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Carlyn Kilpatrick

Carlyn Kilpatrick is a Social and Therapeutic Horticulturist and founder/coordinator of The Nurture Project in north Norfolk which is launching in the autumn. Having trained in horticulture and psychotherapy, she has blended the two disciplines together in becoming a Social and Therapeutic Horticultural (STH) practitioner. With over 15 years of voluntary experience (at Home-Start and the Camphill community at Thornage Hall), Carlyn hopes to use horticulture to help people with mental health issues lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.

The Nurture Project

Past and present Confer events
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...