Event For International Hearing Voices Day September 14 2013

HEARING VOICES NETWORK AOTEAROA NZ

                                Are pleased to host an afternoon for

INTERNATIONAL HEARING VOICES DAY

SEPTEMBER 14TH 2013

Come along and join us for the afternoon. All welcome.

                         We will have a viewing of the  excellent Documentary

“OPEN DIALOGUE”  by Daniel Mackler

In the Far North of Finland, a stones throw from the Arctic Circle, a group of innovative family therapists converted the area’s traditional mental health system, which once boasted poor outcomes for schizophrenia, into one that now gets the best statistical results in the world for first break psychosis. They call their approach Open Dialogue.

Their principles, though radical in this day and age of multi-drug cocktails and involuntary hospitilization, are surprisingly simple.  Daniel Mackler travels to Finland to see for himself and interviews the therapists involved.

Please bring a plate along, for a shared afternoon tea and wonderful discussion afterwards.

Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa NZ, will host their Annual General Meeting.  All are welcome to stay. We rely on the help of volunteers to continue our work and are always looking for people willing to help J

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

 

When: 1.00pm to 3.30 PM Saturday September 14th 2013

Where: Connect SR 215 Wairau Road, Glenfield, Auckland

Cost: Free, please just bring a plate  for a shared afternoon tea,

Bookings: Adrienne at 0272650266 or email: hvnanz@gmail.com with your name and contact details. Please note spaces are limited. You will need to book.

 

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.