Empsy® workshop Advanced Psychological Interventions: Beyond the third wave

Friday 15 Oct 2021 (on site + online)

The sacred tree of life – its mythology, story, music & song for empowerment

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About this Event

A series of experiential participatory workshops on mindfulness-based psychological interventions with Compassion Heart & Cosmoecopsychology

Chair and Convener: Professor Ho Law, Chartered & Registered Psychologist; Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Facilitator: Professor Milton Mermikides & Ghislaine Regout

The events are open to ALL, members & non-members are welcome.


  1. Understand narrative approach, in particular, Tree of Life as a metaphor, its rationale, formulation and evidence basis practice;
  2. Understand mythology of the sacred tree of life that embraces Cosmic Consciousness and spirituality;
  3. Know how to integrate music in narrative practice in groups and communities;
  4. Know how to enhance mindfulness practice to work with other approaches;
  5. Know how to write a poem/song lyric, basic song structure, and composition with four chords as part of narrative structure.

The workshop will conclude with a group session to consider how approaches you learned can be applied

in your field.

About the facilitator

Professor Milton Mermikides is a composer, guitarist and educator in a wide range of musical styles and collaborates with artists and scientists as diverse as Tim Minchin, Evelyn Glennie, Pat Martino, John Williams, Professor Morten Kringelbach, The Swingle Singers, Steve Winwood and Brian Eno. Son of a CERN nuclear physicist, he was raised with an enthusiasm for both the arts and sciences, an eclecticism which has been maintained throughout his teaching, research and creative career. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics (BSc), Berklee College of Music (BMus) and the University of Surrey (PhD). He has lectured, exhibited and given keynote presentations at the Royal Academy of Music, TedX, Royal Musical Association, European Sleep Research Society, British Sleep Society, St. Bart’s Hospital, British Library, Royal Physiological Society, Royal Society of Medicine, Hong Kong Academy of the Performing Arts, The Design Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Glastonbury, Charterhouse School, The Science Museum, Manchester Science Festival, Aldeburgh Music, Ableton’s 2017 & 2020 Loop Conference (Berlin) and his work has been featured in the Times Higher Education, BBC Radio 4 Midweek, BBC Radio 3 Music Matters, The Guardian and BBC Radio 4 Inside Science. He is published by Viribus, Deutsche Grammaphon, Mute, Extreme, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press, and has won awards and commendations for writing, teaching, research and his charity work. Milton is a Reader of Music at the University of Surrey and Professor of Jazz Guitar at the Royal College of Music. He lives in London with his wife, the guitarist Bridget Mermikides, and his daughter Chloe, a 7-year old experimental noise-artist.

Ghislaine Regout BSc (Radboud), MSc (Radboud) MBPsS. Ghislaine is a psychologist, musician and writer. She’s got an MSc in Clinical Psychology and runs her own private practice, in which she offers therapy, coaching and counseling for a range of problems, including depression, anxiety and work-related issues. She is trained in, and often works with several forms of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Client Centered Therapy. As a musician, she is currently working on her first studio album, and her book about career coaching is being reviewed. As both a trained psychologist and musician, she also has a vested interest in how music can be used in therapeutic treatment, and a publication is currently under review. Since 2017, Ghislaine and Professor Ho Law have been working together on workshops that combine Narrative Therapy and music. She is secretary of the Psychotherapy Section of the British Psychological Society and works in London and the Netherlands.

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee & Registration
11:00 – 11:15 Introduction
11:15 – 12:00 Livestreaming PowerPoint Presentation – CCC
12:00 – 12:15 Coffee break
12:15 – 13:00 Second Session
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:45 Third Session
14:45 – 15:00 Tea break
15:00 – 16:00 Fourth Session – a group exercise
16:00 – 16:30 Plenary Session – Panel Q&A.


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