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Seminars, conferences and online resources on psychotherapy and human relationships
The Therapist's Well-Being
Self-protective strategies for maintaining your health
A one-day seminar facilitated by
Dr David Beales

Saturday 22 March 2014

The emotional impact of listening and internalising the experiences of our clients has a direct effect on the systems of the body, particularly when sustained hyper-arousal occurs. Through a scientific understanding of the relationship between emotional perception - particularly an awareness of threat - and the autonomic nervous system we will discover how adrenocortical activity can be increased by intense interactions, and how this in turn can suppress the immune response. The three systems involved in this process - nervous, endocrine and immune - will be explored.

We will also look at the evidence for the importance of individual characteristics on resilience to illness, and the development of disease or capacity to restore health. This will include some discussion of the power of the mind to influence the pathways of disease, and how much influence we can have over our ability to stay well. We will look at the role of disposition, emotional stance and the personal characteristics that are activated when we are in the role of the carer-therapist. Whatever the demands of your work, the self-care strategies covered in this workshop will help you protect your livelihood, work-life balance, health and resilience in the face of inevitable life challenges.


Dr David Beales

Dr David Beales FRCP(UK), MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, Dip Psych is a practising physician and previous full time general practitioner within the NHS. He specialises in mind-body medicine as clinician, educator, and researcher. His focus is on promoting the benefits of behavioural physiology in health care. He is passionate about mind-body medicine and works with people to restore self-regulation using mindfulness, capnography and heart rate variability. He has taught the whole person approach to medical students at the Universities of Bristol and Westminster, and teaches at the British School of Osteopathy and The Centre for Nutrition and Life Style Management, where he is medical advisor. He is co-author, with Helen Whitten, of Emotional Healing for Dummies (2009).


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Self-funded: £120
Organisationally-funded: £200
CPD Hours

Certificates of Attendance for 6 hours will be provided at the event

The Grange Fitzrovia Hotel
20-28 Bolsover Street

Registration: 09.30
Start: 10.00
End: 17.00