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Mental Health in the UK: The 5-Year Forward View Mental Health Taskforce

An important report has been published on the state of mental health in the UK - based upon the taskforce that has been working on it consulting widely with all the stakeholders in the system [...]

How to Improve Access to ALL the Psychological Therapies?

The 'IAallPT' project: towards a multi-disciplinary, multi-modality mental health and well-being service How can we make a broad-spectrum therapeutic response accessible and available to the community? A year ago, after much preparation, my colleague Justin [...]

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Body1 Psychotherapy and the Body in Supervision – Interview for CONFER (2013)

In this interview, Jane Ryan from CONFER was asking Michael about Body Psychotherapy, the role of the body in our emotional lives, and the body in supervision, in preparation for the upcoming event in the series ‘LIVE SUPERVISION – THE BODY’ which Michael has entitled: ‘The Fractal Self [...]

Body1 Psychotherapy and the Body in Supervision – Interview for CONFER (2013)

In this interview, Jane Ryan from CONFER was asking Michael about Body Psychotherapy, the role of the body in our emotional lives, and the body in supervision, in preparation for the upcoming event in the series ‘LIVE SUPERVISION – THE BODY’ which Michael has entitled: ‘The Fractal Self [...]

POP

In this workshop I will be relating the terms and perspectives of Process-oriented Psychology to - what I perceive to be - current trends and the cutting edge in the rest of the psychotherapeutic field, especially regarding traumawork, neuroscience, the re-integration of the body, integration in general and [...]

Enactments: are these to be welcomed or avoided? (CONFER 2016)

This is the presentation given CONFER at the conference entitled "Enactments: are these to be welcomed or avoided?" The main aim of the presentation is the following question: If I want the enactment to become transformative of deeply ingrained, unconscious characterological patterns (which, according to one definition, is [...]

What Supports the Sustainability of our Practice as Therapists? – Part 2 (2015)

After some years of not writing very much, I have written a substantial article on this crucial topic: mainly based on years of supervision experience and seeing supervisees' practices struggle or flourish, I explore the key factors that influence how we process the 'emotional load' of our practice [...]

What Supports the Sustainability of our Practice as Therapists? – Part 3 (2015)

After some years of not writing very much, I have written a substantial article on this crucial topic: mainly based on years of supervision experience and seeing supervisees' practices struggle or flourish, I explore the key factors that influence how we process the 'emotional load' of our practice [...]