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Jelena Watkins

Jelena Watkins is a London based psychosynthesis psychotherapist, working both in private practice and for ASSIST Trauma Care, an organisation specialising in working with individuals affected by homicide or terrorism. Originally from former Yugoslavia, she was one of the founding members of September 11 UK Families Support Group which was formed in 2002. In this role, she has been involved in processes of memorial designs, negotiations with the government around supporting victims of terror and in creating support structures for family members of victims. Her other involvement in the field of disasters is as an executive board member of Disaster Action, an umbrella organisation for the survivors or bereaved after disasters. Currently, she is running a support group for survivors of the Paris attacks.

Past and present Confer events
War in the Consulting Room
Saturday 10 December 2016

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...