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15
Jun

WATERSTONES: THE THINGS THEY CARRIED WITH CHRISTOPHER HAUKE

15/06/2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – ‘Waterstones: ‘The Things They Carried’ by Tim O’Brien’ Presented by Christopher Hauke 15 June, 7:30pm to 9:00pm  William Timothy O’Brien was born in 1946 in Austin, Minnesota, and is best known for his novel, The Things They Carried (1990). The stories were inspired by his experiences in the Vietnam War. O’Brien won the 1979 National Book […]

17
Jun

Why Don’t Psychotherapists Laugh?

17/06/2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Why Don’t Psychotherapists Laugh? Enjoyment and the Consulting Room A special event to coincide with the launch of Ann Shearer’s new book This talk is based on Ann Shearer’s new book, the first study of its kind of the therapeutic value of good humour and enjoyment in psychotherapy. This topic has been almost completely neglected in […]

25
Jun

THE EMERGENCE OF SYMBOLIC IMAGINATION: WARREN COLMAN

25/06/2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – THE EMERGENCE OF SYMBOLIC IMAGINATION: WARREN COLMAN This talk, based on Warren Colman’s ground-breaking new book, is about how humans make symbols and symbols make us human. The starting point will be the lion-man of Hohlenstein-Stadel – the oldest figurative sculpture in the world (40,000 years) and the first visible evidence of the power of […]

02
Jul

A Jungian Approach to Early Relational Trauma with Marcus West

02/07/2016 @ 9:45 am – 12:30 pm – Marcus West The perspective of trauma has often been tragically (and scandalously) lost from psychoanalytic thinking and practice, or at least given only token recognition. The innovations in the understanding of trauma in the last two decades have been slow to be integrated with analytic theory, and a split has often developed between analytic and […]

01
Oct

The latency complex: the dead hand of anti-development: Barry D. Proner

01/10/2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – The Latency Complex: The Dead Hand of Anti-development Barry D. Proner It is common knowledge that the same phenomena can be viewed in a variety of ways. In this talk I am going to consider the implications of a constellation I have observed in some adult patients who have increasingly reminded me of some of […]

01
Oct

The Adolescent, Puer Aeternus and the Goldilocks Factor: Marica Rytovaara

01/10/2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – The Adolescent, Puer Aeternus and the Goldilocks Factor Marica Rytovaara The Goldilocks factor refers to our eternal, impossible longing for the Other, who will get it ‘just right’ and who understands and accepts our true self in all its mimetic (similar) and alteric (different) aspects. We search for the perfect connection in the gaze of our […]

22
Oct

Intimations of Individuation: Jung’s mandala paintings in The Red Book, 1915-20: Diane Finiello Zervas

22/10/2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Intimations of Individuation: Jung’s mandala paintings in The Red Book, 1915-20  Diane Finiello Zervas  One of the symbols that emerged in words and images as Jung was working on The Red Book: Liber Novus was the mandala, a protective magic circle wherein the opposites could be held and reconciled. This talk will explore the development of […]

12
Nov

Two Kinds Of Thinking; Experiences Of Working with Psychotic States: Averil Williams

12/11/2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Two Kinds Of Thinking; Experiences Of Working with Psychotic States Averil Williams This presentation will take the form of an informal sharing of thoughts drawn from clinical experience over the years working with psychotic states in patients. These states may be temporary or more prolonged as a result of long-term mental illness. ‘Psychotic’ is just […]

26
Nov

Shame and evanescence: The body as driver of temporality: Hessel Willemsen

26/11/2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Shame and evanescence: The body as driver of temporality Hessel Willemsen Temporality manifests in its most primal way when, according to Heidegger, past, present and future converge, in moments which he refers to as ‘ecstases’ of time, a unity of these three dimensions. In these moments shame, as a fundamental feeling reflecting the unmetabolised past, […]

26
Nov

How Do We Reach the Pre-symbolic and Place of Hidden Trauma: Penny de Haas Curnow

26/11/2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm – How Do We Reach the Pre-symbolic and Place of Hidden Trauma Penny de Haas Curnow ‘Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown’ (Minnie Louise Haskins, 1875 – 1951) Many of our patients experience difficulty in thinking, with an impaired symbolising function, unable to give personal meaning to experience and failing […]

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