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The Emotion Revolution is back! - April 23-25th 2025


We are looking forward to welcoming clinicians from all around the globe to take part in a thrilling, rewarding and innovative event. Early bird price valid until October 1st 2024!


Registration has now opened, and until October 1st 2024 it is possible to book your conference pass at an Earlybird price!

The congress is based on the following foundation:

Human beings relate to themselves and to the world in individual and diverse ways. This diversity is reflected in the field of psychotherapy. Therapeutic approaches range from focusing on rational thinking to non-conceptual experiencing; from contemplating practices to exposure through behavioral experiments; from primal expression of impulses to a focus on down regulating emotions. Different approaches to change will serve different needs for different people at different times. We see the diversity in our field as both necessary and fruitful.

At the same time, there are models and approaches within our field that claim superiority. One example, which also represents our current zeitgeist, is the metaphor of the human mind as a computer or an information processing unit. Even though this metaphor can serve us well in explaining important aspects of human functioning, we believe it can also provide us with a skewed view on what it means to be human. Firstly, this metaphor does not put human experience at center. Secondly, emotions and emotional pain can be perceived as irrational mistakes in programming. Even though emotions are being put more to the fore in the field of psychotherapy, they are often treated as secondary to other mental processes. Thirdly, this metaphor does not sufficiently highlight fundamental human motivational aspects, such as seeking connection, experiencing love and confirming our identity. We believe the Emotion Revolution is needed for several reasons. It is needed to unite voices that are talking about emotions and the experiencing of emotions as the key point of interest to the field of psychotherapy. It is needed to improve our understanding of emotions and how they change. It is needed in order to influence the current zeitgeist by communicating knowledge to the world about the importance of experiencing and processing emotions. And it is needed in order to make the world a more emotion friendly place. Our belief is that this will lead to better communication, more tolerance for diversity, and ultimately aid the human race in helping our entire planet prosper.

The conference venue

The conference will take place in Bergen’s largest conference venue, Grieghallen. The venue is located in the middle of the town center, at Edvard Griegs plass 1. To have a look at the venue, please visit Grieghallen. The conference will have a hospitality desk at the venue during the entire duration of the conference week, and our hosts will be happy to assist you with any questions you might have.

The course is approved as a 24-hour maintenance course for psychologists. (Only Norway)


Date: 23-25th April 2025
Early bird price: 8.490 NOK (approximate price USD 849 / EUR 849)
Student price: 4.500 NOK (approximate price USD 450 / EUR 450)
Location: Bergen, Grieghallen

Keynote speakers: Dr. Allan Abbass, Leslie Greenberg, Nancy McWilliams (More to come soon!)

More information?
Please visit emotionrevolution.no for more information or questions about the conference.

The world’s first Emotion Revolution conference in 2018 was a great success!

The 2018 conference focused on finding common ground for different emotionally orientering treatment models. Hear from some of our amazing keynote speakers and participant:

"All I can say is WOW! I've never been to a rock'n'roll psychotherapy conference before! And I didn't know I was going to cry on stage"
-Les Greenberg, keynote speaker 2018

"This is definitely the sexiest conference I have ever been to"
-Diana Fosha, keynote speaker 2018

"Love is not everything, it is the only thing"
-Stephen Hayes, keynote speaker 2018

"Extremely well done. Thank you."
-Participant, Emotion Revolution 2018

"Excellent!!! Hope that you will organize this kind of congress in the near future again. Well done!"
-Participant, Emotion Revolution 2018