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Echoism - an introduction to the theory and practice of working with the partners and children of narcissists Donna Christina Savery introduces the key ideas in her book Echoism: The silenced response to narcissism. She draws upon ten years of research specialising in the Echoistic client. The session will be 90 minutes of presenting her key ideas and a 30 minute question and answer discussion. It is not necessary to have read the book but reading the clinical vignettes…Find out more »
A Forum for Existential Psychotherapists who are mothers of children of up to ten years old, to explore experiences during the coronavirus lockdown. Facilitated by Monia Brizzi & Naomi Stadlen We warmly invite existential psychotherapists who are mothers of young children under 10 to join us in a forum to explore experiences during the coronavirus lockdown. Some of us are used to leading busy professional lives and counted on nurseries, nannies and schools to look after our children during the day, but, for the moment,…Find out more »
Both Existential and Buddhist psychologies recognize an authentic potentiality, sanity and natural resilience to the human mind. Although in Existential thought, the notion of “true nature” is debatable and not always clearly understood.Find out more »
Natural resilience is the healing expression of authentic presence when we stop talking to ourself and open to experience as it is. The truth is we cannot always trust our mind to see things clearly, since the human predicament finds us in the position of seeing through a glass darkly: seeing others, the world and ourself through projections we may not be aware we are projecting. Simultaneously, the truth is we can always trust the sane nature of our…Find out more »
‘Covid-19 and the financial impact on my therapy practice’ – PAUL SILVER-MYER – 14th of June @ 11 am – 1 pm
‘Covid-19 and the financial impact on my therapy practice’ There are two crises going on – a health crisis and a financial one – and whilst it’s an anxious and upsetting time with the primary concern being the health of the nation, nevertheless many self-employed therapists have found their income has been affected. This session will look at your rights as a self-employed person, what financial support is available to you and how your business accounts and relationship with HMRC…Find out more »
COVID-19 Shall Not Stop Us Join our Zoom Symposium for a get together to discuss different ideas on topics that are of equal interest and liking. Get yourself a drink, a meal or your favourite snack, sit comfortably and simply show up. Title: Existential Analysis and Racism If psychotherapy is anything, it is ethical. Both therapist and client are engaged in the question "how am I to live?", and perhaps more particularly, "how am I to live in the face of…Find out more »
A Phenomenological Reflection Upon the Benefits of Kum Nye Movement within an Embodied Approach to Existential Psychotherapy – JASON UPTON – 25th of June @ 10 am – 12 pm
A Phenomenological Reflection Upon the Benefits of Kum Nye Movement within an Embodied Approach to Existential Psychotherapy Jason Upton is a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist and dance movement therapist with many years’ experience in the fields of trauma, sexual abuse and sexual offending. He currently lectures at Regent’s University and sees clients in private practice. Jason has practised Kum Nye and other Tibetan movement practices for over 17 years. He is also doing a PhD at SOAS which takes a…Find out more »
The Irony of Race Relations: An Experiential Seminar on The Contemporary Discourse on Race from an Existential Perspective – DEVANG VAIDYA – 20th of July 2020 @ 11 am to 4 pm
The Irony of Race Relations: An Experiential Seminar on The Contemporary Discourse on Race from an Existential Perspective Devang Vaidya Devang Vaidya is a person-centred existential therapist based in London. His research focuses on Kierkegaard studies for tracing the existential foundations of person-centred therapy. Other interests lie at the intersection of therapy with philosophy, arts, psychoanalysis, and critical social theory. Thinking about race is hard. Talking, harder. In trying to express a point of view, one stumbles into saying something controversial. It is ironic…Find out more »
A Sightless World – Readdressing Sight-Loss with Some Merleau-Ponty Ideas – PAULO RIBEIRO – 28th of July 2020 @ 6 pm to 8 pm.
A Sightless World - Readdressing Sight-Loss with Some Merleau-Ponty Ideas Paulo Ribeiro Paulo is an existential psychotherapist currently working for Headstrong Counselling, an extremely busy low-cost therapy service in London, where he sees clients with complex presentations, mostly personality disorders, major depression and anxiety and gender identity. Before that, Paulo worked for the RNIB – Royal National Institute for Blind People and for Hammersmith and Fulham Mind. Paulo holds a BA in Social Communication, a Master’s in Integrative Counselling and…Find out more »
Echoism and the echositic-narcissistic complex (ENC). Donna Christina Savery. Sep 15th 7:30pm-9:30pm.
Echoism and the echositic-narcissistic complex (ENC) Donna Christina Savery Sep 15th @ 7:30pm-9:30pm on Zoom Donna Christina Savery is an existential therapist and daseinsanalyst of the Zurich seminar having studied with Alice Holzhey Kunz. She works in private practice in the UK and teaches and supervises internationally. Following her initial seminar in April this year on Echoism, in which she introduced the key ideas in her book, Echoism: The silenced response to narcissism, Donna returns to present a more detailed exploration into…Find out more »
Existential Group Counselling and Psychotherapy – KAREN WEIXEL-DIXON – 11th of October @ 10 am – 12 pm
11th of October @ 10 am - 12 pm £15 - £20 Existential Group Counselling and Psychotherapy This seminar will provide a theoretical and practical foundation for practice, including a solid grounding in the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of therapeutic groupwork from an existential perspective. There will be consideration of practice, procedure, possible problems, as well as the therapeutic effects, of this project, for all those involved. Karen Weixel-Dixon is a psychotherapist (M.A., Adv. Dip), supervisor (UKCP Acc.), trainer, and accredited…Find out more »
October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free event COVID-19 Shall Not Stop Us Join our Zoom Symposium for a get together to discuss different ideas on topics that are of equal interest and liking. Get yourself a drink, a meal or your favourite snack, sit comfortably and simply show up. Title: Money... Money... Money... Topic: A discussion centred on the meaning of money in the therapeutic encounter. It is perhaps a therapeutic cliche that therapists are more willing to speak…Find out more »
The Soul of Existential Therapy: Dialogues with Professors Miles Groth & Todd DuBose. 5th of Nov 2020 @ 3 pm – 5 pm.
