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Date(s) - 03/11/2018
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ




In the midst of atrocities, there is the silent presence of the brave individuals who act and stand apart from the crowd, who risk their own lives by rescuing others and, in other ways, by voicing their dissent. The actions of these exceptional individuals raise questions as to why they were able to do what they did and why other people don’t. If we look closer at the histories of these individuals, what we discover is that they may not be as exceptional as we think and that bravery takes different forms in different contexts. Through the use of clinical material and recorded interviews, this talk explores the unconscious dynamics that determine acts of bravery.

Dr COLINE COVINGTON is a Training Analyst and Supervisor of the Society of Analytical Psychology and the British Psychotherapy Foundation. She is a Fellow of International Dialogue Initiative (IDI), a group formed by Prof. Vamik Volkan, Lord Alderdice, and Dr. Robi Friedman to apply psychoanalytic concepts in understanding political conflict and the effects of trauma on political behaviour. Her most recent book is Everyday Evils: A Psychoanalytic View of Evil and Morality (Routledge 2016).

Chair: Rupert Tower

(2 hours CPD credit)

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