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Laurie Slade

Laurie Slade is a UKCP registered analytical psychotherapist, in private practice in West London. He is a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists, the Confederation for Analytical Psychology, and the International Neuropsychoanalysis Association. He has a long-standing interest in working with dreams, and has led workshops in different contexts. He has been actively involved in social dreaming since 2001, hosting sessions in a variety of settings, in the UK and internationally, and regularly at Confer events. Image to Gesture, his account of a 4-year project using social dreaming to facilitate creativity for student theatre directors, was published in W. Gordon Lawrence's The Creativity of Social Dreaming (2010).


Past and present Confer events
Love Sick
Saturday 11 March 2017

The Landscapes of Grief
Saturday 6 May 2017

Where are the Boundaries of Self and Other?
Saturday 14 May 2016

Shamanic Approaches in Modern Psychotherapy
Saturday 9 April 2016

Working with the Dreaming Mind
Saturday 30 January 2016

The Intuitive Psychotherapist
Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June 2012 London

The Practitioner's Body
Friday 4 & Saturday 5 April 2008
Spiritual Narratives and Psychological Therapies II
Friday 30 & Saturday 31 May 2008
Landscapes of The Mind
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 September 2009
The Big Idea
Friday 5 (evening) and Saturday 6 March 2010






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...