What is it that contributes to transformation relationally?

We will be exploring the pragmatics and the mystery of personal, social and political transformation through a series of dialogues via a range of sources: film, papers, presentations and discussion. There will be an opportunity for us to explore these themes in the context of relational transformation in and outside of the clinical setting. We have planned dates ahead so that you have plenty of notice and can put them in your diary.  Further details are available here

SUNDAY APRIL 29TH 2018 2 – 5.30pm.
There will be a screening followed by reflections and discussion of the documentary Disturbing the Peace, a film by Reconsider (2016) which addresses directly the theme of transformation and the costs of choosing change over belonging.

“Disturbing the peace is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities. Disturbing the peace follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” the film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of combatants for peace”. (http://disturbingthepeacefilm.com/about/).

The discussion will open with a few people sharing their impressions and reflections on the film – if you would like to be one of those people contact Robert at rjdownes@mac.com

The AGM will follow this event – 5-5.30pm.
Venue: Stillpoint Spaces: 23 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AA

There won’t be a charge for members attending this event. Non-members can attend the film and discussion for £10.  Details are available here

Please register for attendance by emailing Jane at:   therelationalschool@gmail.com

The AGM is for school members only and will follow the film and discussion at 5pm – 5.30pm.


SUNDAY MAY 13th 2018  10 – 4.30 pm:   What Do We Mean by Relational?  A Relational Study Day with Michael Soth at Stillpoint Spaces: 23 Clerkenwell Close, London EC1R 0AA

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.

Details are available here

£60 for TRS members £70 non-members £90 membership + event

To book a place and to make payment arrangements please email Jane at therelationalschool@gmail.com

We invite you to bring your own lunch. Refreshments will be provided

SUNDAY JULY 1st 2018 2 – 5.30pm. Details to follow.

Some TRS members have offered other events which we will be in touch with you about shortly as we schedule them. Do feel free to approach us with your ideas of something you would like to offer alone or in collaboration with others. (rjdownes@mac.com)