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Dr Alan Kellas Talk & Exhibition Response
Thursday 13 June, 2019 @ 14:00 - 15:30
Alan Kellas spent over 20 years as psychiatrist working within the NHS, predominantly in community psychiatry for people with learning disabilities in the Avon area. Over the last few years Alan became interested in the theory and practice of ecopsychologies and ecotherapies. He now looks at how nature in its many forms can be a resource for mental health – by keeping nature in mind in psychotherapies and through horticulture therapies, animal-assisted therapies and mindfulness practices in nature.
He will be giving his response to the curations in the exhibition, drawing on his experience of practice, and being mindful of the patient- as the person at the heart of all touch, and the object of medical practice and training, and remembering the family and natural world are also touched by this medical interaction.