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About morganayrs666

Psychoanalyst, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist based in Edinburgh. Interested in politics and group psychology as well as eastern forms of psychology. Hobbies include martial arts and horse agility.

Important Humanistic Psychology Conference London 7th Oct

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

Arrival and registration – 9 a.m. onwards

 

Conference chairs’ Intro – 9.40 till 9.50 (Richard House [AHP] and Stuart Morgan-Ayrs [AHPP])

 

Maureen O’Hara – 9.50 till 10.50 (incl. questions etc.)

“Expanding a Humanistic Vision for a 21st Century Psychology”

 

Brief comfort break – 10.50 till 11.05 (no refreshments)

 

Jill Hall – 11.05 till 11.45

“Holding the Vision of what It Is To Be a Whole Human Being as We Embrace the Digital Age”

 

Book launch – 11.50 till 12.10 (merging into lunch – with requested signings over lunch)

 

 

Lunch – 12.10 till 1.10

 

 

David Wasdell – 1.15 till 1.55

“Frontiers of a Paradigm Shift:  Transforming Humanistic Psychology for Tomorrow’s World”

 

Robin Shohet – 2 till 2.40

“Outside the Box”

 

Brief comfort break – 2.40 till 2.50 (no refreshments)

 

Open plenary (with book contributors’ panel) – 2.50 till 3.30

(Chair: John Rowan)

 

Zohar (Dina) Glouberman – 3.30 till 4.10

“Your Own Humanistic Future: A Visualisation Experience”

 

Refreshment break / music / social (Music by Jennifer Maidman and Annie Whitehead) – 4.10 till 5’ish

 

 

One-day HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY Conference

 

Expanding a Humanistic Vision for a 21st Century Psychology

 

Saturday 7th October 2017

Resources for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

 

Dear friends and colleagues,

Just sending you the details again about our forthcoming conference and book launch – a snip at £60 for such a stellar list of speakers!  I’m also appending the link to our new book, which will be formally launched at the conference.

This is a CPD event, and we still have spaces; so if you could circulate these details to your lists and contacts, that would be much appreciated – many thanks.

Warm best

Richard

Online detailshttp://ahpb.org/index.php/one-day-humanistic-psychology-conference/

ONE-DAY HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE – AHPB

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ONE-DAY HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY CONFERENCE – AHPB

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The purpose of AHP, as set out in the objects contained in the company’s Memorandum of Association, is to: “Benefit the public by furthering the education of

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Dublin

Dublin branch opening this Autumn

In an extension to our services, a branch is currently being opened in Dublin. Official finalisation of premises is expected this month (August) in preparation for launch shortly.

What will be available in Dublin

The full range of research evidence based therapies will be provided in Dublin and is covered by our insurance (full international cover) and our international professional memberships.

 

How to book

We are taking preliminary bookings subject to completion of premises and any taxation requirements being finalised. You can contact in the usual way to prebook stuart@scotlandtherapy.co.uk

New emphasis on clinical mindfulness

Clinical mindfulness, back to basics

Stuart has been involved in mindfulness since his teens. Beginning with transcendental meditation and self hypnosis, he then studied Taoist meditation and yoga alongside Japanese and Chinese martial arts.

For Stuart, mindfulness is a natural way of life, and in recent years he has studied formally a range of additional courses and CPD certificates to refresh areas of competence.

Stuart has completed clinical mindfulness training for groups, CBT and mindfulness for depression and practical meditation training, as well as certification courses in additional theory. His clinical training has been with NHS and private practice clinicians at courses here in Scotland.

Stuart has run training courses at levels 4 and 5 in mindfulness and uses both active and passive mindfulness in clinical practice in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Glasgow. Methods include MBSR, MBCT, teaching mindfulness and hypnosis based mindfulness.

