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The Black Books present Jung’s explorations of the visionary imagination between 1913 to 1932, his personal transformation and the making of analytical psychology. They chart his evolving understanding, showing how he sought to deepen new insights and locate them in real life experiences. The Black Books also enabled Jung’s paintings post-1916 to be more clearly understood in the context of the evolution of the iconography of his personal cosmology. In this conversation with Sonu Shamdasani, we will hear more about Jung’s “inner conversation”. The visions, fantasies and imaginations he recorded in the Black Books will be explored, together with the relevance of their publication to a contemporary understanding of Analytical Psychology. DATE: 1st of December 2020 TIME: 18.00 - 20.00 GMT / 19.00 - 21.00 CET / 13.00 - 15.00 EST ONLINE (WEBINAR) FULL PROGRAMME 18.00 GMT / 19.00 CET / 13.00 EST An interview of Alessandra di Montezemolo with Professor Sonu Shamdasani In an era of tweets, posts and soundbites, cultivating the art of conversation is essential. It allows space for a deeper and engaged reflection, a place where we allow our thoughts, our imagination, our feelings to emerge in the relationship with the other(s), and on a subject that is shared. As James Hillman says: “Good conversation has an edge: it opens your eyes to something, quickens your ears. And good conversation reverberates: it keeps on talking in your mind later in the day; the next day you find yourself still talking with what was said.” (Stirrings of Culture: Essays from the Dallas Institute 1986, Dallas Institute Publications 2013). 19.30 GMT / 20.30 CET / 14.30 EST Q&A 20.00 GMT / 21.00 CET / 15.00 EST End SPEAKERS ALESSANDRA DI MONTEZEMOLO is a clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst who trained at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich. She published articles in French and Italian journals (among which an interview to Prof. Sonu Shamdasani on the Red Book, an article on the relevance of Analytical Psychology for Italian Cinema and another on the founders of Psychoanalysis in Italy). Alessandra speaks and works clinically in four different languages and she is particularly is interested in building bridges between humanities, social sciences, and the different psychological approaches. She joined the founders of Stillpoint Spaces in December 2016 as their partner for Paris. SONU SHAMDASANI is Professor in Jung History in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society (German) at University College London, and Vice-Dean (International) of the Arts and Humanities Faculty. He is the co-director of the UCL Health Humanities Centre. He is a historian of psychology and psychiatry, and his research follows two intersecting lines: reconstructing the formation of modern psychological disciplines and therapeutics from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, and reconstructing the formation of the work of Jung, based on primary archival materials. He is the General Editor and Co-Founder of the Philemon Foundation. The Philemon Foundation exists to make available the complete works of C. G. Jung in editions that meet the highest standards of scholarship and do justice to the true measure of this major creative thinker. He is the author and editor of a dozen books which have been translated into many languages. Most recently, he co-edited Medical Humanity and Inhumanity in the German-Speaking World (UCL Press, 2020, open access) and Exploring Transcultural Histories of Psychotherapies (Routledge, 2019). ABOUT THE ORGANISERS This is a co-produced event of Confer and Stillpoint Spaces Paris, a member of Stillpoint Spaces International. TICKETS Stillpoint Spaces member:£24 Self-funded:£30 Please, book your tickets here: https://www.confer.uk.com/event/books.html. Ticket includes a recording of the event with access for a year (14 days post the event). Bookings close at 9.00 am GMT on the 27th of November.
The book ‘Trauma in the Creative and Embodied Therapies: When Words are Not Enough’ pays attention to different kinds of trauma – environmental, sociopolitical, early relational, abuse in its many forms, and the trauma of illness – with contributions from international experts, drawn from the fields of the arts therapies, the embodied psychotherapies, as well as nature-based-therapy and Playback Theatre. Based on the book, this three-hour online workshop has been designed in a sharing and exploratory way so that colleagues who work with trauma can come together, connect and exchange perspectives. The workshop will be facilitated by the book editors, some of the book contributors and, together, with online attendees, we will explore some questions that seem to be prominent today, more than ever before. Please join us to launch this cross-professional book into the public space and to engage with its timely themes. Format 10am - 1pm GMT, 11am - 2pm CET This online workshop will consist of an introduction to the book and authors’ writing journey, a panel presentation exploring different relevant questions covered in the book, and break out room discussion groups around these themes. The workshop is designed for psychotherapists, counsellors, and psychologists and those who are still in training. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance (3 hours CPD). About the presenters Anna Chesner, MA, UKCP registered psychotherapist and training supervisor is co-director of the London Centre for Psychodrama Group and Individual Psychotherapy. She is trained as a psychodrama psychotherapist, group analytic psychotherapist, dramatherapist and playback theatre practitioner. She works as a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice in London, and as a trainer in the UK and abroad. sissy lykou, MA, PGCert, Onassis Foundation fellow, is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, embodied movement psychotherapist and supervisor and the Director of Studies of the MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute. She practices in London privately and in community psychotherapy projects. She lectures on several universities and professional training programmes. She has been the clinical community lead of Stillpoint Spaces London since its beginning. www.lykoucounselling.co.uk Book editors Anna Chesner and sissy lykou will joined by a selection from the full range of contributors to the book: David le Vay, Marianne Eberhard-Kaechele, Julie Sutton, Gill Westland, Ditty Dokter, Lisa Lea-Weston, Tara Thornewood, Linda Winn, and Yeva Feldman. Tickets https://www.stillpointspaces.com/events/trauma-in-the-creative-and-embodied-therapies/ Stillpoint Spaces Member - £35 (plus any ticket fees) General Admission - £45 (plus any ticket fees) All attendees are eligible for a 30% discount on the price of the book via the Routledge website. We will contact you to send you the voucher code. Join the Stillpoint Spaces Community (it’s free!) Become a member of our free social network for professionals and the psychologically curious. On this network, we are creating the conditions for personal and professional growth, learning, engagement, mutual support, and positive change in our lives and in the wider world. Follow this link to sign up: https://community.stillpointspaces.com/share/Ylo-Z2BwuRUGI2tM Accessibility We reserve a limited amount of tickets at a concessional rate for those unable to meet the full cost. Please email us at [masked] if this applies to you. Disclaimer Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individuals in relation to this event are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces. Our aim is to provide a respectful space for open dialogue between our presenters, facilitators, workshop leaders and those who attend. If you would like to ask questions or provide feedback, please contact us at [masked].