DR ALICE GREENE
I founded and am medical director of the Fourth Floor Practice since 1989 and have invited practitioners working in different disciplines to join with me in offering a wide choice of complementary and psychotherapeutic approaches.
From 1990, for 14 years I acted as medical advisor to J Laing Services plc providing health care to senior management in the building industry until the take over of the Services in 2004.
I was also a founder member of The Homeopathic Professionals Teaching Group (HPTG) begun in 1992 in Oxford, a partnership of 8 doctors and vets which teaches homeopathy to doctors, vets, and nurses in the UK and, through HPTG International, in Ireland, Australia and South Africa. Having acted as HPTG managing partner, and co-led a new teacher training group to replace us, I retired from active teaching after 15 years. Together in 2005, my HPTG partners and I wrote "Passionate Medicine – making the transition from orthodox medicine to Homeopathy", edited by Robin Shohet and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Read a review at the bottom of the page...
I was awarded Fellowship of the Faculty of Homeopathy in 2001 and currently supervise homeopathic doctors and conduct medical appraisals on its behalf.
With a keen interest in Autogenic Training & Therapy, I worked for many years in education and training for the British Autogenic Society, serving as Chairman until 2000, and awarded Fellowship of the Society in 2001. I still enjoy teaching AT to anyone who wishes to learn!
Homeopathy and Autogenic relaxation naturally led to an interest in Psychotherapy and I gained the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust's Diploma in Counselling and Therapy in 1995 and am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
These interests in supporting and encouraging the natural healing forces of mind and body have been underpinned by a long interest in spiritual work centred on mindfulness and the study of universal teachings on non-duality.
Also, with a deep interest in the practical arts and their use in therapy and healing, in 2010 I completed a 2 year post graduate Diploma in Historic Stone Carving at City & Guilds School of Art, Kennington.
You may see some images here Stone Carvings
MB BCh BAO - primary medical degree, Trinity College Dublin 1977
DCH, DObst - Diplomas in child health and obstetrics & gynaecology 1979/80
MRCGP - Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners 1980
MFHom - Membership of the Faculty of Homeopathy 1981
Dip AT - Diploma in Autogenic Training & Therapy 1987
Dip Psych - Diploma of the Psychosynthesis & Education Trust 1995
UKCP Reg - Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy 1997
FBAS - Fellowship of the British Autogenic Society 2000
FFHom - Fellowship of the Faculty of Homeopathy 2001
LINKS TO PROFESSIONAL BODIES
The Homeopathic Professionals Teaching Group www.hptg.co.uk
The British Autogenic Society www.autogenic-therapy.org.uk
The Psychosynthesis & Education Trust www.psychosynthesis.edu/
The Faculty of Homeopathy www.trusthomeopathy.org
The Royal College of General Practitioners www.rcgp.org.uk
The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy www.ukcp.org.uk
The British Holistic Medical Association
The International Stress Management Association UKwww.isma.org.uk
LOCATION For STREET MAP please click here
The Fourth Floor Practice is at No 86 Harley Street, London W1G 7HP, half way down Harley street near the intersection with Weymouth Street. Please press "Patients" on the video entryphone on the right side of the door and the receptionist on duty will guide you to the lift (or 4 flights of stairs!) to the Fourth Floor waiting room.
In order of 'walking minutes' - Regent's Park (5 mins); Portland Place (7 mins); Oxford Circus (10 mins): Baker Street (12 mins)
Parking at metred parking bays is usually easy in Harley Street - bring plenty of change if not using a credit card.
Please note that the £11.00 London Congestion Charge applies to all cars entering the zone between 7.00 am and 6.00 pm on Mondays to Fridays. (Payment may be made by phone on 0845 900 1234; via www.cclondon.com; or in local shops.)
Harley Street runs between beautiful Regent's Park in the north (outside the congestion charging zone so only metred parking rates apply) and Cavendish Square (with underground public car parking) in the south, giving access to John Lewis and a host of other famous departments stores of Oxford Street. Marylebone High Street to the west provides a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and shops.
PASSIONATE MEDICINE - a review
Paperback, ISBN: 9781843102984, 192pp, 2005.
Edited by Robin Shohet
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Passionate Medicine is a compelling record of the journeys of five doctors and two veterinary surgeons from conventional medicine to homeopathy.
In search of truth and healing in their profession, the contributors challenge the shortcomings of conventional medical training and methods, in particular the notion that effective clinicians should be objective and emotionally detached. Their insightful autobiographical stories clearly demonstrate the cost of the 'dehumanising' principle to the medical profession and argue for a more holistic, caring model that regards self-knowledge, passion and the ability to create successful practitioner-patient relationships as central to the healing process. The contributors make a convincing case for the inherent ability of people to heal themselves and for the changing role of the clinician from expert to facilitator.
This book is a thoughtful and illuminating consideration of the relationship between the medical profession and alternative therapies, and will prove compelling reading for all trainee and practising medical professionals.
You are welcome to click on the link below for free access to my chapter.