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Healing and the Natural World

Saturday 18 March 2017

Developing the theme from our recent conference at the Eden Project, this event brings together the practices of ecology and psychotherapy to illustrate how engagement with nature is a powerful transformative tool, both in itself and - potentially - when integrated into any therapeutic approach. We will consider how concerns for the natural world may be pertinent to much unspoken anxiety in the consulting room, and how this can be worked with psychotherapeutically to create a deeper engagement with nature as a source of healing.


Caroline Frizell
Caroline is currently the programme convenor for the Dance Movement Psychotherapist MA programme at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has worked in the field of movement and dance since the 1970s, initially as a dancer and teacher in the community and subsequently as a therapist and supervisor. Caroline's commitment to inclusive practice, and in particular with learning disabled children and adults and their families, led her to the ecopsychology community. The principles of ecopsycholgy and the practice of dancing with the land are integral to her work. See: More >>

Paul Maiteny
Paul Maiteny ( Two key questions have been with me since childhood: why are humans so cruel and destructive to each other and other species; and what might our human role be as members of the ecosystemic web? These have informed my life and work - in ecological education and habitat management, research in ecological anthropology, organisational and consumer behaviour (at UCL, Oxford, Open & Bocconi [Milan] Universities), and psychotherapy practice that integrates ecological and transpersonal understanding. ... More >>

Emma Palmer
Emma 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, Emma 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.More >>

Nick Totton
Nick Totton is a therapist and trainer with almost 30 years experience. Originally a Reichian body therapist, his approach has become broad based and open to the spontaneous and unexpected. He has an MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, and has worked with Process Oriented Psychology. He has also trained as a craniosacral therapist. Nick is currently involved with eco-psychology and addressing climate change. He has a grown up daughter. He has written or edited a number of books, including Body Psychotherapy: An ABOUT THIS EVENT; Psychotherapy and Politics; Press When Illuminated: New and Selected Poems; Wild Therapy; and most recently, Not A Tame Lion, published by PCCS Books. He lives in Calderdale with his partner and grows vegetables... More >>


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London Wetlands Centre
Queen Elizabeth's Walk
SW13 9WT

08:30 - 09:45 Social Dreaming Matrix
09.30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Start
11:00 Wetlands walk
13:00 Lunch
15:00 Tea
17:00 End