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On Loneliness and Belonging

‘Loneliness is a modern epidemic in
need of treatment’ (New Scientist, Dec 2014.), whose epidemiological impact
reveals ‘how the social world gets under the skin’ (Hermes et al, 2009).  How does psychoanalysis address the internal
determinants of feeling lonely in a crowd and equally, ill at ease in our own
company? Kleins’ last paper ‘On The Sense of Loneliness (1963), illuminates a
universal sense that ‘one is not in full possession of does not
fully belong to oneself, or, therefore, to anybody else’. Gabrielle Brown
will explore the problems of ‘belonging’ of patients who are chronically
homeless and socially excluded. She will explore the potential offered by a
therapeutic relationship for patients where early abuse and neglect has led to
determined self- sufficiency, passionate attachment to analgesic objects and to
the ‘brick mothers’ of institutional life.

Gabrielle Brown (BCP,
FPC, UKCP, Dip SW) trained at WPF as a psychotherapist.   She currently works at the Portman Clinic,
Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and facilitates Reflective Practice in South
London and Maudsley NHS Trust.

Book your place by contacting

£25 Non AGIP, £20 AGIP Members, £10
trainees.  £30 on the door

Tel: 020 7272 7013  (via PayPal)

Venue: AGIP, 1 Fairbridge Road,
London N19 3EW

Event Properties

Event Date 23-07-2016 10:30 am
Event End Date 23-07-2016 12:00 pm
Capacity 30
Cut off date 22-07-2016
Individual Price £25.00
Location AGIP Psychotherapy
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AGIP is a registered charity (Number 1083030). It was established in 1974 to provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy services and a training programme.

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