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DO PLEASE COME ALONG, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WELCOME

We always welcome our regular delegates and of course new guests are welcome too.  Our sessions tend to be relaxed but informative and to the mutual benefit of all.  Our numbers can vary from a close and comfortable 25 to a complete and mixed group of like minded professionals and those with an avid interest or experience, totalling around 150.

It’s a great time to listen and engage with others and offer your own views and experiences in the mutual surroundings.

EVENTS DURING 2017

Seminars, an Open Forum and our Annual Memorial Lecture Series

THE THIRD PROFESSOR PETER GILBERT MEMORIAL LECTURE

Whither the soul of Psychiatry?  Mental Healthcare in the twenty first century is facing an epidemic crisis of demand. In the...

MAY

24

St. Ethelburgas, London, EC2N 4AG

Wed

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Speaker: Dr. Andrew Powell

“FREE TO BE ME”: SPIRITUALITY IN CBT AND MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION

FEB

15

Essex Unitarian Church, London, W8 4RT

Wed

“Free to be me” is a personal development course which Hilary has developed using holistic CBT and…

WISDOM FROM THE HOLOCAUST

The search for meaning

SEP

7

THUR

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Speakers:  Ben Bano and

Prof. Kate Loewenthal

THE FORUM’S...  OPEN FORUM

All are welcome...

This is an opportunity for faith groups to come together and celebrate the valuable...

JUN

22

THUR

Facilitator: Stephan Ball

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SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

This paper explores the need for a renewed and creative engagement with theology on the part of chaplains so that it articulates and assists in…

DEC

6

Wed

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Speaker:  Prof. Stephen Pattison

Speakers: Dr. Hilary Garraway

and Dr. Sarah Eagger

Victor Frankl argued that an important aim of therapy is to enable successful search for...

Essex Unitarian Church, London, W8 4RT

Dr. Garraway's presentationDr. Garraway's audio MP3 Dr. Eagger's presentationDr. Eagger's audio MP3 

Quakers Meeting Room, Selly Oak, Bham

The Upper Room, Camden Town, NW1 0ND

THE  THIRD PROFESSOR PETER GILBERT MEMORIAL LECTURE

WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY 2017               BY DR. ANDREW POWELL

 

Whither the soul of psychiatry?

Mental Healthcare in the twenty first century is facing an epidemic crisis of demand.  In the UK and other 'developed countries', as well as 2 per cent who experience severe mental illness, up to 20 per cent of the population are now taking prescription drugs for depression and anxiety, at a global cost in excess of 80 billion dollars annually and rising.

Why is this happening and what can be done about it? I will be exploring how life in the industrial world with its culture of material realism is impacting on the human spirit. Rather than live unquestioningly with what may turn out to be a diagnosis of convenience, our patients need help to make sense of their unhappiness and confusion.  In such cases, mental distress can be the spur that brings a person into alignment with their true self, and the values that give meaning and purpose to life.


Biography:

Dr Andrew Powell read natural sciences at Cambridge.  Following postgraduate studies in general medicine, he trained at the Maudsley Hospital in psychiatry and psychotherapy before holding consultant and academic posts in London and Oxford. Andrew’s widening interests led to further trainings in psychodrama, spiritual healing and transpersonal psychology.  He is Founding Chair of the Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK (www.rcpsych.ac.uk/spirit), co-editor of ‘Spirituality and Psychiatry’ (RCPsych Publications, 2009) and ‘Spirituality and Narrative in Psychiatric Practice: Stories of Mind and Soul’ (RCPsych Publications, 2016) and author of 'The Ways of the Soul. A psychiatrist reflects: Essays on life, death and beyond' (in press, 2017).


Guest speaker: Dr. Andrew Powell

Venue:  St. Ethelburga’s, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG

Time: 2.00 to 4.45pm

Attendance Certificate: this will be made available via email in PDF format on request

Cost: £30 per delegate or £10.00 unwaged/student (including the Eventbrite booking fee)

Concessions: under some extenuating circumstances, we are able to offer a very small quantity of lower priced tickets.  If you feel this may apply to yourself, please contact Brian Bingham

Lecture: it is hoped that both the lecture and question & answer session will be voice recorded, which paid Members will be able to listen to


Public Transport

The Centre is five minutes walk from both Bank and Liverpool Street stations (Zone 1). You can walk over the bridge from London Bridge Station in about 15 minutes.

Use the Transport for London Journey Planner to plan your route. Our postcode is EC2N 4AG.

By car

It is difficult to park near the Centre. If you want to use a car the nearest car park is the NCP - London Rodwell House in Strype Street, London E1 7LF (020 7247 7923). You can stop directly outside the building in the loading bay for a maximum of 20 minutes for deliveries and pick-ups.

The Centre is fully accessible with wheelchair-accessible lavatory facilities and a hearing loop. Please contact us in advance if you are coming by car.

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