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Franklyn Sills

Having originally studied medical sciences, Franklyn Sills has a long history of training and clinical practice in both psychotherapy and craniosacral therapy. Co-founder in 1987 of the Karuna Institute, he lectures on Buddhist psychology, object relations, shock, trauma, pre-natal and birth psychology. His recent studies include the neurophysiology of stress and trauma. His published books include The Polarity Process (Penguin Random House, 2001), Craniosacral Biodynamics (North Atlantic Books, 2001), and most recently, Being and Becoming, Psychodynamics, Buddhism and the Origins of Selfhood (North Atlantic Books, 2008). Franklyn teaches internationally in America, Germany and Switzerland.


Past and present Confer events
Pre and Perinatal Emotional Health
Saturday 8 December 2018

A 5-Day Summer School - The Therapist's Well-Being
Sunday 1 July to Thursday 5 July 2012

The Mindful Practitioner
Saturday 31 March 2012 - Edinburgh
Working with Borderline Psychopathology Seminar Series
Tuesday evening seminars 17 January - 3 April 2012
Psychotherapeutic Skills Summer School - Working with 'Borderline Patients'
Tuesday 28 June to Saturday 2 July 2011
The Mindful Psychotherapist
Saturday 26 March 2011
Spiritual Narratives in Psychological Therapies III
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October 2010






Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2018
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited twelve volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon (Karnac Books, 2018)... More >>
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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...