How Dreams Heal: Some Thoughts On the Neuroscience of Dreaming and its Contribution to Overcoming Dissociated States of Mind

03/10/2015 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Dr Jean Knox Freud thought that dreaming protected sleep from the threat of overwhelming anxiety arising from repressed infantile sexual or aggressive impulses. Jung considered dreams to be a way of communicating with the unconscious and not attempts to conceal true feelings from the waking mind. Based on the concept of compensation, Jung thought that […]


Inside the cyberspace: searching for split off parts of the self

09/10/2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – With Andrea Marzi in dialogue with Alessandra Cavalli Andrea Marzi will present his work with people addicted to the internet. Using clinical vignettes of his work with one patient in particular, he will explore the consequences of virtual reality in the analytical field. He will give thoughts to how cyberspace sets unconscious phantasy free.  He […]


Beyond The Heart of Darkness: The Shadow Re-Visited

10/10/2015 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm – Christopher Perry Of all the gifts C.G Jung bequeathed us, his idea of the ‘Shadow’ offers humanity a signpost on the path of individual and collective individuation and an opportunity to grapple with everything within ourselves that we dislike or disown, and tend to see in others – individuals, families, groups, organisations, countries etc. – […]


Homer’s Odyssey

12/10/2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – What do Odysseus’s dilemmas and his responses to those dilemmas mean to us today? Toby Brothers Director of the London and Paris Literary Salons A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time. Homer’s narrative poem explores the formation of the self: we explore how identity is […]


Bernard Malamud’s ‘The Magic Barrel’

14/10/2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Presented by Prof Andrew Samuels About the Story In The Magic Barrel Leo Finkle is urged to find a wife before he becomes a rabbi. He seeks the help of a marriage counsellor who gives him several women’s photographs and the story develops from there. About the writer: Bernard Malamud Bernard Malamud (1914 – 1986) […]


Sabina Spielrein Revisited

17/10/2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Film + Talk In the shadow of great men are often the women who inspired them. Sabina Spielrein was the woman who most inspired Carl Jung. She was his anima. From Jung’s patient, she became a psychoanalyst in her own right and colleague of both Jung and Freud. In her work, she fought to keep […]


Brothers and Sisters: Myth and Reality – Clinical Implications

23/10/2015 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Henry Abramovitch, IIJP How might depth psychology differ if instead of Greek mythology the founders had used the bible for inspiration?  The answer is that it would have placed relationships between sisters and brothers and their archetypal struggle at the centre of social and psychic life. Drawing on active imagination, mythology, behavioural genetics and especially […]


Puberty-suppression: a treatment in its own right?

06/11/2015 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Bernadette Wren A discussion of ethical and clinical dilemmas in the treatment of gender non-conforming children Gender identity refers to a sense of oneself as male or female (or both, or neither) and a more or less comfortable and settled relationship to one’s sexed body. Currently, there are no remotely adequate theories or models to explain […]


An Exploration of Antoine Watteau’s Fête Galante in a Wooded Landscape

07/11/2015 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Event Details About the painting Antoine Watteau’s Fête Galante in a Wooded Landscape, c. 1719-21 can be found on the Ground Floor of the Wallace Collection in the Billiard Room (painting ref P391). This painting is a major example of Watteau’s Fêtes Galantes, seemingly harmless idealised depictions of outdoor gatherings, a genre seen by contemporaries […]


Moments of Embodiment

14/11/2015 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm – Dr Judith Woodhead   My presentation is about moments, moments and embodiment, moments of embodiment. The word ‘embodiment’ is potent as a metaphorical concept that evokes the many bodily dimensions of therapeutic process. In our time together, we shall explore the nature of these moments in therapy and analysis. Our exploration tool will be the […]

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