Past Events

Race Relational

This afternoon will be an opportunity for TRS members to come together to form a working group that will think about the kind of environment, activities, structures and practices we want to develop to address the matrix of race: racism, whiteness, blackness, white supremacy, misogynoir, colonial legacies and their impact on our relational thinking, teaching and practice.  If you wish to attend, we invite you to bring something along that you have read or been informed by that will begin to contribute to the beginning of making a space and a curriculum that will resource this work.

Though an imaginative exercise we will begin to create some kind of map of the what and the how, taking into consideration the kind of environment that this work will require and the nature of the curriculum and practices we could engage in.

Date: Sunday 8th of December 2pm-5.30pm

Venue: Stillpoint Spaces London.

Reserving a place: please contact Jane at therelationalschool@gmail.com to reserve your place. There will be no cost for this session

2018

Workshop: Starting with Ourselves: Addressing the Challenges of Diversity Through Openness and Curiosity Instead of Competence. With Anton Hart in partnership with BAATN.
Sunday November 25th 10-5pm Effra Space, Brixton.

This day-long workshop offers the opportunity to think and talk–with both familiar and unfamiliar colleagues– about issues of diversity and otherness, focusing on the cultivation of curiosity and openness within the therapeutic dyad. We will consider the ways that increasingly open communication across the borders of difference can be facilitated, and the obstacles to such openness surmounted. The aspiration for the workshop is to free up dialogue concerning how we are different, particularly when such differences intersect with socially charged, historically laden forms of difference that involve prejudice and “othering,” such as race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and other important diversities. Aiming for such open dialogue, we can prepare ourselves for the emergence of difficult, anxiety-evoking, unsettling, awkward and possibly shame-inducing conversations. Sometimes, even, we should seek these difficulties for the crucial opportunities they offer.

This workshop attempts to encourage participants to move toward such challenging conversations in their clinical work and professional relationships, and to risk unconventional forms of openness and inquiry. Through the presentation of a conceptual overview featuring a hermeneutic orientation to dialogue, followed by the presentation for discussion of case material where issues of diversity figure prominently, and through structured, dialogic experiential exercises, we will attempt to increase our tolerance for the challenges to our personal senses of knowing who our dialogic others are, and who we ourselves become, as we enter into conversation across the borders of human difference.

Workshop: A Relational Study Day with Michael Soth at Stillpoint Spaces, London.  Sunday May 13th 2018  10 – 4.30 pm.  Stillpoint Spaces, London.

Michael is a TRS member and has drawn from Martha Stark’s seminal 1999 book ‘Modes of Therapeutic Action’, Lavinia Gomez’s work on object relations and the tension between humanistic and psychoanalytic traditions as well as Petruska Clarkson’s 5 modalities of therapeutic relating to develop a broad-spectrum integration of therapeutic traditions as part of the relational project. For this study day Michael will present and explore with us his particular journey since his own experience of a ‘relational turn’ in the mid-1990’s. There is some preparatory reading.

2017

Film Screening & Discussion: I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck).
Sunday, 1 October 2017 from 14:00 to 17:30  Venue: Stillpoint Spaces London, Clerkenwell.

Film Screening & Discussion: Hidden Figures
Sunday, 3 December 2017 from 14:00 to 17:30 Venue: Stillpoint Spaces,Clerkenwell.

Talk & Discussion: Archeytypes and the Intersubjective – Expanding Analytic Attention of the Embodied and the Imagined.  By Sherry Salman Ph.D.
Click on this LINK to see Sherry’s talk.
Sunday, 3 December 2017 from 14:00 to 17:30 Venue: Stillpoint Spaces, Clerkenwell.

2016

AGM: Sun, 21 February 2016 – Minster Centre, Queens Park.
The TRS annual general meeting will start off with a presentation and discussion addressing the topic of ‘Terrorisms’. How does terror and terrorism enter or impact on the clinical setting? How do we meet it and think about it relationally? How do geopolitical realties enter the space? Are they already there? Please bring your own lines of inquiry to inform the discussion.