Saturday 18th June 2016
|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
|11.30||Exploring meaning with cancer patients
Patricia Shields – Cancer team: Royal Sussex Hospital
|12.15||Naked on the beach
Julia Welstead – Author and HG Tutor
The authenticity gradient
|14.45||The joys and sorrows of the modern world:
Finding meaning and pleasure in life, work and love
Professor Patrick Jordan – Business Psychologist
|16.15||Case history - PTSD: How the rewind treatment restored my life
|16.45||Questions from the floor to the day’s speakers|
Sunday 19th June 2016
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
|11.30||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
|14.15||What comes next – stories – meaning-centred living
Robert Twigger – Author and explorer and John-Paul Flintoff – Writer, performer and coach
|16.00||Questions to the day’s speakers from the floor|
|16.45||Thanks and close|
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