The forgotten narrative of health
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

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There is an innate healing potential in the human mind, body and nature.

Yet the current model of healthcare perpetuates the belief that health and illness management are in the hands of the providers, whether these are individuals or systems. This model undermines the innate mechanisms that are available to every human being to access wellbeing and overcome illness.

The conference will seek to redress this imbalance by exploring mind-body interactions and more holistic approaches to physical and mental health to empower the public and pave the way for a new paradigm in healthcare.


  • 14:00 Registration and tea
  • 14:15 Start - The forgotten narrative of health
  • 14:30 The mind–body connection in the timeline of illness and health (Dr Aleksandra Matakovic Manca)
  • 15:10 Innate wellbeing - A fresh look at resilience (Dr Rani Bora)
  • 15:50 Tea
  • 16:10 Essential health: Rediscovering the power of aromatic plants (Dr Robin Fawcett)
  • 16:50 Final discussion
  • 17:20 Feedback
  • 17:30 End


Dr Aleksandra Matakovic Manca is a consultant child psychiatrist and psychotherapist practising in the NHS. She believes in an integrated holistic approach to medicine and healthcare.

Dr Rani Bora is a holistic psychiatrist, wellness coach, author and speaker. She shares the understanding of innate health and resilience in her practice as an independent psychiatrist and resilience coach.

Dr Robin Fawcett is an American GP practicing in the NHS. She is an advocate for lifestyle medicine, essential oils, and integrative healthcare.

This event is organised by MegaReach, Promoting Interprofessional Partnerships (PIPS). Please register your place via the above link or contact for any queries.

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