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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).

Past and present Confer events
Treating anxiety from neuropsychoanalysis to CBT: distinct perspectives and treatment approaches
Monday 12, 19 May and 2 June 2014

The Therapist's Well-Being
Self-protective strategies for maintaining your health

Saturday 22 March 2014

Psychoneuroimmunology and Psychotherapy: Finding the Interface
Tuesday evenings 17 April - 26 June 2012

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...