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January 2019

Group Supervision w/ Del Loewenthal

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HX United Kingdom
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£90 – £115

Del Loewenthal is Professor of Psychotherapy and Counselling and Director of the Research Centre for Therapeutic Education at the Department of Psychology, University of Roehampton, London, UK. He is an existential-analytic psychotherapist, photographer and chartered psychologist, with a particular interest in phenomenology. He has published several books including: Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling after Post-Modernism: The selected works of Del Loewenthal (2017, Routledge) Why Not CBT: Against and For CBT 2nd Edition (2018, PCCS Books); He is also founding editor of…

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February 2019

SEA AGM 2019

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Helen Bamber Foundation, Bruges Place, 15-20 Baynes Street (Entrance via Randolph Street)
London, NW1 0TF United Kingdom
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Free

Tickets are free, but we need you to check out so we can keep track of attendee numbers and any topics raised for the AGM.

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SEA Film Club – ‘Mirror’ by A. Tarkovsky (1975)

February 23 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Vout-o-Reenee’s, The Crypt (below the Church), 30 Prescot Street,
London, E1 8BB United Kingdom
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£20 – £25

Screenings will be preceded by a brief introduction Our current SEA Chair, Natasha Synesiou will present Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1975 film Mirror and facilitate a discussion after the screening.  Natasha, has researched and written on Tarkovsky’s films, including a book on Mirror Art and aesthetics are inseparable from life, they are intrinsic parts of it in fact, and films are powerful expressions of the many facets of the lifeworld and of experience. They have the power to change our lives. The SEA Film Club aims to address…

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March 2019

Group Supervision w/ Ernesto Spinelli

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HX United Kingdom
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£90 – £115

Professor Ernesto Spinelli was Chair of the SEA between 1993 and 1999 and is an Honorary Life Member of the Society.  He has contributed numerous papers to the SEA Journal, Existential Analysis, most recently focused on issues surrounding human sexuality, supervision and the experience of change. Ernesto's most recent book, Practising Existential Therapy: The Relational World 2nd edition (2015) has been identified as the most influential contemporary text on existential therapeutic practice.

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Group Supervision w/ Frank Bock

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HX United Kingdom
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£90 – £115

Frank Bock, UKCP accredited supervisor, working from an Existential Focusing Oriented perspective, has been supervising at Mind in Hackney and Hammersmith as well as privately during the past ten years. He is a certifying coordinator of Focusing Institute in New York, teaching on the Focusing Oriented Therapist Training. He has become increasingly more interested in somatic work within his therapeutic practice particularly in the area of trauma actively developing an experiential sense of containment and safety within the therapeutic relationship.

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May 2019

SEA Film Club – ‘PERSONA’ by I. Bergman (1966)

May 11 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
St Ethelburga, The Nave, 78 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AG United Kingdom
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£20 – £25

With elements of psychological horror, ‘Persona’ has been the subject of considerable analysis, interpretation and debate. Released in 1966, Persona is mesmerising, luminous, strange, questioning... The film, with its themes of existential aloneness, duality, insanity and personal identity, explores cinema, the scandal of the erotic, the polarities of violence and powerlessness, reason and unreason, language and silence, the intelligible and the unintelligible. Like a poem it invites multiple interpretations. In What is Called Thinking? Heidegger looks back through Hoelderlin to early Greek poetry…

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June 2019

Art and Existence – David Cotterrell Studio Visit

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
David Cotterrell Studio, 1 Borthwick Street
London, SE8 3GH United Kingdom
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£10 – £15

From 1905 to 1906 the poet Rainer Maria Rilke worked as sculptor’s Auguste Rodin’s studio assistant in order ‘to learn how to see’.  What type of seeing was Rilke seeking to learn in the studio of Rodin? Art is an intensified form of lived experience, just like human and sentient beings are intensified forms of life.  Art has the power to open us up to a liminal space and time where conventional dichotomies of physical and mental, material and ideal,…

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Group Supervision w/ Elena Manafi

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HX United Kingdom
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Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

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September 2019

Group Supervision w/ Niki D. on Sexuality

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HX United Kingdom
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£90 – £115

Niki D is an existential psychotherapist with 25 years’ experience in private practice, statutory and voluntary sectors. She works with individuals, couples and groups and is a clinical associate of Pink Therapy. She holds an MA in Existential Psychotherapy, a diploma in Relationship Therapy with gender, sexual and relationship diverse clients (GSRD) and training in somatic body therapy. Niki has worked for over 15 years as a supervisor for organization’s including the Metropolitan Police counselling service, Galop (LGBT hate crime…

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October 2019

SEA Film Club – ‘WINGS OF DESIRE’ by W. Wenders (1987)

October 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Ethelburga, The Nave, 78 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AG United Kingdom
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£20 – £25

Emmy van Deurzen Emmy has been an existential therapist since 1973 and she has founded several schools and many other organizations, including the Society for Existential Analysis.  She has 17 books to her name and is Principal of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.     "This movie struck a chord with me, when I first saw it around the time we were creating the Society for Existential Analysis. The story seemed to me profoundly existential and the atmosphere…

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Group Supervision w/ Karen Weixel-Dixon: on Couples Therapy

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HX United Kingdom
£90 – £115

Karen is a psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer, and mediator in private practice, and has been a member of visiting faculty at Regents University London since 1995. She maintains her work and private practice in both the UK and France, working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. The paradigm she favours is Existential Phenomenological, and she has a particular interest in how people experience, and engage with, temporality. Karen has published papers in journals and textbooks in the field of psychotherapy, and…

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