Prof Brian Broom

Prof Brian Broom

Speaker

Professor Brian Broom leads the MindBody Healthcare Post-Graduate Programme in the Department of Psychotherapy at the Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, and is a Consultant Immunologist at the Department of Immunology, Auckland City Hospital. From 1987 he has combined Psychotherapy and Clinical Immunology in one practice, and it is in this context he observed the frequent relations between physical diseases and patients’ personal ‘stories.’ His first book ‘Somatic Illness and the Patient’s Other Story’ (1997) emphasises ways of bringing ‘story’ into the clinical management of patients with physical illness from both psychotherapy and medical perspectives, and his second book ‘Meaning-full Disease’ (2007) emphasises theoretical issues underpinning mindbody psychotherapy. Recent work has focussed on ‘mindbody co-emergence.’ He has long experience supervising and training psychotherapists and doctors in ‘mindbody’ psychotherapy, and the University programme now extends integrative training to all healthcare disciplines. He is actively involved in research looking at ‘mindbody’ psychotherapy healing processes in the common condition chronic urticaria.