In association with the Zurich Laboratory we offer you to partake in a psychoanalysis of culture. At Stillpoint Spaces locations around the world, as well as online, we are offering new ways to engage with psychology. Below you find a list of our current and upcoming activities
An online webinar and discussion about the book Brandpsycho and the process of de:branding
In the the wake of the recent horrific events in Paris, we will be holding an online event on Friday November 20th at 20:00 CET to explore together our feelings and thoughts in the face of this man-made calamity.The Stillpoint community is committed to addressing contemporary events that define our times from a psychoanalytically informed perspective. During this 90 minute long experimental online gathering we will concentrate on giving voice and on providing testimony to respective responses to these acts while also exploring what their possible repercussions are in terms of individual and collective definitions of self and other. The discussion will be facilitated by analytical psychologist and Paris resident, Alessandra di Montezemolo, and Stillpoint counselor, Evangelos Tsempelis. No prior psychological training or knowledge is required to participate in this event. To receive instructions as to how to gain access to this online space, please send a brief email request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
28.8 - 30.8 2015 | Your invitation to the annual Stillpoint Spaces Forum in Berlin
At these dramatic moments for Greece and Europe, Stillpoint Spaces would like to invite citizens from Greece, Germany and other countries in Europe and the world to partake in a 90 minute online mediation event. The purpose of this experimental event is to establish a space for thoughtful dialogue and reflection across dividing lines. Attention will be placed on listening to the "Other" with the aim of dealing with the tensions inherent to this moment of splintering and inner and outer division.
From a psychoanalytically informed perspective, we will work to identify together those questions which can address the current crisis and its repercussions at the level of our own subjective existence as we (possibly) face turmoil, anguish, rage, despair, consternation, denial, indifference, and/or internal division.
The event will be mediated by Stillpoint's Psychoanalytic counselor, Evangelos Tsempelis and take place Saturday July 4 at 3PM CEST and 4PM EEST (Greece).
To participate, please write to email@example.com a brief message with a description of your interest in this event.
In 2013, filmmaker Lorís Simón Salum created a film that surveyed the Jungian principle of the feminine in Western culture through renowned experts from numerous fields of study. One of the explored areas was romantic relationships, the projections involved, and the underlying assumptions that potentially turn them into fairy tales or epic failures. Either it be online dating, movies or real life interactions, we are all influenced at some point from an outside view of what love and marriage means. In this webinar, Lorís will play excerpts of her film as well as behind-the-scene interviews that speak to the underlying problem in this generation’s perception of romantic relationships.About Lorís Simón Salum
Lorís Simón Salum graduated from Rice University in Houston, TX with a BS in Psychology. In 2013 she released her the award-winning documentary, Ensoulment: A Diverse Analysis of the Feminine in Western Culture.
Lorís is currently the Creative Director of Literal Magazine, Latin American Voices, and founder and director of Literal's first short film competition, Literally Short Film Awards.
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/zurichlab/schelling-and-psychoanalysis
The relationship of German Idealist Friedrich Schelling's notion of the unconscious to the development of psychoanalysis is no longer in dispute. But the significance of that relationship is still open to interpretation. We must consider the possibility that we find in Schelling not only the seeds of Freudian, Jungian, or Lacanian psychoanalysis but also a theory of mental health, perhaps even an entire psychology, that stands on its own.
One way to test this hypotheis is by formulating in broad programatic terms the principles that would govern a Schellingian analysis. What we will discover is that the disputes which determine the evolution of psychoanalytical theory do not exhaust the origins of the movement in Romantic thought. On the contrary, possibilities lie concealed here which could be developed into a new approach to dynamic psychology, a resolutely metaphysical approach. Join professor in philosophy, Sean McGrath, in exploring how Schelling relates to psychoanalysis and what possibilities this relation opens up for.
Listen to the recording here: https://soundcloud.com/zurichlab/schelling-and-psychoanalysis
An in-depth discussion of what friendship means to us
An Exploration of the Jungian Principle of the Feminine with Lorís Simón Salum
A conversation about how the film Ensoulment came about. Furthermore, a discussion about where we have left the feminine in our lives, how we can regain it and how we can reintegrate it so as to maintain a balance in our daily routines.
Lorís Simón Salum is originally from Mexico City but currently resides in Houston, Texas. After graduating from Rice University with a BA in Psychology she directed her first feature documentary, Ensoulment: A Diverse Analysis of the Feminine in Western Culture.
She is currently the Visual Media Consultant at Literal Magazine, Latin American Voices, a bilingual publication for art, literature, and current events, and has recently initiated the company's first international short film competition: Literally Short Film Awards. In addition, Lorís co-hosts Literal's talk show, Literally Everything, on a weekly basis.
