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Emma Palmer (previously known as Kamalamani)

Emma Palmer is a relational body psychotherapist and ecopsychologist. Practising since 2003, she is engaged in using therapy skills and contemplate practices in helping to face the realities of climate change, our disconnection from nature, and in building more creative, reflective and resilient communities. 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. Author of several journal articles, she has written three books: Meditating with Character, Other than Mother: Choosing Childlessness with Life in Mind, and Bodywise. She is a regular writer for Somatic Psychotherapy Today. For 23 years she has worked as a facilitator, from teaching postgraduate international development studies at Bristol University, to working with NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa, offering Wild therapy, and leading retreats (she has been a practicing Buddhist since 1995).

Past and present Confer events
Online module

Women on the Couch - the seminar series
17 May to 13 December 2018

Transpersonal Narratives in Eco-Psychology
Friday 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017

Eco-Psychotherapy: Healing and the Natural World
Saturday 18 March 2017

Psychotherapy and the Natural World
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November 2016

Book of the Month
Brett Kahr's Top Ten Psychotherapy Books - 2018
Professor Brett Kahr certainly knows something about the art of authoring books. Over the years he has written or edited twelve volumes, and has served as series editor of some fifty further titles. Earlier this year, he published New Horizons in Forensic Psychotherapy: Exploring the Work of Estela V. Welldon (Karnac Books, 2018)... More >>
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...