Tobert, Natalie – Dr.

NT cropDr Natalie Tobert, PhD, is a Medical Anthropologist, Education Director of Aethos Training. She specialises in social inclusion education, facilitating participatory training workshops on spiritual and cultural awareness, for front line staff at hospitals, medical schools, and universities.

Natalie aspires towards introducing narratives around consciousness in a practical manner to medical and health care education.  She considers it is essential to support global paradigm change around the phenomenology of anomalous experiences of consciousness and mental well being: it is important front line staff are aware of consciousness narratives around mental health.

Dr Tobert has undertaken original fieldwork research in Sudan and India, and also in UK with the NHS and Kings Fund.  She co-ordinated the ‘Bridging Cultures’ project, and facilitated mental health promotion events with African and Asian minority ethnic groups.  Natalie’s most recent book Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing is well received:  ‘”This excellent treatise will be talked about for years to come by professionals and laypersons alike.”  Larry Dossey MD

Natalie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and has given conference papers throughout UK, and facilitated retreats and workshops in Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, India, Ireland, Spain and USA.  Natalie was born in San Francisco, and currently resides in London UK.

Social Inclusion website: /http://aethos.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Selected Publications

Dr Tobert has over 80 articles published, plus four books.  A full list is available.

2018      Acknowledging the Dilemma: Cultural U-Turns in Mental Wellbeing, in Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Ed M.Corwall, Sage Publishers

2017      Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing: Spiritual Interpretations of Symptoms in Medical Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London.

2017       Cultural U-turns in understanding mental health, NAMAH Journal, Volume 24, Issue 4, 15th January, Pondicherry, India.  http://www.namahjournal.com/doc/Actual/Cultural-U-turns-in-understanding-mental-health-vol-24-iss-4.html

2015      Human Experiences in Academic Boxes, January 2015   https://www.madinamerica.com/2015/01/human-experiences-academic-boxes/

2014     Spiritual Psychiatries: Mental Health Practices in India and UK, Charlottesville, USA

2013    Training Manual: Cultural Equalities for Frontline Service Providers

2010    Bridging Cultures, Dissolving Barriers, Mental Health Promotion With BME Communities, End of Year Evaluation, NHS Harrow

 Social Inclusion website: /http://aethos.org.uk

References

  • Correspondence with Andrew Powell Email from Tom McLeish Dear All Perhaps a brief comment on reductionism, following this fascinating conversation, – I have become increasingly of the view that this isn’t so much a philosophy as an empirically testable statement about the universe we live in. I can imagine, in other words, worlds in which all causal agency was located in ...
  • Cultural U-Turns in Mental Well-Being: Acknowledging the Dilemma Please follow the link below to view the article. Cultural U-Turns in Mental Well-Being: Acknowledging the Dilemma
  • Members and Advisers Galileo Commission Co-ordinators Prof Dr Harald Walach (Germany and Poland), Professor, Medical University Poznan, Lecturer and Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, University Witten-Herdecke David Lorimer (France), Programme Director SMN Richard Irwin (UK), Director SMN Advisers  Dr Eben Alexander III (US), neurosurgeon and author Prof Chris Bache (US), philosopher, Youngstown State University Anne Baring (UK), Jungian analyst and author Prof Imants Baruss (Canada), psychologist, King’s University College Dr Vasileios ...
  • The Understanding and Treatment of Mental Health Major Limitations of Science Response: Dr Natalie Tobert. Discipline: Medical Anthropology. Topic: The Understanding and Treatment of Mental Health The symptoms of mental distress and their interpretation are indicative of major limitations of science. Research shows that scientific evidence underpinning psychiatry, effectiveness of medication and certain treatments was manipulated, withheld, or non existent (Davies 2014, Whitaker 2010, Whitaker and ...
  • Tobert, Natalie – Dr. Natalie Tobert, PhD, is a medical anthropologist, the author of Spiritual Psychiatries, a visiting lecturer at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and seminar facilitator in hospitals for NELFT, London, UK. Bibliography: Spiritual Psychiatries: Mental Health Practices in India and UK Cultural Perspectives on Mental Wellbeing: Spiritual Interpretations of Symptoms in Medical Practice References:
  • Tobert, Natalie – Dr. Dr Natalie Tobert, PhD, is a Medical Anthropologist, Education Director of Aethos Training. She specialises in social inclusion education, facilitating participatory training workshops on spiritual and cultural awareness, for front line staff at hospitals, medical schools, and universities. Natalie aspires towards introducing narratives around consciousness in a practical manner to medical and health care education.  She ...