The Transition into Elderhood in the Psychotherapy Process
Saturday 25 September 2021
With Guillermo Julio Montero, Audrey Kavka, and Mi Yu
- This event will not be recorded
- Bookings close at 9:00am BST Wednesday 22 September
The need to come to terms with human physical vulnerabilities and impending mortality naturally intensifies as the margin between life and death narrows.READ MORE...
While each person’s journey into age is highly personal and subjectively challenging, ageing is also thought of as a developmental stage with the potential for privileged and deepened states of consciousness, not just a period of catastrophic loss.
The purpose of this conference is to examine some of the unconscious processes in this ageing journey: the extent to which ageing and ultimately dying can be embraced rather than denied and could be transformative rather than harrowing. Such potentialities will depend upon the client’s unconscious processes and attachments as well as spiritual outlook. Some may have deep relational and existential preparedness for the prospect of letting go of energy, health, and life. For others, the prospect may bring about despair, desolation, and depression – particularly for some in relation to the ageing body and desirability.
Our speakers will explore these dimensions, and ask how psychoanalysis can support the process of growing old in therapy and help to promote the renewing of psychic inner landscapes.