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Confer Speakers

Dr Bonnie Meekums

Bonnie Meekums, PhD, UKCP reg. psychotherapist, RDMP, Hon Fellow ADMP UK is one of the pioneers of Dance Movement Psychotherapy in the UK, and is also a UKCP registered verbal psychotherapist. She is an active researcher, trainer and practitioner who has lectured worldwide and has written extensively on the topics of kinaesthetic empathy and movement metaphors, including two books, Creative Group Therapy for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (2000, Jessica Kingsley) and Dance Movement Therapy: a Creative Psychotherapeutic Approach (2002, Sage). Bonnie is programme leader for the MA Psychotherapy and Counselling at the University of Leeds, where she brings an awareness of the embodied relationship to the training. Her journal work includes the roles of Symposium Co-Editor for the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling and Associate Editor for Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy.

Past and present Confer events
Mindfulness, Resilience and Harmony
A 6-Day Summer School-Retreat for Practitioners

Sunday 14 July - Friday 19 July 2013

The Power of Non-verbal Communication in the Talking Cure
Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 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...