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4th Activists Emotional Wellbeing Forum 2017 Australia

April 29, 2017 @ 9:45 am - 3:15 pm UTC+10


RSVP to sydneyhq@animal-lib.org.au is ESSENTIAL

Please only RSVP after transferring a small deposit of $5 into Animal Liberation NSW’s account. This deposit simply ensures your place at the forum and will be returned to you on arrival.

Bank: Commonwealth Bank (CBA)  Account Name: Animal Liberation
BSB No: 062-212  Account No: 00904078  Branch: Newtown, NSW



9.45 – Opening address by Alex Vince

10.00 – 11.00 Dr. Maggie Rose

Clinical Psychologist. Maggie obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Science and a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology in California. She completed her first year volunteer/practicum at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, Eating Disorders Program, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her second year internship at the Rhonda Fleming Women’s Clinic, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaceology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In her Ph.D program she trained at Citywide Case Management and the Depression Clinic, San Francisco General Hospital both programs of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Her two year postdoctoral training was in the Dept. of Psychiatry and in the Dept. of Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group California. After completing her postdoctoral training, Maggie worked at Kaiser Permanente where she developed and directed a large eating disorder program.

Maggie maintains a private practice in the Sydney CBD where she sees adults and couples who present with a wide range of concerns. These include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, trauma, relationship distress and bereavement (human and animal). Maggie also treats people who work with animals, and who are suffering from trauma and compassion fatigue.

Maggie will be speaking to us today about THE BROADEN-BUILD THEORY OF POSITIVE EMOTIONS

11.00 – Short break

11.15 – 12.15 Emma Hurst – Registered Psychologist and Animal Liberation NSW’s Campaign Manager

BA(Psy), PGDip(Psy), M(HealthPsy) She has worked in the areas of adolescent mental health, aged care, child therapy, drug & alcohol, and sexuality after illness. Her training and approach incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), behaviour change techniques, mindfulness, and interventions drawn from positive psychology. Emma has worked in a range of settings such as mental health services, universities, and specialist early intervention services. Emma is particularly interested in behaviour change and the promotion of animal advocacy.

Emma will be speaking to us about COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY to reduce helplessness and burn out.

12.15 – 1 * LUNCH will be catered (all vegan of course)

1.00 – 2.00 Tracie O’Keefe

Clinical hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, counsellor and naturopath in private practice in Sydney. She holds a doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy (DCH), advanced diplomas in naturopathy and medical nutrition and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences (BHSc, Complementary Medicine). She is a Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)-registered mental health professional, member of the Australian Hypnotherapy Association (AHA), and an Australian Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)-registered clinical supervisor. An Amazon number one bestselling author, she has worked with and helped tens of thousands of people over many decades to recover from trauma and crisis – fast.

Tracie will be speaking to us about HYPNOTHERAPY and SELF-HYPNOSIS to manage the trauma and distress experienced as a result of constant exposure to animal cruelty and abuse.

2.00 – Short break

2.15 – 3.15 Ling Halbert is a Horticulture Therapist, teacher and Neuro-Linguistic Programming therapist and she will be presenting HORTICULTURE THERAPY therapy with herbs to assist with self-healing. After Ling’s presentation we are off to a special vegan chocolate tasting to be hosted by The Cruelty Free Shop which is just 3 bus stops back toward the city or a brisk walk.

Chocolate after all is widely known as a great emotional healer. The Cruelty Free Shop is putting this on just for our attendees to commence at 2.45.


Transport: Bus route 470 stops at Glebe Town Hall every 15 minutes; Bus routes 431 and 370 stop at Glebe Point Road and Bus routes 412 and 440 stop at Parramatta Road. Venue is on the  corner Vernon and Lodge Streets.


April 29, 2017
9:45 am - 3:15 pm UTC+10
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Glebe Town Hall Australia
Southern Hall, 160 St Johns Road
Glebe , New South Wales 2037 Australia
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