The psychology of face masks: what happens to society if we all wear a covering?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in Blog

They’re going to become a key part of the new normal. But what will life look like when all our faces are hidden behind a mask? By Susie Orbach I’ve always been intrigued by young women on the morning commute putting on their make-up. It’s not just the steady hand I admire, or the number […]

Patterns of pain: what Covid-19 can teach us about how to be human

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020 in Blog

We can expect psychological difficulties to follow as we come out of lockdown. But we have an opportunity to remake our relationship with our bodies, and the social body we belong to. By Susie Orbach When lockdown started, I was confused by bodies on television. Why weren’t they socially distancing? Didn’t they know not to […]

Second Quilted Patchwork: A Group Relations response to Covid-19

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Blog

Co-authored by members of the international group relations community Shared by Dr Sarah Wynick Final stitch: Friday 5th June 2020 This is a second set of reflections about how Group Relations thinking can assist people and systems to explore the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not intended to be complete, but is a snapshot of a […]

Stitching up the Patchwork: A Group Relations response to Covid-19

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Blog

Co-authored by members of the international group relations community Shared by Dr Sarah Wynick This is a set of reflections about how Group Relations thinking can assist people and systems to explore the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not intended to be complete, but is a snapshot of a moment in time from a group of […]

Pandemic: Friend or foe?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Blog

By Christopher Clulow ‘April is the cruellest month’, or so T. S. Eliot would have us believe, a time bursting with new life set against a background of death and decay, desire placed in painful juxtaposition with memory. His words seem cruelly apt in this time of pandemic, where so many lives have been ravaged […]

The Winston Churchill of Psychoanalysis: How Enid Balint Got Us Through The War

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Blog

By Professor Brett Kahr. June, 2020. Copyright © 2020, by Professor Brett Kahr. Please do not quote without the permission of the author.   Amid this extraordinary chapter of world history, as Britons queue for groceries, ever fearful of being slaughtered by a lethal, coronavirus enemy, I strongly suspect that the Second World War, marked […]

Freud Museum – Special Event

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in News and Events

Freud Museum London takes great pleasure in inviting you to join us for a very special event. Distinguished Freudian practitioner and historian of psychoanalysis, Professor Brett Kahr, will deliver a unique talk about what we might learn from the genius of Sigmund Freud and how that might help us through this extremely challenging period of […]

New Book by Professor Brett Kahr

New Book by Professor Brett Kahr

Posted by on May 10, 2020 in Publications

In the pre-modern era, those who committed serious crimes would invariably be treated with extreme cruelty – often punished, tortured, eviscerated, and executed in the most grisly, sadistic fashion. Over time, the treatment of offenders has become more enlightened and more benign. But have we really progressed sufficiently in our approach to the rehabilitation and […]

Of Quill Pens and Keypads:  On the Psychological Urgency of Life-Writing

Of Quill Pens and Keypads: On the Psychological Urgency of Life-Writing

Posted by on Apr 11, 2020 in Publications

One of our Consultant Psychotherapists, Professor Brett Kahr, has been invited to write a short piece for the website of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, based at the University of Oxford, as part of a special COVID-19-related project, spearheaded by Dr. Katherine Collins of the Department of Education, to help people to express themselves at […]

NEW PROFESSORSHIP FOR BRETT KAHR

NEW PROFESSORSHIP FOR BRETT KAHR

Posted by on Feb 11, 2020 in News and Events

The Balint Consultancy is pleased to announce that Professor Brett Kahr has recently received a further visiting professorship. In January, 2020, he became Visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis and Mental Health at the Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology, at Regent’s University London, the largest training programme in psychotherapy in the United Kingdom and the first […]

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