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Stillpoint Spaces Berlin is counselling and educational space that organizes lectures, discussions, and art events related to psychoanalysis and depth psychology. It is a meeting ground for psychologically-curious and culturally diverse individuals.

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Through workshops, learning modules, artist encounters, and more, we hope to offer a new way to engage with depth psychology

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Counsellors, psychologists, and therapists associated with Stillpoint Space offer multilingual sessions, both in-person and online.

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Upcoming events (5+)

Reading Lacan: The Direction of Psychoanalytic Treatment

Stillpoint Spaces Berlin GmbH

Reading Jacques Lacan’s “The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of Its Power” in Écrits (2006). Following the death of Sigmund Freud (1939), a growing chasm was already dividing the psychoanalytic community of the mid 20th century. Each faction, with its own elected leaders, attested to different perspectives as to the nature of psychoanalysis, its relevance to Freud’s work and the paths one is to follow in the development of the treatment. In the midst of this heated debate, Jacques Lacan delivered his paper, “The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of Its Power” (1958). It is delivered as an intervention which defines Lacan’s position on the practicalities of psychoanalysis and explores several themes such as the function of interpretation, the power of transference, and the role of language, setting the bar for ethics of psychoanalysis that adheres to Freud’s edifice. This seminar will be the most “clinical” of the seminars in the Lacan Guided Reading Group yet. In it, we will read a Lacanian text that is zealously addressed to clinicians situated at the intersection between ego-psychology, object-relation theory and Lacanian psychoanalysis. In this seminar we will address the centrality of the unconscious (structured like a language) in the analytic situation, the importance of the Symbolic in the experience of the subject and its unfolding in speech, the role of desire and, more specifically, the “desire of the analyst” in the direction of the treatment. Format: The reading of Lacan is done together as a group and is facilitated by Leon Brenner. No prior reading is required before our gatherings. We read the text slowly, trying to delve into each paragraph, deciphering Lacan's unique style and extracting very straightforward and non-metaphorical ideas. Other than learning about the psychoanalysis of Lacan, we will also be learning how to read Lacan—a challenge in itself. Make sure to come with a receptive and light-hearted mood—the goal is to enjoy this reading together (if we want to). Reading material will be provided in each session. Group sessions will be held every Tuesday, 19:00 – 20:30. (Please come on time) Facilitator: Leon Brenner is a teacher and a scholar specializing in the fields of Lacanian psychoanalysis, contemporary French philosophy and autism theory. Brenner has graduated with the highest honour a B.A and M.A in Psychology and Philosophy. His doctoral dissertation concerns the subject of autism in philosophy and is entitled, The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language. Brenner has received two excellence awards as a junior university teacher. He is currently engaged in several scholarly and artistic projects in Berlin and is a resident instructor at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. More of Leon Brenner in his blog: https://leonbrenner.com/ FREE FOR MEMBERS: The Lacan Guided Reading Group is free for Lab Members of Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. Read more about it on our website https://bit.ly/2FWzcwn. Payment Options for Non-Members There are two options for ticket purchasing: - A ticket for four sessions- 20€ (5€ each, for students and non-students). These can be used at any time. A single attendance - 7€ (for students and non-students). Online ticketing website: http://buytickets.at/stillpointspacesberlin/292055 We strongly encourage you to get tickets online. You can also pay (card-only) for the ticket at the counter at an additional €1 service fee. Disclaimer: Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individual in relation to this lecture are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. 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].

