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Margaret Wilkinson presents:
The Embodied Mind: Embracing Insights from Neurobiology in Clinical Practice.
Jungian Psychotherapy Association presentation for JPA members and the general public!
Saturday, 1 November, 2014, 10:00AM - 4:30PM
St. Mark’s Cathederal
Margaret Wilkinson is a Jungian analyst and author. She is a professional member of the Society of Analytical Psychology, the British Psychoanalytic Council and the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. She leads neuroscience research reading and clinical seminars for The Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in Leeds and in Cambridge, and at The Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham. She is the author of numerous papers and two books: ‘Coming into mind. The mind-brain relationship: a Jungian clinical perspective’ (2006, Routledge), and ‘Changing Minds in Therapy’ (2010, Norton Interpersonal Neurobiology series). She is in private practice in North Derbyshire, England.
Ms. Wilkinson observes:
Since the demise of the Cartesian split, those of us whose training has been to work with mind have to grapple with the, now urgent, question of how we work within the area of our specialty or competence yet with due respect for, and taking into account as much as possible, the complex and sophisticated understanding of the three main elements, mind, brain and body, that constitute our basic humanity. In short we have to learn how to work with the whole person. Some patients are too frightened to approach issues concerning the body directly. What about these patients who will specifically choose a practitioner for their expertise in dealing with mind? Is it possible to use an approach that explores the whole being from the perspective of mind? We will explore therapeutic change that embraces the richness of the mind-brain-body relationship in which the aim of the treatment is to help the whole person to heal.
Ms. Wilkinson plans for an interactive day, which will include a lecture format with opportunities for questions, discussion, and reflections.