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ReadAbsorbThink! Lecture – Group Therapy as a Nomadic Experience

February 13, 2021

Rs 450

Placing emotions and relationships at the center of human experience, this lecture throws up some questions on the nature of experience in a therapy group. Keeping in mind that the therapy group exists in a social context, members and facilitators seem to pitch their tents on the fringes and what emerges is a dilemma of belonging – “Do I fit in”?

The process of dialogue creates an opportunity to reflect on where one comes from – their roots – and the search unravels the complexities of our modern minds and our ancient hearts. We are all travellers who stay in this group doing what nomads do, creating a pasture, helping each other, and sharing resources. And then when the time comes, we move on, perhaps to other pastures, finding a place to fit in, within rather than on the fringes of, society.

Zoom link will be sent post confirmation of registration through full payment*

*all payments are non-refundable


This lecture will focus on exploring the following themes and attempt to answer these questions from individual and collective perspectives.

 – Are therapy groups a nomadic pasture where people come in to pitch their tent for a while before moving on ?

 – The struggle to include and be included at the personal, social,community and societal level.

 – Desiring to be wanted and feeling wanted: A struggle for the search of belonging.

 – What sets us out in the search for a home ?

Who is it for ?

ReadAbsorbThink! or RAT! is an academic space for those interested in the field of mental health – service users, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, psychiatric nurses, caregivers, or anyone from the larger community – to explore, understand and re-think themes related to mental health and psychotherapy. This specific lecture is open to anyone interested in the topic.


Saturday, 13th February, 2021


10:30-13:00 IST


₹450 for Indian Participants; £5 for International Participants


Anando Chatterji, Group and TC Psychotherapist



February 13, 2021
Rs 450
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