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A Day on Psychotherapy at Birkbeck University
Tickets must be booked here http://bit.ly/2DQojvJ Psychedelics, Music and Meaning: A full day of talks exploring breakthrough approaches to psychotherapy. Can psychotherapy help you uncover a sense of purpose and meaning in life? What physiological effects does music have on the human mind? How is psychedelic-psychotherapy being used to ‘reset’ the brains of those suffering with treatment-resistant depression? These are just some of the topics the speakers will discuss at ‘A Day on Psychotherapy’ at The Weekend University. It’ll be a full day of talks exploring the rapidly growing evidence-base for these groundbreaking forms of therapy. You’ll learn: Meaning-centred psychotherapy; the fascinating science of how meaning can be used to help you overcome psychological problems, and live a more meaningful, purposeful life Music therapy; the latest innovative ways music is used in therapeutic practice to treat mental health problems such as depression and anxiety Psychedelic psychotherapy; how these ancient medicines are safely being used in a therapeutic setting to ‘reset the brains’ of those suffering from treatment-resistant depression. You’ll learn how these insights can improve your own quality of life, but also your ability help others too. Lectures & Speakers Meaning-Centred Psychotherapy - Dr Joel Vos, PhD Dr Joel Vos (www.joelvos.com) is clinical psychologist, philosopher and director of the internet platform Meaning Online (www.meaningonline.org). He works as researcher and lecturer at The Metanoia Institute and the New School for Psychotherapy and Counselling in London. He is chair of the successful IMEC International Meaning Conferences London (www.meaning.org.uk) Joel has over 70 scientific publications, including the books ‘Meaning in life: an evidence-based handbook for practitioners’ (Palgrave McMillan) and ‘Fifty pictures of living a meaningful life’ (amazon.co.uk). Music Therapy: An Introduction - Dr Helen Odell-Miller, OBE Dr Helen Odell-Miller, OBE is a Professor of Music Therapy and Director of the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. She pioneered music therapy approaches over 40 years in the National Health Service, and in universities, travelling the world and developing international consortia and partnerships. She has led arts therapies clinical and research teams, advised the government on music therapy and is author of several texts. She is also a singer, violinist and pianist. Psychedelic Psychotherapy - Dr Robin Carhart-Harriss, PhD (Preview) Dr Robin Carhart-Harris heads the Psychedelic Research Group at Imperial College London, where he moved to in 2008 after obtaining a PhD in Psychopharmacology from the University of Bristol and an MA in Psychoanalysis from Brunel University. At Imperial, he has conducted and overseen human brain imaging studies of the effects of LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), MDMA and DMT (ayahuasca), plus a clinical trial of psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression. As of November 2018, he will be Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, where he will lead a new Centre for Psychedelic Research. Three of his papers ranked within the top 100 most impactful scientific papers of the year, over the last two years. His work has been featured in the Independent, New Scientist and Wired magazine. For a full breakdown of the lectures and speakers, please click here. Format The format will be similar to a TED event, but with in-depth lectures and focused on the theme of Psychotherapy. 10:00am – 12:00pm: Session 1 12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch break 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Session 2 3:00pm - 3:15pm: Afternoon break 3:15pm - 5:00pm: Session 3 5:20pm - 7:00pm: Attendee Social and Networking Tickets must be booked here http://bit.ly/2DQojvJ

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Welcome to Interesting Talks London. Interesting Talks has been going for 7 years and is the largest Personal Development Meetup group in the World. We are also one of the highest rated groups in the UK.

Interesting Talks is a weekly Meetup that takes place in Earl's Court. Each event we have a featured speaker who gives a 90 minute presentation on a specific topic. The events are held in a pub so it is fun and social. All the talks are presented from professional speakers and are practical.

All the events are professionally managed, well attended and filled with amazing people. At every event, 90% of the people come on their own. We welcome anyone who wants to come along to learn some amazing stuff and also to meet new people.

This is a very friendly and welcoming group and we look forward to seeing you at future events.

5 reasons why you should join Interesting Talks;

1. Meet amazing new people with a passion for learning

2. Get to hear some of the best speakers from around the world in an intimate setting

3. Learn about a range of subjects

4. All events are expertly organised

5. It is AMAZING value for money

Here are some reasons why you might not attend;

1) You don't want to come on your own.

Over 90% of the people who attend Interesting Talks come on their own and are looking to meet new people. This is as much a place to meet people as it is to hear great talks.

I will ensure that from as soon as you arrive you will feel welcome. I set people topics to actually talk about before the speaker comes on too. Let me break the awkward silence for you!

2) You don't want the hard sell for products and/or services.

I hate hard sell events. If an event is free, it will probably end up costing you something!

At Interesting Talks, the majority of the speakers have a book, product or service of some kind in relation to the subject they are speaking about. At the end of their talk they may give you a bit of information about whatever this is, however this is no hard sell of any kind.

So don't worry, if you don't want to further your relationship with the speakers, there is no pressure to do so.

3) You are a single girl and not sure if you should come on your own.

I have worked hard to make Interesting Talks a very safe environment for women to attend. Probably 60%+ of those attend are women. Please see the feedback in the group reviews and individual events to see what they have to say.

We have so many great talks lined up for you. So go ahead and get booking.

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