EABP BERLIN CONGRESS
BODY PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CHALLENGES OF TODAY
6-9 SEPTEMBER 2018
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
CALL FOR PAPERS IS NOW OPEN
According to the EABP’s recent newsletter:
The next EABP congress will be held in Berlin at the Free University from 6-9 September 2018.
“At this congress, we will address the challenges of postmodern society. Philosopher Byung-Chul Han and others will be speaking about a burn-out and fatigue society which is characterized by a decrease in eros and relatedness. Alienation is growing in capitalist work life as well as alienation from the self and the body.
In his Vegetotherapy Wilhelm Reich already stressed vegetative vitality, the feeling of flow in the body, the contact to the core of one’s personality and the power to love as core aspects of somatic and psychological health.
In body psychotherapy traditional theory of neuroses and character theories need to engage with the changes in the zeitgeist. Increasingly we have to be dealing with disorders such as ‘burn-out’, diffuse anxieties and most of all structural disorders, like developmental deficits stemming from early childhood, narcissistic and borderline personality disorders.
Our field needs to address these changes with corresponding concepts. The new challenges require a body-psychotherapeutic practice capable of finding the balance between holding, containing and emotional expressive work.
Proposal – 100 words max. – for a seminar (mostly theory) or a workshop (theory and practice)
Deadline 31 January 2018
Send to Manfred Thielen, firstname.lastname@example.org
The congress-committee will then decide about your proposal and let you know whether it has been accepted.”