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 1. Pelvic floor and Trauma

The pelvic floor plays a fundamental role in women's health, especially female bodies. It gives us so much information about the anxieties and distresses of our internal worlds and also, how we feel in our external environments. The health and nurturing of our pelvic floor is crucial not just in our sexual health, but also in our overall health and functioning. 

 

Pelvic floor dysfunction takes many forms and 60% of female bodies experience some form of pelvic floor distress. Pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, bowel and the uterus and prevent incontinence of bladder and bowel, prolapse and are also important in sexual function, yet we don't talk about them enough. The pelvic floor is impacted by hormonal changes, childbearing, menopause, surgery, changes in lifestyle, trauma and so much more. We also don't have enough information about the response of the pelvic floor to trauma - not just sexual trauma but also, its other forms. A traumatic childbirth, surgery etc. also can contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction. This is the gap I want to fill through this workshop.

 

Date: 15th December 2023, Friday.

Time: 10am - 5pm IST

Location: Zoom

Eligibility: 1. Completed a Masters in Counselling/Applied Psychology/Clinical Psychology/Psychotherapy/ Psychoanalysis etc and in practice as a psychotherapist

OR

2. A doctor (minimum MBBS) working specifically with women's health.

Number of seats: 23

Fees: Rs.5000 per person (non-refundable and non-transferable - no exceptions or exemptions) 

Application deadline: 30th October

 

 

 

Workshop format: Reflective groups exploring our collective lived experiences as well as the theme of 'shame', body work on yoga mat using movement, visualisation and breath work  to begin building a connection with your pelvic floor + theory of anatomy of the pelvic floor, its response to trauma and the pelvic floor, common pelvic floor dysfunctions as well as specific focus on working with vaginismus and the sensate programme.

 

ON REGISTERING YOUR INTEREST, THE FIRST 25 PEOPLE CHOSEN WILL GET AN EMAIL WITH PAYMENT DETAILS AND 48 HOURS TO COMPLETE THE PAYMENT AND CONFIRM THEIR PLACE. IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE YOUR PAYMENT IN THIS TIME FRAME, YOU PLACE WILL BE GIVEN TO SOMEONE ELSE.

 

You will hear back within the first 2-3 weeks of November and will be informed if you have not got a place on this workshop.

2. Reading Between The Lines: The Psychoanalytic Reading Group (by Reva Puri)

 

Have you been looking for a place to make psychoanalysis understandable? To make complex psychoanalytic readings digestible? A place to feel less alone with difficult realizations and memories that erupt when you read intense texts? Welcome to our 6-month reading group where we will explore psychoanalysis, together!

What this cohort will cover:
 

  • Module 1 (January)-  Locating Transference In The Clinic

 

  • Module 2 (February)- Hearing the Unconscious: Tuning in to the Unsaid

 

  • Module 3 (March)- Working with Negative and Hateful Transference
     

  • Module 4 (April)- When Desire and Longing enter the Therapeutic Relationship
     

  • Module 5 (May)- The Psychosocial in Relational Psychoanalysis
     

  • Module 6 (June):-Case Discussions

Structure of The Group:
4th Wednesday of every month

Time: 7:30- 9 pm IST

Fee: Rs 4000

Upper Limit: 23 members

CLIENTS AT THE PRACTICE CANNOT APPLY FOR THE READING GROUP.

Each module will include 2-3 readings which will be made available a month prior to the beginning of the group. Out of these 1 will be essential and the others will be recommended.

The group will rely on the richness of every member's associations to the readings, making space for feelings, memories, and thoughts. It will be focussed on understanding psychoanalysis through experiencing it, together.

Open to everyone interested in beginning psychoanalytic readings or exploring depth psychology.

This is especially useful for early career psychotherapists looking to include the psychoanalytic lens in their practice. 

Your spot will be confirmed only after payment. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

3 seats are reserved for individuals with financial difficulties at a reduced fee of 700 INR.

Deadline: 4th January.

If you apply for this seat, please DO NOT register and pay. We will let you know a week from the deadline if you have got the seat. 

An individual may only submit one application under one category.

PLEASE NOTE: The richness of being a part of a reading group community is dependent upon your commitment to the readings and your desire to reflect.

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