Forthcoming publications from the Holism project:

Title: JUNG, DELEUZE, AND THE PROBLEMATIC WHOLE

Edited by

Roderick Main, David Henderson, and Christian McMillan

(Intended publisher – Routledge, 2019)

For further details of the chapters to be included in the volume please follow the link below.

Jung, Deleuze and the Problematic Whole – Contents, chapter outlines and biographical details

Title: HOLISM: POSSIBILITIES AND PROBLEMS

Edited by

Christian McMillan, Roderick Main and David Henderson

(Intended publisher – Routledge, 2019)

For further details of the chapters to be included in the volume please follow the link below.

Holism: Possibilities and Problems – Contents, chapter outlines and biographical details

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9th June 2018 – Clinical and Social Praxis of Jungian Jungian Psychonalysis

Dr. David Henderson (Co-Investigator) gave a report on the Holism project in Seville, Spain to the International Society for the Development of Jungian Psychoanalysis. The details of this event can be accessed via the links below.

Jornada Praxis Psicoanalisis Junguiano – 9th June 2018

https://sidpaj.es/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Jornada-Praxis-Psicoanalisis-Junguiano-v.1.pdf

‘Mind, Matter, and the New Real’

Esalen-Hot-Springs-Amanda-MarsalisCentre for Theory and Research, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

From 3 to 7 December 2017 Professor Roderick Main attended an international invitational symposium on ‘Mind, Matter, and the New Real’ at the Centre for Theory and Research, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, where he presented a paper titled:

Egoless awareness, numinous matter, and the scope of C. G. Jung’s holism.  

The aim of this presentation was to demonstrate, contra widespread scholarly opinion, that Jung’s thoroughgoing holism extended, in his later thought, to encompassing even some of the further reaches of introvertive mystical experience, while the limitations he nevertheless placed on such experience can also be understood holistically as expressing his implicitly panentheistic metaphysics.

The organisation hosting this symposium, the Esalen Institute, has been one of the world’s most influential centres of holistic theory and practice for over fifty years (see https://www.esalen.org/ctr).

Holism and Analytic Training

On Saturday, 25th November a symposium on Holism and Analytic training was held at the Centre for Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University. The symposium was held in conjunction with the AHRC funded project, ‘One-World’: Logical and ethical implications of holism. Dr. David Henderson, Co-Investigator on the project, hosted the symposium. The principal discussants were Dr. Werner Prall (Centre for Psychoanalysis, Middlesex; Guild of Psychotherapists) and George Bright (Society of Analytical Psychology). The purpose of the symposium was to examine the significance of holistic thought within the field of psychotherapy. An intended outcome of the project has been to facilitate a better understanding of the concepts of the whole that can underpin holism, and of the ethical implications of the concepts, which could contribute to debates about efficacy and funding, providing an overall more nuanced understanding of holistic approaches to psychotherapy. During the morning session participants focused on ‘What are we trying to teach,’ a discussion of the curriculum of analytic training. In the afternoon session they discussed ‘How much is enough,’ a consideration of what qualities and accomplishments are expected of a candidate at the end of training. These questions provided a platform for critical discussion among representatives from training committees of the following organisations: Guild of Psychotherapists, Westminster Pastoral Foundation, Association of Jungian Analysts, West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, Association for Group and Individual Psychotherapy, Netherlands Association of Analytical Psychologists, and Association of independent Psychotherapist.

A fuller report will be published shortly.

(Christian McMillan, Research Officer)

Holism: possibilities and problems conference (University of Essex) – review

(The following review appeared in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies newsletter, October 2017)

From Friday 8 to Sunday 10 September 2017 the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies hosted an international interdisciplinary conference on ‘Holism: Possibilities and Problems’, which was part of the ‘“One world”: logical and ethical implications of holism’ project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.  The conference attracted 49 speakers from at least 16 countries (Australia, China, Japan, India, USA, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Romania, Greece, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Ireland, and the UK).  The speakers included both established and emerging scholars and practitioners, who, reflecting the inherently interdisciplinary nature of holism, represented a wide range of disciplinary perspectives: ecology, education, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, physics, poetry, psychology, psychosocial and psychoanalytic studies, psychotherapy and counselling, theology and religion, and refugee studies, among others.  The conference included, on the Friday evening, a public talk, reading, and discussion by the internationally acclaimed poet Richard Berengarten (see photo).  The full conference programme can still be viewed at: https://oneworldprojectholism.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/panel-distribution-holism-conference-for-publication.pdf.

The Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies was well represented by current and former graduate students and members of permanent and visiting staff, including Dr David HendersonDr Mathew MatherDr Valeria MussoDr Christina SjostromDr James AnslowBob LanganDavid Guy,Orsi LukacsXiao You (‘Anais’)Camilla GiamboniniDr Christian McMillanProfessor Roderick MainDr Nasir Warfa, and Professor Megumi Yama.

For further details of the conference including conference feedback and evaluation follow the link below:

https://oneworldprojectholism.wordpress.com/conferences/holism-possibilities-and-problem-conference-feedback-and-evaluation/

Roderick Main
David Henderson
Christian McMillan
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Richard Berengarten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHANGING: making poetry with and through the Yijing

Richard Berengarten (Friday 8th September, University of Essex)

Publicity details: Public Talk – Richard Berengarten (Friday 8th September, The University of Essex)

Berengarten - Book cover - Changing

 

Entry to the lecture is free but you will need to book a ticket:

 

Eventbrite booking page

 

Those already registered for the Holism conference on the Friday do not need to register additionally for Richard’s talk.

Conference registration has now closed

Essex

Registration, registration packages, day rates and options are now open for the forthcoming conference: ‘Holism; possibilities and problems’. Please follow the links on the right (alternatively see ‘conferences’).

Further questions and queries can be addressed to Christian McMillan: ckhmcm@essex.ac.uk

Registration has now closed

Holism – possibilities and problems – time-table

Panel distribution – Holism conference – for publication

Conference opening and closing times:

Friday 8 September 2017: ARRIVAL: 12.30 – 14.00: Registration

Sunday 10th September 2017: 13.00 – 14.00: Lunch: DEPARTURE

Holism poster