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March 2019

Group Supervision w/ Frank Bock

March 31, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Phenomenology and the Arts

November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
King’s College London, Department of Music, Room SWB21 Strand Campus
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
£20.00 – £25.00

This interdisciplinary CPD event will explore the benefits of working phenomenologically with artists, and the contribution of phenomenological psychology and psychotherapy to the evidence-base of performing arts medicine. It will be relevant to practitioners of all persuasions interested in how phenomenology and the arts can enhance their clinical and performance practice.

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SEA 2019 Annual Conference – Movement, Music & Metaphor

November 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
NVCO: Society Building, 8 All Saints Street
London, London N1 9RL United Kingdom
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£80 – £170

This year, you're invite you to be lyrical and poetic, to be in motion and explore new ways of communicating, to stretch your language, your body, your ears, your knowledge, your practice. Our wonderful line-up of speakers, workshop presenters, panellists, poets, dancers, musicians and out-of-the-box thinkers! are listed below to pique your interest: Verity J. Gavin ~ Stuart Hanscomb ~ Oded Reitten ~ Michael Worrell ~ Michael Montgomery ~ Marion Steel ~ Manu Bazzano ~ Letizia Orlando ~ Jason Upton…

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December 2019

Group Supervision w/ Emmy Van Deurzen

December 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HX United Kingdom
£90 – £115

Emmy van Deurzen, Principal and Founder of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Existential Academy in London. Her application of philosophical ideas to psychology, psychotherapy, counselling and coaching has been instrumental in establishing the existential paradigm firmly in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and around the world.  She lectures internationally and her sixteen books have been translated into as many languages. Her books include: Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling in Practice (3rd edition 2012), Everyday Mysteries (2nd Routledge,…

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February 2020

Where It Was, Others Shall Be: Desire, Otherness, and the Alien inside.

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 7HX United Kingdom
£60 – £120

A one-day experiential/theoretical seminar
with Manu Bazzano

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March 2020

SEA AGM 2020

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Attending the AGM is free, however it is important that you go through the ‘check out’ process so we can keep track of attendee numbers for catering, venue access and for ‘dial-in’ access.

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CORONAFORUM-1 Thursday 19th March 7pm

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
Free

  In recent weeks new challenges have fallen upon us, not just as therapists, but as inhabitants of the globe. We are experiencing anxiety, uncertainty and fear.  We need to keep ourselves and our families safe, while also continuing to support our clients.  We may need to change or adjust the way we practise and we may need a lot of flexibility to try to set a new routine that meets all different and new demands. Rather than proposing guidelines or…

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CORONAFORUM-2 Tuesday 24th March 4pm

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
Free

If you could not get a place in the first CORONAFORUM  here is a second chance!   In recent weeks new challenges have fallen upon us, not just as therapists, but as inhabitants of the globe. We are experiencing anxiety, uncertainty and fear.  We need to keep ourselves and our families safe, while also continuing to support our clients.  We may need to change or adjust the way we practise and we may need a lot of flexibility to try to set a…

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CORONAFORUM-3 Saturday 28th March 11am

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
Free

If you could not get a place in the previous CORONAFORUM  here is another chance!   In recent weeks new challenges have fallen upon us, not just as therapists, but as inhabitants of the globe. We are experiencing anxiety, uncertainty and fear.  We need to keep ourselves and our families safe, while also continuing to support our clients.  We may need to change or adjust the way we practise and we may need a lot of flexibility to try to set a new…

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April 2020

CORONAFORUM-4 Friday 3rd April 2pm.

April 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
Free

If you could not get a place in the previous CORONAFORUM  here is another chance!   In recent weeks new challenges have fallen upon us, not just as therapists, but as inhabitants of the globe. We are experiencing anxiety, uncertainty and fear.  We need to keep ourselves and our families safe, while also continuing to support our clients.  We may need to change or adjust the way we practise and we may need a lot of flexibility to try to set a new…

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CORONAFORUM-5 Thursday 9th April 7pm

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
Free

Continuing our Coronaforum run, you are invited to join the discussion and share your experience.   In recent weeks new challenges have fallen upon us, not just as therapists, but as inhabitants of the globe. We are experiencing anxiety, uncertainty and fear.  We need to keep ourselves and our families safe, while also continuing to support our clients.  We may need to change or adjust the way we practise and we may need a lot of flexibility to try to set a…

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CORONAFORUM-6. Thursday 16th April 11am

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
Free

Continuing our Coronaforum run, you are invited to join the discussion and share your experience.   In recent weeks new challenges have fallen upon us, not just as therapists, but as inhabitants of the globe. We are experiencing anxiety, uncertainty and fear.  We need to keep ourselves and our families safe, while also continuing to support our clients.  We may need to change or adjust the way we practise and we may need a lot of flexibility to try to set a…

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SYMPOSIUM April 24th 7pm-9pm

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
Free

COVID-19 Shall Not Stop Us. SEA Symposiums Are Picking Up Again Online 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. April 24th @ 7 pm – 9 pm Free Speaker: ALEXANDER MORRISS Title: "Choosing to be enslaved: An exploration of the meaning of addiction and 12-Step recovery via Heidgger, Levinas... and…

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ECHOISM. Donna Christina Savery. April 30th 7.30-9.30pm

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
£15.00 – £20.00

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…

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May 2020

Existential Reflections on Motherhood May 10th 10am-12noon

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
£15.00

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,…

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SYMPOSIUM May 22nd 7-9pm

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
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. May 22nd @ 7 pm – 9 pm Free Speaker: DEVANG VAIDYA Title: DO THERAPISTS' EXPERIENCES AS CLIENTS INFLUENCE THEIR PRACTICE? In this symposium we will discuss how…

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Authentic Presence: Buddhist and Existential Perspectives – KEN BRADFORD PhD. May 29th 6-8pm

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ON LINE EVENT, zoom.us
£15.00 – £20.00

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.

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

May 30 @ 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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