Eleanor Longden – The Voices In My Head (TED Talk)
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn’t know how to help her. 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.
Rai Waddingham – On The Edge? Working with Taboo & Violent Voices
Rachel (Rai) Waddingham talks about her experiences of living, and working, with voices that talk about taboo and/or violent themes through Mind in Camden’s Voice Collective project at ISPS UK’s 2014 Residential Conference – From Diagnosis to Dialogue.
Jaakko Seikkula – Challenges in Developing Open Dialogue Practice
Jaakko Seikkula (Professor of Psychiatry, University of Jyvaskla, Finland) speaks about the challenges in developing Open Dialogue practice at ISPS UK Residential Conference (‘From Diagnosis to Dialogue) on 17 September 2014. For more info on ISPS UK see www.ispsuk.org
Compassion for Voices: a tale of courage and hope
A film about the compassionate approach to relating with voices, with potential for use as a therapeutic, educational, and de-stigmatising tool. From Kings College, London.