The 2019 BPA Programme (and speaker follow-up information)
The programme for the 2019 Spring/Summer/Autumn Terms can be viewed below, or click here to download a pdf version.
you would like to make a suggestion for a future programme or offer
your own talk or presentation, please contact
a member of the committee on the 'Contacts' page.
Evening meetings start at 7.30pm. Non-members £10
BRISTOL PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION
2019 - Spring/Summer/Autumn Terms
Medicine – the ‘And’ rather than the ‘Or’
Dr Elizabeth Thompson is a Holistic Doctor and CEO of the Portland Centre For Integrative Medicine. Elizabeth was an undergraduate at Oxford and then Guys Hospital and trained to Consultant level in Palliative Medicine. From early on she became interested in a number of holistic approaches and her thesis was about how we can use non-drug approaches to support patients with cancer.
Monday 4th February, 2019
Umbilical Dynamics: Relationship begins in the womb
Matthew Appleton is a body-psychotherapist working in private practice in Bristol and a member of the International Society of Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine. He facilitates workshops for adults to explore their prenatal and birth experiences, as well as training health professionals to work therapeutically with babies. matthew-appleton.co.uk
Monday 5th March, 2019
As Practiced in the UK Today: What is it and
what can it achieve?
Dr Paul Dieppe is a doctor who was Professor of Rheumatology in Bristol for about 100 years, and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, before working in health services research for the Medical Research Council, and then shifting to research on health, wellbeing and healing at the University of Exeter, where he is currently an Emeritus Professor.
Monday 1st April, 2019
Therapy - the Art of Love in Action!
Anna Grace-Jacobs has
been exploring the interface between therapy, spirituality and
shamanism for almost 40 years. As a qualified play/ creative
therapist and supervisor she pioneered services in grief and loss.
As healer and shamanic practitioner she holds sacred space -
her practice is to link and integrate all together.
www.openingtothebeloved.co.ukner is a Transactional Analyst and has been in
Monday 20th May, 2019
Working With People on the
Nick & Corrina Wood have been delivering courses and workshops on Autism since 2008. Corrina is a qualified trainer who delivers Autism Awareness Training. She has a MA in Autism specialising in increasing autism awareness in the wider family through storytelling. Nick is a Counsellor who manages a local authority counselling service, has an advanced certificate in working with neuro-diversity and is a National Autistic Society recommended therapist. Corrina and Nick have four children who have a diagnosis of Autism. They draw upon their personal experiences, both within family and professions, to bring their workshops to life and illustrate theory.
Monday 3rd June, 2019
All Parts Are Welcome - An introduction to Internal Family Systems
Monday 7th October, 2019
Heart and Soul! Preserving therapeutic values within today’s challenging climate
Monday 4th November, 2019
Transitions - Psychological adjustment to change
Monday 2nd December, 2019
Sex, vulnerability and Power in Therapeutic and Spiritual Settings