Robert Downes is a psychotherapist, supervisor, artist and trainer. His informal training as therapist began in his family of origin then more formally at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy in the 90s. This has been extended over the last 14 years through his studies of the Diamond Approach and through an ongoing 19 year dialogue with Foluke Taylor in the company of writers, critical thinkers, artists and more immediate familiars. He is currently engaged in integrating notions of white fragility and resistance into clinical thought and practice alongside the extension of the therapeutic curriculum – because we don’t have time to wait for institutions to do this work more rigorously. He is in daily practice of building up his capacity to be still and thinking in front of extreme practices of white fragility (and white rigidity) in himself and others.
Past and Current Confer Events
Friday 22 March (eve) + Saturday 23 March