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.
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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
₹450 for Indian Participants; £5 for International Participants