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A Day on Psychology: Memories Dreams & Existentialism
Tickets for this event are not available through Meetup. To book, please click the below link Ticket are available here https://goo.gl/Zdf12v Fascinated by psychology and the human mind? But don't want to commit to a three-year degree and get into a tonne of student debt to explore your interest further? This day on psychology at The Weekend University might be for you. On Sunday 25th February, two leading academics and a mental health practitioner will discuss the latest psychological research into: Freud & The Interpretation of DreamsHow to Remove Negative MemoriesExistential Philosophy & Psychotherapy It will be similar to a TED event, but with in-depth lectures and focused on psychology. Lectures & Speakers Freud & The Interpretation of Dreams - Professor Josh Cohen The Interpretation of Dreams is a study of how dreams work and what they mean. Out of his long and painstaking ‘self-analysis’, came Freud’s theory that dreams were fulfilment of our deepest wishes, concealed not only to others but to our conscious selves. In this lecture, we’ll explore why dreams became so central to Freud’s ideas, his intricate analyses of how dreams work, including their symbolism, mechanisms and strange sense of humour. And we’ll ask whether and why, in our age of ever more advanced neurological scans, Freud’s thoughts on dreams are still worth reading and thinking about. Josh Cohen is Professor at Goldsmiths University and a psychoanalyst in private practice. He is the author of numerous books on psychoanalysis, cultural theory and modern literature, including How to Read Freud and most recently The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark. His next book, Not Working: Why We Have to Stop, will be published in January 2019. He writes and reviews regularly for TLS, The Guardian and New Statesman. How to Remove Negative Memories – Matt Kendall Everyone has memories of past negative experiences they wish they could get rid of, but is it really possible? In this talk Clinical hypnotherapist and IEMT Trainer Matt Kendall will be explaining and demonstrating a number of practical exercises that help to reprocess negative memories. Imagine if you were able to reprocess negative experiences from your memory, what impact that would have on you today? By addressing these memories, it gives you greater freedom in the present and more control of your decision-making process. It allows you to start making choices based on information, not emotion. Matt is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and IEMT practitioner and trainer, who has spent the past 9 years researching memory, how it works and how it can be altered. Having studied under a range of trainers, Matt has his own unique approach towards therapy and change work. Matt is a regular on Talk Radio, as well as podcasts and livestream interviews. His main focus is helping people recover from traumatic experiences and dealing with social anxiety. Existential Philosophy and Psychotherapy – Professor Emmy Van Deurzen Existential ideas can be found in Eastern and Western philosophies dating back many millennia, and these have inspired psychoanalysts and psychotherapists for over a century. In this talk, Emmy van Deurzen will give a historical overview of the roots and evolution of existential analysis, and will cover the key contributions of existential philosophers to the psychoanalytic movement, including Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Husserl and Heidegger. She will then present the existential-phenomenological school of psychotherapy in greater detail and will particularly focus on her own, well established, method of existential therapy, including her four world’s model and structural existential analysis (SEA), which includes working with time and space, as well as with the emotional compass. Emmy van Deurzen is a Philosopher, Counselling Psychologist and Existential Psychotherapist. She founded the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent’s University, the Society for Existential Analysis and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Existential Academy in London. Her application of philosophical ideas to psychology, psychotherapy, and counselling has been instrumental in establishing the existential paradigm in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and around the world. She lectures internationally, and her books have been translated into well over a dozen languages. TWU 100% Money Back Guarantee The Weekend University seeks to guarantee an excellent learning experience. If you are not fully satisfied with the day, you will receive 100% of your money back. Format 10:00am – 12:00pm: Freud & The Interpretation of Dreams 12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch break 1:00pm - 3:00pm: How to Remove Negative Memories (Matt Kendall) 3:00pm - 3:15pm: Afternoon break 3:15pm - 5:00pm: Existential Philosophy & Psychotherapy Ticket are available here https://goo.gl/Zdf12v

Birkbeck, University of London Bloomsbury

Malet Street Building · London

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Welcome to Interesting Talks London. Interesting Talks has been going for 7 years and is the largest Personal Development Meetup group in the World. We are also one of the highest rated groups in the UK.

Interesting Talks is a weekly Meetup that takes place in Earl's Court. Each event we have a featured speaker who gives a 90 minute presentation on a specific topic. The events are held in a pub so it is fun and social. All the talks are presented from professional speakers and are practical.

All the events are professionally managed, well attended and filled with amazing people. At every event, 90% of the people come on their own. We welcome anyone who wants to come along to learn some amazing stuff and also to meet new people.

This is a very friendly and welcoming group and we look forward to seeing you at future events.

5 reasons why you should join Interesting Talks;

1. Meet amazing new people with a passion for learning

2. Get to hear some of the best speakers from around the world in an intimate setting

3. Learn about a range of subjects

4. All events are expertly organised

5. It is AMAZING value for money

Here are some reasons why you might not attend;

1) You don't want to come on your own.

Over 90% of the people who attend Interesting Talks come on their own and are looking to meet new people. This is as much a place to meet people as it is to hear great talks.

I will ensure that from as soon as you arrive you will feel welcome. I set people topics to actually talk about before the speaker comes on too. Let me break the awkward silence for you!

2) You don't want the hard sell for products and/or services.

I hate hard sell events. If an event is free, it will probably end up costing you something!

At Interesting Talks, the majority of the speakers have a book, product or service of some kind in relation to the subject they are speaking about. At the end of their talk they may give you a bit of information about whatever this is, however this is no hard sell of any kind.

So don't worry, if you don't want to further your relationship with the speakers, there is no pressure to do so.

3) You are a single girl and not sure if you should come on your own.

I have worked hard to make Interesting Talks a very safe environment for women to attend. Probably 60%+ of those attend are women. Please see the feedback in the group reviews and individual events to see what they have to say.

We have so many great talks lined up for you. So go ahead and get booking.

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