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May 2020

The Natural Ease and Resilience of Being. KEN BRADFORD PhD May 30th 6-8pm

May 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
£15.00 – £20.00

  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…

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June 2020

‘Covid-19 and the financial impact on my therapy practice’ – PAUL SILVER-MYER – 14th of June @ 11 am – 1 pm

June 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£15 – £20

‘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…

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SYMPOSIUM : Existential Analysis and Racism – Free event.

June 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

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…

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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

June 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£15 – £20

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…

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July 2020

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

July 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
£30.00 – £40.00

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…

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A Sightless World – Readdressing Sight-Loss with Some Merleau-Ponty Ideas – PAULO RIBEIRO – 28th of July 2020 @ 6 pm to 8 pm.

July 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£15.00 – £20.00

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…

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SYMPOSIUM – 31st of July 2020 @ 7 pm to 9 pm – Free Event.

July 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

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. This is a FREE event 31st of July 2020 Speaker: Thoraya Alkasab Title: THE EXPERIENCE OF TRAUMATIC LOSS AND THE UNCANNINESS IT LEAVES BEHIND. Question: Can the loss of a loved one bring us closer to living more…

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September 2020

CORONAFORUM – Friday 4th September @ 10 am

September 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Friday 4th September @ 10 am - Free CORONAFORUM SIX MONTHS ON... Six months ago our professional and private lives were suddenly put under pressure by the incombent changes required in order to fight a pandemic. At the beginning we were stunned, then fearful and  angry. We shared feelings, anxiety and different stories. We were fast to adjust and reorganise our practices with courage and creativity. Again, sharing our different solutions allowed us to learn and to grow, enabled us…

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Echoism and the echositic-narcissistic complex (ENC). Donna Christina Savery. Sep 15th 7:30pm-9:30pm.

September 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
£15 – £20

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…

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SYMPOSIUM – 25th of September @ 7 pm -9 pm – Free Event.

September 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

COVID-19 Shall Not Stop Us. SEA Symposiums Are Picking Up Again 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.   This is a FREE event. Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Speaker: Cristina Gordon. Startled by shame’ – psychoanalytic and existential perspectives in working with shame Cristina is a UKCP accredited…

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October 2020

Existential Group Counselling and Psychotherapy – KAREN WEIXEL-DIXON – 11th of October @ 10 am – 12 pm

October 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£15 – £20

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…

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SYMPOSIUM – 30th of October 2020 @ 7 pm to 9 pm – Free Event.

October 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

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…

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November 2020

The Soul of Existential Therapy: Dialogues with Professors Miles Groth & Todd DuBose. 5th of Nov 2020 @ 3 pm – 5 pm.

November 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£15 – £20

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,…

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2020 Conference – “This is not what I had planned”

November 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
£35 – £65

2020 Conference - "This is not what I had planned!"

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December 2020

SYMPOSIUM – 4th of December 2020 @ 7 pm to 9 pm – Free Event.

December 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

SEA Symposium Topic: What Does it Take to Build a Practice? 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. Our Zoom Symposiums take place on the first Friday of every month from 7 pm to 9 pm. A host will introduce the topic and present a question for the first 10…

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January 2021

SYMPOSIUM – 15th of January 2021 @ 7 pm to 9 pm – Free Event.

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

SEA Symposium Topic: Anxiety; A First Aid Kit For Anxiety Hosted by Jane Walmsley 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. Our Zoom Symposiums take place on the first Friday of every month from 7 pm to 9 pm. A host will introduce the topic and present a question for…

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Remaining Existential and Being Human in Covid-19 – VANIA TEO – January 29th @ 11 am – 1 pm.

January 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£20

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…

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February 2021

SYMPOSIUM – 5th of February 2021 @ 7 pm to 9 pm – Free Event.

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

SEA Symposium Topic: What is the meaning of the obsessive-compulsive behaviour and how does it influence our way being in the world? 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. Our Zoom Symposiums take place on the first Friday of every month from 7 pm to 9 pm. A host will…

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Building Bridges Between Coaching and Psychotherapy – YANNICK JACOB – February 9th @ 6 pm to 8 pm.

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£20

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…

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Medicating Normal – The Film – 28th of February 2021 @ 4 pm – 8 pm.

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£20

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…

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March 2021

SYMPOSIUM – 5th of March @ 7 pm – 9 pm. Topic: What is the meaning of the obsessive-compulsive behaviour and how does it influence our way being in the world?

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

SEA Symposium Topic: What is the meaning of the obsessive-compulsive behaviour and how does it influence our way being in the world? 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. Our Zoom Symposiums take place on the first Friday of every month from 7 pm to 9 pm. A host will…

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My Being in Time – How My Past Lives Reveal Who I Still Am – DIANA MITCHELL -17th of March 2021 @ 11 am to 1 pm.

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£20

  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…

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SEA AGM Saturday 20th March 2021

March 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  SATURDAY 20TH MARCH 2021 11.00-14.00 The AGM is open to SEA Members only. ZOOM in to the SEA Annual General Meeting! Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year's AGM will take place exclusively online. However, it is our hope that perhaps more of you will be able to join as a result, so please, DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD. Invitations are made for members to provide motions for discussion, as well as nominations for membership…

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April 2021

Symposium 09 April 7pm-9pm Devang Vaidya

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Symposium: 9th April 7pm-9pm Devang Vaidya Topic: Beyond Doubt and Uncertainty.   Doubt has been at the centre of the Western philosophical canon. From ancient Greeks to Enlightenment philosophers to the modern and postmodern theorists, overarching emphasis is placed on logos – on conceptual knowledge. This pursuit leaves Western philosophy stranded in the 'uncertainty of the unknown'. In contrast, existence-oriented traditions in the West, East, and Middle-East, are all concerned less with knowledge. They set their sights beyond the known…

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