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Joanna Macy

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. She is also a leading voice in movements for peace, justice, and a safe environment. Interweaving her scholarship and four decades of activism, she has created both a ground-breaking theoretical framework for a new paradigm of personal and social change, and a powerful workshop methodology for its application. Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science.

Her books included Despair and Empowerment in the Nuclear Age (New Society Publishers, 1983), Dharma and Development (Kumarian Press, 1985), Thinking Like a Mountain (co-edited with John Seed, Pat Fleming, and Arne Naess; New Society Publishers, 1988), Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory (SUNY Press, 1991), Rilke's Book of Hours (with Anita Barrows, Riverhead, 1996), Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World (with Molly Young Brown, New Society Publishers, 1998); Widening Circles: A Memoir, (New Society Publishers, 2000); and World as Lover, World as Self: Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal (Parallax Press, 2007).


Website
Joanna Macy on The Great Turning
www.youtube.com


Past and present Confer events
Landscapes of The Mind
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 September 2009






Book of the Month
Tea with Winnicott
Author: Professor Brett Kahr

Donald Winnicott is currently the most popular author in contemporary psychoanalysis. His writings are cited in bibliographies even more frequently than those by Sigmund Freud. And yet how many mental health professionals have actually managed to read and digest the nearly twenty published volumes of Winnicott’s books, chapters, essays, reviews, and letters?... read more...
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Professor Peter Fonagy

Professor Peter Fonagy considers the research to show what treatments are most effective when working with children and adolescents suffering from anxiety, ADHD, depression, relationship and conduct problems... 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...