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Conference Programme

 

Saturday 18th June 2016
9.00 Registration

9.30

The innate need for meaning: Introduction to the conference theme
Dr Declan Lyons – Consultant Psychiatrist at St. Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin
10.00 Grasping the meaning
Ezra Hewing – Community Development Manager for Suffolk Mind and training consultant on mental health issues
11.00 Coffee/tea break
11.30 Exploring meaning with cancer patients
Patricia Shields – Cancer team: Royal Sussex Hospital
12.15 Naked on the beach
Julia Welstead – Author and HG Tutor
13.00 Lunch
14.15

The authenticity gradient
Miles Daffin – Patchworker

14.45 The joys and sorrows of the modern world:
Finding meaning and pleasure in life, work and love

Professor Patrick Jordan – Business Psychologist
15.45 Coffee/tea break
16.15 Case history - PTSD: How the rewind treatment restored my life
'Jane'
16.45 Questions from the floor to the day’s speakers
17.15 Ends
20.00 Dinner

 

 

Sunday 19th June 2016
9.30 Introduction
Dr Declan Lyons
9.35 Modern organisations: using or abusing the human need for meaning?
Julie Lawrence – HG therapist and civil servant
10.10 How the need for meaning is driving current events in the Middle East
John Bell – Director of the Middle East & Mediterranean Programme at the Toledo International Centre for Peace
11.00 Coffee/tea break
11.30 Memory and writing memoirs
Ivan Tyrrell – Human Givens College
12.00 Religion in the modern world: meaning or mayhem?
Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson – Founder and Director of Lokahi Foundation
13.00 Lunch
14.15 What comes next – stories – meaning-centred living
Robert Twigger – Author and explorer and John-Paul Flintoff – Writer, performer and coach
15.30 Coffee/tea
16.00 Questions to the day’s speakers from the floor
16.45 Thanks and close

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