The ache for home lives in all of us, writes the poet, Maya Angelou. Nonetheless, many millions of people around the world–including in the wealthiest nations–live without basic shelter. This presentation will describe I.F.A. (Insight For All)–a project that connects psychoanalytic therapists willing to work for free with formerly homeless women and men. Although psychoanalysis is often viewed as a treatment for the affluent only, there is a little-known history of free therapy that goes back to l9l9. It is abundantly clear that rich and poor alike suffer from unconscious conflicts, disturbing compulsions, and traumas of all kinds, and can benefit from speaking to a committed other who is trained to listen, to explore the past, and interpret dreams. Clinical case material will be offered, demonstrating the use of concepts from thinkers such as Donald Winnicott and Jacques Lacan.
“In this brief transit where the dreams cross”: this fragment from the poem Ash Wednesday by T.S.Eliot leads into considerations of the remarkable human capacity to make personal sense out
Dreams are singularly subjective mental experiences that can help one understand unconscious mental processes, experience feelings, memories, wishes, fantasies, confl icts, impulses and defenses,
How to use shamanic dreamwork an aproach to resources of our client's soul. All humans, in every culture and every country, dream...every night. During dreaming more areas of the brain are active
For 1000 years during the beginning of Western medicine (500 B.C. - 500 A.D.,) of the hundreds of medical treatments offered at the time, only dream-based medicine was ubiquitously practiced throughout