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The Brain has a Mind of its Own a talk with Professor Jeremy Holmes

About the event

Psychotherapy is a practice in search of a theory. Recent advances in relational neuroscience and attachment research now offer convincing avenues for understanding how the ‘talking cure’ helps clients recover.

Professor Holmes will be basing his talk around this new book The Brain Has a Mind of It’s Own.

Drawing on Karl Friston’s Free Energy Principle and contemporary attachment theory, this pioneering text provides a deep theoretical explanation for how psychotherapy helps sufferers overcome trauma, redress relationship difficulties and ameliorate depression


The speaker

Jeremy Holmes, M.D., was for 35 years a consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Psychotherapist at University College London and North Devon and chaired the psychotherapy faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists from 1998 to 2002. He co-founded the psychoanalytic psychotherapy programme at the University of Exeter, where he is Visiting Professor. His many publications include John Bowlby and Attachment Theory, Introduction to Psychoanalysis and Attachment in Therapeutic Practice.