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Confer Speakers

Jon Blend MA

Jon Blend is a relational gestalt /integrative child and adult psychotherapist and Lifemusic practitioner with a background in psychiatry. He works in private practice and teaches at The Gestalt and Minster Centres and internationally. He has co-led dialogue groups with descendants of Holocaust survivors. Jon performs with Playback South , a ‘communitas’ oriented theatre company and is the son of a Viennese Kindertransportee.


Past and present Confer events
Psychological Trauma and the Child
Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September 2008

The Big Idea
Friday 5 (evening) and Saturday 6 March 2010
Therapy in Motion:
the journey of therapy through the language of the body

Friday 27 and Saturday 28 March 2015
War in the Consulting Room
Saturday 10 December 2016

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...

Did you know?
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...