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Small Earth

Psychotherapists, ecologists, economists, philosophical and spiritual thinkers ask: can we return to living within the terms of Earth's ecosphere?

With Judith Anderson, James Barrett, Teresa Belton, Amrita Bhohi, Beth Collier, Dr Kim Brown, Dr Mick Collins, Dr Andrew Fellows, Marion Green, Melissa Harrison, Professor Tim Jackson, Paul Maiteny, Dr Alastair McIntosh, Chris Packham, Mary-Jayne Rust and Dr Yuriko Sato

Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 November 2018 - Suffolk

Talks, discussion, workshops, live music, feasting, walks and social dreaming

SMall Earth

Among the millions of people worried about our environment, there is a growing community of psychotherapists who are bringing ecological understanding and appreciation closer to the heart of their work. These eco-psychologists share a profound concern for species extinction, environmental degradation and climate change. They view the wild as a place that supports psychological well-being, and that the unconstrained use of the planet as a resource counters all aspects of healthy and sustainable living; that living eco-systemically means appreciating and acting on the reality that humans are an intrinsic parts of Earth's eco-system, not a species separate from it.

The focus of the conference is how we can visualise and live-into a sustainable future - one in which we find a way to adjust our expectations around consumerism and value the Earth as an ecosystem of which we are part. The underlying questions are, 'What would that look like? And how do we get there? What would it cost or gain personally, spiritually and economically? How inspired can we become? How amazing could this be?' It assumes that there is a future, of some kind, to live into and that by shifting our values away from personal status and economic growth we will develop a way of living in which we rediscover sustainable living in a socially and emotionally enriching way.

Hosted by psychotherapists, the aim of this conversation is to build a bridge between our work and other disciplines focused on the same goals. Thus, our other speakers will be drawn from different disciplines: ecology, philosophy, economics and the spiritual traditions.



Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson is a Jungian Psychotherapist, UKCP registered and a member of the West Midlands Institute for Psychotherapy. She has worked as a psychotherapist for 18 years, following a mental health background as a Consultant Psychiatrist. She is interested in way that past childhood trauma can impact our adult lives, individually and in our relationships. Because of this she has been very interested in some of the newer methods developed to deal with trauma such as the Energy Therapies and has trained in EFT, TFT, and methods taught only to psychotherapists such as AIT (Advanced Integrative Therapy) and PEP (Psychoanalytic Energy Therapy)... More >>

James Barrett
James Barrett's path as a Jungian psychotherapist has taken him through energy psychology and shamanic practice to a fuller appreciation of the presence of all forms of life and matter including dreams, as intelligent and communicative - if we are able to listen and converse with them. For James, 'mind' is emergent from resonance between, and not just between the humans; a resonance in which we can be participants... More >>

Teresa Belton
Teresa Belton studied art history at the University of East Anglia in the early 1970's, during which time she was one of the founder members of the UEA Eco Action Group. She has had an active interest in environmental matters ever since. Following a diploma in arts administration she worked at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, organising exhibitions, and poetry and craft events in the theatre foyer... More >>

Amrita Bhohi
Amrita Bhohi leads the spiritual ecology strand of work at St Ethelburga's, an organisation that is a 'maker of peacemakers, which inspires and equips individuals and communities to contribute, in their own particular contexts, to activating a global culture of peace'. She is passionate about the role of younger generations in transitioning to a socially just and ecologically sustainable world, and has played a key role in launching and embedding St Ethelburga's young adult leadership programmes... More >>

Dr Kim Brown
Dr Kim Brown is the founder of Nature Therapy CIC which was set up to ensure the benefits of nature are open to all. Kim started work in a psychiatric hospital over 40 years ago where she first noticed improvements in the quality of life for patients who were able to spend time outside. Her subsequent career has been spent as a nurse, midwife and teacher who specialised in working with vulnerable children and adults. Kim has always been interested in mental health and researching the impact of nature - this led her to undertaking a MPhil in Research Methodology and a MSc in Health Education... More >>

Beth Collier
Beth Collier is a BACP registered Nature-based Psychotherapist and Anthropologist who teaches natural history and woodland living skills. Her work explores relationships with people and with nature. As a therapist Beth works exclusively in natural settings. She has spent many years theorising our relationships with nature from an applied psychotherapeutic perspective, developing Nature-based Psychotherapy as an orientation of practice for ongoing client work and providing professional training on the therapeutic use of nature through the Nature Therapy School... More >>

