Anxiety affects daily life. Development and growth is that rare human achievement when we can overcome anxiety and it's debilitating effects. This symposium will get to grips with understanding anxiety via a psychodynamic lens.
Why do this workshop?
We experience anxiety and fear every day of our lives, whether it is about work, our health and safety and/or our relationships with others. Anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder almost always top the chart of most browsed mental health subjects.
This symposium will give you an in-depth understanding of anxiety and its roots in guilt, hate and fear of castration. In the therapeutic space of group and individual work, you will be able to understand how you as a practitioner help people manage their anxiety and begin to heal.
To understand what is anxiety – its function in normal and abnormal conditions. The effect of fear and anxiety on the possibilities of growth and development. The psychodynamic lens: pre-oedipal and oedipal anxiety. Klein and Freud on anxiety.
To discuss how and why we help clients become less anxious and more contained.
Process for symposium
There will be a speaker presentation on the history of and psychodynamic theories about anxiety as well as examples of its presentation in the consulting room. The presentation will be followed by participant discussion. The speaker will then facilitate pair and group work so that participants can apply theory to their own clinical practice examples.
This symposium is suitable for qualified and training psychodynamic psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health practitioners. The primary theoretical focus will be psychodynamic, but practitioners of other modalities are welcome to attend.