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Beyond Oedipus

A new approach to working with psychosexual & relational issues in everyday practice.

With Geoff Lamb and Helena Løvendal-Duffell

Saturday 8th April

10-6pm

Philadelphia Association, Hampstead, London NW3

Cost: £125, including tea & coffee

Psychosexual issues have tended to be seen as a specialism, rather than as an integral aspect of human life. Yet, we are at core sexual beings and throughout our lives we constantly develop our sexuality, as men and women, within specific life phases. Without our sexual nature being mirrored, it cannot be integrated into our experience of ourselves. The resulting inner discord may foster a tendency to act out sexually later in life – either by repressing our natural sexual impulses or by over-exciting them.

Children need to be properly mirrored in order to internalise a healthy self-concept, but cultural difficulties regarding the body and sex have meant that our need for Sexual Mirroring has been ignored, leaving a void in our development. Society compounds this problem with its tendency to over-stimulate ideas of sex and gender and we embody society’s mental–emotional over-excitement, stimulated by a consumer culture that can never support us in being grounded in reality.

How can we provide what is needed for our clients or students? Beyond Oedipus presents a new way of seeing these issues. This workshop is for counsellors and psychotherapists as well as other practitioners who may be working with psychosexual issues.

The one-day workshop will offer:

A new, client and practitioner friendly, version of the classic Freudian Oedipal Triangle as an embodied cognition of love and the sexual energy.

An introduction to how practitioners can assist in repairing the lack of “Sexual Mirroring” our culture suffers from.

An exploration of the kinds of problems, which emerge in adult relationships, which have more to do with parents than partners.

The opportunity for supervisory advice on cases with which participants are currently working.

For more information, contact Geoff via the contact page on this website.