Early Psychosis To Meditate or Not?
Presented by
ISPS Australia
Wednesday 31st July
6pm to 8pm AWST

Tara Coppins will facilitate the session where Oryx will share his learnings and success, with coming off psychiatric medication and his work in offering an alternative approach to medication such as Emotional CPR. He will share why it is important for mental health practitioners and peer workers to resource themselves with multiple approaches for those looking for alternative or adjunctive approaches to medication.
Dr Amit Banerjee will ask Oryx the ‘tough’ questions around barriers and implications for mental health professionals embracing alternative approaches within the clinical paradigm.

We will then open the floor to questions from our audience.


International Guest Speaker Oryx Cohen is the Chief Executive Officer National Empowerment Centre, Massachusetts, his work is informed by his own Lived Experience with altered states of consciousness: being diagnosed, hospitalised and subsequently finding a path to healing.

Dr Amit Banerjee

Dr Amit Banerjee is a Perth based psychiatrist and ISPS Au Board Director, he is a recovery-oriented general adult psychiatrist with interests in social and critical psychiatry and the addictions. He currently works as a consultant psychiatrist with the headspace Early Psychosis team in Midland WA. He also has run an outpatient private practice in Midland since 2007.

Tara Coppins

Tara Coppins is a clinically trained psychologist who has worked across Public and Private healthcare over the last 15 years. Tara’s passion for working with individuals experiencing psychosis was ignited early in her career and she has since worked with individuals and their carers across the First Episode to Enduring spectrum.

ISPS Members ($100.00)
Non-Members ($120.00)
Concession, Consumers, Carers, Students ($50.00)
Everyone who pays and registers will receive a recording link after the event regardless of if they are present or not for the live event.

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