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Kamalamani is a body psychotherapist and ecopsychologist. She has been a practising therapist since 2003 and is particularly interested in the interface between therapy and social, ecological, and climate justice. Previously a steering group member of Psychotherapist and Counsellors for Social Responsibility, and editor of its Transformations journal, Kamalamani is also a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance. In addition to several journal articles she has written two books: Meditating with Character and Other than Mother and is a regular writer for the US journal Somatic Psychotherapy Today. For 21 years she has worked as a facilitator including: teaching postgraduate international development studies at Bristol University, with NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa, offering Wild therapy, and leading retreats. Since 1995 she has been practising meditation and Buddhism.

Past and present Confer events
Eco-Psychotherapy: Healing and the Natural World
Saturday 18 March 2017

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