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Julianne Appel-Opper

Julianne Appel-Opper studied psychology in Germany and qualified in 1988. Her subsequent psychotherapy training in Integrative Gestalt Psychotherapy took place at the German Fritz Perls Institute. From 1989 until 1993, she worked as a clinical psychologist/ psychotherapist in psychosomatic clinics. Since 1999 she has had her own practice, first in the U.K. and then after 2006 in Germany. For 12 years she lived and worked in France, USA, Israel and U.K. In 2002 she qualified as supervisor at the University of Birmingham and, since 2003, she has been a UKCP registered Integrative and Gestalt Psychotherapist. From 2004 to 2006 Julianne took part in a CPD (continuous professional development) group in Dialogical Gestalt Psychotherapy. From 2002 to 2006 she joined an ongoing CPD group focusing on concepts of Relational, Intersubjective Psychoanalysis/ Psychotherapy and psychotherapy-relevant neurobiological studies. In 2006 she gained the qualification as Psychological Psychodynamical Psychotherapist (Approbation, Arzteintrag). Since 2001 she has worked internationally as a trainer. She has been a visiting tutor at several psychotherapy training institutes internationally. Julianne has developed the 'Relational Living Body Psychotherapy' which she has taught internationally and written about.

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Embodied Approaches to Psychotherapy
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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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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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