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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

Booking online:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/expanding-a-humanistic-vision-for-a-21st-century-psychology-tickets-36013638763

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THE BOOK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Humanistic-Psychology-Current-Trends-Prospects/dp/1138698911/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504881519&sr=8-1&keywords=humanistic+house

 

Dublin

Dublin branch OPEN

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 is available in Dublin

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

 

How to book

Contact via the contact us page HERE

 

Dis-associative Disorders

Psychological therapy for Dis-associative Disorders

Dis-associative disorders are conditions where the sufferer dis-associates for periods of time. What this means in basic terms is they mentally “switch off” or “blank” in a way that may either appear to be day dreaming, or which may just resemble a silent few moments. In more severe cases two other presentations may occur: dis-associating into a different personality, or with a loss of consciousness.

Short blank disassociations

This is the most likely version to be seen, the person reacts to stress or an anxiety trigger by “being elsewhere”. it can also be the result of a flash back being triggered where a historical event is being recalled. The person may appear inattentive, distance, and seem to be ignoring you. This can lead to misunderstanding, conflict and accusations of laziness or inattention, especially in adolescents in education or when it occurs in the workplace. Depending on whether a task is under way at the time, it is possible for this task to be interrupted for a moment, or even, for example, for a cup of tea being made to be split or dropped.

It should be noted that it is very hard to tell these short blanks apart from epileptic “absence” seizures and  it is important to discuss them with your medical doctor and not assume they are psychological in nature.  It should be remembered however that it is more usual for psychological disassociation to be misdiagnosed as epilepsy.

Personality change disassociation

In more severe cases the personality of the sufferer undergoes a change in the disassociated state and a person may appear to have changed in their behaviour, attitude and even in what they believe and remember. What occurs in this state may not be remembered afterwards.

It is a matter of debate whether this is related to schizophrenia or not,  with some sufferers of disassociation adamant that it is a different condition entirely, and some sufferers of schizophrenia claiming that their condition is itself a form of disassociation.

Loss of consciousness disassociation

Often called Non Epileptic Attack Disorder (NEAD) or pseudo-epilepsy,  this is the ultimate disassociation response. The person will loss consciousness and will often shake or spasm as one would expect to see in epilepsy. NEAD is often initially misdiagnosed as epilepsy.

Most people are aware of flight and fight responses to danger. The third response however is that seen in the humble possum. The person loses consciousness, lies still playing dead, the body is flooded by natural pain killers, and for the predator the sufferer / possum appears to be a long dead and unpalatable prey. This state is often associated with loss of bowel or bladder control, again to make the prey smell “off”.  This is a highly primal response to extreme danger.

Causes of disassociation

Disassociation occurs when the sufferer has a history of being faced by traumas such as abuse or rape which can not be coped with at their mental state or age. Thus it is common for these conditions to be present in adult survivors of child sexual abuse or domestic violence. Essentially the subject learns to “opt out” of the situation they are incapable of handling.

Treatment of disassociation

There are two main strategies for addressing disassociative disorders:

1. Increase the sufferer’s ability to cope with stressful situations. This may involve cognitive behavioural therapy to reduce stress response with methods like stress inoculation therapy. It may also involve analysis of interpersonal relationships to adjust perceptions and behaviours which may otherwise lead to conflict. Interpersonal psychotherapy methods, CBASP, CAT or other analytic cognitive behavioural methods might be employed. This is therefore an attempt to use psychoeducation and personal analysis to better manage the condition day to day.

2. Addressing any history of abuse. Addressing PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) as a condition may reduce the underlying effects presented as a disassociative disorder. Psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioural analysis, trauma debriefing such as specialist hypnotherapy “trauma runs” can all be used if appropriate.

Co-morbid presentation

It is common for persons with disassociate disorders to have a history of different diagnosis, and to have elements of different mental health conditions. These might include depression, anxiety, self harm, mood disorders or OCD.

Key words
Disassociation, disassociative disorder, disassociative seizures, NEAD, non epileptic attack disorder, possum response, flight and flight, PTSD, post traumatic attack disorder, sexual abuse, domestic violence, survivor of childhood abuse, child abuse survivor, personality change, mood change, mood disorder, anxiety, depression, OCD, self harm, multiple personalities, multiple personality disorders, loss of memory, stress response, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioural analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy, CBASP, CBT, hypnotherapy, counselling, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, analyst, hypnotherapist, couhsellor, therapy, therapist, psychology, psychologist, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling

Contact via the contact us page HERE

 

CPD Exam

Philosophical psychology exam

Service will be a bit slow until Wednesday. I (Stuart) have an exam as part of my COD commitment.

Psychology, Psychotherapy, Philosophy, Psychoanalysis

 

The exam will be part of my commitment to ongoing professional development. It covers psychology, philosophy and social studies.

 

New clinic base in Edinburgh

We now have a clinic base at Wallace House in Trinity, which is in the North of the City of Edinburgh.

I will be providing Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, counselling, coaching, hypnotherapy and mindfulness at this new base from later this month, mainly on Tuesdays and Fridays.

 

Expanding our provision

New premises?

Today I am happy to be visiting another facility in Edinburgh with a view to providing more flexibility in regard to location, and security for my clients.

Security of provision

I (Stuart) believe that one should not be reliant on just one location for facilities, and therefore adding venues is a natural measure.

Therapy in Edinburgh

We hope to be providing psychoanalysis, clinical hypnotherapy, counselling, psychotherapy and CBT in our new location in North Edinburgh if all goes well.

 

This week in clinic

This week despite the bank holiday we have gotten off to a start using today for more ongoing training. Tuesday is a full day of clinic providing psychoanalysis, counselling and psychotherapy. Wednesday is quieter, Thursday brings clinic in Falkirk with hypnotherapy and Psychoanalysis. Friday and Saturday are psychotherapy clinic days back in Edinburgh.

Our service is integrative, blending psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, counselling, hypnotherapy, cbt and coaching according to the needs of the client or couple.

 

Stirling Clinical Provision

Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Counselling, Hypnotherapy Stirling

We now have a base active in Stirling. Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, counselling, life coaching, mindfulness and other related psychology previsions are there in Stirling.

Psychotherapy, psychoanalysis Stirling

We have a complete professional provision in Stirling, Stirlingshire, UK.

We are providing psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, hypnotherapy, CBT, NLP in Stirling, Stirlingshire UK.