Reading Lacan: The Direction of Psychoanalytic Treatment

Stillpoint Spaces Berlin GmbH

Reading Jacques Lacan’s “The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of Its Power” in Écrits (2006). Following the death of Sigmund Freud (1939), a growing chasm was already dividing the psychoanalytic community of the mid 20th century. Each faction, with its own elected leaders, attested to different perspectives as to the nature of psychoanalysis, its relevance to Freud’s work and the paths one is to follow in the development of the treatment. In the midst of this heated debate, Jacques Lacan delivered his paper, “The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of Its Power” (1958). It is delivered as an intervention which defines Lacan’s position on the practicalities of psychoanalysis and explores several themes such as the function of interpretation, the power of transference, and the role of language, setting the bar for ethics of psychoanalysis that adheres to Freud’s edifice. This seminar will be the most “clinical” of the seminars in the Lacan Guided Reading Group yet. In it, we will read a Lacanian text that is zealously addressed to clinicians situated at the intersection between ego-psychology, object-relation theory and Lacanian psychoanalysis. In this seminar we will address the centrality of the unconscious (structured like a language) in the analytic situation, the importance of the Symbolic in the experience of the subject and its unfolding in speech, the role of desire and, more specifically, the “desire of the analyst” in the direction of the treatment. Format: The reading of Lacan is done together as a group and is facilitated by Leon Brenner. No prior reading is required before our gatherings. We read the text slowly, trying to delve into each paragraph, deciphering Lacan's unique style and extracting very straightforward and non-metaphorical ideas. Other than learning about the psychoanalysis of Lacan, we will also be learning how to read Lacan—a challenge in itself. Make sure to come with a receptive and light-hearted mood—the goal is to enjoy this reading together (if we want to). Reading material will be provided in each session. Group sessions will be held every Tuesday, 19:00 – 20:30. (Please come on time) Facilitator: Leon Brenner is a teacher and a scholar specializing in the fields of Lacanian psychoanalysis, contemporary French philosophy and autism theory. Brenner has graduated with the highest honour a B.A and M.A in Psychology and Philosophy. His doctoral dissertation concerns the subject of autism in philosophy and is entitled, The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language. Brenner has received two excellence awards as a junior university teacher. He is currently engaged in several scholarly and artistic projects in Berlin and is a resident instructor at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. More of Leon Brenner in his blog: https://leonbrenner.com/ FREE FOR MEMBERS: The Lacan Guided Reading Group is free for Lab Members of Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. Read more about it on our website https://bit.ly/2FWzcwn. Payment Options for Non-Members There are two options for ticket purchasing: - A ticket for four sessions- 20€ (5€ each, for students and non-students). These can be used at any time. A single attendance - 7€ (for students and non-students). Online ticketing website: http://buytickets.at/stillpointspacesberlin/292055 We strongly encourage you to get tickets online. You can also pay (card-only) for the ticket at the counter at an additional €1 service fee. Disclaimer: Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individual in relation to this lecture are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. 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].

Psychedelics and Psychotherapy

Stillpoint Spaces Berlin GmbH

Sociology has usually distinguished between three different uses of psychedelics, namely ritualistic or sacramental, therapeutic, and hedonistic. While allowing for a basic orientation and strategic political argumentation, these seemingly fundamental distinctions need to be questioned if therapy wants to maintain not only a connection to the spiritual experience, in a broad sense, but also if it wants to recover the political dimension of hedonism as a practice and worldview, by tapping into its therapeutic as well as entheogenic potential. Starting with a brief history of the use of LSD in therapy, from the psychotomimetic speculations of its manufacturer to the debate over psycholytic vs. psychedelic doses to the moratorium on research, and the current reemergence of clinical trials, this historical overview will be followed by a diachronic survey of the clinical conditions that appear to respond favorably to psychedelics (depression, addiction, anxiety, eating disorders etc.). In the end, we will ask: which legislative changes are we meant to support, in our pursuit of a vision for future use of psychedelics that takes into account both their therapeutic potential and their impact on self-development beyond the clinical? Lecturer Prof. Dr. Kai Hammermeister is a psychoanalyst, philosopher and writer. He lived and taught in the U.S. for 25 years before opening his private practice in Berlin. One area of specialization for him is psychedelic integration counselling. www.kai-hammermeister.de Tickets A discounted price is suitable for students, unemployed, and/or recipients of social benefits. Members of The Lab at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin have a separate discount on the price of the ticket. Being able to attend events on a discounted price is one of the benefits of the Lab Membership. Visit our website for more information: https://bit.ly/2FWzcwn. We would like to encourage you to buy tickets in advance. While you will still be able to get the ticket at the counter by paying with a card, there will be a 1€ fee added. Online ticketing website: http://buytickets.at/stillpointspacesberlin/283811 Disclaimer The views, opinions, and ethical values expressed by presenters, participants or any other individual in relation to this lecture are not those of Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. We intend to provide a space for an open dialogue between experts in the fields of psychology, psychoanalysis, and border disciplines, and the public. All employees of Stillpoint Spaces are bound by the ethical codes of their respective professions. Collage Jorge Chamorro: https://jorgechamorro.es/