Applying psychodynamics to clinic and culture. An online webinar with Aaron Balick
This webinar is for counselors, therapists and researchers interested in applying psychodynamics to culture and the clinic. Leading this webinar is Aaron Balick, PhD, a psychotherapist, cultural theorist, and author of The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: Connected-up Instantaneous Culture and the Self.
Aaron argues that the development of digital technologies, most notably the interactive Internet (Web 2.0) and the subsequent popularity of social networking, are a consequence and technological extension of our fundamental human selves. Because of this, we can utilize theories from depth psychology to understand how our primary unconscious desires and motivations are operational in a variety of ways online. Using tools from relational and contemporary psychoanalysis, Aaron will explore the meanings and consequences of our digital age in relation to both the individual, and digital culture at large.
In order to engage in a deeper discussion we recommend that prior to the webinar participants read Aaron Balick's article TMI in the transference LOL: Psychoanalytic reflections on Google, social networking, and 'virtual impingement'. This material will be sent to you after your registration.
After his presentation, participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and theoretical perspectives in an open discussion format.
Aaron is a psychotherapist and media consultant based in London. As an honorary senior lecturer at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex University and chair of The Relational School UK, he is also a leading researcher on the intersection of contemporary psychotherapy, culture, and technology. He deploys psychoanalytic theory to explain the impact and role that social media has in our lives.
Aaron was a contributor and consultant editor for the recently released book Psychotherapy 2.0: Where Psychotherapy and Technology Meet. As you can see from his blog at www.mindswork.co.uk – most of his work is committed to opening psychoanalytic approaches to dialogue with a wider audience.
A discussion around the use of art in the shaping and deepening of our inner world.
A discussion around the way in which our expressive talents and interests help us deepen and enrich our inner world with a presentation and description of some of Andrés' artwork and of the process through which it became an integral part of his creative process.
This workshop will be lead by Stillpoint Spaces counselor Andrés Ocazionez. No prior psychological knowledge or training is required in order to participate. The participation is free and you just need to register above. To attend, you need to be a registered client with Stillpoint Spaces.What you can expect from this workshop:
Exploring narcissism through the myth of the Holy Grail. An online workshop with Kenneth Kimmel
The thirteenth century Grail Legend of Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach tells of a young knight’s quest to reunite with the Fisher King and heal his wound. From one perspective, it stands as a powerful Western metaphor for men’s transcendence of narcissism, entrapment in the mother complex, and depression. Parzival’s trial mirrors contemporary man’s encounter with the shadow that wounds his grandiosity. Deeper truths are revealed that expose the shame he must endure to heal his heart, learn to love, and become a man both humble and resilient. These ideas are presented through lecture, powerpoint imagery, and case presentation, based upon excerpts from Ken's book, Eros and the Shattering Gaze -Transcending Narcissism (Fisher King Press, 2011). Ample time for questions and discussion will follow.
Please note that this is an expert lecture and prior knowledge about psychoanalysis or narcissism is essential. The duration of this workshop is 90 minutes. It will include a lecture with presentation and discussion. It will take place over Fuze (www.fuze.com) and the registered participants will receive detailed meeting information by e-mail.
To partake in this workshop please register or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.What you can expect from this workshop:
Kenneth Kimmel is a Jungian psychoanalyst, author, and teacher, maintaining a private psychotherapy practice in Seattle since 1984, and membership in the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He is the author of Eros and the Shattering Gaze: Transcending Narcissism. (Fisher King Press, 2011)
Kenneth has engaged in a lifelong study of dreams and, in the last two decades, the mystical tradition of Kabbalah. New interests include contemporary ideas in philosophy, clinical understanding of ‘inter-subjectivity,’ and narcissism, and the interface of inter-analytical perspectives. He is a co-founder of the New School for Analytical Psychology.www.kenkimmel.com
An online discussion around complexes and how they affect our lives.
On September 8th we will be addressing C.G. Jung's theory of complexes and his word association experiment (WAE). This was an experiment that Jung developed in the early 1900s aiming to provide an indication of underlying unconscious psychic structures, i.e. complexes. We will be speaking about the experiment and how to make sense of it a century later. We will also be talking about complexes, what they are and how to live with them and not by them.
No prior psychological knowledge or training is required in order to participate.The participation is free and you just need to register above. To attend, you need to be a registered client with Stillpoint Spaces.What you can expect from this session:
An online course in dream interpretation (includes free trial session)
An free online workshop on the relation between crisis and creativity
A research project that investigates the provision of online depth psychotherapy.