TWO-PART WORKSHOP Sponsored by the Object Relations Institute Workshop Leader : Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA MORNING SESSION
Sponsored by the Object Relations Institute
Workshop Leader : Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, D.Litt., NCPsyA
MORNING SESSION (10 AM – 1PM):
INTERACTIVE LECTURE & DISCUSSION
TIME MANAGEMENT FROM THE INSIDE OUT involves experiential awareness of the psychological states that transform our perception of time on a moment to moment basis. What is the nature of the persoponas that we project onto objective linear time, from our internal worlds and from our multitudinous subjective feeling states? How can object relations theory help us to experience and understand the nature of these personas and their subjective phenomenon? When time is persecutory as opposed to holding, how has our internal world influenced our experience of time? How is transitional space experienced within time so that the persecutions of linear time, deadlines, and our mortality are temporarily transformed into states of “eternal now” time? How does the natural organic flow of time allow for personas of maternal holding to be projected? How can time become frozen? How can we transform the perception of time as persecutory or frozen into time as holding? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in the morning lecture and discussion portion of this Saturday workshop.
AFTERNOON SESSION (2 PM – 4PM):
EXPERIENTIAL GROUP with GUIDED MEDITATION and VISUALIZATION
In the afternoon, participants will engage in a guided meditation and group process that will allow each person to confront how they avoid prioritizing their passions in their planning and organization of time in their daily lives. Dr. Kavaler-Adler will employ a visualization process that she uses in her monthly Mourning, Therapy, and Support group. Each person will close their eyes and breathe, and then allow their internal personas to emerge for inner dialogues that can then be shared in the group. As they are guided to speak the affective truths from both their stomachs and hearts, group members can engage with the holding or persecutory parts of themselves, and their internal world, that influence their organization of time. They can speak to those within of their conflicts in relation to their planning of time for creative self expression, and for those relationships and activities in their life that allow for passionate engagement. They can speak to these internal others of their inhibitions, and of their downright oppositions to being fully present in Time so that passion and spontaneous self expression can emerge. They can speak of all the things they put in the way of this. After they speak to the two personas from their internal world, they can share their visualizations with the group, and speak to those in the transitional and analytic space in the group.
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(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Because of COVID related restrictions, all the groups are conducted virtually.
Saturday June 9th, 2018 10 AM – 4 PM
Susan Kavaler-Adler, PhD, ABPP, DLitt, NCPsyA