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Confer Speakers

Christa Mackinnon

Christa Mackinnon is a social psychologist, family counsellor, clinical hypnotherapist, shamanic teacher and author with over 25 years of professional experience as a therapist and international trainer and lecturer. She is the Founder and Director of Kamdaris Psychological Consultancy and holds an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Exeter, Medical School, where she teaches special study units on trauma as well as clinical hypnosis. Christa apprenticed to shamans in South America and has trained with spiritual and shamanic teachers in Asia, the USA and the UK, which led her to design and run training courses for therapeutic professionals combining western approaches with indigenous spiritual teachings. She is the author of the groundbreaking book Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice (Jessica Kingsley, 2012) and Shamanism: Awaken and Develop the Shamanic Force Within (Hay House, 2016).

Kamdaris Psychological Consultancy

Past and present Confer events
Psychotherapy and the Natural World
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November 2016

Shamanic Approaches in Modern Psychotherapy
Saturday 9 April 2016

Psychotherapy and Soul
Monday evenings 16 September - 28 October 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...

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...