stories of our people and the land in each area. Email me to apply for these places.

The workshops we are offering are

1) Narrative Medicine- Storytelling in West Auckland and in Russell Bay of Islands

2) Remapping your Mind & Sacred Drama in Manakau and Whangarei

3) Cherokee Bodywork in Russell, Bay of Islands.

You can also see all the info on our website here and download registration forms and PDFS of the fliers, http://www.hearingvoices.org.nz/index.php/events-and-workshops/104-a-series-of-workshops-with-lewis-mehl-madrona-barbara-mainguy-march-2015

July 26th 2014- Event Paris Williams Psychologist and Author, and Beyond the Medical Model screening

rethinking Madness

 

On July 26th 2014, The Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa NZ are hosting a talk by Paris Williams Psychologist and Author of Rethink Madness- www.rethinkingmadness.com 

We will share afternoon tea, then have a screening of the excellent ‘ Beyond the Medical Model’

See the trailer

All welcome.

Fickling Center, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland
12.30pm to 3.30pm
Come along and hear Paris Williams, watch the movie, and share afternoon tea and discussion. All are welcome.
COST: $5 for waged. Voice hearers and HVNANZ members free.
We will hold our Hearing Voices Network Annual General meeting afterwards at 3.30-4.30pm if you are interested in making a difference, please stay and join in.
For Bookings please email: hvnanz@gmail.com or tel : 027 265 0266

 

HVN AGM on 26th July 2014

The Hearing Voices network Aotearoa NZ, are holding their AGM on 26th July at the Fickling Center in Mt Roskill Auckland.

We are now accepting committee nominations.

The meeting will be held in the lunch time. Afterwards we will have a wonderful speaker- Paris Williams author of  ‘Rethinking Madness’.

 

 

Open Dialogue evening in Auckland May 30th 2013 with Jaana Castella

HEARING VOICES NETWORK AOTEAROA NZ are pleased to present:

“OPEN DIALOGUE” with Jaana Castella.

an innovative approach to acute psychiatric crises developed by Jaakko SeikkulaMarkku Sutela, and their multidisciplinary team at Keropudas Hospital in Tornio, Finland. Jaana is a psychiatric nurse from the Region of Sjaelland who is trained in the “Open Dialogue” technique with Jaako Seikkula and Tom Anderson in 1999 and has been working with people with psychosis using this method and educating others in the techniques.

WHAT IS OPEN DIALOGUE?

Fundamental to the approach is the shift away from an immediate emphasis on trying to eradicate symptoms.   The conversation, or dialogue, is not “about” the person, but a way of “being with” them and living through the crisis together.  What Tom Andersen M.D. called “withness practices” mitigates the sense of isolation and distance a frightening episode can produce and leads to a path of recovery.

Starting in the eighties, there have been a variety of research studies of Open Dialogue and its outcomes with early psychosis.The results consistently show that this approach reduces hospitalization, the use of medication, and recidivism when compared with treatment as usual. For example, in a five-year study, 83% of patients had returned to their jobs or studies or were looking for a job (Seikkula et al. 2006), In the same study, 77% did not have any residual symptoms. Such outcomes led the Finnish National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health to award a prize recognizing the Keropudas group for “the ongoing development of psychiatric care over a period of ten years.”                                                                          http://www.dialogicpractice.net/open-dialogue%E2%84%A0/

See a video trailer about the Open Dialogue method here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBjIvnRFja4

Jaana will share how Open Dialogue works and we will have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions following her talk. This event is suitable for Professionals as well as voice hearers. Jaanas focus in NZ is around Peer support.

Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa NZ are a registered charity independent from Mental health services. Commited to providing research and support for voices and visions in NZ.

When: 7.00 to 9.00 PM Thursday 30th May 2013

Where: Room WF710 , Level 7 AUT Business  School WF Building, 42 Wakefield St, Auckland City 1142.

Cost: $20 for waged , Gold coin Koha for Unwaged. We are a registered charity. These fees will help pay expenses, and support sending our members to the World  Voices Congress in Melbourne this year.

Bookings: Adrienne at 0272650266 or email: hvnanz@gmail.com for a registration form. Please note spaces are limited. You will need to book.

” Open Dialogue” evening in Wellington May 27 2013 with Jaana Castella

Hi all glad to let you know we have a great event planned for Wellington on 27 mAy ( Jaana will also be speaking in Auckland on May 30th, just firming up a venue)

HEARING VOICES NETWORK AOTEAROA NZ

www.hearingvoices.org.nz

 

Are pleased to host an educational evening on

“OPEN DIALOGUE” with Jaana Castella.

an innovative approach to acute psychiatric crises developed by Jaakko SeikkulaMarkku Sutela, and their multidisciplinary team at Keropudas Hospital in Tornio, Finland. Jaana is a psychiatric nurse from the Region of Sjaelland who is trained in the “Open Dialogue” technique with Jaako Seikkula and Tom Anderson in 1999 and has been working with people with psychosis using this method and educating others in the techniques.

WHAT IS OPEN DIALOGUE?

Fundamental to the approach is the shift away from an immediate emphasis on trying to eradicate symptoms.   The conversation, or dialogue, is not “about” the person, but a way of “being with” them and living through the crisis together.  What Tom Andersen M.D. called “withness practices” mitigates the sense of isolation and distance a frightening episode can produce and leads to a path of recovery.

