What we're about

Psychoanalysis on the Street is a Meetup group run by Stillpoint Spaces London, and is for all people who are interested in the psychology of society, culture, and the arts. We understand "psychoanalysis" in its widest inclusive sense, from honouring (and challenging) its roots in Freud and Jung to its most cutting edge developments today. We are dogmatically undogmatic and inclusive of all therapeutic perspectives that work at psychological depth.

We acknowledge that humans are meaning-making beings, and we look to the world of psychotherapy to help us understand how we come to these meanings.

But why "Psychoanalysis"? Because at its root, psychoanalysis has always been about meaning-making, and its founding principles were at the same time human and subversive. We recognise it's a provocative word, yet we choose it to reclaim it - not for psychoanalysts and not for academics - but for everyone.

We're taking psychoanalysis and its related disciplines out of the consulting rooms and institutions to the streets. Our hope is to provide people from all walks of life with an opportunity to engage with the exciting insights of depth psychology. The purpose of POTS is to dialogue, share, embody, experience and explore how psychoanalysis and psychotherapy - it their broadest senses - can be used to better understand ourselves and each other in the context of everyday contemporary life.

We want to break it open, reclaim it, understand it and understand ourselves. We also want to celebrate it, enjoy it, and have some fun.

Psychoanalysis on the Street is presented by Stillpoint Spaces (https://london.stillpointspaces.com/), an online and offline community for people interested in searching for purpose and meaning in their lives. Our London-based bricks and mortar venue is now fully open, and we will continue to build our community through the space, Meetups and community events.

Upcoming events (5+)

Deep Work Sessions for Writers: Creating space for your writing practice

Join us for a new iteration of our deep work sessions for writers series. In today’s over-distracted world, creating the time for deep work can be difficult. Writers know that “the book won’t write itself” but often find it difficult to find the discipline to create uninterrupted mindfully present writing time. The rules are simple: mobile devices are left outside - laptops are allowed, but wifi must be turned off. After a brief welcoming, we will quietly write, simply supported by others quietly writing around us. These deep work sessions will be run by Sebastian Kola-Bankole. Sebastian attended our first series of Mindful Deep Work for Writers in the Autumn of 2018. Inspired by the amount of creative work he was able to get done, Sebastian has been invited to run his own parallel group by Stillpoint Spaces London, to allow more people to access these safe, relaxing and successful sessions away from external distractions. A parallel group also runs on Fridays (2-5pm) and is facilitated by mindfulness practitioner Paul Christelis. These work sessions are free to members of Stillpoint Spaces London. Non members may join for £18.50 a session, or a package of all sessions for £150. Membership of this group is limited to 8, so please book early. The workshop will take place weekly on Tuesdays, from 10am-1pm. Dates: [masked],[masked],[masked],[masked] [masked],[masked],[masked],[masked] [masked],[masked] This workshop is ideal for those who wish to commit to all 10 sessions. Accessibility: At Stillpoint our aim is to make our events as accessible as possible. However, the building we currently occupy is accessible only by stairwells. Do let us know in advance any issues affecting your accessibility & we will do our very best to accommodate you. * Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individual in relation to this lecture/workshop are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces London. Our aim is to provide a respectful space for open dialogue between our presenters, facilitators, or workshop leaders and those who attend. If you would like to ask specific questions or provide feedback for any presenters please contact us at [masked]. Getting to Stillpoint Spaces London: We are findable on google maps as Stillpoint Spaces London, which is often the easiest way for people to find us for the first time. Good bus links are the 63 (from Southwark to King’s Cross), the 243 (through Shoreditch to Waterloo), and the 55 (Leyton to Oxford Circus). Nearest train station is Farringdon, which is connected to the Thameslink Line, and the Waterloo & City and Circle lines on the underground. Angel, Kings’ Cross, and Holborn are all walkable. There is free on-street parking nearby after 13:30 on a Saturday - this is on Clerkenwell Close and the adjacent Bowling Green Lane. For when you’re nearby: We’re nearly opposite the west exit of St James’ Church Garden, a couple of doors to the right of Challoner House. You’ll see the number 23 at the top of a driveway, with the Stillpoint Spaces London sign beneath. When you walk down the driveway, our entrance is on the left.

Mindful Deep Work for Writers: Creating space for your writing practice

*PLEASE NOTE ALL SESSIONS EXCEPT 11TH JANUARY AND 22ND FEBRUARY ARE SOLD OUT* In today’s over-distracted world, creating the time for deep work can be difficult. Writers know that “the book won’t write itself” but often find it difficult to find the discipline to create uninterrupted mindfully present writing time. Stillpoint Spaces London is going to create that time for you. We are providing a series of 10 Mindful Deep Work Writing sessions on Friday afternoons in our Library. This workshop is ideal for those who wish to commit to the full run of sessions. The rules are simple: mobile devices are left outside - laptops are allowed, but wifi must be turned off. After a brief mindful induction, we will quietly write, simply supported by others quietly writing around us. The subject of your writing is up to you, fiction, non-fiction, academic, or journal - the aim is to get words down on paper. This is not a writing workshop, we will not share and critique - but we will mindfully support each other to engage in the necessary deep work to bring our projects alive. These deep work sessions are lead by psychologist and mindfulness trainer Paul Christelis and psychotherapist and author Aaron Balick. It is free to members of Stillpoint Spaces London. Non members may join for £18.50 a session, or a package of all sessions for £150. The workshop will take place weekly on Fridays, from 2pm-5pm. Dates: [masked],[masked],[masked] [masked],[masked],[masked],[masked] [masked],[masked],[masked] Accessibility: At Stillpoint Spaces our aim is to make our events as accessible as possible. However, the building we currently occupy is accessible only by stairwells. Do let us know in advance any issues affecting your accessibility & we will do our very best to accommodate you. * Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individual in relation to this lecture/workshop are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces London. Our aim is to provide a respectful space for open dialogue between our presenters, facilitators, or workshop leaders and those who attend. If you would like to ask specific questions or provide feedback for any presenters please contact us at [masked].

