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Dr Angela Cotter

Angela Cotter is a Jungian analyst (IAAP, UKCP, GAP) integrates constellations work, energy psychotherapy and shamanic approaches into her practice. Since 1980, she has researched the meaning of the wounded healer concept in health care practice, using action research and narrative methods. This led her to study and work with Celtic shamanism (with Caitlin and John Matthews), and subsequently to train in systemic ritual, (Daan van Kampenhout's integration of systemic constellations with his shamanic training and experience). From this experience, she has evolved a way of working with dreams that have not reached resolution in both an individual and group context. She is currently co-editing a monograph from a Bowlby Centre conference about attachment, memory loss and ageing. Her work with people with dementia reinforced the importance of waking dream-like states of consciousness. As well as her Jungian roots, she values her connections with Bowlby Centre, Minster Centre and Regent's University.

Past and present Confer events
Shamanic Approaches in Modern Psychotherapy
Saturday 9 April 2016

Working with the Dreaming Mind
Saturday 30 January 2016

Psychotherapy and Soul
Monday evenings 16 September - 28 October 2013

The Gift of the Wounded Healer
Saturday 28 September 2013

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...