PIECE OF MIND
Sitting on the Couch: Psychoanalysis Considers Spiritual Practices
February 7, 9:15 - 4:00 PM
PINC celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2009 and is proud of its identity as an interdisciplinary center for creative psychoanalytic thought. An important part of our mission is to enrich psychoanalysis by engaging in discourse with related disciplines.
In recent decades, meditative practices have flourished in the West, involving states of consciousness that lie beyond the ego or self. Contemporary psychoanalysis explores similar states of mind, including reverie and Bion's "O." Prominent spiritual teachers, A. H. Almaas and Diane Musho Hamilton, will discuss their work and its relevance for psychoanalytic practice as well as offer experiential practices to help ground the ideas. Three psychoanalysts (Peter Carnochan, Ph.D., Charles Dithrich, Ph.D. and Karen Peoples, Ph.D.) will facilitate clinical and theoretical integration of the material.
St Gregory's Church, 500 De Haro Street, San Francisco.
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