LIVE EVENTS
Somatic Memory

Saturday 13 and 20 June 2020 – A Live Webinar

A Two-Day Workshop with Dr Janina Fisher PhD

In this workshop, we will look at how the neuroscience and attachment research of the past twenty years has transformed our notions of “memory”. We now know that “the body keeps the score,” that our most painful experiences are less often remembered than encoded in wordless somatic and emotional memories..

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Focusing

Friday 26 June 2020 – A Live Webinar

Led by Frank Bock, Sandy Gee and Dr Greg Madison

(SOLD OUT)

This workshop explores the therapeutic and personal advantages of including an experiential dimension in psychotherapy sessions by incorporating the practice of Focusing. Originating in the philosophical work of the Rogerian-influenced American philosopher, Eugene Gendlin, this approach aims to go beyond technique, objectification and diagnosis in order to practice therapy as a person-to-person relationship with existential and embodied depth.

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Active Imagination

Friday 17 July 2020 – A Live Webinar

With speaker Murray Stein

Active imagination is one of the pillars of Jungian psychoanalysis. Along with the developmental concept of individuation, the activation of transference in the therapeutic relationship, and the interpretation of dreams, active imagination is a key component that constitutes the essence of Jungian clinical work. Paradoxically, however, active imagination has been neglected as a method by many Jungian psychoanalysts since Jung’s death in 1961.

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Understanding Reactions to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Saturday 18 July 2020 – A Live Webinar

With Professor Stephen Porges and Professor Sue Carter

The spread of the SARSCov2 virus presents an unprecedented event that rapidly introduced widespread life threat, economic de-stabilization, and social isolation. The human nervous system is tuned to detect safety and danger, integrating body and brain responses via the autonomic nervous system.

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The Highly Sensitive Person

Saturday 25 July 2020 – A Live Webinar

A Workshop with Dr Elaine Aron, Dr Art Aron and Dr Michael Pluess

We often think of highly sensitive people as having less structured boundaries than others: their heightened responses can be confused with poor ego function, with personality or mood disorders. But in this conference we will be looking at new work with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) as those who have an innate trait of sensory processing sensitivity (SPS).

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On Not Knowing

Friday 25 September 2020 – London

With Dr Judith Pickering and other speakers to be confirmed

(WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY BOOKINGS FOR LIVE EVENTS AT PRESENT)

In this conversation, we will examine the connection between spirituality, mysticism, contemplation and psychotherapy. Exploring the qualities that inspire growth, healing and transformation in the therapeutic journey, the speakers will consider the many qualities that may contribute to these less tangible processes…

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Friday 20 (Eve) & Saturday 21 March 2020 – London

With speakers Tiane Graziottin, Ebinehita Iyere, Amanda McIntyre, Sakhile Mpofu, Mpume Mpofu, Dr Graham Music, Simon Partridge, Jocelyne Quennell, Judith Rees, Dr Jonathon Tomlinson and Dr Felicity de Zulueta

(POSTPONED UNTIL 2021)

This conference will address the highly topical issue of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a therapeutic modality called Trauma Informed Care (TIC), which has been found to be highly effective in addressing these.

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Encounters with Suicide

Saturday 21 March 2020 – Dublin

With speakers Dr Cathal Morgan, Heather Moore, Maria McGrane and Linda Hanlon

(EVENT POSTPONED, RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)

As early as the late 1890s, Freud reported his own suppression of feelings after his patient’s suicide; for many years the suicide of a patient has been seen as the “therapist’s failure”. More recently, the death of a client by suicide – or suicidal threat – is more acknowledged as a traumatic experience for the therapist but this phenomenon is still very much avoided and underestimated in the literature.

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Saturday 28 March 2020 – London

A one-day workshop led by Marian Dunlea

(POSTPONED UNTIL 2021)

In this training workshop, Marian will guide participants through her embodied therapeutic approach, BodyDreaming, which explores the interconnection of body, mind and psyche and provides a theoretical and practical guide for working with early developmental trauma.