Deep Work Sessions for Writers: Creating space for your writing practice

Join us for a new iteration of our deep work sessions for writers series. In today’s over-distracted world, creating the time for deep work can be difficult. Writers know that “the book won’t write itself” but often find it difficult to find the discipline to create uninterrupted mindfully present writing time. The rules are simple: mobile devices are left outside - laptops are allowed, but wifi must be turned off. After a brief welcoming, we will quietly write, simply supported by others quietly writing around us. These deep work sessions will be run by Sebastian Kola-Bankole. Sebastian attended our first series of Mindful Deep Work for Writers in the Autumn of 2018. Inspired by the amount of creative work he was able to get done, Sebastian has been invited to run his own parallel group by Stillpoint Spaces London, to allow more people to access these safe, relaxing and successful sessions away from external distractions. A parallel group also runs on Fridays (2-5pm) and is facilitated by mindfulness practitioner Paul Christelis. These work sessions are free to members of Stillpoint Spaces London. Non members may join for £18.50 a session, or a package of all sessions for £150. Membership of this group is limited to 8, so please book early. The workshop will take place weekly on Tuesdays, from 10am-1pm. Dates: [masked],[masked],[masked],[masked] [masked],[masked],[masked],[masked] [masked],[masked] This workshop is ideal for those who wish to commit to all 10 sessions. Accessibility: At Stillpoint our aim is to make our events as accessible as possible. However, the building we currently occupy is accessible only by stairwells. Do let us know in advance any issues affecting your accessibility & we will do our very best to accommodate you. * Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individual in relation to this lecture/workshop are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces London. Our aim is to provide a respectful space for open dialogue between our presenters, facilitators, or workshop leaders and those who attend. If you would like to ask specific questions or provide feedback for any presenters please contact us at [masked]. Getting to Stillpoint Spaces London: We are findable on google maps as Stillpoint Spaces London, which is often the easiest way for people to find us for the first time. Good bus links are the 63 (from Southwark to King’s Cross), the 243 (through Shoreditch to Waterloo), and the 55 (Leyton to Oxford Circus). Nearest train station is Farringdon, which is connected to the Thameslink Line, and the Waterloo & City and Circle lines on the underground. Angel, Kings’ Cross, and Holborn are all walkable. There is free on-street parking nearby after 13:30 on a Saturday - this is on Clerkenwell Close and the adjacent Bowling Green Lane. For when you’re nearby: We’re nearly opposite the west exit of St James’ Church Garden, a couple of doors to the right of Challoner House. You’ll see the number 23 at the top of a driveway, with the Stillpoint Spaces London sign beneath. When you walk down the driveway, our entrance is on the left.

Mindful Deep Work for Writers: Creating space for your writing practice

*PLEASE NOTE ALL SESSIONS EXCEPT 11TH JANUARY AND 22ND FEBRUARY ARE SOLD OUT* In today’s over-distracted world, creating the time for deep work can be difficult. Writers know that “the book won’t write itself” but often find it difficult to find the discipline to create uninterrupted mindfully present writing time. Stillpoint Spaces London is going to create that time for you. We are providing a series of 10 Mindful Deep Work Writing sessions on Friday afternoons in our Library. This workshop is ideal for those who wish to commit to the full run of sessions. The rules are simple: mobile devices are left outside - laptops are allowed, but wifi must be turned off. After a brief mindful induction, we will quietly write, simply supported by others quietly writing around us. The subject of your writing is up to you, fiction, non-fiction, academic, or journal - the aim is to get words down on paper. This is not a writing workshop, we will not share and critique - but we will mindfully support each other to engage in the necessary deep work to bring our projects alive. These deep work sessions are lead by psychologist and mindfulness trainer Paul Christelis and psychotherapist and author Aaron Balick. It is free to members of Stillpoint Spaces London. Non members may join for £18.50 a session, or a package of all sessions for £150. The workshop will take place weekly on Fridays, from 2pm-5pm. Dates: [masked],[masked],[masked] [masked],[masked],[masked],[masked] [masked],[masked],[masked] Accessibility: At Stillpoint Spaces our aim is to make our events as accessible as possible. However, the building we currently occupy is accessible only by stairwells. Do let us know in advance any issues affecting your accessibility & we will do our very best to accommodate you. * Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individual in relation to this lecture/workshop are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces London. Our aim is to provide a respectful space for open dialogue between our presenters, facilitators, or workshop leaders and those who attend. If you would like to ask specific questions or provide feedback for any presenters please contact us at [masked].

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