Starting with Ourselves: Addressing the Challenges of Diversity Through Openness and Curiosity Instead of Competence   Sunday November 25th      10-5pm

BAATN and TRS have come together to host a meeting between our two organisations in the company of New York-based psychoanalyst Anton Hart.     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.

See here for further details

Booking your place

TRS Members £60; Non-members £75; Organisations £105; Students/low waged £40

TRS members: make your payment into this account by bank transfer.

Santander Bank
A/c name: The Relational School
Sort code: 09-06-66
A/c no: 43456785

Please use your name as a reference and email therelationalschool@gmail.com  stating that you have made a transfer.