[Past Event] Stillpoint Spaces London Anniversary 2019
15-03-2019 - 16-03-2019
Stillpoint Spaces London
23 Clerkenwell Close
London, EC1R 0AA
Join us for our second anniversary event at Stillpoint Spaces London!
On Friday 15th March PHILIPPA PERRY will be tackling the psychological subject of Why Are Other People So Awful?, followed by an informal Q&A session with the audience. We often think other people, or we think we ourselves, are awful. It’s as if someone has to be, and we might be convinced about it. Why is this, and do we want to do anything about it?
This will be a ticketed evening event from 7pm-9pm (see below). Philippa's talk is now sold out. You can register for the waiting list by reserving a waiting list ticket, but this does not guarantee a space.
On Saturday 16th March we will be holding a free open house for all, from 2pm-6pm. This will include a set of short talks on psychology-focused subjects, chance to chat to active members of the Stillpoint Spaces London community, the second iteration of our innovative public invitation to speed date our psychotherapists, and the opening of our very first group exhibition: MEME. (full exhibition details here)
2-3PM SPEED DATING THERAPISTS – Session 1
Short meetings with a selection of the Stillpoint Spaces London talking therapists, to find out how they work and if they might be suited for yourself or a loved one. These aren’t mini therapy sessions, but they are a chance to meet therapists, at no cost, in a less formal environment than usual. Participating therapists include:
3PM SHORT TALK Julie-anne Edwards
Overstretched and Overwhelmed: Thoughts on managing work-related stress
According to the Health & Safety Executive, in the UK 11million days a year are ‘lost' to work-related stress, and the TUC warns that this an ‘epidemic’. But behind the headlines, how does it feel when you are struggling to cope at work, and how can you begin to make sense of those feelings? This short presentation aims to move beyond stress-management toolkits and look at workplace anxiety from a personal perspective, by way of a psychotherapy case study.
3.30PM SHORT TALK Rohan Naidoo
Individuation: A process of becoming yourself
New Year’s resolutions, diets, pay rises, gym memberships and enlightenment… just a few manifestations of our inalienable and oft unconscious drive for self-growth, personal development. But how can self-development be approached from a psychological perspective? The Twentieth Century Psychologist Carl Jung provides a way in through his concept of individuation, an idea briefly introduced in this talk via a pop culture illustration of it found in Lord Of The Rings.
4-5PM SPEED DATING THERAPISTS - Session 2
5PM SHORT TALK Sissy Lykou
“The only good neighbour is a dead neighbour!” - Slavoj Žižek: Can multicultural societies ever exist?
In today’s world where walls are built to keep people out, popular referendums define the future of movement between countries, and religious groups compete for political dominance, Žižek’s slogan challenges us to reflect on our personal responses to the ‘difference’ a neighbor often displays.
5.30PM SHORT TALK Marielle Albers
Art as a Bridge to Therapy: using creativity to connect
In psychotherapy, the relationship between client and therapist is often quoted as the thing that heals. However, for some people, the idea of forming a ‘relationship’ with a stranger in a room can be enough to put them off the idea going into therapy altogether. This short talk will illustrate how using ‘art’ or creativity can form a bridge to communicate our feelings, even for those with no artistic talent.
PHILIPPA PERRY After volunteering with the Samaritans, Philippa trained as a psychotherapist. She worked in the mental health field for several years before writing her graphic novel, Couch Fiction, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010. Her new book, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did) will be published in March 2019 by Penguin. As well as continuing her psychotherapy work with an organisation called Talk for Health, Philippa is also an agony aunt for Red Magazine and contributes to The Guardian newspaper.
JULIE-ANNE EDWARDS is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and counsellor working with clients in London and the Cotswolds. She is currently studying for an MSt in Psychodynamic Practice at the University of Oxford, and is part of the counselling team at The Bartholomew School, Eynsham and at Bradfield College.
ROHAN NAIDOO is a Clinical Psychologist with advanced training in Experiential Dynamic Therapy. He runs a private practice in central London, having worked for a variety of NHS mental health services in London and the East Midlands since 2008.
SISSY LYKOU is the Clinical Community and Outreach Lead at Stillpoint Spaces London. She is a UKCP and ADMP registered psychotherapist, dance movement psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice and a lecturer in Psychotherapy at Regent’s University, London.
MARIELLE ALBERS is an Integrative Psychotherapist and Art Psychotherapist based in private practice in Battersea and Clapham. She has worked at various mental health charities and two NHS Trusts in London, providing individual and group art psychotherapy.
Accessibility: At Stillpoint Spaces our aim is to make our events as accessible as possible. However, the building we currently occupy is accessible only by stairwells. Do let us know in advance any issues affecting your accessibility & we will do our very best to accommodate you.
Please note that the views, opinions, and values expressed by presenters, participants, or any other individual in relation to this lecture/workshop are not necessarily those of Stillpoint Spaces London. Our aim is to provide a respectful space for open dialogue between our presenters, facilitators, or workshop leaders and those who attend.
If you would like to ask specific questions or provide feedback for any presenters please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philippa Perry's talk is now sold out.
The Open House on the 16th is FREE - all welcome!