Travel to/from Bergen

Conference delegates will need to book their own travels to and from Bergen. There are direct flight connections to Bergen from major European cities, such as Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, London and Copenhagen.

Local transport in Bergen

Bergen has a very compact city center, and practically everything is within walking distance. For local transport in Bergen, most of the hotels offered through the conference registration are in short walking distance from the conference venue.

There is a frequent express bus service from the airport to the town center. The driver announces all the stops and hotels. It is possible to pay by credit card on the bus.

You will also find taxis right outside the airport building. Taxis in Norway are quite expensive, and the airport express usually takes you to the city center just as fast as the taxis, so we do recommend the bus.

Hotel accommodation

The conference organizers have reserved hotel rooms for the delegates on various Bergen hotels at different price ranges. The hotels are available for booking in the conference registration form, and can be booked and paid for together with the conference fee.

Keynote speakers

Leslie Greenberg

Dr. Leslie Greenberg is one of the originators and primary developers of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples. You can watch a short interview with him here:

Allan Abbass

Dr. Allan Abbass is the founding Director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Dr. Abbass’s clinical specialty and research focus is the use of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), particularly on how unprocessed emotion plays a part in medically unexplained physical symptoms. You can watch an interview with him here:

Diana Fosha

Dr. Diana Fosha is the developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment. You can watch an interview with her here:

Paul Gilbert

Dr. Paul Gilbert is the founder of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), an approach that focuses on building an emotionally healthier relationship with oneself. You can watch an interview with him here:

Janina Fisher

Dr. Janina Fisher is a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. She is well known for her expertise as both a therapist and speaker on the topic of trauma and the body in psychotherapy.
You can watch a short interview with her here:

Steven Hayes

Dr. Steven Hayes is renown for his work on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a third-wave cognitive-behavior therapy which focuses on relating to and accepting ones emotions. You can watch his TED-talk here:

“For many years you have talked about me. Behind my back. Over my head. Shouting at me. At times you haven’t even acknowledged my existence, and never have you truly listened to me. I want this to change. I need you to be with me. Sit down with me, and take me seriously. Stay with me long enough for me to tell you about my deepest longings and my heartfelt needs. If you do, I will fuel your voice in the world with magic power and create human connections for you. If you won’t, I will likely cause hell. It’s up to you! I am emotion.”