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THE VERA VON DER HEYDT PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES


FREEING UP THINKING

Sport, Psychoanalysis and Everyday Life
with Michael Brearley OBE

Monday 8th Ocotber 6.30 - 8.30 pm


University College School, Frognal, Hampstead, London NW3 6XH

Here, Michael Brearley draws on his experience as a psychoanalyst and ex-professional sportsman to offer his take on how we may ‘over-think’ or be mindless and unthinking.

Freeing up our thinking - that is, allowing it to be free whilst using it also to monitor appropriately our attitudes and orientation - is vital to the capacity to self-captain, and to play to one’s potential. One aim is to balance free flow with new insight and with recognition of damaging patterns, so that we can grow more developed selves.

Following the publication of his acclaimed book On Form, Michael draws parallels between psychological dynamics in the consulting room and those intrinsic to the playing of sport: in each field, there are tensions between discipline and spontaneity, resilience and rigidity, pride and a readiness to learn. He describes the essence of play in sport and its relation to work, and what psychoanalysis may learn from this. Equally, he draws on a psychoanalytic understanding of Self and Other: amongst other factors, envy, fear of failure and fear of success may all interfere with form in competitive sport.

Michael Brearley qualified as a psychoanalyst at the Institute of Psychoanalysis in 1985. Having worked in a local authority adolescent clinic, he continued to develop his work at the Camden Psychotherapy Unit. He was also a school counsellor for ten years. His main work has been in private analytic practice. He was President of the British Psychoanalytical Society from 2008 to 2010. He is now Chair of the Section for the Application of Psychoanalysis.

Before training as a psychoanalyst, Michael had been a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and a professional cricketer, captaining Middlesex for twelve years, and England in 31 Tests.

Michael has written and lectured on psychoanalysis and on cricket. His books include The Art of Captaincy (1985) and On Form (2017).
 

This lecture is CPD accredited. For further details please contact G.A.P. admin@analyticalpsychology.org or 0118 922 2993


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Humility: The Way of the Ordinary

Saturday 13th October 10.30 am – 1.00 pm

Oxford Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW

 “The lowest in you is the source of mercy.” C.G.Jung, The Red Book

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION OF CARMEN REYNAL'S ENORMOUS CONTRIBUTION TO MAKING THE WORK OF CARL JUNG KNOWN IN OXFORD OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS.

Carmen will be leaving Oxford later this year and many of us have been deeply enriched by the wonderful lecture series Carmen has organised in Oxford. We feel it is fitting to acknowledge our debt to Carmen with a final celebratory lecture.  This will be given by her great friend and colleague Jim Fitzgerald.

One of the fundamental insights that Jung achieved in his epoch-changing engagement with the Unconscious which he describes so profoundly in The Red Book, is the challenging place of Humility in psychological development. It was then, in the early twentieth century, and is far more so in now our own age, a counter-cultural suggestion. At a time of endless self-promotion and publicity-seeking behaviour, aided by the excesses of the internet and social media, the way of the ordinary and the humble is something to be avoided and ridiculed. And yet, Jung suggests, there is no way to individuated wholeness except through the achievement of the lowliest in our human reality. This talk will attempt to examine the various aspects of humility that permeate Jung’s vision.

Jim Fitzgerald is a Jungian analyst with a private practice in London. His background is Ancient Classics and a career in Primary school teaching. He holds a Diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, and is a member of The Guild of Analytical Psychologists and of The Independent Group of Analytical Psychologists. He has lectured widely, in the UK and abroad.

 

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CPD Accredited (2 hours)

 

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