30 May 20

Date: 30 May 20

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location: London

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Noah’s Ark: Analysis as the container in which trauma can be revisited and transformed

Alessandra Cavalli

In this talk I will bring my work with a boy who lost his hearing when he was possibly 9-10 months old. His handicap was discovered only when he was 20 months old. I started working with him when he was 3 and the work lasted for 3 years. At the beginning of our work he offered the metaphor of Noah’s Ark. His trauma was contained in the biblical story he knew. I will show how we could re-live his own personal ‘deluge’, and how we found a way of transforming it.

Alessandra Cavalli, PhD, trained as a child and an adult analyst at the Society of Analytical Psychology and is now a training and supervising analyst. She works in private practice and teaches internationally. She has published extensively in the Journal of Analytical Psychology, and is co-editor with Lucinda Hawkins and Martha Stevns of the book Transformation, published by Karnac Books.

Chair: Bob Clyde

This is a CPD event