Dr Mick Collins
Dr Mick Collins has had a diverse career since leaving school at 15 years, including working as a builder's labourer, infantryman and heavy goods truck driver. In 1977 he spent six years travelling and working around the world, which became a valuable cross-cultural education for him. In 1983 Mick went to live in a UK based Tibetan Buddhist Monastic College for three years, where he had a deep awakening experience, which catalysed a spiritual crisis... More >>

Dr Andrew Fellows
Andrew Fellows, PhD, is a Jungian Analyst (AGAP/IAAP) with private practices in Bern and Zurich, a deep ecologist, and a writer. He holds a Doctorate in Applied Physics (Dunelm), and enjoyed two decades of international professional engagement with renewable energy, sustainable development and environmental policy before moving from the U.K. to Switzerland in 2001 to study Analytical Psychology... More >>

Marion Green
Marion Green: Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Art Psychotherapist, and Certified Trauma Therapist. Marion's first profession was social work. She specialised in working in schools with groups of adolescents co-facilitating a greenhouse project for non- attenders; child protection and adoption....More >>

Melissa Harrison
Melissa Harrison is a novelist and nature writer whose third novel, All Among the Barley, will be published by Bloomsbury in August 2018. Her second, At Hawthorn Time (Bloomsbury), was shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year award, longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the Encore Award; it was a Book of the Year in The Telegraph and chosen as a 'best summer read' by A.S. Byatt in The Observer... More >>

Professor Tim Jackson
Tim Jackson is Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), and Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey in the UK. CUSP builds on Tim's vision over three decades to explore the moral, economic and social dimensions of prosperity on a finite planet... More >>

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 >>

Dr Alastair McIntosh
Alastair McIntosh is the author of books including Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power, Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition, Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service and most recently, Poacher's Pilgrimage: an Island Journey, which explores an ecology of the imagination. He is an honorary fellow in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and an honorary professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow... More >>

Chris Packham
Chris Packham is a naturalist, television presenter, writer, photographer, conservationist, campaigner and filmmaker. As a broadcaster he is a presenter of BBC's BAFTA Award winning Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch series. He presents notable natural history series such as Nature's Weirdest Events, World's Weirdest Events, World's Sneakiest Animals, Cats V Dogs, The Burrowers, Inside the Animal Mind, Operation Iceberg and Secrets of our Living Planet... More >>

Chris Packham

Mary-Jayne Rust
Mary-Jayne Rust is an art therapist and Jungian analyst. In the early 1990's two journeys to the traditional culture of Ladakh alerted her to the seriousness of the ecological crisis and its spiritual roots. Alongside her private practice she writes, lectures and facilitates workshops in the field of ecopsychology - an inquiry into the psychological and spiritual dimensions of our relationship with the earth... More >>

Dr Yuriko Sato
Dr Yuriko Sato is a Japanese Jungian analyst and psychotherapist, and a graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute Zurich. She studied medicine and worked as a psychiatrist in Osaka and Kyoto. She has private psychotherapy practices in Zurich and Bern, and is a training/supervising analyst at ISAPZURICH (International School of Analytical Psychology Zurich), where she teaches on topics such as the Eastern (Japanese) psyche, narcissism, and psychiatry... More >>


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Fees include all talks, workshops, entertainment, 3 suppers and Sunday lunch

Self-funded: £245 (SOLD OUT)
Self-funded x 2: £360 (SOLD OUT)
Organisationally-funded: £400 (SOLD OUT)
Under 25's: £100 (SOLD OUT)
Chris Packham (only) Friday at 19.30hrs: £25 (SOLD OUT)
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Certificates of attendance for 20 hours will be provided at the event

The Hoffmann Building
Snape Maltings
IP17 1SP

17:00 Registration
18.00 Supper
21:00 End of evening

09.00 Start
18.15 Supper
21.00 End of day

09.00 Start
17.30 End of workshops
18.00 Street food party
19.00 Live music from folk duo Honey and the Bear
20.00 End of day

09.30 Start
13.45 Closing ceremony
14:00 Lunch
End of conference