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Dr Adrian Harris

Dr Adrian Harris is a psychotherapist and embodiment theorist with over twenty years of meditation practice. His PhD explored embodied knowing and his MSc (Counselling & Psychotherapy) researched psychotherapy in nature. He subsequently trained in Experiential Focusing. After working at several London organisations, including facilitating mindfulness workshops at Cassiobury Court rehab clinic, he set up his private practice in Exeter ( Adrian is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility and The Focusing Institute. His therapeutic practice takes account of Ecotherapy, Person Centered, Existential and Psychodynamic approaches. He has written several book chapters and published in Self & Society: An International Journal for Humanistic Psychology, Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, and The European Journal of Ecopsychology. Adrian edits Embodiment Resources ( and blogs on the relationship between bodymind and place:

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Psychotherapy and the Natural World
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November 2016

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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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