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Hysteria, Hypnotism, and Art of the Fin de Siecle: The Raising of the Unconscious

Hysteria, Hypnotism, and Art of the Fin de Siècle:

The Raising of the Unconscious 

Freud considered ‘The Interpretation of Dreams’ to be his most important book. It was published in 1900, the exact turn of the century and a period known in France and elsewhere, as ‘fin de siècle’. This was the time of the birth of psychoanalysis and of a new understanding of the unconscious. In 1885/6 Freud had studied with the famed and charismatic neurologist J-M Charcot, who was treating thousands of cases of hysteria at the Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, often experimenting with hypnosis, a method used by Freud himself in his early work.

In this talk, with a full PowerPoint display, Lindsay Wells explores the cultural, artistic, and scientific environment of this time, in which dream, the imagination, and the unconscious were finding a new significance. 

Lindsay Wells is an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist, supervisor, and teacher. In June last year, Karnac Books published his novel (written under the pen-name of William Rose) ‘The Strange Case of Madeleine Seguin’, which is set in the period and environment described above.

Saturday, 1ST July 2017   Time: 10.30 am -12.00pm

Refreshment to follow

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

Book your place by contacting AGIP:

£25 non- members, £20 AGIP members, £10 trainees. £30 on the door

Tel: 020 7272 7013

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Event Properties

Event Date 01-07-2017 10:30 am
Event End Date 01-07-2017 12:00 pm
Capacity 30
Cut off date 30-06-2017
Individual Price £25.00
Location AGIP Psychotherapy
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