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Paul Maiteny

Paul Maiteny (paul@psychecology.net). Two key questions have been with me since childhood: why are humans so cruel and destructive to each other and other species; and what might our human role be as members of the ecosystemic web? These have informed my life and work - in ecological education and habitat management, research in ecological anthropology, organisational and consumer behaviour (at UCL, Oxford, Open & Bocconi [Milan] Universities), and psychotherapy practice that integrates ecological and transpersonal understanding. I also tutor transpersonal ecopsychology, psychotherapy research methods and education for sustainability (since 1995) on Masters degrees. Publications include: Ancestral warnings of ecosystemic holocaust, its psychospiritual causes, and clues to resolution (Self & Society) Longing to be Human: evolving ourselves in healing the Earth (Rust &anp; Totton ed. Vital Signs), Finding Meaning without Consuming, Psychotherapy as an Eco-Systemic Activity (The Psychotherapist, Winter 2008/9).


Past and present Confer events
Eco-Psychotherapy: Healing and the Natural World
Saturday 18 March 2017

Landscapes of The Mind
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 September 2009

The Big Idea
Friday 5 (evening) and Saturday 6 March 2010






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

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