"Relieving Emotional Distress - What's Wrong, What's Needed".
Sponsored by the James Nayler Foundation.

The Foundation is a charity set up to promote education, research and support into Personality and Conduct Disorders.  It's underpinning values are Truth, Trust and Consent.  It takes it for granted that everyone is born Lovable, Sociable and Non-Violent, and that emotional distress is a consequence of traumatic childhood experiences.  And in even the most severely disordered conditions something can always be done to alleviate the distress and suffering.

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with Robert Whitaker, Sami Timimi,  Bob Johnson, and Rex Haigh et al

SESSION 1: overview:

Keynote speaker– 

Robert Whitaker

Perspectives from

Sami Timimi,

Bob Johnson.

9:30am – 5 pm

Saturday, 26th November 2011


Friends House, 173 Euston Road,

London, NW1


SESSION 2   Community Voices

Grassroots perspectives

Barnet Voice,

Network for Change –

National Paranoia Network.


LUNCH 1-2pm –networking & stalls.


SESSION 3::  Emotional Distress &

                         the Law

Stephen Field

Erwin James

SESSION 4:: New ways of working and thinking

The JNF Emotion Education Project

David Pearson & Fiona KennedyBangalore mentoring system –

Peter Clarke,Director, Friends Therapeutic Community Trust, Glebe House

Rex Haighbiopsychosocial approaches in UK and Kabul.

SESSION 5:: Audience perspectives – what's wrong, what's needed.