Sian will draw on her research into phobias. She will mainly be focusing on claustrophobia and agoraphobia. Claustraphobia as pathological fullness and agoraphobia as pathological emptiness, both defences against painful traumatic and unmourned losses, leading to a constriction of both internal and external space. She will explore the notion of transitional space within which loss and emptiness can be borne and transformed through the expression of creativity.
About the Speaker
Sian Morgan is an psychoanalytic psychotherapist who has been working in Cambridge for 35 years. She trained at the Guild of Psychotherapists and was a founder member of the Cambridge Society for Psychotherapy. For 15 years she ran and taught the post graduate diploma year of the University of Cambridge course which trained counsellors to work within institutions. She edited and contributed to the ‘Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis‘ volume on phobias.