Events and Seminars

Event:The Squiggle Foundation Madeleine Davis Lecture 2022: 'The Body is no brain taxi' with Graham Music
Duration:From 10am
Extra Info:“My talk will build on Winnicott’s seminal ideas on mind and its relation to the psyche soma, concepts that have been taken forward inspiringly by the likes of Corrigan (the Mind-Object), Bollas, Coltart and many others. The talk will look at patients who have never had a safe object to depend upon and have resorted to precocious minds to hold themselves together. It will look at the therapeutic challenges, and dangers of not recognizing these defences, and the importance of developing a body-aware approach to help build a new sense of safeness at the level of the nervous system as well as the psyche. Using slides and some video clips and introducing concepts such as safening and nervous system whispering, alongside classic Winnicottian themes such as regression and holding, the talk will aim to link psychoanalysis, neurobiology, attachment and current trauma theory.”

Graham Music is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Centre where he has worked for over 20 years,and has been an adult Psychotherapist for over 30 years. Formerly Associate Clinical Director of the Tavistock Clinic’s Child and Family Department, he developed many innovative programs, including setting up services in over 40 schools and a range of services working with the aftermath of child maltreatment and neglect. His clinical specialty for decades been understanding and working with trauma. He supervises and teaches nationally and internationally and has a particular interest in linking cutting-edge developmental findings with therapeutic practice. His publications include Respark: Igniting Hope and Joy after trauma and depression, (2022), Affect and Emotion (2022, 2001), Nurturing Children: From Trauma to Hope (2019), Nurturing Natures: (2016, 2010), The Good Life:(2014) as well as co-editing From Trauma to Harming Others (2021).

Tickets & further information: Squiggle Members – Free Non-members – £20 Students – £10 A number of bursaries are available on application.

Bookings close Thursday November 24th, 2022.
Organised By:The Squiggle Foundation
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