Starting in the eighties, there have been a variety of research studies of Open Dialogue and its outcomes with early psychosis.The results consistently show that this approach reduces hospitalization, the use of medication, and recidivism when compared with treatment as usual. For example, in a five-year study, 83% of patients had returned to their jobs or studies or were looking for a job (Seikkula et al. 2006), In the same study, 77% did not have any residual symptoms. Such outcomes led the Finnish National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health to award a prize recognizing the Keropudas group for “the ongoing development of psychiatric care over a period of ten years.”                                                                           http://www.dialogicpractice.net/open-dialogue%E2%84%A0/

See a video trailer about the Open Dialogue method here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBjIvnRFja4

We also have GUEST SPEAKER:  ANNIE CHAPMAN

talking about her Hikoi for Healthy Choices for those with mental illness.  Annie has been walking from Cape Reinga to Wellington to raise awareness of the need for the government to provide better options for those diagnosed with mental illness. Open Dialogue  is one of the treatment options Annie would like to see implemented in New Zealand.  Come and hear about why Annie is walking, and sign her petition for change.

http://hikoiforhealthychoices.wordpress.com/

When: 6.30 to 8.30 PM Monday 27th May 2013

Where: Newtown Community Center, cnr of Colombo and Rintoul Sts, Newtown Wellington.

Cost: $20 for waged , Gold coin Koha for Unwaged. We are a registered charity. These fees will help pay expenses, and support sending our members to the World  Voices Congress in Melbourne this year.

Bookings: Call Lize  021 049 0887  or Adrienne at 0272650266 or email: info@hearingvoices.org.nzThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for a registration form. Please note spaces are limited. You will need to book.

 

2013 World hearing Voices Congress to be held in Melbourne 20-22 November

The 2013 World Hearing Voices Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia, they describe it like this
“We’re already working hard down under on the biggest, boldest, warmest, friendliest congress yet!
Indigenous views
New Research
Fresh Young Voices
So grab your togs and book your flights”
To be organised by Voices Vic, the hearing voices network of Victoria Australia. Dates 20 – 22 November 2013.

Annual General Meeting July 2nd 2.00 to 5.00pm

The Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa NZ has set the date for their Annual General Meeting:

Saturday July 2nd from 2 to 5pm
at “the Clubhouse” 393 Great North Rd Grey Lynn Auckland.

As we have the Ron Coleman workshops at the beginning of June, we have decided not to hold a workshop/ event for our AGM this year. Instead we will concentrate on Hearing Voices Day in September.

 We are always keen to have some help. At the AGM, we vote in the new committee.As always only members of our organisation are able to vote or become committee members. All members are welcome. It is an opportunity to discuss how the past year has gone and the direction we want to go forward for the upcoming year.  If you would like to become part of the committee please contact Adrienne 0272650266 for a nomination form

Ron Coleman workshops in Auckland and Wellington

HEARING VOICES NETWORK AOTEAROA NZ

Te Reo Orooro

Are hosting 1 day workshops  In Auckland and Wellington

ADVANCED “WORKING WITH VOICES”             with  Ron Coleman

WLG WORKSHOP WILL RAISE MONEY FOR CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE.

Hearing voices is one of the most common experiences that people diagnosed with a psychotic illness have and research has shown that many people continue to hear voices even after prolonged use of medication. This has meant that many voice hearers do not get relief from their experiences. The consequence of this is that many people live lives that are low in quality and high in distress. Many professionals are left frustrated when medication does not deliver the desired results.

Ron Coleman has been active in the field of mental health since 1991, when affecting his own recovery from mental illness, he used his experiences to develop his ideas for recovery centered treatment of others. Since then he has went on to write numerous books and papers on the subject and was influential in the development of the Hearing Voices Network in the UK. Ron and his partner Karen travel around the world delivering trainings in this field through their company ‘Working To Recovery”. http://workingtorecovery.co.uk  RON IS DONATING HIS TIME FOR THE WELLINGTON WORKSHOP TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THOSE EFFECTED BY THE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE. ALL PROFITS FROM WELLINGTON WWORKSHOP WILL BE DONATED TO THE RED CROSS EARTHQUAKE FUND.

This one-day course is for people who have either been on the “Working with voices intro” day or have gained experience of working with voices either personally or in the workplace.

Throughout the day this course will

  • Support you in developing effective ways of working with voice hearers using short, medium and long term strategies
  • Enable you to use the above strategies to support voice hearers in taking control of their experience and more importantly getting on with their life.
  • Give you an introduction to the Maastricht interview schedule
  • Enable you to use the ‘Working with Voices Workbook’

 

When: 9.00am to 3.30 Pm

Auckland Wednesday  1st June 2011

Wellington: 9.30 to 4pm  Friday 3rd June 2011

Where:

Auckland: Western Springs Garden Community Hall, 956 Great North Rd, Western Springs Auckland

WELLINGTON : Film Archive Center Cnr Taranaki and Ghuznee St Wellington.

Cost: $120 for waged-We would like to encourage support people to bring a voice hearer with them. And offer a discount of for this i.e $100 instead of $140 for both people.    $20 for unwaged voice hearers . n.b Morning and afternoon tea provided. Participants to provide their own lunch.     We are a registered charity. These fees will help support our work.

Bookings: Call Lize   021 049 0887 (wellington) or Adrienne  (Auckland) at 0272650266 for more details or email: info@hearingvoices.org.nz  for a registration form. Please note spaces are limited. If you want to come you will need to book asap.