bpf annual lecture presents Margot Waddell
In memory of Ilse Seglow this lecture entitled: “All the light we cannot see”: Psychoanalytic reflections on the nature of hope.
This talk by Margot Waddell will explore, largely through literature and clinical examples, the particularity of that quality of hope that lies at the heart of a psychoanalytic way of thinking. To find expression for the hope that we must “feel upon the pulses” so often lies beyond, or between, the words that are needed to find expression in an ordinary way. It is one that is lodged in the in-between where, if nurtured, it can find its own unique form, just as an artist finds a unique expressive register. In the current dark days, “hope” becomes more important than ever. Hope for ourselves, our work and our institutional lives.
Jennifer Silverstone will be chairing this lecture.
The British Psychotherapy Foundation (bpf) is one of the largest psychotherapy membership and training organisations in Europe. We are also a charity. Our approach is based on the rich tradition of psychoanalytic and jungian theory and practice, while also drawing on scientific advances in our understanding of the human mind and development.