Posted by: Uticopa in hearing voices on
Dec 01, 2008
It is time that society at large recognises that hearing voices in the head is a human variation rather than a symptom of illness. As a step in the right direction, mental health professionals are urged to attend the first international congress of its kind, specifically organised to develop awareness of this variation.
The First International Hearing Voices Congress is to be held in Maastricht in Holland from 17 - 18th September 2009. It is planned that it should be both inclusive and participative, bringing people together from around the world - in fact, all who are concerned with hearing voices - in order to exchange ideas and information.
The Congress is being held to develop groundbreaking work in the field in order to empower and help sufferers in their recovery. It is hoped to change the way society as a whole perceives the experience of hearing voices. In this way, the social stigma and many misunderstandings about hearing voices can be reduced.
It is very normal to talk to yourself, whether out loud or quietly in your head. Vocalising our thoughts process helps us to walk ourselves through the challenges that life throws at us.