Talks On Demand
Understanding Reactions to the COVID-19 Pandemic

With Stephen W. Porges, PhD and Sue Carter, PhD

Recorded Saturday 18 July 2020

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. Polyvagal Theory provides a perspective to understand the impact of the pandemic on mental and physical health.

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Active Imagination

With speaker Murray Stein

Recorded Friday 17 July 2020

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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COVID-19 Seminars

Therapy In The Time Of Covid-19 Seminar Series

Linda Graham, MFT

Recorded Monday 6 July 2020

Developing Resilience for Clinical Work in Challenging Times

Resilience, the capacities to cope quickly and skillfully with any crises or catastrophe, is especially needed in times of sudden transition and upheaval such as we’re experiencing with Covid-19. This webinar will provide practitioners with the very practical tools they need to help clients manage anxiety, distress and overwhelm and to maintain their own clarity and well-being.

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COVID-19 Seminars

Therapy In The Time Of Covid-19 Seminar Series

Orit Badouk Epstein

Recorded Monday 29 June 2020

From Proximity Seeking to Distance Regulation, a Case Presentation On Working Online with a Client Who Comes from a Disorganised Attachment Style

The abrupt appearance of Covid-19 invading our consulting room has thrown us all into a state of disorientation and forced us to work online only. While slowly adjusting her practice to this new norm, to her surprise, Orit found that not much has changed for those clients who suffer complex trauma with disorganised attachment styles.

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Somatic Memory

A Two-Day Workshop with Dr Janina Fisher PhD

Dr Janina Fisher

Recorded Saturday 13 and 20 June 2020

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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COVID-19 Seminars

Therapy In The Time Of Covid-19 Seminar Series

Anna Santamouris

Recorded Monday 22 June 2020

Anna will introduce her talk with psychoanalytic theory as a background to problems of addiction in clients. The talk will address states of narcissism and how these pertain to the addictions, including the mirror transference (mirroring and reflection), a preoccupation with self and inner reality, the imbalance between objective and subjective aspects of the self and the difficult relationship to reality that shows itself in a withdrawal from object relations alongside illusions of self-sufficiency

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COVID-19 Seminars

Therapy In The Time Of Covid-19 Seminar Series

Dr Reenee Singh

Recorded Monday 15 June 2020

Families and couples are under considerable stress during this period of lockdown. At one level, most families experience the more “ordinary” stresses of having to share space, work remotely and supervise virtual schools, while at another level, there are anxieties about health and mortality among immediate and extended family members, which may be exacerbated for migrant families.

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COVID-19 Seminars

Therapy In The Time Of Covid-19 Seminar Series

Dr Aaron Balick

Recorded Monday 8 June 2020

Since the Covid-19 crisis struck in the middle of March, talking therapists have moved their practices online wholesale and globally. While some will have had previous experience of online work, most will have had little to no training and may even have strong prejudices about working in this way. Working online is no longer a choice, but a necessity, and it is the duty of every psychotherapist to do so ethically, responsibly, and critically.

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COVID-19 Seminars

Therapy In The Time Of Covid-19 Seminar Series

Dr Christopher Clulow and Kate Thompson

Recorded Monday 1 June 2020

Couple relationships form a bridge between the internal worlds of each partner and their external environment. As individuals they constitute an important part of their partner’s environment, and as a couple they are affected by the wider environment they inhabit. Threats from any of these sources affect the quality and stability of their relationship, both consciously and unconsciously.

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With Antony Haynes and Dr Elisabeth Philipps

Recorded Saturday 1 February 2020

Many of us, including our psychotherapy clients, may suffer from unexplained symptoms of debilitation, and of depression, without a clear context. In fact, general practitioners say that about 25 per cent of their consultations are with patients for whom they cannot give a medical diagnosis or treatment and this can be a key issue in psychotherapy.

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On Loneliness

With Lesley Caldwell, Dr Richard Gipps and Dr Akshi Singh

Recorded Saturday 18 January 2020

Why is it that some people never experience the emotion of loneliness, while others feel excruciating anxiety in solitude? This conference will attempt to understand aspects of an individual’s psyche that predisposes them towards either tendency.

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Conversion Hysteria

A day with Adam Phillips

Recorded Saturday 14 March 2020

This one-day discussion focuses on the question of what constitutes an acceptable picture of change in psychoanalysis. We will begin with a talk by Adam in which he will explore the uses of the word “conversion” in psychoanalytic discourse and the idea of change within the thinking of key theorists.

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Psychgeist Conference

With speakers Shoshi Asheri, Dr Richard Gipps, Professor Dany Nobus, Dr Jay Watts and Judy Yellin

Recorded Saturday 21 September 2019

Last year we asked the thought-provoking question What is Normal? as the topic for our think-tank conference to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Somewhat beyond our expectations, the question generated some brilliant, fresh and new perspectives about the therapy process. And so we have posed another challenging question for our speakers to answer in this event: is psychotherapy a relationship or a cure?

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