Key words
Mindfulness, MBSR, MBCT, Teaching mindfulness, meditation, mindfulness for depression, mindfulness for stress, mindfulness for anxiety, psychotherapy, counselling, hypnotherapy, psychoanalysis, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Scotland

Environmental issues CPD

CPD training in environmental issues relating to practice

Stuart has now (July 2017) received confirmation of successfully passing a level 1 Open University module in the social sciences on environmental impact and social impact of environmental choices.

The module included carbon footprint issues for the business and personally, as well as the interface between personal / business choices and political ideology.

We are dedicated to low carbon footprint policies and recycling and will continue to examine these in our clinical practice.

Key words
Social science, ideology, environment, psychotherapy, psychology, business, green, environmental policy, recycling, sustainability, CPD.

Mindfulness CPD

More mindfulness training for CPD

As part of our commitment to CPD training, we both carry out far more than the required continuous professional development levels each year.

Stuart has just completed a CPD short diploma in Mindfulness based cognitive behavioural therapy (August 2017), just to stay up to date with the area. He has already trained extensively in psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, training and meditation based mindfulness.

Key words

Mindfulness, meditation, CBT, cognitive behavioural therapy, ongoing training, CPD, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, counselling, meditation, MBCT, MBSR, mindfulness training.

Ongoing Continuous Professional Development

Ongoing professional development and improvement

Stuart is dedicated to ongoing professional development and improvement. As part of his professional registrations he is required to complete around 20 hours a year of CPD training. Stuart however regularly completes far more than this.

For example this year (2017) so far:

By June 2017 over 14 hours face to face CPD, over 100 hours university learning (Open University), Over 10 hours nutrition CPD learning, over 20 hours mindfulness refresher CPD learning.

Later in the year a complete post qualification Compassion based therapy course is booked and another 100 plus university hours expected.

This is a fairly typical year, and should demonstrate the level of service improvement Stuart expects from himself.

Key words

Ongoing professional development, continuous professional development, service improvement, CPD, OPD, additional training, post qualification training, standards and qualification.

Back in Glasgow

Psychotherapy in Glasgow

Glad to announce that after an absence of running clinic in Glasgow for a couple of years due to other commitments, Stuart is now back from the 15th June 2017.

Psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, counselling, hypnotherapy, mindfulness in Glasgow

A full range of therapy models and integrative multi modal therapy work will be available again in Glasgow.

Glasgow City Centre Therapy

Therapy will be provided from the Consulting Rooms in Glasgow City Centre, near the Queen Street rail station.

 

Key words

Glasgow, psychotherapy, psychotherapist, hypnotherapy, hypnotherapist, counselling, counsellor, hypnosis, hypnotist, mindfulness, MBSR, MBCT, CBT, CBASP, depression, anxiety, psychoanalysis, psychoanalyst, NLP, analysis, psychoanalyst, bipolar, eating disorders, holistic therapy.

Information on the Government imposing therapy and unpaid work

UK people are being forced into unpaid work and therapy

The Workfare scheme in the UK forces people with mental health issues into unpaid work and motivational therapy in order to make them work, fit or not.

Forced therapy

Therapy disguised as confidence or motivation training, personal skills etc tries to force people into being “fixed” in order to work. Failure to cooperate means benefits being cut / sanctioned. Now known as “psycho-compulsion”

Forced unpaid work

Working unpaid is apparently “magic cure” to make people motivated and well! Working without pay, normal work rights etc!

What is mental health

Mental health is a concept and not a fixed biomedical term. It is hard to evaluate and can not be fairly tested in the same way a s a physical injury.

The individual and the society

We live IN society. We are not 100% responsible for depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. These are often partly due to environment, experience and society. Yet neo-liberal thinking treats people as responsible entirely for their mental wellbeing.

 

Please take time to watch this video to learn more

 

Key Words

Critical psychotherapy, critical psychology, politics, self and society, welfare state, workfare, mental health and employment, counsellors, counselling, psychotherapy for work, sanctioned benefits, neo-liberal politics. politics and psychology

New voluntary regulator gathering support

New voluntary regulator gathering support and now launched

The field of complementary and psychological therapies has been complicated in terms of regulation for some time. The Alliance for Counselling and Psychotherapy, of which the author is a member, helped to block statutory regulation of counselling and psychotherapy with a judicial review. This was primarily because the proposed regulation was not fit for purpose and was based on false assumptions. There simply is no evidence of mass abuse or danger to clients, and most professional bodies already took appropriate action. Also statutory regulation would not prevent continued practice under a different job title.

