Vivian Mc Kinnon
Emmett Watters has over 2 decades of counselling and therapeutic practice. Most of this time his focus has been on improving outcomes while addressing trauma in hard-to-reach individuals within the prison system. Emmett is currently working with grassroots organisations delivering clinics specific to addiction and mental health across Belfast.
Colin Durling is a practicing homeopath and acupuncturist based in Belfast. He developed an interest in and insight into trauma and overwhelm whilst working on a psychotherapy project in St. Brendan’s Hospital, Dublin, utilising Professor Ivor Browne’s version of Holotropic Therapy. Having worked for a significant number of years in the emergency services, Colin had previously done training and experiencial work, over the previous fifteen years, in Gestalt therapy, transactional analysis, Rogerian counselling and various kinds of group work.
Colin works regularly with persons who are traumatised, overwhelmed or breaking down to break through. He uses a combination of dialogue, storytelling, homeopathy and acupuncture to achieve therapeutic ends.
Prof Paul W. Miller, MD MB BCh BAO DMH MRCPsych FRSA, is an author, Consultant Psychiatrist and founder of the Mirabilis Health Institute; an EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences at Ulster University. His humanitarian work has supported projects on the Island of Ireland, as well as in Myanmar, Northern Iraq and he is currently focused upon trauma capacity building for Ukraine.
Dr Emma Ylitalo-James, began her journey in Northern Ireland where she grew up during “the troubles”. She is currently a visiting Fellow of Cranfield University and researcher in the psychology of terrorism, specialising in the antecedent psychological factors of radicalisation and political violence. She is an “in the field” researcher.
Her main body of research is in the decision making process of individuals and groups in areas of conflict and the influence of stress, isolation and violence on group dynamics and group threat responses. This includes the constructs of social identity and significance quest within communities under threat.
She is a psychologist with Bsc (Hons), Msc in War and Psychiatry from Kings College University London and PhD in Defence and Security from Cranfield University. She is also a Trainer of NLP and has been using NLP for many years with individual clients as well as other therapeutic models outside of her full time research.
On a personal basis she competes internationally (still) and is the President of the British Powerlifting Union.
Bsc (Hons) Psychology, MSc War and Psychiatry, PgcE, PhD Defence and Security
PIPS Charity – Collections buckets will be available for anyone wanting to donate on the night.
PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland Charity provides counselling and befriending support to individuals who are experiencing or have experienced suicidal thoughts or mental unwellness. PIPS Charity also provides support to families and friends who have been touched by suicide. Their life saving services provide direct support to individuals who are in need.
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