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Confer Speakers

Michael Ash

Michael Ash BSC, DO, ND, F.DipION has worked with patients for over 20 years through the improvement of the gut brain axis to augment intersecting approaches to recovery of their mental and physical health. He has published numerous related articles, and taught clinicians across many countries on how and why our bacterial cousins may be retrained to become our allies in the recovery of health. He has contributed chapters to the books, Nutrition and Mental Health a Handbook (2008), Biochemical Imbalances in Disease, Nutrition and Addiction (2010), Supporting Recovery from Food and Substance Misuse with Nutritional and Lifestyle Interventions (2011). He is the Editor of, and MD of

Past and present Confer events
Saturday 1 July 2017

Psychoneuroimmunology and Psychotherapy: Finding the Interface
Tuesday evenings 17 April - 26 June 2012

The Practitioner's body
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April 2008

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...