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Saturday 25 April 2020 – London

With Richard Carvalho, Geraldine Godsil and Salvatore Martini

(EVENT POSTPONED, RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)

This day will present views on psychotherapeutic experiences which illuminate the bodily basis of inter-subjectivity.

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Friday 1 (eve) and Saturday 2 May 2020 – London

Working with Young People their Anger, Fear, Grief and Hope

(EVENT POSTPONED, RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)

With chair Judith Anderson and contributors Amrita Bhohi, Beth Collier, Sarah Deco, Jay Griffiths, Anna Harvey, Caroline Hickman, Katharine Lewis, Zion Lights, Jo McAndrews, Catriona Mellor, Isobel Pick, Jocelyne Quennell, Verity Sharp, Sonia Shomalzadeh, Tree Staunton, Steve Thorp, Sally Weintrobe and youth activists.

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Disrupted Early Attachments and Chronic Pain

Spring 2021 TBC

With Dr Frances Sommer Anderson, Georgie Oldfield and Nick Straiton

(THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AS A LIVE WEBINAR – DETAILS TO FOLLOW)

This multi-disciplinary conference will examine the early foundations of chronic pain and how to work with these conditions therapeutically. Our speakers include a psychologist/psychoanalyst, musculoskeletal physician and physiotherapist.

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Disconnected and Unreachable

Saturday 20 June 2020 – London

A One-Day Exploration Led by Dr Anne Alvarez and Dr Graham Music

(EVENT POSTPONED, RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)

Working with someone who cannot respond to the connection to another offered by psychotherapy can be one of the most de-skilling experiences for practitioners. Being with long periods of silence, avoidance of eye-contact, difficulties in showing affect, purpose or even words can be enormously challenging and likely to evoke a very negative countertransference.

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Parent Child

Saturday 11 July 2020 – London

A workshop with Dr Aileen Alleyne, Dr Tim Baker, Stanley Ruszczynski and Dr Arlene Vetere

(EVENT POSTPONED, RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)

In this conference we want to find ways of working with adolescent and adult clients who have suffered an enmeshed parental relationship which has prevented healthy separation and individuation. Our speakers will explore the concept of enmeshment as a consequence of the needs of the narcissistic parent, as well as a family culture where personal boundaries are diffused, roles are undifferentiated and an over-concern or anxiety for the other can lead to a loss of autonomous development.

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Cafe Psy

Friday 20 March 2020 – London

A Cafe Psy discussion led by Roz Carroll

(EVENT POSTPONED)

Multiple social-economic-cultural and environmental changes are converging at this time to tip us into ‘the new normal’ of disembodied survival. Yet psychotherapy is a practice that aims to create the safety and human warmth that can include and welcome a felt sense of the body.

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Cafe Psy

Friday 17 April 2020 – London

A Cafe Psy discussion led by Laurie Slade

(EVENT POSTPONED)

n Western culture, dreams are generally seen as meaningless byproducts of neurological process, or as essentially personal expressions of inner mental life. If we accept that dreams can be meaningful, can we entertain the possibility that they may not always be just about the dreamer – that they may reflect a subliminal sense of wider social realities and concerns?

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Cafe Psy

Friday 29 May 2020 – London

A Cafe Psy discussion led by Dr Elisabeth Philipps

(EVENT POSTPONED)

CBD products are everywhere; from oils, capsules, topical balms and rubs right through into food and drink products. But what is CBD and does it really make any difference to mental health? Join Dr Elisabeth Philipps, the UK’s leading expert in CBD, as she discusses some of the research around the body’s natural endocannabinoid system. We will also explore how CBD may support sleep and conditions across the anxiety and depression spectrums. Elisabeth will also clarify the current status of UK regulations of CBD and what this means to practitioners in terms of practically using CBD.

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