Speaking. Interviews. Events.

My Next Public talk will be on ‘The Neuroscience of Relationships’

Date/Time:   Saturday, 9th March 2019 (10:00 – 14.30)

Venue:          Ness Suite, Glen Mhor Hotel & Apartments (Formerly the Waterside        Hotel) 8-16 Ness Bank, Inverness IV2 4SG

Cost:            £25 (Concession: £20) Please note that there are 10 concession tickets available. They are intended for people on lower incomes, so please use with consideration.

The cost includes coffee/tea and handouts but lunch is not included. You are welcome to bring your own.

Bookings: Via Eventbrite at:

(Current and former clients are welcome to attend but you probably do not need to. There is a good chance you are already familiar with most, if not all of the material I will cover in this talk. But if you know anyone else who might be interested, please feel free to pass on this email and the flyer. If you have any questions about this talk just drop me an email.)

I wish you and your loved-ones a very happy Christmas and a great start to the New Year!

(Download Event flyer)

Change Your World Conference

I am honoured to have been invited to be a speaker at Change Your World conference at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, on 5th October 2018. I join a wonderful and diverse lineup of inspiring speakers who are all passionate about us developing to our full potential in body, mind and spirit. You can find information about the conference here.

If you feel a change is coming in your life or you feel that something needs to change, if you would like to meet like-minded people, be inspired and be  exposed to life-changing knowledge, please book a ticket. I look forward to seeing you at the conference!

(BTW, I will be speaking about relationships!)


My Live video for CYW Conference

The science and art of relationships

Hi everyone, My name is Avigail Abarbanel. I am a psychotherapist and am very excited to be one of the speakers at Change Your World Conference – Glasgow 2018 on Saturday 5th Oct 2018. (Please note the new date change, not 8th Sept as originally scheduled) Tickets are on sale now via the CYW Facebook page or Eventbrite.)The focus of my talk will be relationships. Why are they so difficult? Why do we get so triggered in relationships and what can we do about it? And what about toxic relationships? When is it right to walk away? I come from a neuroscience perspective and will be able to build on other talks at the conference. We are not bad or mad. We all do our best with what we know and what we have. We are challenged and triggered the most in our most intimate relationships and there are very good neurological reasons for that! That’s why as hard as relationships are, they do give us a chance to heal our past, and grow into the people we can become…I bring twenty years of clinical experience as an individual and relationship psychotherapist and am joining a wonderful and fascinating line up of speakers.

Posted by Change Your World on Wednesday, 25 July 2018

My podcast is now live. Please listen and share.
(Might Trigger some poeple).


Life Changing Conversations with Neil Shah

On Wednesday, 8th of August 2018 I will be in London to record a podcast with Neil Shah for Life Changing Conversations. I look forward to that. Once it’s available I will share the link to the podcast. Please stay tuned!

A Chat with Hazel Kahan: “Liberate our Language”

Back in September 2016 I gave an interview to Hazel Kahan on her radio program ’Tidings’. Our chat was about the way we use our language in relation Israel and Palestine. In particular, how easy it can be for any of us albeit unwittingly, to perpetuate misinformation and confusion about Palestine just by the way we use our language. Hazel contacted me after reading my Mondoweiss article The Palestine-Israel Language Trap.

Avigail Abarbanel: “Liberate our language!”