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July 2020

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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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.

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£20.00

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',…

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May 2021

Symposium 7th May 7pm-9pm

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

Symposium: 7th May 7pm-9pm You can blow out a candle, But you can't blow out a fire: An exploration of inner freedom according to Steve Biko. Presenter: Julia Kukard   Stephen Bantu Biko was killed by the SA apartheid police is September 1977. As an African existentialist he explored the paradoxes of freedom and responsibility, particularly inner freedom, and how this could/would affect the liberation of black South Africans. More recently his work has influenced political movements around decolonisation, Black Lives…

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The Politics of Experience: existential anxiety. Hugh Knopf. 18th May 7pm-9pm.

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£20.00

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…

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June 2021

Symposium 4th June 7pm-9pm

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Symposium: 4th June 7pm-9pm Topic: Daseinsanalysis: The Renaissance of Medard Boss's Existential Psychotherapy Speaker: Miles Groth, PhD The symposium will begin with a survey of the history of daseinsanalysis, its basic theoretical principles, and all elements of daseinsanalytic practice, including the goal of daseinsanalysis by contrast with that of other existential and medical psychotherapies. The bulk of the time will be devoted to discussion and Q&A by members of symposium. Little was heard about daseinsanalysis in English after the publication…

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Existential Coaching – A 3-day Training for Existential Therapists and Counsellors. June 5th-12th-26th

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
£150.00 – £400.00

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…

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July 2021

Getting out of the me I have become – Julia Kukard – July 22 at 11 am – 1 pm

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
£20

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…

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