The Soul of Existential Therapy: Dialogues with Professors Miles Groth and Todd DuBose. Presentation and Group Discussion - November the 5th, 2020 at 3 pm - 5 pm. The Soul of Existential Therapy: Dialogues between professors Miles Groth and Todd DuBose (SEA, 2020) considers the state of the mental health profession in general and existential therapy specifically, the situation in the training institutes, and uses these as a background to discuss what existential therapy is in its most uncomplicated form,…Find out more »
2020 Conference - "This is not what I had planned!"Find out more »
Remaining Existential and Being Human in Covid-19. Speaker: Vania Teo. With the new normal brought about by Covid-19, people are finding it difficult to adapt and many end up with a sense of meaninglessness and despair. This webinar aims to help individuals and professionals in the helping field re-align their purpose and values and create a sense of meaning for themselves and the clients they work with through a systemic framework with the use of concepts from the existential humanistic…Find out more »
Building Bridges Between Coaching and Psychotherapy Speaker: Yannick Jacob Many counsellors, psychotherapists and analysts are critical towards the coaching profession, and (while arguably less so) vice versa. And while there are important ethical concerns about life coaches overstepping lines, their limited training as well as a number of other issues, our clients have a lot to gain from practitioners engaging in collaborative dialogue about the potential meeting points, parallels and differences in the way that we approach our work. Our…Find out more »
Sunday, 28th of February 2021 @ 4 pm - 8 pm Medicating Normal -The Film Hosted by The Society for Existential Analysis Medicating Normal follows the journeys of a newly married couple, a female combat veteran, a waitress and a teenager whose doctors prescribed psychiatric drugs for stress, depression, sleeplessness, focus and trauma. The subjects struggle with serious physical and mental side effects as well as neurological damage which resulted from taking the drugs as prescribed and also from attempting…Find out more »
My Being in Time – How My Past Lives Reveal Who I Still Am – DIANA MITCHELL -17th of March 2021 @ 11 am to 1 pm.
My Being in Time How my past lives reveal who I still am Diana Mitchell Therapist, Supervisor and Mediator Existential thinking tells us that we are not fixed selves – we are who we are in relation to our context and to others. We also believe that our past does not cause us to be who we are. It is our unique response to our past that we carry with us in the present. It has been said…Find out more »
Natalie Lancer – ‘Existential growth and The Eight Tensions Framework: navigating everyday challenges as students of life’ – 22nd of April at 07:00 pm to 9 pm.
Dr Natalie Lancer, PhD (Lond), MA (Oxon), PGCE, MA (Lond), Dip Psych (Open) Existential growth and The Eight Tensions Framework: navigating everyday challenges as students of life. 22nd April, 7pm-9pm on Zoom. In this talk, Natalie shares her Eight Tensions Framework – the set of existential quandaries originally formulated regarding university students, but applicable to a much wider range of clients in psychotherapeutic and coaching settings. This can be explained in terms of us all being 'students of life',…Find out more »
In ‘The Divided Self’ R.D. Laing describes an ‘ontologically secure’ individual as experiencing her/ his ‘being’ in ‘ordinary circumstances’ as: “..real, alive, whole; as differentiated from the rest of the world… ..that his identity and autonomy are never in question; as a continuum in time; as having inner consistency, substantiality and worth…” (p.41, The Divided Self) R.D. Laing describes individuals for whom ‘the ordinary circumstances of life’ “…do not afford a perpetual threat to one’s own existence..” (ibid: p.42) as ontolologically…Find out more »
Existential Coaching – A 3-day Training for Existential Therapists and Counsellors. June 5th-12th-26th
Existential Coaching - A 3-day Training for Existential Therapists and Counsellors TRAINER: YANNICK JACOB The SEA is proud to present a 3 day Existential Coaching Training Programme for existential psychotherapists and counsellors aiming at expanding their professional expertise adding the ability to offer coaching either as an extension of therapy work, or as a separate supporting facility for their clients. The sessions will be on Zoom. A link will be sent prior to the event. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance…Find out more »
July 22 @ 11 am - 1 pm Getting out of the me I have become by Julia Kukard Have you ever felt stuck? Doing the same thing over and over, getting no traction in the world and you don't know why? Julia will be presenting her research on 'stuckness' using the work of her favourite philosophers Biko, Fanon and Sartre. Her research uses a sample group of senior South African leaders including CEOs, in order to understand how…Find out more »
ANGRY MOTHER ASSERTIVE MOTHER From rage to radical repair A woman’s relationship with anger is complex. A mother’s relationship with anger is even more so. Maternal anger is a confrontational and taboo subject that often remains in the shadows of motherhood. Cristalle brings light to this subject through an existential and trauma focussed lens. Join Cristalle for an interactive presentation of her new book. You love your children, but do you get angry with how much is expected of you as…Find out more »
The Renaissance of Daseinsanalysis. Miles Groth, Tamás Fazekas, Kyle Glover. Tuesday October 19th 7pm-9pm
Tamás Fazekas, MD, PhD (Vienna), and Miles Groth, PhD (New York), have completed the third in the SEA Dialogues series on existential analysis. They will preview the book in this online meeting. “The Renaissance of Daseinsanalysis. What Does ‘Existential’ Really Mean?”, edited by Kyle Glover, is a series of 25 exchanges of letters during 2020, the first COVID year. As such they are a testament to the optimism of the contributors and record a reaction to those so uncertain times…Find out more »