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council was set up with Government support and funding and became the voluntary regulator of choice for complementary therapies, including confusingly hypnotherapy, which is of course a psychological therapy (psychotherapy).

Next the Government set up the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register scheme, essentially letting any professional body with the quality (and large amounts of money) to gain accreditation from the PSA, who incidentally also oversee statutory regulators. It should be noted that PSA AR status can only be given to existing registers, so any new organisation can not gain accreditation immediately, it has to set up first, gain members and have a “register” and then apply for accreditation.

Various professional bodies now have PSA AR status, including the CNHC voluntary regulator.

New organisation on the block

The Register of Health Care Practitioners (ROHCP) is a new voluntary regulator set up by actual therapists, and seeking to have a more profession driven approach than the CNHC which is sometimes seen as rather bureaucratic and imposed on the profession.  The ROHCP covers essentially all complementary and psychological therapies, and does have the long term goal of PSA AR status once the finance and numbers are there.

it should be interesting to see if the ROHCP can provide a true alternative and competition to the CNHC, and how this will play out.

Stuart’s involvement

I support any organisation hoping to improve the standards of the profession in an appropriate way.  I have been a volunteer promoting the CNHC and I am registered already with them and the FHT (also a PSA AR). I am published on the topic of regulation and am known to be a critic of dividing types of psychotherapy up into different types and having registers for each. I am also in the process of assisting another professional body (hopefully) gain AR status.

In the long run I think it would be healthy for some specialist PSA AR accredited bodies to exist, and also however some integrated umbrella organisations to be voluntary regulators too, preferably with AR status, and I would welcome it if ROCHP was such a body.

Key words
Regulation, standards, professional standards, industry, PSA AR, Professional standards authority, voluntary regulator, voluntary regulation, complementary therapy, psychological therapy, counselling and psychotherapy, statutory regulation, client safety, patient safety, psychotherapy, counselling, hypnotherapy, mindfulness, life coaching

Ongoing Mindfulness and philosophy service expansion

Development of existing service continues….

Both Stuart and his colleague and Scotlandtherapy partner Denise are dedicated to ongoing learning and development, and therefore complete additional university based and practical Ongoing Professional Development training each and every year. This is all on top of existing professional qualification training.

Mindfulness and Philosophy

Stuart in particular has completed additional trainings this year in MBCT (mindfulness based cognitive therapy), CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) for depression and additional training in general mindfulness. He is booked to attend additional specialist training in the use of philosophical models in psychotherapy later in the year, which should nicely complement his nearly completed BA (Hons) in Psychology and philosophy of the mind. This is on pause at the moment since the last university model will not become available until late 2017.

Additional University based learning

Both Stuart and Denise has multiple university awards. Stuart has two University Certificates of Education (Undergraduate) from Lampeter and Edinburgh Universities, Bachelor degrees from City of Birmingham University and the Open University, and a Masters Degree from the Open University. He is about to begin a new degree alongside completing a Psychology and Philosophy of the Mind degree, this time in International Relations, specialising in the effect of ecology and politics on people, with specific regard to mental health issues and disability issues. This ties in with his work writing a regular political column for Self and Society professional journal and other publications and articles.

Denise has completed an undergraduate certificate of Education from Edinburgh University and two bachelor degrees from the Open University. She is about to embark on a third degree, focusing on Business, in particular human resources.

Keywords
Business studies, psychology, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mindfulness, MBCT, CBT, politics, human resources, mental health, disability issues, social studies, social policy, social environment, depression, anxiety, bipolar, environmental psychology, Edinburgh, Falkirk, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, counsellor, psychoanalyst