Reading Lacan: The Direction of Psychoanalytic Treatment

Stillpoint Spaces Berlin GmbH

Reading Jacques Lacan’s “The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of Its Power” in Écrits (2006). Following the death of Sigmund Freud (1939), a growing chasm was already dividing the psychoanalytic community of the mid 20th century. Each faction, with its own elected leaders, attested to different perspectives as to the nature of psychoanalysis, its relevance to Freud’s work and the paths one is to follow in the development of the treatment. In the midst of this heated debate, Jacques Lacan delivered his paper, “The Direction of the Treatment and the Principles of Its Power” (1958). It is delivered as an intervention which defines Lacan’s position on the practicalities of psychoanalysis and explores several themes such as the function of interpretation, the power of transference, and the role of language, setting the bar for ethics of psychoanalysis that adheres to Freud’s edifice. This seminar will be the most “clinical” of the seminars in the Lacan Guided Reading Group yet. In it, we will read a Lacanian text that is zealously addressed to clinicians situated at the intersection between ego-psychology, object-relation theory and Lacanian psychoanalysis. In this seminar we will address the centrality of the unconscious (structured like a language) in the analytic situation, the importance of the Symbolic in the experience of the subject and its unfolding in speech, the role of desire and, more specifically, the “desire of the analyst” in the direction of the treatment. Format: The reading of Lacan is done together as a group and is facilitated by Leon Brenner. No prior reading is required before our gatherings. We read the text slowly, trying to delve into each paragraph, deciphering Lacan's unique style and extracting very straightforward and non-metaphorical ideas. Other than learning about the psychoanalysis of Lacan, we will also be learning how to read Lacan—a challenge in itself. Make sure to come with a receptive and light-hearted mood—the goal is to enjoy this reading together (if we want to). Reading material will be provided in each session. Group sessions will be held every Tuesday, 19:00 – 20:30. (Please come on time) Facilitator: Leon Brenner is a teacher and a scholar specializing in the fields of Lacanian psychoanalysis, contemporary French philosophy and autism theory. Brenner has graduated with the highest honour a B.A and M.A in Psychology and Philosophy. His doctoral dissertation concerns the subject of autism in philosophy and is entitled, The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language. Brenner has received two excellence awards as a junior university teacher. He is currently engaged in several scholarly and artistic projects in Berlin and is a resident instructor at Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. More of Leon Brenner in his blog: https://leonbrenner.com/ FREE FOR MEMBERS: The Lacan Guided Reading Group is free for Lab Members of Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. Read more about it on our website https://bit.ly/2FWzcwn. Payment Options for Non-Members There are two options for ticket purchasing: - A ticket for four sessions- 20€ (5€ each, for students and non-students). These can be used at any time. A single attendance - 7€ (for students and non-students). Online ticketing website: http://buytickets.at/stillpointspacesberlin/292055 We strongly encourage you to get tickets online. You can also pay (card-only) for the ticket at the counter at an additional €1 service fee. Disclaimer: Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individual in relation to this lecture are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces Berlin. 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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Writing-Sweatshop: One Text. One Day.

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