AHPb Events for 2019

“Engaging Our Hearts in Dangerous Times”

Humanistic Psychology Café Events


AHPb is holding a series of low cost humanistic café-style events in London hosted by The Study Society. These events will culminate in a conference in the late autumn. Each event will include an informal talk and small group discussions focusing on speaking from the heart and applying the insights of Humanistic Psychology to relate to what’s happening in the world today. There will be distinguished speakers and ample networking opportunities.

The café will be held bi-monthly on Wednesday evenings in London at The Study Society, 6.30 for a 7.15pm start, finishing at 9.15pm. There will be opportunities to network from 6.30 until 7.15 and from 9.15 until 9.45. Teas and coffee will be available from 6.30pm, and you can bring simple food to share.

The cost is £20 per evening (£15 for AHPb members, students, and concessions).

Details of the café events

A PDF flyer is available for downloading.

Wednesday 20 March 2019:
Greed, Hate and Mega Delusion: Challenging disconnection in the modern age
with Caroline Brazier.
An exploration of the processes and impulses which drive individuals and society as we live with the tension between denial and acknowledgement that there is No Planet B.

Photo of Caroline BrazierCaroline Brazier is a practising psychotherapist, Buddhist, trainer and author of seven books on Buddhism, psychotherapy and ecotherapy.
Booking via Eventbrite.



Wednesday 15 May 2019:
Extinction Rebellion: The Changing of the Guards
with Alison Green.
In a recent address to world leaders at Davos, Greta Thunberg said, “I don’t want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic.” Should we in Extinction Rebellion be more concerned with fear of success than fear of failure?

Alison Green, Ph.D, is a cognitive psychologist who until recently was Pro Vice-Chancellor at Arden University. She is now a full-time activist, working with Extinction Rebellion and Scientists Warning.
Booking via Eventbrite



Wednesday 17 July 2019:
Against Dialogue with Manu Bazzano.
At the time of identity politics and polarization, we are told that we need more dialogue. I will present the case against dialogue and in favour of genuine encounter as poetic accident, creative conflict and deeper learning from difference and otherness.

Photo of Manu Bazzano
Manu Bazzano is a psychotherapist, facilitator, author of several books including Nietzsche and Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2019).
Booking via Eventbrite.



Wednesday 18th September 2019:
Creative Maladjustment, Progressive Politics, and Humanistic Psychology with Elliot Benjamin.
Elliot will use Martin Luther King’s concept of “creative maladjustment” to explore his involvement with the Resisting Trump movement in the USA, and to discuss the merging of humanistic psychology with progressive politics. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences.

Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D, from Maine, USA, is a Psychology mentor/ PhD committee chair at Capella University. He is the author of four books and over 180 articles in humanistic and transpersonal psychology, philosophy/spirituality, progressive politics, and mathematics.
Booking via Eventbrite


Wednesday 16th October 2019:
What’s wrong with our education system? with Richard House.
Richard will explore how a humanistic vision, and associated values and practices, are desperately needed to heal our broken education system.

Richard House, Ph.D, C.Psychol. is a former counsellor/therapist, Steiner teacher, university lecturer in education, and former co-editor of Self & Society journal.
Booking via Eventbrite.




A conference is planned for November. Details will be available later.

Details of the venue:
We meet in the West Room, Colet House, home of The Study Society (www.study society.org). The address is:
151 Talgarth Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 9DA
The nearest tube station is Barons Court on the District and Piccadilly lines. For details of how to get there, see the Google map.