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Cafe Psychologique - Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

*** I can't attend so please self organise if you wish to meet other Cafe E people ***

Chat and think over a drink. Café Psychologique builds on the idea of the Café Scientifique movement and other Cafés such as Café Philosophique. This month's topic, 'Self- compassion and Mindfulness', introduced by Cath Backhouse, Clinical Psychologist.

There are two main differences: first while other Cafés are about ideas, Café Psychologique is about people’s lives approached through the ideas of psychology, psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Second, although the Café is convened by a Group Analyst (a psychoanalyst who specialises in running groups) and resourced by experts in psychology and psychotherapy, there are no long presentations. Rather, the conversation is driven by the participants in the Café and the areas they want to discuss, based around the theme of that particular meeting. People are free to talk about whatever they want, and the art of Group Analysis is to recruit the resource provided by the group to enable exploration and discovery, whether discussing relationships, creativity, ageing, sex, parenthood, consumerism, the arts, death or cricket. Change happens through conversation.


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  • Nathan T.

    I am curious about this but would be going alone... it is a case of rocking up and talking to people?

    1 · July 16, 2014

  • Sandra

    This sound right up my street. However I dont drive. Any chance someone would please be able to offer a lift ?. I live in Rawdon/Gusieley Yeadon area.

    July 14, 2014

  • Gina L.

    so sorry not to be able to go to this. I'll be in Vancouver having a similar conversation. So much is happening about Mindfulness right now…. That was THE conversation at Wisdom 2.0 in San Francisco in February and they are bringing their event to Dublin in September and I am going to that. This morning I just found out about in Sydney in September … these conversations are bubbling up everywhere !

    July 3, 2014

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