The Hearing Voices Network are holding an afternoon on Culturual Perspectives on Hearing Voices. We have three great speakers. David Lui I have heard before at a conference. A very interesting speaker on the Pacific Island view of spirit and spirituality in general. He has a great piece in the book Penini Uliuli. You can read an excerpt from the book here
Sneh Prasad has a great deal of knowledge on the ‘Oriental’ Perspective. I spent some time with her when we were planning an article for the website based on a previous talk I had attended. You can see that article here
Ivan Yeo will talk to us about the Chinese view of psychosis.When I asked him what he would speak about he said this: Chinese see health as a single entity instead of the Western medical model of dualism, which is physical and mental health. Chinese culture has been strongly influenced by Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. How do such perspectives influence the view of mental illness and mental health?
We would really like to have a speaker on the Maori perspective , but have not been able to find anyone who is willing to talk to for us.
However all in all it is looking to be a great afternoon. It will be held at Connect SR 215 Wairau Rd Glenfield from 1pm to 4pm.
All are welcome to come along. But please book, so we know the numbers for afternoon tea. ctc details and our flier can be downloaded from our website www.hearingvoices.org.nz
The Hearing Voices Network aotearoa NZ will hold their AGM afterwards.