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No Voice Missing: Understanding Gender Transition (Part 2)
Gender transitioning is currently viewed through the lens of medical assessments and physical changes. The question worth exploring is – when the body transitions, what happens to the soul? Does it automatically follow or does it “have its own ideas”? Plato considered the soul to have 3 parts: logos (mind), thymos (emotion) and eros (desire). This workshop will explore if and how gender transitioning may affect these integral parts, and help discover and create narratives allowing us to explore this aspect of gender transitions. TICKETS: **For information on Part One of this event, please visit our other event page. Reduced price tickets can be purchased for those who wish to attend both dates, so please see Part One for this option.** Aris Papaefstathiou is a trainee counsellor, currently in his 3rd year of the BA Person Centred degree at Metanoia Institute. He holds a BEng in Civil Engineering and is currently working as a Project Manager. Aris started gender transitioning in 2014. Anna Jezuita is a MBACP accredited Counsellor and Mindfulness Trainer. Anna gained her qualification in Therapeutic Counselling in 2003 and Clinical Supervision in 2016. Anna is a visiting lecturer at Warsaw University. Her teenage son is in the process of gender transition. Accessibility: 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].

Stillpoint Spaces London

23 Clerkenwell Close, EC1R 0AA · London

Respond by: 9/28/2018

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 (, 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.

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